Growing up, I've always had a thing for flat knee-high boots - I even have a pair here, despite the humidity meaning it's too hot to wear them except for maybe 2 months out of the year lol. For me, they're a good compromise between function (those of you in the city will likely know the pain of being splashed by rain *& other unidentifiable liquids* when a car zooms past lol), modesty (my personal levels feel more comfortable wearing a knee-length skirt with tall boots), & versatile fashion. Sure, I could just get a pair of tall wellies, but they wouldn't dress up so well for work. And ankle booties for some reason look strange on my legs (maybe because of my height?)
Interestingly enough, other flat styles like derby or brogues feel too suffocating on my feet, with their lace up fronts. Yet I don't even remember the last time I owned ballet flats or put on spindly heels - my shoes need to be sturdy but not 'too' sturdy, if that makes sense. That's why I haven't yet pulled the trigger on the combat boots trend, despite admiring it on others. It's also why I don't have any fashion trainers (the closest thing I wear are closed toe flats with a white flatform sole).
Aren't feet strange?