GINA - Black Suede Short Ankle Booties
Women's Short Ankle Boots Handmade in Spain
Gina short boots are made from the softest black suede and leather lining that are super versatile. The bootie falls just above the ankle height that will make this easy slip-on Chelsea boots your favorite everyday booties. The rubber lug soles are anti-slip and durable during fall weather.
Homers has been making women's shoes for over 50 years. Initially, this family-owned factory specialized in making home slippers for Hermes and Louis Vuitton. This is why every pair of shoes and boots made by Homers feels extremely cozy like your home slippers.
These women's ankle booties pair perfectly jeans, ankle dress pants and every day casual wear.
- 1.18 in (3cm) low heel
- Almond shape toe, elastic satin gore inserts at ankles
- Low stacked leather covered heel
- Extended sizes 39, 40, 41,42, 43, 44
- Pull on Chelsea boots, pull-tab at center back
- Leather sole with weatherproof non-slip lug rubber pads
- Available in Black, Dark Brown, Gray soft Italian suede
- HOMERS Handmade in Spain
I discovered Autograf New York shoes this spring by happy accident. I’m never not on the hunt for great shoes in my size 12-13, but recent issues with low-quality heels (at not insignificant price points, I might add) have left me wanting an alternative, but certainly not expecting it—better shoes that put comfort and fit first, while being on-point aesthetically. In Autograf, I found fit, fashion, and feel—and can happily say that I’ve never tried an ankle boot that felt so good on my size 12-13 foot, looked so incredibly awesome, and withstood city gravel, pavement, and walking without a blemish.
Every shoe is handcrafted in a 40 year-old family factory in Italy of the finest and most unique leathers, on soft leather soles and sturdy lasts. With Monika’s advice, and given my year-round donning of ankle boots, I opted to try the VERA Chelsea bootie—a streamlined, pull-on style designed in a perforated black calf leather on a specialized sacchetto construction. Sacchettois an old world shoemaking technique, only practiced today by a handful of factories in Italy. It entails hand-stitching the lining and the insole together and sewing the whole piece to the upper—which is then shaped on a last for days. The effect, once on the foot, is that the inner leather sock molds to the foot and moves independently from the outer leather—allowing for a first-in-class fit.
When I pulled on the Vera ankle boots myself, I was overwhelmed by how light and sock-like they indeed felt—unlike any other boot I had ever worn! As close to barefoot as I could possibly feel with such a degree of coverage! So soft, and not pinching, pulling, or squeezing my feet anywhere! And even without a heel, the almond toe was flattering and leg lengthening! The zigzag pattern of the breathable leather was singularly cool, and really versatile for spring wear too! These were the shoes I had always hoped for! As I took them out for their first wear, my enthusiasm was palpable—I was comfortable enough to kick my heels up, and perch atop railings in them. The VERAs bent and moved with me, not inhibiting in the least. I realized after trying these wonderful shoes from Autograf New York why savvy consumers talk about cost per wear and investing in quality—why quality really matters. It matters because it is something you can feel from first wear. And if you don’t believe me, take it from your grandmother: you want to be pampering those tootsies for as long as possible.
I recommend shoes from Autograf New York.
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