I am looking to purchase a quality pair of men's boots for both the office and dress situations. Prior to this year I had only purchased low quality, relatively cheap men's shoes, but then discovered my love for proper leather soled shoes. I now own two pairs of Allen Edmonds Park Avenues and Dawsons.
I would like to add a quality pair of men's boots to the collection. I visited the Alden store in San Francisco today, and asked to be shown some boots. He showed me the Chukka Cordovan leather boots in Burgundy. These were a special model with a RUBBER sole that seemed to be attached to a leather sole. You couldn't tell from the top that they were rubber.
They were on sale for over $100 off, making them the same price as the standard Cordovan Chukka boot.
In any event, do you think this is a good style for my first pair of proper boots? Any suggestions?
It's called a commando sole.
I'd be all over them if I was looking for a Chukka.
There's also the plantation sole. I don't like it myself.