This winter, short boots have taken the prize for most popular shoe. From work to social functions to shopping, ankle booties can be seen everywhere. These boots have taken every mall by storm, and women are loving them. Why are these shoes so popular? It may be their feminine look, or the fact that they’re acceptable for almost any function or event. The best thing about these boots however is that the heel isn’t so unbelievably high that they kill your feet.

Finally, a shoe deemed stylish and comfortable (more comfortable than your five inch stilettos at least). So if you haven’t hopped on the ankle boot train yet, you absolutely need to.

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Hybrid Strappy High Heel Booties: These Free People ankle boots are perfect for a night at the bars, or a casual dinner. The unique style and coloring will make your ensemble stand out. Slip these on with an all black, simple outfit and let the shoes do the rest.

Or if you want something a little bit more classic, check out Cole Haan Booties 

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Throw these on for play. These simple, black ankle booties are sure to compliment almost any outfit you throw on. From hours spent in Bloomingdales to morning spent in the office this particular ankle boot will work perfectly.

So no matter what your doing or where your going this winter, it is officially the season for short ankle booties. Check out Bloomingdales, DSW or Nordstrom; all three have a huge selection of ankle boots, and your bound to find the perfect shoe for you. So break a leg (or an ankle) and get out there and show everyone just how much better ankle booties look on you.

via iMaxTree/Bloomingdales