1. Milan Street/IMAXtree

You own already a pair of short ankle boots? Well, it is the season to get an updated version! Whether Chelsea, combat or desert boot, lace up granny or sexy stiletto pull on bootie, if you don’t own all of them, it’s time to go shopping because short ankle boots are the dominant boot look this season!

1. Tod's – Milan Retail 2. Louis Vuitton – Paris Retail

Beefy boots with extension soles or heavy-duty lug bottoms on high stacked heels made impact in designer store windows in Europe. Some were stylized combat boots with colourful laces and pointy toes, and others were simple gored pull-ons with metallic sheen

3. London Street/IMAXtree 4. Alberto Guardini – Milan Retail

When models go to work, running from one runway show venue to the next during fashion week, they want to be comfortable. Flat lace-up stylized combat boots were popular. The newest hiking/combat boot version we spotted in Milan had giant grommets and a heavy duty tread bottom

5. Paris Street/IMAXtree 6. Baldinini – Milan Retail

The low gored Chelsea type pull-on boot remains a staple. New decorative details update the look for this season

7. London Street/IMAXtree 8. Jimmy Choo – Milan Retail

Some like a bit of height! Plain, simple and unadorned booties in luxe leathers on strong high heels is another on-going key concept

9. Mango – Milan Retail 10. Zara – Paris Retail

Playing with innovative heel shapes is way to add newness to low booties. Stretch patent leather and back zippers are examples of a fresh new bootie look

11. Mango – Milan Retail 12. Ermanno Scervino – Milan Retail

Booties got dressed up in gold metallic leather or in well-designed multi-colour blocks …short boots are here to stay for a while!