• I'm happy to introduce the Styleforum Happy Hour, our brand new podcast featuring lively discussion about menswear and the fashion industry. In the inaugural edition, a discussion of what's going on in retail today. Please check it out on the Journal. All episodes will be also be available soon on your favorite podcast platform.

  • Styleforum Gives - Holiday Charity Auction 4: Goodyear welted shoes from Cobbler Union

    We are very proud to present this year's edition of the Styleforum Holiday Charity Auctions, this year in support of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane (www.rmhcspokane.org). Each Auction lasts 24 hours. Please follow and bid on all the auctions.

    The 4th auction is for a pair of Goodyear welted Shoes from Cobbler Union. Please bid often and generously here

    Fok and the Styleforum Team.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Chelsea/Ankle boots

dastig

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 19, 2006
Messages
288
Reaction score
24
I've only recently really started to get into fashion, whatever that might be. Anyways, I'm looking for staple items for the fall. One of these staple items is a black ankle boot or Chelsea boot (they are the same thing, right?). I think they are quite versatile, since they can be worn with dress pants, but also be worn with jeans. I've searched the forum, but can't quite find much info.

My budget is fairly low, less than 150. Any ideas on a good pair of chelsea/ankle boots? What is an affordable brand with good quality? From what I read most shoes are made by other companies. I also learned that Kenneth Cole shoes suck. I always thought they were somewhat decent.
 

nastyandy

Senior Member
Joined
Mar 22, 2006
Messages
242
Reaction score
0
Personally, in that price range, I think Florsheims are a decent boot and will do just fine.
 

VMan

Distinguished Member
Joined
Feb 26, 2003
Messages
5,105
Reaction score
29
Look on ebay, especially if used boots don't bother you - there are excellent deals to be had.

A pair I was watching ended the other night - Costume National sleek ankle boots that would work in a variety of outfits - they sold for the opening bid of $75 and were in excellent condition. Retail was probably $575+ on those boots. I just forgot to bid.

The bottom line is that you should get the most out of your dollar. Don't think of $150 as a constraint, as you can really do a lot with that amount of money.
 

Arethusa

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 9, 2006
Messages
5,128
Reaction score
72
Yeah, I really wish they still had those Craftsmans in brown in 9.5. Sold out damn fast, though, and good deals on ankle boots are hard to come by. Charles Tyrwhitt has the 50% off sale right now, so you can get chukkas or chelseas for 150. I hope some other people have suggestions, though. We don't see enough affordable footwear in here that isn't a pair of chucks or vans.
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

How many pairs of shoes do you own?

  • 1 - 4

    Votes: 25 3.3%
  • 5 - 10

    Votes: 129 17.2%
  • 11 - 20

    Votes: 241 32.1%
  • 21 - 30

    Votes: 118 15.7%
  • 31 - 40

    Votes: 68 9.1%
  • 41 - 50

    Votes: 47 6.3%
  • 51 - 60

    Votes: 23 3.1%
  • 61 - 70

    Votes: 21 2.8%
  • 71 - 80

    Votes: 16 2.1%
  • 81 - 90

    Votes: 7 0.9%
  • 91 - 100

    Votes: 7 0.9%
  • 100+

    Votes: 48 6.4%

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
428,680
Messages
9,222,076
Members
193,600
Latest member
BionatrolKetoBu
Top