I'm looking for fall/winter boots that I could successfully wear until it starts to snow - which i would then wear more of a winter boot. In Chicago the fall/winter gets pretty cold with little to no snow on the ground so I'd like some relatively warm and comfortable.
I'm attracted to distressed, oxford style mid ankle boots but can't find the specific ones...
I currently like these: http://www.zappos.com/product/8031973/color/325
They look fairly well constructed however the distressing is a little much. Can someone share some similar boots to these and/or chime in with opinions on UGG. I'm not fond of the price at all so I'm open to options. I'd wear these mostly with selvedge jeans and dark colored chinos and use these as my daily casual boot.