Where can I find a pair of boots like these in NY?
December 8, 2013 10:30 AM   Subscribe

Help! I live in Brooklyn and I need to have a pair of lace up boots like these or these on my feet by the end of the day. Where can I find some? Doesn't need to be this specific brand, just this type of lace-up boot that you see young women wearing everywhere. Even better if they're slightly beaten up. I'm willing to venture to Manhattan. Budget: must be less than 250.
posted by timsneezed to Shopping (16 answers total)
 
Those look remarkably like combat boots (see fashion section). In Toronto, you can buy them in any Army Surplus stores; they range between $75 and $200, depending on the store, and their condition (how beat up).

Combat boots make excellent winter boots, albeit unlined. You just need to keep them well treated with mink oil and/or polish, to keep the leather healthy.

It's interesting that boots inspired by combat boots are back in fashion.
posted by jb at 11:07 AM on December 8, 2013


Urban Outfitters has lots of affordable boots like this if quality isn't your main concern. These lasted me a year of pretty heavy wearing and are super cheap.
posted by oinopaponton at 11:10 AM on December 8, 2013


Call DNA Footwear. They have a few locations in Park Slope/Cobble Hill/Williamsburg. I'd try the Smith Street location in Cobble Hill, because you can also go to "Something Else", Soula and Free People which are all on Smith St. Also, there's an Urban Outfitters nearby on Atlantic Ave. If you want used, you can check on Buffalo Exchange.
posted by hooray at 11:11 AM on December 8, 2013


That said, the sole of the boots you post are a bit more like parade boots, but they are taller than parade boots. They look just like Canadian garrison boots (tall like combats, but with sole like parade boots), but they don't have those in the US military.
posted by jb at 11:11 AM on December 8, 2013


Head to your nearest Macy's/Nordstrom/Other Department Store. You should find a few different ones to choose from in their shoe department.
posted by magnetsphere at 11:17 AM on December 8, 2013


They basically look like doc martens. You should be able to get cheap ripoffs from almost anywhere (Urban Outfittersr example, as someone already said). You get what you pay for though. I pay 125 for my docs and they last 10 years.

It's interesting that boots inspired by combat boots are back in fashion.

I'm in my 40s, and I know of no time since the late 70s when combat style boots were not popular.
posted by ratherbethedevil at 11:23 AM on December 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


It's a pretty standard combat-ish boot pattern, so shouldn't be too hard to find at the kind of shops that sell DMs, though as jb says, the sole on the first one is more "parade boot" than issue.
posted by holgate at 11:28 AM on December 8, 2013


I just bought this pair at Payless yesterday. I think they are the ones that are pictured next to jessica alba in your link? Or very similar, anyway.
posted by firei at 11:32 AM on December 8, 2013


I have a pair of Doc Martens just like those, which now has me questioning my man-boot selection skills.
posted by humboldt32 at 11:41 AM on December 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


These boots are the exact boots everyone has been wearing for the last few years. Steve Madden makes one that is very popular/easy to find. I'm pretty sure both Nordstrom and Macys carry them.
posted by Blitz at 12:02 PM on December 8, 2013


I am at Belk's right now (a department store I'm not sure they have up there) and I'm looking at those boots right now! They are the Steve Madden "Troopa" style.
posted by Mouse Army at 12:07 PM on December 8, 2013


This style is super popular these days. Nordstrom has a ton -- I bought these Born Zelias last year and they're great!
posted by jabes at 1:19 PM on December 8, 2013


Not sure where you are in BK, but I'm quite sure you could get these at the Macy's in Downtown Brooklyn. In Williamsburg there are a ton of smaller shoe stores on and near Bedford Ave that would definitely have this style, too.
posted by telegraph at 1:26 PM on December 8, 2013


Forever 21 has boots like those for really cheap.
posted by littlesq at 1:45 PM on December 8, 2013


That first link looks a lot like the Troopa. They come in a zillion colors and are $100 at full price. I think MaddenGirl does a cheaper version, too. There are Steve Madden stores in the city and you could probably also find them at Macy's.
posted by lampoil at 1:53 PM on December 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Urban Outfitters has lots of affordable boots like this if quality isn't your main concern.

Also, must be noted, if their support of anti-gay politicians doesn't bother you (and a few other icky rightward leanings).
posted by thinkpiece at 2:57 PM on December 8, 2013


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