I work in Chicago and need something that will be able to get through rain, sleet, snow, and slush. I'm not going to go marching through snowpiles or anything, but probably will be walking on sidewalks/ streets for at least 10-15 minutes each day.
I know some people just get an ugly rugged boot and change into nice dress shoes at the office, but I'm not 100% sold on that idea. For one, I think it would seem like I'm trying way too hard at my office, which is not that fashion forward to begin with. Also, I don't love the idea of leaving nice shoes at my office, or transporting them.
Anyway what do you think of these boots as potential business casual wear --- aka something I can wear with wool pants and a button down to the office, as well as step through some snow if necessary?
I also have a brownish jacket so am looking for that color, looking at a general price range of about $100 - $150 for the below.