Originally Posted by ssnyc
As I type, it's a brisk 65 degrees in NYC. I'm trying to get a jump on the cold weather by shopping for boots now. I've been stomping around in my Common Projects mid-top Military Trainers during the messy winter months. I think its now time to upgrade.
My only requirements are:
Somewhat durable and somewhat good looking.
I've been looking at:
Red Wing 875 which satisfy the former but maybe not the latter?
A.P.C. Leather sole work boots look nice but fragile...
My vote, not knowing more, is the new RedWing jCrew boot (beautiful in person and on my to-buy list asap). The sole is ideal for the occasional city snow/rain/ice, which the 875 crepe sole is not (although, as a city dweller myself, the crepe sole is great for pavement walking).
Is this boot for city weekend/casual wear only?
Will it need to do double-duty at work on crappy days (i.e. as a semi-dress boot)?
Weekends in the country in mud, harsher conditions? Work boot? Hiking? Sport? Farming? Cow tipping?
What do you expect to get from this boot in terms of wear: a good scuffed patina or something that can polish up real nice when needed?