Ankle boots were a major fashion trend for fall and winter 2013. As I visited my husband’s family out of state for the holidays, I wanted to look stylish and relaxed as well as be able to travel easily with the shoes. I received the Arcopedico L19 style black suede women’s ankle boots, and I wrote a review to examine the fashionability and practicality of the shoes. Because I had a background of volunteering in fashion, I knew some of the latest fashion trends and I felt strongly that the shoes would fit with contemporary fashion. While traveling for the holidays, I chose the bring the shoes along to evaluate the practicality as a mom and as a traveler.

Review of the Women’s Boots

I hadn’t worn ankle boots in several years and I had to reevaluate how to best wear the shoes during winter. I tried wearing the shoes with black leggings paired with a dress or a skirt. For work, the shoes looked nice with black slacks. My favorite thing was that the shoes folded flat easily, making them perfect to take on a vacation. I fit the shoes in my bag with no problem so I could travel with them without having to take an extra bag for shoes.

While wearing the shoes, I felt very comfortable. Walking around the mall during Christmas time could have been miserable in the wrong pair of shoes. Wearing the boots made the walk pleasant. I hadn’t worn the shoes in much at all, but I had no aches or pains after walking for almost an hour. I loved feeling stylish and getting exercise, which I wouldn’t have been able to do with other practical shoes I owned that sacrificed the stylish look to get better comfort. As the shoes had excellent comfort and style, I didn’t need to bring any other shoes during my trip. I saved a lot of space in my suitcase because I didn’t need to pack more than one pair of shoes.

After pairing the boots with some hiking pants and a jacket, I went on a walk around the lake to walk off a large holiday meal. I felt great walking as the shoes had an excellent fit and offered good support. Because I was hiking in the cold winter weather of Maryland, I could tell that the boots really were appropriate for cold weather. The style and material kept the breeze off of my ankles. Wholeheartedly I enjoyed walking in the shoes, and I loved that I could fold the shoes up easily to fit the item in my suitcase and out of the way while I was a guest in someone else’s house.

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About The Author


Theresa has been writing since 2010 in magazines and online. Her lifestyle and parenting expertise has been featured in publications, including ShopSmart and Scholastic. She earned an M.Ed in Elementary Education from Vanderbilt as well as a BA in History from Flagler College, and she is a certified teacher.

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