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Top 6 Ankle Boots

At Historical Emporium, we have been selling authentic period clothing since 2003, with thousands of satisfied customers around the world.

We have sold hundreds of ankle boots, and we listen closely to customer feedback to make sure we're delivering on the promise of unique, authentic clothing, world class service, and great prices.

We survey every customer to gauge their opinion of the products they bought, and put together this list of the top-ranked ankle boots in our store.

Shop with confidence, knowing that these terrific ankle boots have been tested and endorsed by our other customers, and that you will receive five star service along with a great value!


#1 Rated Ankle Boot
Victorian Ankle Boot - Black Faux Leather

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Ladies Footwear Black Faux Leather Ankle Boots |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Frankenstein Dickens Mermaid and Prince Phantom Christine

ITEM 006482




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.55/5.00 stars from 47 reviews

Love These Boots
Aug 12, 2021
Anchorage Al
Awesome shoes
I bought these shoes for everyday work use. I ordered a size up because I am a half size and I have wide feet. Even though the shoes look narrow they fit well and surprisingly didn't squish my feet!. They are very comfortable and I can wear them all day without any issues.
Oct 15, 2020
Gerry NY
I am very happy with the boots I purchased.
Nov 29, 2019

Shoe review
I have had to return the shoes to exchange for a larger size as they were too tight. I really can't give you feedback on the shoes inasmuch as I could barely get them on. I normally wear a 10. Only one time have I had to go higher in size until these shoes. I'm hoping that the 11 will be good for me.
Nov 7, 2019
Karen Patterson
Dade City Fl
Perfect boots
I ordered the ankle boots to wear to a wedding in NOLA on Halloween weekend with a Victorian theme. Guests were encouraged to wear Victorian costumes. These boots and the purple parasol were the perfect finishing touch to my costume TY!
Nov 6, 2019
Fort Worth Te
Great for me
This was exactly what I was looking for to complete a 1920's costume. I ordered a size bigger than usual and do think the sizes are true to form, but is still working out okay with socks. Great customer service too.
Oct 24, 2019
Fort Lauderdale Fl
Not as expected
Though stylish, these boots were not as expected. Very hard leather and was advised by Customer Service, as there are no 1/2 sizes, take the larger. I was swimming in the boot; no socks would have made the difference. Also, just wore them for less than 5-minutes in the house and could already see the "leather" may end up creasing. Cost me $11 to return.
Oct 16, 2019

Love the ankle boots
Sep 20, 2019
Lafayette Lo
Great boot for The Music Man!
Thrilled to receive these good-quality boots that arrived in a few days, were exactly as described, and are working very well for me in a production of The Music Man. I feel like you can't beat the price and the quality is solid. I did round up .5 on the size to leave room for socks and comfort insoles which was a good choice.
Aug 1, 2019
These are the absolutely most INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL booties!!! I got them because I have total foot drop and experimented with shoes that would hold my ankles at 90 degrees, and these have the perfect size little heel, and not only did I get my 'walk' back, but I get so many compliments on them!! NO MORE BRACES UP TO MY KNEES FOR SUPPORT.....I AM ONE HAPPY CAMPER and will be getting more 'booties' in other colors!! THANK YOU for such a HIGH QUALITY PRODUCT, THEY ARE INCREDIBLY WELL MADE AND CAME PACKED SO WELL!!!
Jun 10, 2019
Camden DE
Victorian boot
Quick delivery Very nice boots, comfortable. Only issue is the top of boot rubs leg. Hopefully this will go away when shoe is broke in.
Apr 18, 2019
Sherrie Van Noy
Dallas Or
Pleasantly surprised!
I needed Victorian style boots for a music video shoot and was told about this site by my fellow actresses. They recommend I order a size up and wear thick socks for all day filming, so that's what I did. I simply cannot express my appreciation for the amazing fit and comfort! This is the first time I have come away from an all day shoot without soreness... and we were DANCING in this one! So, I am also an "extras casting director" and do many westerns. I am highly recommending Historical Emporium to all of my extras as well as main cast members. Who knew that you didn't have to pay $150-$200 to get the look??? These boots were a steal at UNDER $50! So pleasantly surprised! Thank you!!!
Mar 9, 2019
Elizabeth McCullough
Kingsville TX
Terrible Smell
I received my boots and as soon as I opened the box, this terrible chemical smell came out. It smelled like fuel? The material the boots are made of reek. I was hoping that after a couple hours being out of the box, the smell would go away...but it didn't. So I went to return them, and found out that they do not pay for return shipping! BEWARE!! It cost me $28.95 to return these boots that I paid around $50.00 for. I debated keeping them, but the smell was so bad, I wouldn't be able to wear them out. Make sure you read return policies first!
Feb 1, 2019
Clearwater FL
Perfect Boot
I have very wide feet and these types of footwear tend to really hurt my feet. BUT, these are the most comfortable ankle boots I have ever worn! I wore them to a western event and was there 6 hours or better and my feet never hurt at all! I highly recommend them :)
Jan 31, 2019
Melbourne Fl
I purchased a size 7 and the fit is amazing! I could wear them every day! I am a "B" width. My feet are neither narrow or wide, and they are not bulky, but slender. My instep is small, and my heels are slim. These were a perfect fit and I was not bothered in any way by the pointy toe.
Jan 25, 2019
Sticky Beaky
Victoria BC


