After Years of Searching, I Finally Found the Best Everyday Booties (and They’re Only $129)

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Every year, I embark on the quest to find a new pair of ankle boots that can easily be worn seven days a week, with jeans for work or leggings for weekend brunches. After weeks of searching, I always wind up settling on a pair I don’t love because I’ve lost patience. I’ve dropped cash on pairs from Target to Saks with the same “meh” feeling each year—until I stumbled upon the very pair my soul has been searching for (yes, I sound dramatic, but I mean it!). I’m talking about the Marc Fisher Retire Booties in white snakeskin.

I tend to lean toward black suede or smooth white leather—and surprisingly, these Marc Fisher booties are an unlikely combination of the two.They come in a subtle black-and-white snake pattern that feels trendy but not intimidating. They also have a very walkable 2.75-inch block heel and a lightly padded leather insole to keep my feet from aching on my journey to the office, then to happy hour and finally back home.

I don’t have the smallest feet (I’m a size 8.5, thank you very much), but somehow the slightly pointed toe doesn’t make my feet look long or awkwardly witchy. And the shaft height hits my ankle in such a flattering spot (the skinniest part of my leg), so these look great with all types of jeans, including my years-old skinny jeans and my new favorite cropped kick-flares. I’m honestly debating buying another pair of Marc Fishers to have on the back burner when this pair inevitably gets worn out after months of walking around.

And it seems I’m not the only shopper who’s obsessed with the Retire style. These boots have more than a hundred positive reviews at Macy’s. Among the top raved-about qualities? Their luxe factor, their comfort level and their versatility. Same, same and same.

I’d be doing you all a disservice if I didn’t share them with you, so do me a service and try them for yourself. We can start a fan club and petition for them to stay in stock forever…or something.

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