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Knee-high, lace-up, "WWI style" boots -- where?

I'm looking for a higher-quality replacement for my favorite leather boots. Google, AskMe archives, Frye and other sites yield nothing so far. I guess front lace-up boots are not the trend right now; surely the style is classic, and someone's making them? FWIW, I'm female with average width calves. [more inside]
posted by infodiva on Nov 17, 2015 - 16 answers

Will I ruin these boots with my crazy plan?

Is it possible to darken leather with conditioner/polish/oil? Or will I destroy this pair of light brown boots trying to make them into a pair of dark brown boots? [more inside]
posted by geegollygosh on Nov 11, 2015 - 9 answers

How to protect my velvet-flocked leather boots?

I finally got my hands on a pair of boots from the Dr. Martens Flocked Collection. They are maybe my favorite thing in the whole world. But how can I protect them? [more inside]
posted by getawaysticks on Oct 29, 2015 - 3 answers

How to rehab red leather boots

I haven't worn my beloved red cowboy boots in a few years. I'd like to wear them again, but the leather feels kind of dried out, and I'm worried about damaging them if I just put them on and start walking. What should I do to get them ready to wear again?
posted by ocherdraco on Oct 19, 2015 - 6 answers

Of a pair, one boot is ruined and the other is fine. What happened?!

I wore a pair of vegan boots to work yesterday. A few hours later, one was wrecked. How did this happen? Pics and details under the fold. [more inside]
posted by methroach on Oct 17, 2015 - 7 answers

Alternative to Corcoran jump boots?

The last two pairs of Corcoran jump boots I've bought each lasted about 8 months before they self-destructed. Does anyone make similar boots that won't need to be replaced every year?
posted by logicpunk on Oct 14, 2015 - 12 answers

One boot to rule them all

I want to own one pair of high quality black leather boots. Difficulty level: wide calves, utter lack of fashion sense. Halp! [more inside]
posted by telepanda on Oct 8, 2015 - 23 answers

[Insert title related to "These boots were made for walking" here]

I'd like to buy a pair of women's boots, but I don't exactly know how to shop for them. Got any tips/advice? [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Oct 4, 2015 - 8 answers

Shoes for fall?

I need a new pair of shoes for fall, but I'm not quite sure what I'm looking for. [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Sep 27, 2015 - 15 answers

Whom do you trust with your shoes and how? (West L.A. edition)

Time to give my leather boots some TLC. Recommendations for a good cobbler in LA, and tips for navigating the brave new world of shoe repair? Details below the fold. [more inside]
posted by Goblin Barbarian on Sep 26, 2015 - 3 answers

Waterproof shoes for a preschooler

My rapidly-growing preschooler needs new shoes for fall and winter. [more inside]
posted by stowaway on Sep 22, 2015 - 22 answers

Help me find ultra-comfortable, padded sole, but stylish footwear

I need various styles of footwear that work for me, which seems to mean extremely padded, soft, pressure absorbing soles, which are very gentle on my feet even when I walk and stand a lot, with my relatively high body weight. [more inside]
posted by Joakim Ziegler on Sep 14, 2015 - 12 answers

Help me find the perfect (woman's) boot

I need to start wearing more supportive shoes, but hate having many pairs and want something durable and versatile. I'm also pretty clueless about shoe style. Help me MeFashionistas! Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by annekate on Sep 14, 2015 - 7 answers

Boots like these, but better!

I'm looking for a better quality pair of boots to replace these Steve Madden ones I bought a few years ago. I really like the style of these boots, with the little crochet detailing, and they're quite "light," but they're wearing out and it's time for me to find something new. [more inside]
posted by modesty.blaise on Aug 23, 2015 - 6 answers

All-purpose classy-looking daily shoes/boots that will last for a while?

I'm looking for a pair of shoes/boots that will effectively function in as many different environments as possible: walking, hiking, sun and rain, dressing up for more formal occasions. (I'm a traveler and I only have room for a single pair of shoes in my life.) Comfort is a huge priority; I want them to feel as cozy as house slippers. Waterproofing would be a welcome bonus but not essential. [more inside]
posted by archagon on Jul 14, 2015 - 18 answers

Any idea where I can find these shoes?

Another, where do I get these boots question. [more inside]
posted by theRussian on Jun 11, 2015 - 4 answers

Insole analysis paralysis!

When I go hiking, the arches of my feet get pretty tired about four or five miles in. How do I select the right insoles to stop this from happening? [more inside]
posted by Blue Jello Elf on Mar 30, 2015 - 6 answers

Looking for super-comfortable mens' boots. I can shop in NYC or online.

