Nothing has ever made more sense.
well slap my ass and call me sally...
i still had to look up "table hook" lol, makes sense - it's a purse thing! - thanks amigo
Some general ideas, and some specifics.
Vasque boots are great, if your feet run on the narrow side. I have a slightly odd shaped foot, and can't even wear their wide model for a 9.5 (I normally wear a 9.5 D). As for the St. Elias model, I've sold a lot of those on Ebay, but have none now. They are good boots, if they fit your feet. Also, check out the Breeze GTX 2.0 model. They are a bit cheaper at retail, and might be cheaper used if you can find them.
I would suggest trying on some different brands. Go into the REI store in Dallas and try on all the brands they sell. Find out which ones fits your foot well.
My favorite brands are Alico and Zamberlan (both are made in Italy). I got my Alicos from Sierra Trading Post at a considerable discount new. I think the price ended up being about $125 shipped for a $280 pair of boots. Zamberlans are much harder to find used, and tend to resell very well. They sell them at REI, at least here and in the Bay Area.
That being said, my tendency for boots is to use them at least once a week. I might fall into a different use group than you, since I'm often on rocky trails and scrambling up in the mountains.
This is good advice and I will let you know after I try some on.
For the feet....
Weekly Shell Installment...yawn. ;)
Oxbridge x Cheaney
PTB V Cleats
The least offensive David Edens ever made
Gamo Tassel Kilts
Gokey Orvis Mocs
Crossed on off the thrifting bucket list. Not the greatest condition but still.
Also, contradictory from the 250+ current ebay listings, these are apparently illegal to sell, so I am stuck with yet another endangered species item.
Pangolin (Scaly Anteater) Boots 7E