These Boots Are Made For Walking...No, Really

Boots are a vast galaxy within the shoe universe. Given the amount of options out there, choosing a pair that works for you (and the weather) can be overwhelming: do you go with over-the-knee, Chelsea or platform? And which variation of that chosen style do you ultimately pick?But one style stands alone as the most practical of the boot family: the ankle boot. She gives your morning commute an effortless look and is one of the few boots that isn\'t restricted to the colder months. (Picture wearing a pair with a light shift dress in during early fall or spring). So, whether you\'re in the market for western (not exclusive to cowgirls), embellished, textured (leather, suede, shearling), combat (not just for soldiers or Justin Bobby), or rain boots (when snow boots are overkill), the ankle boot will surely be your winter footwear companion.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by th