The Top-Rated Black Ankle Boots at All Your Favorite Stores

By now, you probably already have a few pairs of black ankle boots in your arsenal. But do you have the pair? Well, that's what we're going to figure out right here. While there's a slew of silhouettes at just about every store imaginable, we wanted to narrow down the selection to identify the most popular styles at the places you actually shop. Yep, we're talking everywhere from Amazon to Nordstrom. Ahead, you'll find our breakdown of the highest-rated black ankle boots out there, all at a variety price points and styles. Keep scrolling to uncover your perfect pair—and complete your winter wardrobe once and for all.

1. Nordstrom

Rating: 5/5

Review: "Another hit from DV. These are just the right heel height. Because of the pointed toe and the fact that I spend a lot of time walking through airports (weekly business traveller), I decided to go up by 1/2 size. Glad I did, so that I have some extra room in the toe area. Comfort level is probably a 7 on a scale of 1-10, but I expect this number to go up as I break them in… I consider my foot medium to narrow. Bought the black and the snakeskin. Good buy, excellent quality. I'll have these for years to come."

Rating: 5/5

Review: "These boots are the best! I travel a lot for work and my feet are always an issue, I can wear these all and night with no problems at all. Also, they look great with jeans, pants or skirts!"

Rating: 5/5

Review: "Just purchased these in the beige and they are a really cute simple bootie. They will go with everything and have the Frye quality that is standard. They look a lil more on the rustic side (the beige) but that's what I wanted. I ordered 6.5. They fit like a glove, one is a lil tight in toe box but I'm sure will become comfortable after the first wear. They have a leather bottom, so you will need protection put on. Zipper is sliver. This boot will go the distance due to quality and timeless look. Very happy with purchase."

Rating: 5/5

Review: "I have never had so many complements on a pair of shoes before. I get stopped every time I go out to ask where I got them and who they are by. I am going to order more colors in this style because it is just so stunning and so comfortable as well! Normally a 10 or 10 narrow, I went down to a 9, which I never do and it fits perfect!"

Review: 5/5

Rating: "I saw these in store and immediately knew they were the boot I was looking for. They slip on and off easily, they feel sturdy and supportive while also being very comfortable. They look great with jeans, ankle length pants, a dress, anything. They really punch an outfit up! The pearls seem quite secure and do not catch when I’m walking. They feel like they could have been made by a much more expensive designer for a fraction of the price."

2. Amazon

Review: 5/5

Review: "This shoe is perfect for spring, autumn and winter wear!"

Rating: 4.9/5

Review: "I bought these just to have a darker boot option in my closet and they quickly turned into a staple. I purchased these booties in black, size 7 (I normally wear 6.5 but this fits well with socks), and I am in love with them. I love the height of the heel because I’m a petite girl and need lots of help. I also cannot believe how comfortable they are. The heel height and arch support are perfect for me, and the quality of the boot looks like I spent a lot more on it than I did."

Rating: 4.9/5

Review: "These are super cute ! I got the blush pink ones, the rhinestones in the back make them 10x more appealing in my opinion. I want to buy them in every color! They are super comfy. I ordered a size 8 and it fit well a little extra room. They do not look cheap at all!"

Review: 4.9/5

Rating: "I'm so glad I bought these! I saw a version of these from a high end brand and was so excited to see something similar at a more affordable price. These boots are so unique and are a perfect transition from summer to winter. I like the heel height, and all the drama of the shoe with the buckles and straps. They came well packaged and seem to be sturdy. I've worn them about 5 times since getting them. They definitely draw attention and are a great statement piece for many outfits."

Rating: 4.8/5

Review: "These are much nicer than I expected! Very cushioned, thick sole, very comfortable, and they look like leather. I usually wear a 10 but I ordered an 11 and they fit perfectly. I could wear them with thick socks or no socks and be perfectly fine."

3. Shopbop

Rating: 5/5

Review: "My measurement is 25.5cm and this is true to size! Loving it. I love the pointed toe and heel, once you've broken them in it's easy to walk around (and even run a little!). I love my pair, they can really elevate a simple blouse and jeans into something more polished."

Rating: 5/5

Review: "This is my first pair of Frye boots. I'm a true 7.5M and this fits me perfectly. I got my size, they are stiff quality leather but feel so comfortable on. Cannot wait to rock them all Fall/Winter and beyond!"

Rating: 5/5

Review: "Living in NYC in the winter months puts a lot of stress on shoes and I can without a doubt say this is the most comfortable, durable and stylish combat boot out there right now. They're warm too! And I was so delighted to receive black and white laces with the order so I am always switching them up and it's like I got two different shoes for the price of one!"

Rating: 5/5

Review: "Such a stunning pair of boots, I couldn't help but stare at them all day! Thanks to the helpful reviews I got a 1/2 size up and they fit perfectly. Super comfortable. They're just a bit taller than I expected so if you're not often in heels they WILL tire your feet after an entire day in them."

Rating: 5/5

Review: "True to size, the leather is very very resistant and the model itself is designed to fit wide foot also. It really moulds to your feet after breaking in. Also, very important to also buy the Wonder Balsam from Dr Martens to nourish the leather and help it keep its shape and smoothness."

4. Bloomingdale's

Rating: 5/5

Review: "I bought the Sacha Moto Shortie a year ago and still love them! The quality is exquisite and the leather smells incredible! This bootie looks great with gray skinny jeans and an oversized white sweater!"

Rating: 4.7/5

Review: "I am so happy I bought this boot. It has been the most comfortable boot I own since the first day I put it on. It’s a bonus that it’s waterproof and warm. The craftsmanship is outstanding and the details make this boot a classic. I have back problems so finding a boot that I can wear all day without my back hurting is a struggle. I have been looking for months for the perfect boot for city walking. I’ve finally found it."

Rating: 5/5

Review: "When you don't want a true cowboy(girl) boot that extends all the way up to your calf, this bootie is the perfect answer! Looks great with pants, skirts, shorts and does an impressive job of 'boot-scootin' out on the dance floor without being bothersome to your calves, especially if like me, you don't necessarily have skinny legs. A great looking, great fitting bootie by Sam the Man!"

Rating: 4.9/5

Review: "This boot is the most comfortable boot I ever owned. Looks amazing with jeans and dress pants. Love it with tights and a dress as well. Wore my usual size is a little roomy but I wear socks."

Rating: 5/5

Review: "These booties are the best purchase I've ever made. They are so comfortable on the foot and to walk in. Walking miles in the city is not an issue, and the leather is so unbelievably soft! And aside from their comfort, they are so stylish. A perfect and versatile shoe!"

This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated by Aleksija Vujicic. Next, check out 17 outfits to wear with black ankle boots.

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