On the hunt for your perfect pair of new season boots? Yup, me too, and it’s an annual pilgrimage around the shops and byways of the the internet, looking for the perfect pair of Goldilocks ankle boots. Y’know: not too high, not too expensive and not too uncomfortable. I want ’em just right.

If you’re looking for something to the ankle and in black leather, then this gallery might help. 30 boot styles across brand, price, heel height and more are showcased, and if you don’t like at least one, then I’m afraid the bears can have you.

Acne star ankle boots, €440, Brown Thomas.

Aldo Fahlstrom, about €140, available in October.

Ash Iron wedge boot, €265, from Seagreen.

New Look buckled biker boots, €39.95.
River Island black croc chain trim cleated boots, €60.

My queendom for a pair of Charlotte Olympia, well, anything. These'd do: Snag the AW14 Imperial sandals at half price for €542 on Charlotteolympia.com.

Not exactly bank-breaking to begin with, these River Island heels started out at €80, and are now €35. Run!

New Look, cowboy-style ankle boot, price €TBC.
Dune Pring, €135.
New Look Black Pointed Block Embellished Heel Shoe Boots, €49.99.
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H&M studded boots, €39.99.
Isabel Marant Dicker suede boots, €370, Brown Thomas.
Jimmy Choo Marlin boots, €750, Brown Thomas.

M&Co Double strap cut out ankle boots, €57.22.

Jeffrey Campbell Boone bootie, €161.48, Nasty Gal.

River Island black pony skin Chelsea boots, €100.
Proeza Schouler.
Reiss Jasmine cutout heels, €295, Arnotts.
Look for these River Island boots in store in a month or so's time.
Saint Laurent Paris Rangers ankle boot, €1,000, Brown Thomas.

Aberdeen Heeled Cleated Sole Platform Ankle Boots, €44.37, Spylovebuy.com.

Toga Pulla buckled ankle boot, €395, Farfetch.

Very Shoe Box Metal Cap Heel Boots, £30.

New Look Black Contrast Stretch Panel Wedge Boots, €39.99.

Whistles Riley Loafer Point Ankle Boot, €230.

Zara Leather bootie with ankle strap, €79.95.

Amy Huberman for Bourbon, Singing in the Rain Noir Ankle Boot, €129.99, at PurpleTag.ie.

Understated, yet festive, this holly-embroidered jumper from Asos is a keeper at €43.

Orla Kiely Dixie, €240, at Clarks.