hi all, great thread. I am a nice shoe newb, looking to buy my first pair of > $150 shoes, and these seem like a great value. I am actually looking for boots, and (I think) have settled on the Chelsea look for something that looks classic, nice/versatile in a number of situations, and will be in style for years to come. Sound about right? I will be wearing these boots to work/out in fall/winter/early spring, which means I'll be wearing them with jeans and nicer wool/wool blend trousers. I won't be wearing them with suits. for this purpose, which color is more versatile, a black or a dark brown? for charcoal pants black obviously works well, for brown pants the brown, and the jeans..I guess it depends on the shirt/blazer I will be wearing? I'll be looking to get the most use out of these as for me it's a big purchase. finally, I live in a Northern city with salt/snow/some rain, so I'm gonna want something that will hold up to inclement weather. it seems like these comfort crasftman
fit the bill. 1 question is the toe - is a chisel square too less "classic" than a round toe, or is it simply a matter of preference? again, I want something that will look good in 5 years, or whenever the boots give up. how would that compare to the comfort turnout
should I even be looking at boots without the following attributes? # Sewn welt non-slip composite soles with flat heels # Suitable for harsh weather conditions or where salt is used for melting snow knowing myself I won't be careful enough to not wear the boots when the ground is wet/salty, or clean them carefully/often, so I want something harder wearing thanks!