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Product Development Poll: Flat Ankle Boots

Mar 21, 2014

Poppy Barley Product Development Poll: Custom Chelsea Boots

We know you want a flat ankle boot! We hear you.

So help us decide which Chelsea Boot style to put into production at the Poppy Barley studio: A, B or C?

Let us know in the comments section. Thanks for your help!

This poll is now CLOSED

Caroline Gault

Director of Content & Community, Poppy Barley
Caroline handles social media, online content, and media relations at Poppy Barley. She's also a freelance lifestyle writer, editor, and a die-hard Instagram fan.

148 Responses

  1. Jennifer Dailey-O'Cain says:

    To be honest, I’d buy any of the above! C would be best, then B, then A, but I like all three and would probably buy multiple styles.

    Yay flat ankle boots!!!

    • Rhonda says:

      I totally agree with Jennifer. C is my first pick, then B then A. I’d have to see color photo of B with studs. Flat boots best for me.

  2. Genevieve says:

    I like A and C!!

  3. Nadine says:

    Boot B! Loving the studs!

  4. Kelly says:

    I vote for A, love the simplicity! I’m so excited you’re getting into ankle boots!

  5. Jen Islaub says:

    B! Different, cute, simple with a bit of flare.

  6. Deb says:

    A – it’s a classic.

  7. Rhiannon says:

    Boot B!
    It’s awesome!

  8. Idealistic Pragmatist says:

    To be honest, I’d buy any of these, and if you offered them as several different styles, I’d buy multiple ones in different colours. But I think I like C best if I have to pick.

    YAAAAAY flat ankle boots! I would buy SO many pairs of these.

  9. Colleen says:

    I’ll go with C. Though really I’d be happy with any of them if I could get a good fit. 🙂

  10. Jenn says:

    Definitely A

  11. Chelsea says:

    B! On trend yet sophisticated!

  12. Heather Mayor says:

    Boot B or C.

    Love the design of B, but as long as the studs don’t dig into my ankles…and are smooth enough on the toe that they don’t catch and pick up grime, so it becomes a cleaning issue!

    Love C too, simple and beautiful also!

  13. Marina says:


    I’m really happy to hear about this. I’ve used Blundstones for years with too sloppy a heel.

  14. Angela says:

    B for Beautiful!

  15. Sky says:

    I’d go with B!

  16. Tasha says:

    C is the prettiest, then B. I already own a pair very similar to A, so it’s a bit redundant.

  17. Marilyn says:

    A or B, for sure!

  18. Maureen says:

    But with cankle adjustments

  19. Dianna says:

    Boot A!

  20. Gillian says:

    I love “C”

  21. stych says:

    I choose A, it’s best to start out with a classic look first!

  22. pat says:

    A – the classic. Love the toe cap.

  23. Andrea says:

    I love A the best, but each would be lovely,I’m sure.

  24. Olga says:

    A – It’s a classic Chelsea boot design.

  25. L. Pacarynuk says:

    Boot B!

  26. Keby says:

    A looks the best!

  27. Kate Robson says:

    A or C, and I’d love to see this style with a block heel!

  28. Robin says:

    I like “C” the best.

  29. Chrissie says:

    I think A is a sure thing….

  30. Jenna says:

    I vote A, love it 🙂

  31. Bootaholic says:

    Classic a

  32. Paula says:

    C is my favourite, but hope to see all three in the future – more styles means more purchases! Thrilled to see ankle boots on the PB horizon.

  33. Jennifer D says:

    C, A, B in that order but like many of the others I would like any style!! Soooo exciting!

  34. Sharmi says:

    A, then C, then B!

  35. Leslea says:

    C — looks really comfy and stylish 🙂 then A

  36. Sharon says:

    I love C!

  37. Laura says:

    Boot A cause it’s simple and classic

    I would like to see a mid calf boot or an ankle boot like this that has laces.

    Thanks for valuing our input. Just for that I’m sold on buying my shoes from your company from now on. Nice to know you value our opinion


  38. Kathy Frisby says:

    from the drawings I would likely go with A

  39. Mary-Ann says:

    Hard to tell with a drawing, but I think I prefer A & C.

  40. user_1875 says:

    I am not interested in a totally flat ankle boot. But one with a 3″ block heel would be awesome! As for the vamp stylings I like A and B.

  41. Kait says:

    Love A! So classic!

  42. bernie says:

    Boot C for sure, but A would also work. would be lovely to have these boots available; would love them in different colours as well.

  43. Tracy says:

    I like the classic nature of A

  44. Colette says:

    A – simple and classic

  45. Nancy J Mac says:

    A, C, B. In that order.

  46. Susan F says:

    All are great- but in order or preference C,A,B

  47. user_2609 says:

    Simpla as A

  48. JZ says:

    A for sure.

  49. Tanya says:

    I like A

  50. Janice says:

    I prefer the simplicity of boot A

  51. Deanna says:

    I like C best. I think style C is more likely to be the most flattering for the greatest variety of feet shapes and sizes. It’s less chunky and much more sleek looking. Is there any chance this boot will be available with a optional liner that would make it more suitable for a
    Canadian winter. I’d be much more likely to invest in a pair if I could wear them on all but the coldest days.

  52. Katie says:

    A for sure. It makes the most sense to start with a classic bootie, and then expand to different styles!

  53. Erin says:

    A – classic & simple, would go with everything. Studs can be too busy.

    Love to see you do a tall boot with wedge heel. That’d be fantastic.

  54. Susanne Frolek says:

    First choice is C then A This will be a great addition!!

