I need to buy new boots. Requirements: comfortable (I'll be wearing them 70-100 hours a week), medium grippyness (Canada has all this frozen water half of the year), shinable, black, plain looking. I'd like to avoid spending much more than C$200.
From recommendations in a previous
thread I plan to look into Merrell's Wilderness
boots and visit my local MEC. I like the look of these Zamberlan
Cervino's from MEC but they are pushing the limits of my budget. I loved the Cat's (similiar)
I bought five years ago however the replacements I bought last year are alreay worn out so obviously quality is way down.
These are basicly my only footwear besides sandals in the summer (which are not acceptable at work) and my -40 rated snow boots I wear a bit in the winter. I wear them to work (business casual), driving, in my shop (auto and woodworking), a bit of day hiking and while at the computer (because you never know when a mountain might spring up in the machine room
). I need something I can polish in black with out any accent colours that wouldn't be covered by dress pants. I don't need nor want steel toe. Nor do I really need waterproofness though my feet shouldn't get wet from stepping in a puddle. I like to wear medium low boots rather than shoes because of the added ankle support and protection from ankle abrasion they provide.
Anyone have any suggestions that meet my requirements or another place to shop, preferably in Calgary or at least Canada?