Booties have become completely mainstream for Autumn and Winter. They are the perfect closed heeled shoe between a pump and a boot. Pop them under a pair of slacks or any leg width of denim and it’s like magic. Versatile, simple chic at its best.

Franco Sarto makes an affordably good shoe. Their bootie at this year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is fabulous. Its synthetic, stretchy, zip-front upper is pure brilliance. It makes the shoe uber soft, comfortable and just like a slipper. It stretches as you walk and closes tightly against the foot, making it extra flattering. The anti-slip rubber sole is great for wet weather and the chunky heel is stable and manageable at two and a half inches.

The mock crock, embossed, faux patent bootie is available in dark brown or black. It runs from a size 6 to 13 and is available in narrow and wide widths. Come on ladies, it doesn’t get better than that at a whopping $64.90 Anniversary sale price until August 4. I highly recommend giving this bootie a bash while stocks last.

Franco Sarto 'Shoot' Bootie Franco Sarto 'Shoot' Bootie

I waited all season last year for an interesting and comfortable bootie with a two inch heel. I can’t believe my luck. I bought the black and inserted an insole for increased comfort. The stretchy upper is key. You’ll find two plainer Franco Sarto bootie styles at the Nordies Sale, but they’re sans the stretchy bit and hence less comfy. I also prefer the mock crock toe because it packs a cheeky punch when it peeps through from under a pair of boot cuts. Don’t judge the aesthetic entirely on this picture alone. They look better first hand, and you’ll be sold once they’re on your foot.