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Stylish but functional winter boots?

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Hi everybody, Fairly new to SF so forgive me if this has been covered extensively elsewhere -- I'm looking for a pair of functional but not garish winter boots, ideally something pretty flexible that can be either dressed up or down. I don't need anything too rugged or outdoorsy; trudging through snow will be more of a last resort than a hobby. But I do need something that can at least function in snowy/wet conditions without becoming damaged. I'm a southern California native going to school in the midwest, so my knowledge of winter weather and especially snow wear is, shall we say, lacking. Any help you guys can offer is much appreciated -- in my brief time on this forum I've yet to find any area that at least a few people weren't experts in. Thanks!
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alden cordovan chukkas?
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alden cordovan chukkas?
+1. Alternatively, Alden wingtip high boots.
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Bean Boots.
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Blundstone boots. Excellent for wet or snow and surprisingly warm. Built to last and also look quite good. Downside is they take a little to break in, but once they do...

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I have agonized over this for a long time.

You have to make a choice. If you want performance (i.e. dry feet), you need a nice, sturdy "shit-kicker" boot. If you want looks, fine...but you'll get wet feet.

My solution? I wear an acceptable-looking boot to work, and then change into something more work-appropriate when I get to the office.

As I get older, I care less about looks to and from the office, and more about not having to work a 12 hour day with wet socks.

This should do the trick, and if your trouser bottom is big enough to fit over it, will draw zero attention to your feet. Win-win: http://www.timberland.com/product/in...entPage=family
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For good looking and expensive boots see these
Ludwig Reiter's available from Massimo Bizzochi
in New York.

http://massbizz.com/MenShoesWinter09.shtml

If interested, I'd contact Ludwig
Reiter in Vienna directly. You'll get a much
better price andvery knowledgeable service
in perfect English.


Contact:

Raoul Rubess at Ludwig Reiter

dreimaederlhaus@ludwig-reiter.com>
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Wow. Nice!
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LL Bean Katahdin Iron Works Boot

Can't exactly be dressed up, though
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LL Bean Katahdin Iron Works Boot

Can't exactly be dressed up, though

+1 About as stylish as you can get while still owning a functional work boot. Good traction without massive lugs on the sole. Hit them with water-proofing cream and you're good.
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The suggestions in this thread reminded me how different winters are for different people. Up here, there is one winter boot, and that is Sorel. As for a practical boot that could be worn inside and such, I think you need to just go for a boot in whatever style you like.
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Originally Posted by HEWSINATOR View Post
The suggestions in this thread reminded me how different winters are for different people. Up here, there is one winter boot, and that is Sorel. As for a practical boot that could be worn inside and such, I think you need to just go for a boot in whatever style you like.

So true here in Vancouver it's called a rubber boot. Only once every four years do you need a sorel.
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+1. Alternatively, Alden wingtip high boots.
Aren't you nervous about the winter conditions ruining the shoes? These seem way too nice to go through walking through snow and salt.
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