#2 Rated Ankle Boot
Mens Lace Up Boots - Brown Leather

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Mens Footwear Brown Leather Ankle Boots |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 002086




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.06/5.00 stars from 16 reviews

Initially hesitant
These are great! I was initially hesitant after reading some the reviews about these boots - but decided to pull the trigger anyways and purchase them. I was VERY pleasantly surprised when I received them and discovered that they were not the costume boots I was half expecting them to be - but really nice name brand boots that I had actually been looking at at a department store just the other week. Yes the sole is slick - but that will pass with wear - and there IS a slight creaking - but after looking online at more reviews I read a very easy fix for that and it will help prolong the life of the boot. All in all - very satisfied!
Mar 30, 2017
Homestead FL
Mens Lace Up Boots
We will be sending the boots back as they look like they are made out of plastic and we cannot give them as a gift as planned.
Dec 30, 2016
Joan Poskey
Lace up boots
Really nice; service very good. I wish you had sizes wider for old folks feet.
Dec 10, 2015

Gorgeous... but creaky!
I have loved every purchase I've made from Historical Emporium. I own a gorgeous overcoat, a vest or two and a pile of shoes -- the latter being the main thing that drew me to the site and has kept me coming back. Unfortunately, these particular boots have not delighted me the way my previous three shoe purchases have done, and for just one simple reason: CREAKING! These are the creakiest shoes I've ever owned, to the point where I don't dare wear them to work in my VERY quiet open-bay office. You can hear the creaking from halfway across the cube maze. I need to look into a way to reduce the creaking noise -- I know simply wearing them will help, breaking them in, but is there anything Historical Emporium can recommend to help speed up the process? A kind of oil or wax to rub in and improve the give? Don't get me wrong -- they're gorgeous boots. But this issue really has been disappointing, and next time I'll stick to buying more of the kind I purchased previously, which don't have this problem. Thanks -- I am still a big fan!
May 15, 2015
Huntsville Al
Top Notch
These are the most comfortable dress shoes I have ever bought! And they are fabulous!
Aug 29, 2014
Peoria IL
They gave me some discomfort but I'm sure that will go once they are worn in. Also they tend to squeak and have no grip but still a good item to have
Aug 21, 2014

I just didn't listwn to the rwview about it being a size large when I should have. Great shoe so far no complaints. Super snazzy!
May 3, 2013
chicago il
Great Boots
The shoelace is a little shorter than I'm used to, and, as was mentioned in other reviews, the slick leather outsole will require relearning to walk. I bought a size smaller than I do for my modern shoes and it fits great, and looks great.
Jan 19, 2013
Mont Hansen
Lehi Ut
A lot of nice compliments. Fit is very good. Love them
Jan 3, 2013

