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Kick It Up: Ankle Boots=Any Season

 Calendar dates are besides the point for footwear needs---especially when some form of athletic sneakers interpreted for casual lifestyles---seem dominate the feet we observe in our city life.

Still autumn days, irrespective of temps- signal a shift in daylight hours-that alone has us pining for dressier shoes in autumnal tones.
Top Picks for any weather? OF COURSE -the iconic Chelsea/Ankle boots (M+W) =always the perfect Fall shoe for work/play times since...
Don't save these on trend velvet merlot bootie beauties (NINA SHOES) for the holiday parties...wear now for subtle daytime sparkle that translates into night-time style-wise. Value priced-Inamae $99-also available in a rich b/w brocade pattern + black suede too=  worthy of our glam rock inner David Bowie wannabe tendencies.

Rich leathers -and not seen but felt, leather-covered footbed comfort inside- boat shoe fav Sebago's two tone- ankle strap Plaza Ankle Boots $130-are made-w/hand sewn genuine moccasin construction, nickel free non-corrosive hardware (that's allergy itch free in case one wears without socks, fyi), the ¾ " block heel easily logs in miles in stride---plus there's a rubber outsole for durability + shock absorption.
Wolverine Jean Chelsea Boot $160-details details details-set it apart-in a better way-from other versions. Made in Portugal, leather lining and footbed-for breathable comfort, a rubber outsole and stretchy side gore for easy entry-give these pared down suede convenient classics -laid back rugged good looks that are just as in style now as they were when like, everyone's parents (grandparents) wore them.
For Men-Wolverine's Garrick Chelsea Boot-unlined for foot shaping wear-traditional cut-made of solid full grain leather $175...side gore and back tab for easy on/off. Handsome kick for almost any occasion-not taking place on a ball field/court/pitch