Can you guys talk me into/out of these boots (ebay link for reference; no affiliation w/seller):
-(I like) the way they look
-don't have anything like it
-want to obenauf them and use them on mucky days (rain/snow/slush)
-I can get these in the low $100s locally
-I have an office job. dress up 4-5 days a week.
-don't see many opportunities to wear them
-I already have some imitation LLbean duck boots for mucky purposes (of course, they look ducky)
-is the suede boot shaft a concern for my purposes?
Thanks in advance.
I actually like these (as compared to the other two-tone boots we were discussing earlier).
I think for over $100 this ought to be a great boot. Seems as if they could easily be a go-to weekend boot. And what you throw on to shovel snow/cut grass/rake leaves, if you do any of that in your living situation.
To me these are different from duck boots since duck boots are waterproof (at least the rubber portion) and these are not. So you would wear them in slightly different circumstances.
I don't think the suede shaft is an issue for mucking around in them. You can just brush the suede clean.
And @MattBernier, interesting to read about your break-in process. I actually can see where the wrinkles are an important part of the ultimate comfort of a high-shaft boot like this.
What do you do to make sure the shaft breaks in comfortably? Looks from the photos as if you've been wearing the boots around the house. Is that a controlled setting to make sure they crease agreeably?