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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 - 16 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

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

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

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

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

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

Where can I find a pair of boots like these in NY?

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 on Dec 8, 2013 - 16 answers

Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow.

Inside my right boot there is a thin fold in the material that is in the perfect spot to press directly onto my pinkie toe and hurt. How do I iron this out or something? Even the thickest socks don't help; it's like a Princess and the Pea thing going on. Ideas?
posted by griphus on Nov 24, 2013 - 7 answers

Need tall slim women's boots

My wife ordered these boots but they are not slim enough in the calf. (The site states they are 13" around at the top but it is really 16".) She can't find anything under $300 that is a slender enough size. She's about 5'3", ~110 lbs, size 8 shoe. Any suggestions? Would like to keep it under $150-200 if possible.
posted by tracer on Nov 23, 2013 - 8 answers

Dressing nicely in cold bus commute

If I'm wearing ugly but comfy boots to commute and change into flats at work, what do I do about my socks? Put on cold sweaty socks at the end of the day or schlep fresh ones? Please show your work. I've already given up finding shoes to change into that will hide my socks and can go with dresses and pants. [more inside]
posted by bleep on Sep 20, 2013 - 16 answers

How do I wear white ankle boots? With what?

I wore these white ankle boots at my wedding. Can I also wear them 1) to work this fall in New England, or 2) ever again in any context? If yes, what do I wear them with? [more inside]
posted by teditrix on Sep 15, 2013 - 13 answers

Should I take a new pair of hiking boots back?

Living in the Alps and going to Iceland in a few weeks, I decided to invest in a decent pair of hiking boots for walking in the mountains, amongst rocks, rough terrain and even volcanoes and glaciers in the case of Iceland. I have not had such shoes for a long time, so am new to such a purchase. After trying the boots at home for a few hours, I am experiencing discomfort in my ankles. Is his normal or should I take the boots back? [more inside]
posted by eurandom on May 26, 2013 - 7 answers

Help me replace the most perfect combat boots ever!

Where can I find boots just like these again? List of specific requirements inside. [more inside]
posted by mokudekiru on Apr 6, 2013 - 10 answers

So basically foot unicorns.

I am in search of a pair of shoes that captures all that is wonderful about these shoes but that are actually for sale somewhere. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Apr 2, 2013 - 14 answers

ISO comfortable, non-bulky, water-resistant shoes

I'll be traveling to the northeast next week and I've realized that I don't own any shoes that are remotely suitable for trapising about on the cold, potentially snowy or slushy sidewalks of Boston. When I lived there I wore my Dr. Martens everywhere and they were great, but I've since learned that they don't play nicely with my issue-prone feet, and anyway I need something that will be comfortable to wear for long periods of time and not particularly bulky, which puts most snow or combat-type boots out. I know this is kind of a silly question, but I'm really stumped as to where to start looking. So, residents of similar climes, what do you wear on your feet that keeps them relatively warm and dry but still fairly comfortable? Suggestions for specific models and brands or general types welcome.
posted by rhiannonstone on Feb 10, 2013 - 24 answers

Comfy women's boots for wide, high-arched feet?

My feet are roughly the shape of a duck's. What brands of women's (fashion) boots should I investigate? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Jan 19, 2013 - 12 answers

Help my girlfriend find the perfect pair of high quality, full-grain leather boots!

Help my girlfriend find the perfect pair of high quality, full-grain leather boots! Looking for stores in the San Francisco Bay area, as well as online retailers. [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Jan 4, 2013 - 19 answers

Shoe shopping for Bigfoot!

Mr. Panda is in need of a new pair of boots. Difficulty - size 15 and with a specific style. [more inside]
posted by Attackpanda on Dec 30, 2012 - 8 answers

Boot to the head: find me good work boots

I am female and I work mainly outside as a gardener. I want to get two pairs of work boots, one for warm weather and one for cold weather. Can you give me recommendations for one or both of those pairs of boots? [more inside]
posted by sciencegeek on Dec 10, 2012 - 13 answers

Chukka chukka choo choo

Men's boots. I want something classy, understated, and durable that will stand up to snow and bike pedals. Under $200 if possible. [more inside]
posted by theodolite on Oct 14, 2012 - 15 answers

These boots were made for looking awesome

Help me find edgy, yet simple, high-quality boots for this upcoming Boston winter! [more inside]
posted by carmel on Oct 2, 2012 - 17 answers

Help me find these awesome vintage Michel Perry boots!

Brilliant shoe-finders of MeFi: can you help me track down a specific pair of shoes that probably aren't made anymore? [more inside]
posted by aka burlap on Sep 22, 2012 - 5 answers

Fetish footwear that isn't boots or heels?

I'm looking for shoes I can wear with my sexy/gothy/fetishy clothes that aren't boots or heels. [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone on Sep 8, 2012 - 20 answers

How to polish bright orange boots?

I'd like to polish up an old pair of orange Doc Martens. How does this work? [more inside]
posted by pmb on Sep 3, 2012 - 8 answers

Help me find fabulous, head-turning fall shoes or boots for $300-$500.

Can you help me find fabulous, head-turning fall shoes or boots for $300-$500? [more inside]
posted by slenderloris on Aug 18, 2012 - 16 answers

Need cute boots for my narrow feet and narrow calves

Recently stumbled on this years ago question about a search for boots with narrow calves. I have this problem too! [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Jun 3, 2012 - 6 answers

I'm not ready for a relationship, but I will commit to a pair of shoes.