Costume Shoes
I searched and searched online for a dress boot to wear at my wedding this summer, until I found this shoe. The pictures on the website made it look like everything I had looked for. I ordered the boot and eagerly awaited its arrival. I was so disappointed, however, when they came that I immediately returned them. The pictures on the website are not at all true to the color, texture, and quality of the product's leather. If you want a better idea of what the boot looks like, check it out on the Stacy Adam's website. Even their pictures aren't perfectly accurate. This shoe could not be worn for anything other than a costume. The leather upper looks and feels like plastic; the shoe laces are also of a poor quality. I would not recommend this boot to anyone who is looking for real footwear.
Mar 19, 2012
Jacob T. Reilly

A fashionable gentleman could not do better. I wear a size 12 or 13 shoe, normally the latter, and I went with a 12 in this case and they fit well, maybe even a little large. I would recommend them to anyone.
Feb 22, 2012
Jack Wilshere
Compare to authentic
These boots compare VERY favorably to an authentic similar pair I own. The leather is somewhat thicker, and therefore somewhat stiffer, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. I am considering getting the same in black so I can save the originals.
Jan 18, 2011

aesthetically pleasing
though a nice pair of boots they did need some breaking in. the soles were slippery and i slid around carpeted surfaces for a few days so wear those boots in early. also its been a few weeks and I've already lost 3 of the upper lacing pins. i may have been lacing my boots too tight but that's the way i like them. other than that i love theses boots there aesthetically pleasing with a simple design and an air of sophistication.
Dec 20, 2010
Robert Matthew...
grand rapids MI
Excellent Boots
These boots are made of quality material and are constructed very well. I wear them as an entertainer for hours on end with no foot pain. They are holding up very well, and when the time comes, I will definitely reorder these boots. I would highly recommend them to everyone.
Jul 27, 2010
Doc Allright
McKinney Te
Men's lace up boots
My now husband purchased these shoes after months of looking for the right style. We did a steampunk/victorian based wedding. We purchased all his clothes for the wedding from this site after months of looking elsewhere we returned to complete the outfit. They where just the last piece to match some wonderful clothes. We did an out door/indoor wedding. They stood up well to the dirt, dancing, and sword play at our wedding. We then took them on our hoonymoon and they filled in for modern dress shoes.The shoes did squeak throughout the wedding and week long cruise, so do take some time to break them in before any important events. They are stiff, but that like the squeking we preseve with go away with a proper break in period.We will return again to buy more outfits for future events from this site. My husband looks horid in a modern suit but dashing in the victorian wear.
Jun 29, 2010
Seattle Wa


#3 Rated Ankle Boot
Ellsworth Boot - Black Faux Leather

 Victorian Mens Footwear Black Faux Leather Ankle Boots |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 007795




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

Jul 7, 2021
Eliot Fintushel
Okemos MI
Just as promised
Perfectly as advertised.
Jul 1, 2021
Okemos MI
The quality and feel are wonderful. As comfortable as any modern dress shoe with a classy authentic look. The sizing was spot on, I wear a size 10EE and a 10 fit like a dream. Might be too wide for a narrower foot but with the extra toe room I would suggest sizing down to remedy.
Jul 12, 2019
Phillipsburg Ne


#4 Rated Ankle Boot
Destiny Victorian Ankle Boot - Antique White Lace

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Ladies Footwear White Lace Ankle Boots |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Dickens

ITEM 006655




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 9 reviews

Lovely & Lacy
Love these boots! They've got grippy rubber soles, and are covered with a beautiful lace. They're quite comfortable too, and made of far sturdier leather than I expected at this price. Fun yet sensible vintage booties!
May 11, 2021
These boots are nothing short of perfect!
I have to admit, I was skeptical of ordering wedding shoes from a website that sells historical clothing. I'm used to shopping online through large retailers such as Etsy or Amazon, so I was nervous about this purchase. But my experience with ordering these boots was smooth sailing. They shipped within a week, and when they arrived they were gorgeous, and high quality. I'm using them for wedding shoes, and while the boots are antique white vs my dress which is bright white, I feel they still match very well. Not to mention how classy and elegant they look. 10/10, would definitely recommend people shop here.
Nov 4, 2020
Jessica Benson
Duluth Mi
White Victorian Boot
We are using these for a musical theatre stage play of Mary Poppins for the Jolly Holiday song to be worn with the white and red dress. I was concerned about the sizing but both of my Mary's say they are comfortable. They have been wearing them for rehearsals. They do require socks especially since these shoes being worn for dancing.
Jan 11, 2019
Carol E. Zagar
Elizabethtown Ke
Victorian Ankle Boot
Very elegant boots! All ladies should have a pair. They are so great for weddings, anniversary, Christmas Banquets, etc. I am enjoying them very much!!
Dec 6, 2018
Elizabeth Nemetchek
Benito MB
I bought these boots and could not be happier, they are true to size and extremely comfortable. Service and delivery right on time . Thank you!!!
May 10, 2018
Boston Ma
Fabulous. Love love love them
Dec 5, 2017

