If you’ve been on Who What Wear lately, you’ll have noticed that ankle boot season is upon us! We’ve been covering them from every angle—from the best black ankle boots and ankle boots that hold up in the rain to the It ankle boots that are gaining popularity—and today, we’re talking comfort. No one likes to break in a fresh pair of boots only to find that, well, they’re actually just always going to give you blisters. So, we figured we’d scour the internet for the most comfortable ankle boots for walking.
After reading hundreds of reviews, we landed on three ankle boot styles that were built for pounding the pavement… and also happen to be on trend. You know we’re all about function and form over here, so we wouldn’t leave you hanging without some solid leopard, snakeskin, and optic white options. As it so happens, our trinity of walkable boots also serve every type of heel height desire. Whether you are looking for flat boots, something with a little height, or a pair that’ll boost you a few inches, we’ve got the crowd-approved ankle boots for you. Scroll down to check them out. After all, it’s hard enough to clock 10,000 steps a day; you don’t need your ankle boots slowing you down.
Marc Fisher Yale Ankle Boots
The Yale booties are best sellers and the top-rated ankle boot style at Bloomingdale's for a reason. At Nordstrom, they have 157 reviews, averaging 4.5 stars. Read what the customers said below.
"I can wear them all day and can walk many miles in them without any pain. I have wider feet, and these boots are super comfortable."
"I stand on my feet all day for work. Not only were they super comfortable, I received many compliments."
"I have a hard time finding shoes that fit me well and don't give me blisters. These shoes have been a godsend."
"I wore them in for a day or two around my apartment and then took them on a trip to NYC and did tons of walking. They stayed comfortable the entire time. They did start to irritate the tops of my ankles where the top of the leather would rub, but this was after walking about 5 miles. Will for sure be buying in another color."
"There is no painful irritating rub around the ankle or pinching around the footbed like I’ve experienced with some other lower ankle booties. They may feel a bit narrow at first, but I promise they mold to your foot like it was custom made."
Sam Edelman Hilty Ankle Boots
The Hiltys are a bit taller, at three inches, so if you're looking for a height boost without sacrificing comfort, this is your best bet. They run small, but once you find your correct size, it's like walking on clouds.
"This is one of the best-fitting shoes that I have had. It is totally comfortable even though it has a higher heel than I am used to wearing. It does not bother my back or feet. I can go all day in the shoe and even go dancing."
"Overall they're super comfy for walking a lot. The heel is a comfortable walking height."
"I have a similar pair from two years ago that I still wear! I am so happy they brought them back this season. Super comfortable."
"Very comfortable and just a great addition to your boot collection."
"They are beautiful, very comfortable, and have a great size heel!"
Who What Wear Delilah Ankle Boots
We recently wrote about how kitten ankle boots are taking over our Instagram feeds. If you're feeling the trend too, there's no better option at an affordable price point then our very own Delilah boots. Yes, we may be slightly biased, but the reviews on Target.com don't lie. Compared to chunky booties, some may be concerned that the kitten heels would be more wobbly or harder to walk in, but as one reviewer says, they're perfectly stable.
"The ankle opening is not like a sock boot, so there is some roominess. I actually like that since this season seems to be having more openness around tops of boots. I think they would look fantastic with ankle jeans or pants. I was skeptical of the kitten heel, worried that they might be difficult to walk in (campus job), but amazingly they felt great."
"Exceptionally comfortable, great looking."
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"They may feel a bit narrow at first, but I promise they mold to your foot like it was custom made."
"These are so comfy! I couldn't believe that a pointy-toe boot would be comfortable and have room for your toes. Very well-made boot. Honestly, it feels like there are little pillows of softness built into the sole of this shoe."