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Top 5 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

$52.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.53/5.00 stars from 45 reviews

Boots
I am very happy with the boots I purchased.
Nov 29, 2019
Anonymous

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
US
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
Melany
Fort Worth Te
US
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
Kim
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
Anonymous

Love the ankle boots
Sep 20, 2019
Danna
Lafayette Lo
US
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
GMDP
CA
US
AWESOME
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
Grannie
Camden DE
US
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
US
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
US
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
Terri
Clearwater FL
US
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
Mari
Melbourne Fl
US
WONDERFUL Boots
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
CA
Love them!
These boots went perfect with my dress, and they were so comfortable!
Jan 19, 2019
Princess
Cleveland Ge
US
Victorian High button shoes
WE are using these for our production of Mary Poppins for all of the lead ladies. I was concerned about sizing and comfort. The ladies are now rehearsing in their shoes and we have had no problems.They do have to have high socks on with these as the girls are not used to having anything around their ankles. One of my girls does have a bigger ankle and cannot lace it up all of the way. We may have to use black elastic.
Jan 11, 2019
Carol E. Zagar
Elizabethtown Ke
US

 

#2 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

$134.95

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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
Giessen
DE
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
US
Excellent
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
DaveO
Woodland Hills Ca
US
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
Joseph
Fulton MO
US
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
Ca
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
US
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
steampunkdaddy
Roy Ut
US
Good value
Well made shoe/boot
Jul 28, 2016
Earl
Caspar Ca
US
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
US
Mens Lace Up Boots
Best dress shoes ever! Very convertible (Recommendation walk on rough concrete before event) an everyday wear.
Mar 31, 2016
Rocky
Lakewood Co
US
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
Holly
Oak Grove Or
US
Room to improve
Kid leather may be a bit too thin for absolutely top rating.
Jan 6, 2016
Staggerlee
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
CA
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
US

 

#3 Rated Ankle Boot
Leather Spectator Spat Boots - Blk/Wht

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

ITEM 002081

$134.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.20/5.00 stars from 15 reviews

Oversized and not comfortable
I normally wear a size 11 shoe, but when I received my original order in this size, my foot was moving all over in a too large shoe. The size 10 replacement (raising the cost with the addition shipping and return charges) was fine for size but is very stiff and the sole is not near as comfortable as other shoes I have ordered from the emporium, which I can wear all day with no pain.
Dec 28, 2017
James Hay
Santee Ca
US
Nice boot but narrow width
This is a very attractive boot. Unfortunately, I have sent mine back for a refund. The width was just too narrow.
Nov 17, 2017
Hot Toy
Maryville Te
US
Sharp looking shoes !!!
I feel dressed up just thinking about them. Plan on breaking them in. The pull on strap broke straight away. They offered full exchange including shipping but I declined as I had worn them a bit and it seemed a minor issue. More of an issue is how the top edge of the boot cuts in at my ankles. Perhaps it is my shape, but I think they will be fine after some wearing in.
Jan 21, 2016
kozmic soul
NM
US
AWESOME
SOOO AWESOME
Dec 9, 2015
Aramis
NYC Ne
US
Leather spat boots
The quality of these boots is unmatched! Supreme.
Dec 3, 2015
Eric