Beautiful Victorian Ankle Boot
These boots are beautiful and fit well. Look is elegant and expensive. I purchased the 'white' and they are a soft white with a very light ivory white lace tie string.
Nov 9, 2017
Scotch Plains NJ
I figured what do I have to lose. I placed the order thinking there would be enough time to get something else if these did not look the same in real life as they did on the web. They we cost friendly so if I didn't like them it would be ok. I got the order to my door in no time flat with no extra charges. Well, what can I say. These boots are made for walking. They are so amazing. I love them tons. Thank you so much Historical Emporium! xo
Mar 1, 2017
Richmond Hill on
I ordered these boots and they are just beautiful.I can't wait to where them to my wedding. They're very comfortable.
Feb 10, 2017



#5 Rated Ankle Boot
Mens Lace Up Boots - Black Leather

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Regency Mens Footwear Black Leather Ankle Boots |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Frankenstein Mad Scientist Holmes and Watson Jack the Ripper Phantom Christine

ITEM 002085




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.29/5.00 stars from 45 reviews

bittersweet and squeeky
At first these look awesome. You can't even tell that the laces (which are plenty long enough btw) are synthetic. As far as the lining goes, I wish it were leather and not synthetic. I really like that the soles are leather, that kind of authenticity is hard to find. Generally speaking they have been very comfortable for the start ,however going up and down stairs is slightly bothersome. After wearing them 5 times they already have multiple wrinkles and I don't expect them to last more than 2 years. If you need these for "costume" purposes and not everyday wear like me they are perfect. Despite all these issues I would still say that they are a decent inexpensive addition to my wardrobe.
Nov 19, 2018
josh baker
Men's Lace up Boots-Black Leather
I love these boots, so cool, so sharp style wise. But I take 1 star away because the laces were way too short, they were meant for shoes, not boots. I had laces from another pair of boots that I replaced them with, no big whoop!
Aug 30, 2018
Dave Lawless
Woodlyn Pa
After slipping these boots on, I was surprised that they were very comfortable as far as boots go. I wear a sz 10 and I expected a tight fit. These are nice and roomy, not too stiff and the ankles were not at all as bad as one review implied. Worth the money? Every penny! Beware: As with any good leather soles, these are extremely slippery and need a good asphalt dance at once. Very very happy with Historical Emporium as usual.
Jul 1, 2018
Woodland Hills Ca
Classy, but painful!
These boots look just as nice as they appear in the photo gallery on the website. However, take note of that stiff ankle. The leather there is also just as stiff as it appears in the photos! As soon as I put them on and took a step, I realized I'd sadly have to return them. If I had kept them, I would have worn them to one event, and then I would have never touched them again. If you're used to high ankle dress boots, I imagine you'd be fine. But if you aren't used to it, you're in for a wake-up call! Still, I cannot say enough good things about how classy they look.
Feb 1, 2018
Fulton MO
Great Shoes
I have trouble getting boots and shoes to fit. But these were absolutely great. Love the feel of them.
Oct 26, 2017
E. Spear
Surprising Comfort
Well made, classic style, leather construction, nice shine. Leather soles a little slick until you wear them for a while to scratch up the bottom for traction. I went a size larger since my feet tend to be slightly larger than 10. Glad I did. Figured I'd have to wear an extra thick sock, but they're not loose at all. I've worn them for several hours at a time already and no discomfort at all, nor do I feel they give me inadequate support where it counts on my feet. Very happy with purchase.
Jul 13, 2017
Gary S.
Amador CA
Look nice but squeaks
I received the boots in just a few days after I order them,they were packaged very professionally. The boots looked great but the souls were very slick and the function I was going to the sidewalks and roads maybe wet or even have snow on them. I tried the boots on and they squeaked louder than normal leather dress shoes or boots. I returned the boots without any problem and was refunded fully in just a couple of days.
Oct 29, 2016
David G.
Marysville Ca
Great shoes!
These shoes look authentic to the late 1800's or early 20th century. They fit and look great.
Sep 30, 2016
Roy Ut
Good value
Well made shoe/boot
Jul 28, 2016
Caspar Ca
Mens Lace Up Boots - Black Leather
Exactly what I was looking for. I put a scoring blade in my utility knife and lightly cross-hatched the sole to provide just a little more traction. They are great in the garden as the smooth sole does not cake up with loam and they polish up good enough to wear with my tuxedo on formal occasions. The pair weigh less than one of my former work boots.
Apr 29, 2016
L. P. Sanford III
Bristol Rh
Mens Lace Up Boots
Best dress shoes ever! Very convertible (Recommendation walk on rough concrete before event) an everyday wear.
Mar 31, 2016
Lakewood Co
These Boots were made for walkin'
I purchased these boots for my husband as a Christmas gift. He loved them. We are extremely pleased with the quality and fit. Worth every penny!
Jan 13, 2016
Oak Grove Or
Room to improve
Kid leather may be a bit too thin for absolutely top rating.
Jan 6, 2016
Ewing NJ
Comfortable, but weak
I've held off on writing this review for some time, as I hadn't had sufficient experience with them to give a proper accounting. Unfortunately this is the one bad review that I must give, for anything purchased from this store. On putting them on for my third wearing them (once to test the fit and once out to an event) the leather around an eyelet tore and the eyelet popped out. The leather is simply too thin, to take the strain of lacing them up to anything vaguely approaching tight, as there are strain marks on several others as well. It's truly a pity as they are very comfortable and otherwise wearable.
Oct 24, 2015
Rob MacLennan
Brampton On
Excellent quality
It has been over 20 years since I last owned a pair of real leather shoes with leather soles. These fit very nicely out of the box and I just need to break them in a bit. I forgot how much leather shoes squeak when you first get them. Thank you very much!
Oct 7, 2015
Edward J
Fort Mill So


