There's something in the feeling of tightly lacing up your shoes and knotting them up (or if you are me, doing the bunny ears thing because you never properly learned the other way which doesn't mean you're dumb it just means you have difficulty with spatial thinking, ok?) that gives you the feeling of being able to take on anything the day can throw at you. That's why lace-up booties are such a special sort of shoe: they make you feel nimble and braced to take on the world, yet they are still chic and stylish. Take that, slip-on footwear.
Here are some of my favorite lace-up booties around. Click on your favorites!