Originally Posted by MiniW
^ That is a tough question and I have thought about it before since I wanted to choose between the captoe blucher and captoe boots in black (I actually own both now).
Thanks for your input. My main concern is versatility. I only have the budget for one pair of shell aldens, so I want #8 shell. These would be used 90% of the time for casual wear. However I would like to wear these every time I need a suit, which is a handful of Summer weddings, an annual christmas party, and maybe an unexpected funeral or job interview in the future.
My gut desire is for the boots, but my instincts tell me that shoes are a smarter choice, because of Summer weddings and other more formal affairs. Norwegian Split Toes might even be better than the Captoes. Like the boots, they seem better suited for jeans, yet could still work with a suit. More summer friendly too. Would love more feedback.
Also, I can only seem to find Grant last captoe boots and aberdeen captoe bluchers. Aberdeen runs 1/2 size big like the Barrie, right? What about the Grant?