#6 Rated Ankle Boot
Convertible Boot - Black Faux Leather

 Victorian Steampunk Mens Footwear Black Faux Leather Tall Boots Ankle |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Adventurer

ITEM 006563




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.50/5.00 stars from 4 reviews

Comfy, stylish, a bit fiddly to apply, but...
As it says: these shoes are comfortable (bought an M for a foot that typically wears a US 9.5 European 43; felt a bit big but still worked great!) and look amazing. Material is good quality, and they have been successfully worn for multiple full days of walking around in costume. Gaiters are a bit fiddly to apply (required a helper), but that's just how gaiters go. Great value; would recommend.
Apr 6, 2019
Evan Savage
Toronto ON
Stunning and Exquisite!!!
The boots looked so much more wonderful in person. They were ordered for our wedding but seeing how versatile they are and how well the craftsmanship is we will be using them for so many costumes!
Mar 7, 2019
Layton Ut
Exactly as pictured
These boots were perfect for what I needed, and are actually fairly comfortable. I'm a 10.5, so I had to get the size that was a little big but it's not so big that I'm worried about wearing them. They have a good weight, they're not cheaply made. Perfect for a distressed working class costume. My only criticism would be they are hard to put on with the covers on; but that might be because I haven't figured it out yet. The boot themselves have zippers but they aren't easily accessible with the covers on.
May 24, 2018
Waterford MI
Cool Boots but too big
I was looking for a dashing pair of boots and the idea of having convertible boots struck my fancy. Sadly, despite ordering the smallest size (small for size 8-9) they were still too big. I usually wear a size 8 1/2 so I don't understand why they were too big. Also, wearing the low boot is fine but it's very plain looking. 3/5 for cool concept but could be a bit fancier and be nice in a smaller size.
Aug 11, 2016
Granby CO


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