No matter how good the boots are, isn't the salt going to chew them up regardless? I guess you could carry a bottle of leather cleaner and a steady supply of soft cloths with you everywhere you go.
Yes, this is inevitable. I have a pair of Red Wings that I've worn through 3 winters as an alternate pair of boots and they're in rough shape. Just clean them off at the end of the day and you can keep most boots for at least a few years.
Uncontrol you're not going to beat RW2268s, they're the closest it gets to invincible tanks in your style. Just cough up the extra money and stop buying Tornado Mart floral prints for a month. It's worth it because you won't have to worry about winter boots for like 20 years!
hahaha, maybe i will deal with it then
i like the cavalli ones i posted but they would probably get destroyed in a season, huh?