I need to find some super-comfortable mens' boots. Looking for boot recommendations, as well as places to shop. I can shop in NYC or online. [more inside]
posted by evil otto on Mar 24, 2015 - 13 answers

My Cinderella needs an AAAA boot to close the deal

I need to find a source for a women's hiking boot in US 9.5 or 10 with an AAAA width. [more inside]
posted by KneeDeep on Feb 25, 2015 - 4 answers

ID These Boots

I'm chasing after a missed connection--help me find my dream rain wellies. [more inside]
posted by shelle on Feb 15, 2015 - 4 answers

Time to buy new boots?

I just got two pairs of my boots repaired (new heels + seam repair), which cost $25 each time. Now both have new problems (zipper falling apart on one, seam on the opposite boot ripping on the other). If I'm at the point where I need shell out $50 to make them wearable again, is it time to just buy new ones? [more inside]
posted by chaiminda on Jan 21, 2015 - 4 answers

Velour Boots in the Rain

Do I need to spray my new velour boots with protectant? Will rain damage this material? [more inside]
posted by oceanview on Jan 14, 2015 - 7 answers

I miss my boots.

I recently sent my cherished pair of Frye boots through USPS Priority Mail to the Frye refurbishing center... Now they are missing... [more inside]
posted by hippychick on Jan 8, 2015 - 10 answers

Top quality men's boots

After reading this AskMe, my future men's shoe purchases will all be top quality. With that in mind, I really like these Chelsea-style Allen Edmonds boots (bigger pic, slightly different style), but unfortunately, they no longer make them. Can you recommend a similar boot from a similarly high-quality company? [more inside]
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Dec 11, 2014 - 17 answers

I need snow boot recommendations!

This week's temperatures being consistently in the single digits and below zero has made me realize that I need some snow boots. I've had my eye on the Sorel Tivoli High II's but after reading some reviews, it sounds like the quality has declined in recent years. Can you give me info on Sorel's quality of late, or alternatively, recommend some good boots? Snowflakes (heh) within! [more inside]
posted by bluloo on Nov 17, 2014 - 25 answers

Want Red Wing Iron Ranger boots but for less

I really love these boots, but they're a bit more than I can or want to afford to spend on them right now. Anyone have suggestions for similar style boots that aren't quite so hard on the wallet? Some loss in quality/longevity is ok, as I won't be actually working in an iron mine with them.
posted by Inkoate on Nov 16, 2014 - 11 answers

I need a quality winter boot like this one.

I spent $60 on a pair of these Bare Traps boots, which I loved for exactly five days until the heel completely fell off of the shoe. I am off to get my money back as we speak. What retailer makes boots like these that won't fall apart this winter? [more inside]
posted by theraflu on Nov 12, 2014 - 8 answers

Dog boots snow

I'm looking for dog boot recommendations. We use mushers paw wax, but we run in the snow/ice in Minnesota. I'd like some boots as back on I bought a of Good2go Extreme weather boots. After one 2 mile run the fabric is cracking and they stay on most of the time but not as well as hoped. Shes a red heeler mix if that helps at all. any recommendations for dogs+running+snow are much appreciated.
posted by misformiche on Nov 11, 2014 - 9 answers

Critique my downhill ski kit & tell me how to make the most of it.

New to Colorado, grew up skiing a couple times a year on the east coast, then stopped for a while. Now I have a local season pass. Help me acclimate to skiing out west once a week or so this winter, given my current abilities, gear, budget, and goals. [more inside]
posted by deludingmyself on Nov 8, 2014 - 12 answers

The boringest boots with the chunkiest heel?

I love these boots. I don't love the $395 price tag. Can you help me find something extremely similar? [more inside]
posted by functionequalsform on Oct 29, 2014 - 10 answers

Start walkin'.

I'm a guy in Los Angeles. I need some sexy, funky, S&M/leather-friendly, ankle-height black boots for rocking out on go-go platforms, cruising around at Burning Man, and generally pairing up with scandalous outfits at club nights. My budget could be up to $350 for the right pair. In-store only, because I'd really like to try them on. Where shall I go?
posted by mykescipark on Oct 21, 2014 - 7 answers

Frye boots sizing dilemma

Thanks to the magic of Zappos I am currently in possession of two pairs of Frye Belted Harness 12R boots, sizes US 9.5 and 10 (mens). Please help me decide which size to keep. [more inside]
posted by sparklemotion on Oct 15, 2014 - 17 answers

Shoe me!

Help me decide on warmer footwear with a suit, but flat or with a low heel. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on Oct 14, 2014 - 11 answers

Shoes on or off in the house?

What's the more common practice in the U.S. and elsewhere? What particular locales, religions, ethnic backgrounds, etc. are associated with a preference for shoes off or shoes on inside the house? Are there any good maps showing where one or the other practice is more common across the world or in particular countries? [more inside]
posted by Area Man on Oct 13, 2014 - 95 answers

Silver women's combat boots.

Help me replace my beloved Docs. [more inside]
posted by thesmallmachine on Sep 28, 2014 - 10 answers

Help me replace my bum-around, easy on/off, handyman shoes!

