edit: I don't like the white traction soles either, and would prefer something "sleek" as opposed to a worker's boot, so not the bulky Red Wing Beckman (?)
Edited by inq89 - 6/11/12 at 6:39am
Ton's of options.
There is a small question thread. Not sure why you started a thread for a question?
Check out the Yuketen chukka. Several on-line retailers and I am sure you can find on sale somewhere. Depending on the materials, they can likely be had for around $200 if you can find on sale. If not, they will be closer to $275-$300 but well worth it. They can be resoled if you get the camp/boat sole and they use some of the best leather available. I would recommend a pair in chromexcel, that leather is so incredible.