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Recommend a boot with construction sole

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Normally I would do my own research, but I'm stumped for options this time.

I'm looking for a dress / business boot that has a construction sole to stand up to the ravages of ice and snow.

Preferably around $200~.
post #2 of 11
Tricker's makes their brogued wingtip boots with a Dainite sole, which is close but not as rugged as the Vibram you're probably thinking of. Those are about $260 IIRC, from Pediwear.

Alden of Carmel has awesome commando boots but they are shell cordovan which means they are $515.

post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by j
Tricker's makes their brogued wingtip boots with a Dainite sole, which is close but not as rugged as the Vibram you're probably thinking of. Those are about $260 IIRC, from Pediwear.

Alden of Carmel has awesome commando boots but they are shell cordovan which means they are $515.



thanks J. The vibram sole is definately a plus.

Alden as in the New England shoemaker? Still I balk at cordovan on anything except shoes. I'm not able to afford the material on beater boots.
post #4 of 11
Alden (at least this one..?) is actually American, but it's probably the one you're thinking of.

You said dress/business boots with a construction sole. Maybe you could elaborate on what you would be using these for, etc.?
post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 
^ Haha I was typing too fast. I meant to say New England.

I'm planning to use these as shoes for walking (and I do a lot of walking), then switch to shoes while at work.
post #6 of 11
I almost hate to say it, but... Rockport? At least you'll know they'll be comfortable.

Orvis? Not dressy enough?
post #7 of 11
RM Williams?
post #8 of 11
Also an Australian workboot, blundstones http://www.blundstone.com/product_info.cgi
"Suitable applications:
Construction, Emergency Services, Mining, Power Utilities, Resources"
post #9 of 11
oooh. blunnies. i have the 500's. they are so dark brown that they read black. these boots are so comfortable you could sleep in them, wake up in the morning, wipe the slugs off your face and your ready for a new day. i wear them to the office, clock out 8 hours later and head straight to the rugged wilderness trails that line my commute home. get em!
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
I'm really liking the blundstones and R.M williams posted so far. Seems comfy and rugged. Will look into them.
post #11 of 11
just reread your original query-------the blunnies have good tread for the ice and snow, but they won't keep your feet terribly warm. I sized up a bit to accomodate wool socks, but I hardly wear wool socks and now wish that I bought my true size. may get black blunnies one day in my real size, but not for another 10 years or so.
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