There is a lace to toe picture just a few posts up. To my mind, it's a fairly hard core work boot look. I like it a lot, but it wouldn't have that sort of casual look that it sounds like you might be looking for. But it would definitely look cool, and maybe work for what you want. Otherwise, the plaintoe or captoe BH might be a good compromise, slightly more workboot like than the SD, but not quite as much as the lace to toe.