Hi! I am looking for an excellent pair of boots that will last me for a long time.
I want something in between my Clarks Desert Boots
and my big Work America Logger Boots
. I'd like something that looks good when it gets worn in, can tramp through the snow, but look good in a casual workplace. I imagine something that goes past the ankle without being a big tall lace-up. Desert Boots suck in foul weather (and I don't find them particularly comfortable, nor do I like the crepe sole), but my work boots are, well, work boots. A bit too much boot for other uses. I want something that's a bit more of a boot-shoe hybrid.
I'm looking at the Frye Jonathan
and a handful of other models, as well as the Red Wing Iron Ranger
However, I am very interested in more thoughts. What other companies and models should I look at? Who else has a good reputation? What boots do YOU love?
Some other criteria:
heels are okay, but preferably not too huge (my logger boots are a bit much).
bonus points if they're not break-the-bank spendy, but i am willing to drop coin on something that will last forever.