This shoe-bootie hybrid was really just the next logical step after the ever-shrinking boot shaft hit below the ankle. Shooties work well with skinny jeans or pants and can add a hit of toughness to a sheath dress.
But if you're feeling too tame to show off your shooties, slip them under a pair of trousers and no one will be the wiser.
This top five wouldn’t be complete without at least one peep-toe shootie: I do find the peep-toe bootie/shootie odd, but this STEVEN by Steve Madden pair ($150) might be cool enough to sway me.
A big elasticized panel is surprisingly sleek on these Miu Miu patent shoe-boots ($530).
These faux-snakeskin shooties ($66) look rich – and even office-appropriate – in dark brown.
A graduated heel and streamline styling give this Kenneth Cole pair ($225) retro appeal.
These Botique 9 shooties ($150) are entirely season-appropriate in dark grey suede.