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Please recommend a shoe/boot that can handle the tropics (Hanoi)


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Jul 26, 2012
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My dress code at work is busineses casual, and my shoe arsenal currently looks like this:

AE Strand in Walnut
AE McAllister in Bourbon
AE Cronmok in Brown
AE Strand in Brown Suede

My "go to" shoes are usually the McAllisters and Cronmoks, but now I am being sent on a 6 month assignment to Hanoi, where they might take a beating (rain, most worryingly).

I plan to take those two pairs anyway, but should I buy another pair for the really wet days? I'll be there from mid-August (hot) to the end of January (quite cold), so I'm wondering if a short boot might be a good option. Perhaps one of the following:

Wolverine Courtland 1000 mile (Brown)
Red Wings Iron Ranger (Black Cherry)
Red Wings Beckman (Black Cherry)

I'd rather avoid buying cheap pairs of "throw-away" shoes, if possible, but I don't wanna blow $500 on a pair of Aldens either.

Any suggestions?

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