This is weird, but my mom swears that when I was born, the first thought she had about me was that I had fat feet. That is not an exaggeration, and she now feels guilty that her first thought didn’t drift to the gift of life that was my birth. To this day, my wide feet have remained a curse that has kept me from wearing strappy sandals and thin wedges—both of which can’t contain my bricks (my mother’s word, not mine).
Consequently, ankle boots have become my best friend. I’m just as likely to wear them in winter with boyfriend jeans as I am in summer with a flirty summer dress. That said, there are ankle boots better suited to my *unique* feet (my word, not my mother’s). Boots with a pointed toe are likely to cut off my circulation, while combat boots are a wide foot’s dream. Suffer from a similar struggle? I’ve rounded up the best ankle boots for wide feet below.