Thursday Boot Co.'s cap-toe Captain boots in olive suede.
There's something about this time of year that calls for more substantial footwear. You want something on your feet that can take on the unpredictable weather of the season. Even if you're blessed with a more temperate climate, you want a boot. And in late 2017 (as we prepare to enter 2018), that means you want a boot that's masculine and durable, with just a hint of heft. Thick-soled and sturdy, today's best styles toe the line between rugged work boots and the sophisticated dress versions you can easily wear into the office. They pair nicely with your tailored and cuffed flannel trousers but, of course, were made for beat-up denim or worn-in chinos. From proper slush-kickers and hikers to classic chukkas built to take on gnarly wet weather, here are the best buys for your money, no matter your budget.
Want a tough pair of boots that will tackle anything Mother Nature throws at them (while keeping your feet warm and dry)? These are for you.
Thursday Boot Co., $199
Because you want some durable boots that can take on the weather while looking good with your favorite suit on meeting day.
You don't need to camp or hike to take advantage of these comfortable boots with grippy soles and mountaineer details.
If you don't have to worry about snow and slush, these are less extreme than the others above but still look seasonal.
Red Wing Heritage, $260