Can you help me buy comfortable but stylish shoes? [more inside]
posted by costanza on May 8, 2012 - 30 answers

Where (UK) can I buy mens' boots / shoes that look like this but don't cost £400?

Where (UK) can I buy mens' boots / shoes that look like this but don't cost £400? Pictured shoes are in Ede & Ravenscroft, Cambridge.
posted by FuckingAwesome on Apr 24, 2012 - 11 answers

Baby needs a new pair of boots...

Need men's leather dress boots that can stand up to actual work. [more inside]
posted by thrasher on Apr 3, 2012 - 16 answers

These boots aren't very good for walking :(

Can I starch my slouchy suede boots? If so, how? [more inside]
posted by CTORourke on Mar 23, 2012 - 9 answers

Does Ben Sherman make quality shoes?

I'm thinking about buying a pair of Ben Sherman Manchester boots on super sale from JackThreads, but I'm concerned they'll just be another pair of cheap Chinese-made shoes and a waste of a hundred bucks. Anybody have experience with recently made Ben Sherman shoes in general or this model specifically? Alternatively, if you have good experiences with black, mid-calf (10-12 eyelet) boots, I'd like to hear those, too.
posted by maniactown on Jan 22, 2012 - 8 answers

Eww, mold/mildew in my shoes! Please help!

Ewww, my summer sandals (technically a water shoe) have visible mildew or mold in them! Help me fix this. Plus, now I'm paranoid about all my shoes and I physically can't smell. Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by vegartanipla on Jan 17, 2012 - 9 answers

I am a boot murderer

I'm really, really hard on shoes and boots. [more inside]
posted by Simon! on Dec 7, 2011 - 22 answers

Boots on the brain.

Trying to remember the name of a brand of boots, possibly named something similar to "Duffie". [more inside]
posted by acidic on Dec 5, 2011 - 3 answers

And glide... and glide...

Someone who very rarely wears high heels just got a pair of snazzy high heeled boots that I'm now wearing to work every day. (About an inch and a half tall, thick heels not stiletto) It's a learning experience. I'm trying to figure out how to walk gracefully but I still seem to be clomping awkwardly. Is there a trick to this or just practice? Also, I've observed that some women move their hips when they walk (which I've never done naturally) so I tried that but it makes this weird sensation in my hip joints like "popping" kind of. Is that normal? Is it just because it's a different kind of movement? Or does it mean I'm terribly deformed?
posted by bleep on Nov 17, 2011 - 27 answers

Are these British boots worth the price tag?

Looking for reviews and opinions on Solovair boots or similar Dr. Marten-esque styles. [more inside]
posted by Roman Graves on Oct 29, 2011 - 3 answers

Help me pick boots please.

Please give this Southern girl recently relocated to Boston a crash course in picking out boots. [more inside]
posted by estlin on Oct 28, 2011 - 34 answers

Where be these boots?

Name That Boot: A dapper friend has fallen in love with these boots. Can you help bring him and the boots together? [more inside]
posted by stuck on an island on Oct 20, 2011 - 12 answers

Where would I find these boots in NYC?

Where can I buy women's harness boots in New York City? [more inside]
posted by droplet on May 5, 2011 - 9 answers

Disinfecting stinky leather without damaging it beyond use?

My all-leather combat boots stink. Probably colonized by fungus. Looking to disinfect and wash without murdering the old, already mildly damaged leather. [more inside]
posted by wires on Mar 27, 2011 - 6 answers

I'm thisclose to breaking my hip on my weekly commute.

Native Angeleno new to DC, and even with my snail-pace shuffle, I am still slipping left and right during my walk to the subway. If you spend a lot of time walking on icy roads, what do you use to gain a stable footing and traction? Online, I've found LL Bean Stabilicers, YakTrax, and select shoes by The North Face that are supposed to have better traction because of "Ice Pick™ temperature-sensitive outsole lugs." Before I spend a bunch of money on any of these, I'd like to know - what do you use that works? Is there some secret snow walk I should know? HELP. [more inside]
posted by invisible ink on Jan 29, 2011 - 39 answers

I'm looking for womens winter hiking shoes

I'm looking for a women's winter hiking boot / trail shoe. Specifications inside.. [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso on Nov 30, 2010 - 6 answers

These non-leather boots were made for walking and sprinting in the rain and snow.

I need vegan men's work boots in size 7 or 7.5. Please help? [more inside]
posted by cheerwine on Nov 5, 2010 - 6 answers

Boots are hard

Question regarding boots and knowing what to wear to work. Can a woman wear a pair of black mid-calf or taller boots to work and look appropriate? Or do most people change shoes at work? And how can I find a pair of boots that will please my demanding feet? [more inside]
posted by amethysts on Oct 29, 2010 - 22 answers

Do warm, comfy, stylish, inexpensive, flat winter boots and shoes exist? Where?

Looking for very warm, comfortable, inexpensive, stylish, low-heeled knee high boots or shoes for fall/winter. Also, good arch support needed. Help me wade through what's currently available. [more inside]
posted by cmgonzalez on Oct 16, 2010 - 13 answers

Help me fix these boots!

Please help me with these boots I just bought! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 3, 2010 - 9 answers

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