…will look like trees stuck in concrete in clumpy shoes such as Birkenstock clogs. Even a ballet flat will appear to swamp the foot, and large details, such as flowers, tend to overpower a thin ankle.
- If you wear an open-backed shoe, it needs to be a thong sandal so the flow of your legs isn't broken.
- Pointed toes finish off the ankle in a less jarring way than a round toe.
- Any detail in the front of the shoe should be delicate.
So the shoe on the left is a bad choice for thin ankles because the high front and chunky heel are too heavy for a delicate ankle. The right shoe is perfect because a pointed toe with a slim heel will flatter the leg.