I have some great shoes I love that are ... falling apart. [pic] Unfortunately, they've been discontinued! I can get something sort of similar but there are still some drawbacks. Diligent searching hasn't turned up my perfect work shoe, though. In short, I want something tough like a work boot, easy to put on and take off (i.e. velcro straps), but with walking-shoe type soles and as light as possible. [more inside]
posted by dhartung on Aug 11, 2014 - 14 answers

Dress me up! Casual-ish Wyoming Wedding Attire...

Husband and I are attending a wedding near Centennial, WY the weekend of September 6 - he will look awesome, I would like to do the same! [more inside]
posted by ersatzkat on Aug 10, 2014 - 10 answers

What is a good kind of cowboy boots to get?

I'd like a pair of cowboy boots. I have no idea why. None of my friends wear cowboy boots. I guess I just like them. I've never owned a pair. I'm looking for a little guidance. In particular, what's a good brand that makes a quality boot that's comfortable and will last? Or even what's a specific boot that's good? [more inside]
posted by trevor_case on Jul 26, 2014 - 13 answers

Teach me about women's boots

I think I need some boots: hiking boots, winter boots and stylish boots. But I am boot-ignorant. Please help me understand what I'm looking for! (I'm female) [more inside]
posted by OrangeDisk on Jun 21, 2014 - 13 answers

These Boots are Made for Showing Off

I love cowboy boots, and on a recent trip to Portland let my lust overcome me and bought some. I'm normally a conservative dresser (suits, dresses, skirts with jackets) during the week, and a jeans and Tshirt kind of person on weekends. Suggestions on what to wear with the new boots? They are mid-calf. One pair are a gorgeous rich brown with tooled roses and the other is brown and black tooling.
posted by bearwife on Jun 10, 2014 - 16 answers

hiking boots (that are mostly going to walk through city puddles)

I'm looking for "hiking boots" that realistically will be used mostly on city streets. I mostly care about walking on slick cement or tile (e.g., many subway stations, fancy lobbies) without slipping, and about stepping into puddles without soaking my socks. A few times a year I may also wear them on a spring or fall day hike, so I'd rather they weren't heavily insulated, but otherwise actual hiking should be a secondary consideration. What features should I look for, and where would be a good brick-and-mortar store in Manhattan to buy them? (I have funny-shaped feet, so I want to try out a few options without waiting multiple round trips for shipping. Also, helpful staff would be a plus.)
posted by d. z. wang on May 5, 2014 - 13 answers

Can these boots be saved?

Recently I bought a pair of real leather, made in Italy boots at Goodwill for $10. Score! Well, of course they had a problem. [more inside]
posted by aetg on Apr 3, 2014 - 7 answers

Seeking black, lace-up ankle boots that are stylish but ultra-durable

Seeking black, lace-up ankle boots that are stylish but ultra-durable [more inside]
posted by vanitas on Mar 21, 2014 - 11 answers

Please recommend comfortable steel-toe men's work shoes/boots.

My spouse recently got a job where he's on his feet all day, and his feet and knees are starting to hurt. He really needs more support/padding I guess. He also needs steel-toe. Shoes or boots are fine. What should he get? [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit on Mar 21, 2014 - 17 answers

Help a trans woman find cute boots that fit?

I'm looking for these boots. They exist, but not in my size (US 13 women / US 11.5 men / EU 45). How do I find these boots or find somebody to make a high quality version of them? [more inside]
posted by probu on Feb 19, 2014 - 21 answers

Help me find the perfect stylish, rugged, light boot.

Hi! I am looking for an excellent pair of boots that will last me for a long time. [more inside]
posted by entropone on Feb 11, 2014 - 19 answers

Seeking women's waterproof winter boots. Difficulty level: NO heel.

I have a bad knee, and have recently discovered that the one-inch heels on my new waterproof Totes boots affect my gait such that my patella goes crazy. Can you recommend me some knee-friendly boots? [more inside]
posted by randomname25 on Feb 11, 2014 - 19 answers

Need big hats and big boots in Toronto

Where in Toronto can I find (1) an extra large size toque with ear coverage (like the Mountain Hardwear Dome Perignon) or (2) size 15 waterproof warm winter boots (like the Sorel 1964 PAC T)? I've already visited or called several places (MEC, Get Outside, Patagonia) to no result. [more inside]
posted by grouse on Jan 22, 2014 - 11 answers

Comfy comfy bootsies

I want to feel like I'm walking on clouds. What boot is best? Cheaper but high quality is better. [more inside]
posted by ribboncake on Jan 14, 2014 - 13 answers

The Polar Vortex ate my shoes

Please help me save my beloved boots from what may be some serious salt damage! [more inside]
posted by AthenaPolias on Jan 10, 2014 - 5 answers

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