CA
Perfect shoe
These Boots got to me only the other morning & What a Grand delight they are they fitted perfectly if slightly tight .these boots will go with me to bloodlust ball for my Edwardian Dandy outfit then again when i go to the gangsters ball a great purchase indeed.
Jul 7, 2015
Don Jason
Sydney NS
AU
Utter disappointment
Package was received on time, However I was utterly disappointed with the quality and look of the shoes. The leather was already creased and it was constructed poorly and made from cheep materials. I will certainly be returning them. If you're looking for a decently maids that shoe, look elsewhere.
Jul 3, 2015
Sean
Clinton
Just Wow!
I saw these boots here on Historical Emporium and was astonished at once. Ordered them both in black/white and in brown. I love both pairs, the look is unbeaten. Once you manage your feet inside, you will find that the little struggle was perfectly worth it! Will order these again if they ever wear off. The sole is high quality.
May 7, 2015
Fabian
Luebeck
DE
Beautiful but badly fitting
These spat shoes are every bit as gorgeous as the photo. They get gasps and positive comments everywhere, However, they are really very tight and the upper is not very high quality. I had trouble getting them on (they are sized a tad small), and the rear tab broke the first time I pulled on it. I took them to bootmaker to see if they could be stretched and the answer is no. Apparently they are made of corrected leather, which is pre-shrunk. So there is no way to stretch them. Get them a size larger than you think you need. Unfortunately, I am a size 13 and that's the largest size they offer.
Apr 24, 2014
Eric Henning
Laurel MD
US
Great fit and style
Love the fit and style of this shoe. The only reason I can't give it a full five stars is because there is a Blemish near the zipper on one of the shoes. It looks like a blot of black tar. It is on the white part of the shoe. I decided since it did not effect the function of the shoe, it was not a big deal, no need to return it. Highly recommend this stylish shoe of yore.
Aug 23, 2013
Egon
Tucson AZ
US
Spectacular!!!!
These shoes have gotten attention from day 1. Arrived packaged very nicely, true to size and very comfortable!
Aug 10, 2013
Veda
Indianapolis In
Not for wide feet
This is a quality made shoe. The size on the box was 10D. I think "D" means wide. This should have fit my foot, but it was too narrow. Called the store and they said they have nothing wider, so I had to return it. I had been concerned the "spat" portion of the shoe would not be visible below my trousers. But it was and looked great. Sorry to have to send it back
Apr 5, 2013
Duane King

Costumer
Great quality, great service, great delivery time. I'll be back to order in the future.
May 25, 2012
Roger Upton
Bakersfield Ca
US
convention gets the boot
The piece de resistance of my ensemble incorporated to play my part as the eccentric--if a bit foppish--Uncle at my neice's wedding this summer. Sublime.
Mar 24, 2012
Jack
Mt Vernon KY
US
Spat Boots
Just as described lovely item ,quick delivery.
Nov 22, 2011
jim b
u.k

 

#4 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

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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
Zach
Homestead FL
US
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
MAIDENS Vi
US
Lace up boots
Really nice; service very good. I wish you had sizes wider for old folks feet.
Dec 10, 2015
jam

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
Rick
Huntsville Al
US
Top Notch
These are the most comfortable dress shoes I have ever bought! And they are fabulous!
Aug 29, 2014
Anonymous
Peoria IL
Boots
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
Ttor

Snazzy
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
kona
chicago il
US
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
US
Boots
A lot of nice compliments. Fit is very good. Love them
Jan 3, 2013
Anonymous

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

Sensational
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
Portsmouth
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
DB15

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
Badger-Wolf
Seattle Wa

 

#5 Rated Ankle Boot
Destiny Victorian Ankle Boot - Ivory Lace

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

ITEM 006656

$65.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.50/5.00 stars from 4 reviews

Boots
Beautiful boots, shipped promptly. Just wish they were not so darn narrow and tight.
Dec 18, 2017
MaryAnn Metz
Glassboro NJ
US
Just what I wanted!
Very nice, great quality, and perfect for my "Downton Abbey High Tea" event!
Nov 17, 2017
Anne Berkey
East Palatka Fl
US
Boots
I bought the boots for my wedding and they are beautiful and fit perfectly. The only problem I have is the laces looked cream color in the picture and are actually yellow and don't go with the my dress. I need to try and find new laces.
Sep 29, 2016
Pam
Camarillo CA
US
Love them.
These are beautiful boots and reasonably price. They are amazingly comfortable too. Perfect for my wedding.
Aug 25, 2016
Belinda
DATIL NE
US

 

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