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boots at the office?

RollTideTeej

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I'd say no, I just don't find the look good with what you described. Maybe if you wear them there and take them off once you get there.
 

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No. Take them off upon arrival and wear normal shoes, reverse to go home.
 

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What the others say.

It's rare that we get truly nasty weather in my neck of the woods (by which I mean snow that lingers deep on the ground), but when we do, I wear my wellies and switch into proper shoes once I reach work. It's impossible to find a compromise that satisfies both needs.

However, if you just need a boot for heavy rain or very light snow (i.e. conditions where you don't need a deep/ridged rubber sole for traction) then you do have options that can work under a suit. I use a pair of dainite-soled black calf chukkas in those conditions, though one or two makers also do quite elegant-looking lace-up calf boots too (pretty sure I've seen something along those lines in Edward Green, for example). Just don't get the more country-looking type of boot. In normal rain, dainite-soled regular shoes work just fine, or indeed a pair of older leather-soled shoes where the sole has already worn in nicely.
 
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I woulnd't even bother wearing the above boot with any officewear. Are you hiking to work? Any conditions that require the above boots will, most likely, also require wearing a completely different outfit to the office. Would you really wear the above with tailored pants? If you are stepping in deep snow, you are going to get your pants snowy/wet no matter what boot you wear.
 

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Wool trousers won't absorb the wet of the snow. In horrible weather, tuck your trousers into your boots if you must, and then put on your shoes once you get to the office.
 

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Wool trousers won't absorb the wet of the snow. In horrible weather, tuck your trousers into your boots if you must, and then put on your shoes once you get to the office.

They will if you step in enough of it. You run the risk of losing your crease.
 

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Depends on the office to an extent, but I don't think I would wear these. How about dedicated waterproofed chuck boots for this?
 

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