Photo by @craigfrombuffalo, courtesy of Red Wing Shoes Instagram.
While we would all like to think that all purchases are warranted, the reality is that some are for fun (cite: luggage made in collaboration with Phil Frost), and others truly are for daily wear – for work, for the weekend, for life. Lace up boots most certainly fall into this category, especially when they are made with weather resilient materials, or enter the formal wear category (like a pair we found by Diesel.)
We have managed to find the best in all respects, a pair of boots you will easily be able to justify buying because you actually need them. On the true workwear side, selections from the obvious choice, Red Wing Shoes, stand out, but also the utterly performance-minded Wolverine. Whether you’re headed to the construction site or the great outdoors, these are the boots to be wearing.
Timberland and Diemme have you covered for Seattle, or Seattle-like weather conditions (although we have heard they’ve gotten more snow than rain lately.) These boots, along with the un-boot-like Sk8-Hi Del Pato Mte by Vans, all offer exceptional qualities for when you foresee the potential for wet socks.
If you’re looking to make a style statement, set your sights on Calvin Klein‘s Unlined Suede Mid Desert Boot, or The Dusk Boot by Represent. When wearing these just keep in mind to keep the rest of the look simple – we suggest worn-in jeans (raw or vintage), a staple plain tee, and the warmest parka you own as it is winter in most, if not all, of the country.
And finally, for just a good everyday, office appropriate variation, Clarks & Andrew Marc have you covered.