winter-boots.jpgOver the past few years, I've had to strike quite a few otherwise perfect styles off my ankle-boot wishlist - all because the designers saw fit to remove the toe portion of the boot - traditionally an integral part of autumn and winter footwear.

What's going on here, folks? I know that practicality isn't the only concern when buying shoes, and is often the least of our concerns. But the open-toe styles we all love in the summer months seem to be creeping into more A/W styles than ever, and unless you're a year-round jet-setter, I can't see the trend being good to you.

...or do I just need to stop whining and invest in thicker tights? You decide!

Shown above left: Office 'Morse' Zip bootie, £100; right, Givenchy peep-toe ankle boots, £780.