  55. user_842 says:

    C is my favorite – I loce the line on the toebox.

  56. Lucy says:

    I like A, then B – same concerns as Heather M on the studs, can;t dig into ankle, have to be flat

  57. Trish says:

    C, and then A!

  58. Adriana says:

    C. No doubt

  59. Patsy says:

    First is C – it’s a bit different bit still classic. Second choice is B. Last choice is A as it’s a bit ‘common’ / done before… Unique but still classic with original details always wins first in my opinion.

  60. Lisa V says:

    Loving A and B. I’d want to see a photo/sample of the studding before confirming, but I’m thinking it’s classic with a touch of edge. I can’t wait!!

  61. L says:

    A for classic and simple style.
    B for a bit of embellishment.

  62. IT says:

    I vote for A

  63. Amy says:

    B!! Would love to see a knee high boot with a wedge heel as well.

  64. user_886 says:

    A or C

  65. val says:

    chelsea boot B with studs

  66. Bev says:

    Style A pls. Easier to clean & the style won’t date. C is my second choice.

  67. Georgia says:

    C is my favorite!

  68. El says:

    A is the classic flat boot. A for me!

  69. Madison says:

    A or C!!

  70. Peggy O'Neill says:

    I like Boot C the best.

  71. Judy Malkin says:

    C first choice
    A second choice
    B looks too fussy for me

  72. Susan says:

    I’d have to go with A or B

  73. Jessie says:

    Love B. Would it have studs, or contrasting top stitching?
    Either would be classy.

  74. Katharine says:

    I love Chelseas…have worn them for years…even the blundstone is my muckabout, dogwalking chelsea. Have a great pair of classics by Frye – waiting for my current pair to wear out. I opt for A – simple.

  75. Janet says:

    I like C.

  76. Jan Pohl says:

    B for sure, love the studs!!!

  77. Stephanie says:

    I like “B” because they are different and fun!

  78. Rose says:

    A or C….

  79. Yvonne says:

    I love C cause the toe cap is nice. And potentially B because of the studs.

  80. Valerie Gilpin says:

    C please!!

  81. Jennifer says:

    A, classic style all the way.

  82. Lena says:

    Love boot A!

  83. lkh says:

    A is my favourite but B would be second with studs only at the edge of the toe cap.

  84. Eva says:

    C is my preference.
    Thanks for asking us…been wanting a boot like this for a while. Yay!

  85. Heather H says:

    A…love the claasic toe, it’s my fav, but I would consider C.

  86. Yvonne Beland says:

    B, C, then A!

  87. Carolyne says:

    Love C but would consider A also. So classic!

  88. maureenxoz says:

    A, simple is better

  89. Kebrina Caldwell says:

    I vote C then B and last A

    Please come out with a high boot that isn’t flat but not super high a kitten heel for us older ladies that cannot do the high high heels and don’t want flats

  90. Maud grant says:

    C then A

  91. user_1342 says:

    I prefer A, but would look at buying boot style B depending on colour combinations and the size of the studs.

  92. Jill says:

    I really like C the lines make it a much more elegant shape than A or B.

  93. Carol says:

    Love C or A

  94. Kelly says:

    C! A would be a close second though!

  95. Mojo says:

    I prefer A, though C is a close second.

  96. Lisa says:

    I vote for C, then A, looks good.

  97. user_2448 says:

    A is the best one!

  98. user_2845 says:

    They all look like boots I would purchase but my preference is as follows:

  99. Mercy Burton Russell says:


  100. Lindsay says:

    A all the way!

  101. EB says:

    In order: C, B, A.

    Either way – excited for this new product.

  102. Rose says:

    A followed by C!

  103. Becca says:

    C is my favorite.

  104. Bethny says:

    Love C! Although B is pretty cool too depending on the colour of the rivets.

  105. Val says:

    I vote for A, but I know they are all going to be stunning.

  106. Angi says:

    I vote for boot B, a little flare under a bootcut jean is a big win. That said, given the custom design options, I’m sure any of the three would be lots of fun.

  107. Mary says:

    I’m not sure if the decorative touch on B are studs or broguing (perforations). If it’s broguing, then, yes, B. If studs, then I’d choose C.

    But really, I don’t have arch issues that prevent me from getting into a chelsea boot. I may have somewhat narrow feet, but that’s not enough of a fit issue that I’d spend the extra money (and I’m saying this not knowing how you’d price these) on a pair of custom chelseas OR ankle boots. The reason I like your tall boots is because I’m tall and can never find boots that are long enough in the leg. I don’t have the same fit issues with an ankle boot.

  108. Caitlin says:

    B I like the details. Second best is a for its simplicity

  109. Linda says:

    I like C!

  110. Linda says:

    I like all three, but if I had to choose… I would go with C.

  111. Meghana says:

    A then C. B is also cute, but start with a classic style.

  112. Brianna says:

    I think that A would be great! Especially if there were colour choice for the toe and sides.

  113. rebecca says:

    Absolutely A

  114. Tammy says:

    I love all 3 but maybe C, B, A.

  115. user_2988 says:

    I think B has a bit of an edge over the other two, but they are all really nice. How about some cool colors?

  116. Barb says:

    C then A. LOVE the idea of flats, but I will also be getting some block heel ones. I am SO happy I found you guys. 13, 2A. YEAH!!!

  117. Marilyn says:

    A for simplicity

  118. D says:

    D. All of the above. If I had to choose just one, probably A.

  119. Rachel says:

    Love the classic A.

  120. Mariane says:

    I like B and C. If B has studs I would like them on put on C.
    They are both great though.

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