OK /fa/ I need your expertise here. I've come across a predicament in my life where I need a pair of good looking boots that I can wear everyday. Basically I shattered my left ankle while hiking (in sandals) and now need some shoes, at least for a while, that give me great support. I've already figured out what I'm going to do for short season so I'm hot worried about that. But, I seem to have fallen NJ love with the tanker boot style, but the only ones I can find are shiny black or desert tan, and neither of those fit my wardrobe. So, I come to you asking if you know of any easy off boots that look nice and can be worn every day. Not too expensive, but they don't have to be cheap.
If you want to go full autist mode and wear jump boots like the Airborne, at least do yourself a favor and get their side-zip boots instead of tankers with that Kingdom Hearts belt shit. I also can't really recommend wearing jump boots with anything but slacks/suits, but it could work once you break them in and give them a vintage look.
Also, don't go walking around with your pant cuffs tucked in/bloused in your jump boots, especially cap toes. Just a word of advice.
Mmm, I'd probably only blouse them if I were in the woods. I may cuff, but that's it. Like I said, everyday wear. So they'll get nice and vintage looking real quick, haha. By the way, do you know of any way to take the shine off of a black leather boot?
Just don't polish them. Also soak them in water and wear them for a day.
If you want boots for innawoods but also want the adaptability of being worn casually with jeans or cargoes, I'd recommend getting hot weathers; they are very flexible with little to no break-in period, and your feet won't roast in them like the hard grain Corcorans.
I have dedicated hiking boots, but should I happen to go out without them, I wouldnt want whatever pants I'm wearing to get snagged at the cuff. When you say hot weather boots, do you mean a certain brand?
Basically I was with some mates, we were gonna go down to a local swimming hole. Hang around in hammocks, just have a good time. On the way out I was wearing wet Birkenstock's, going down a hill and my foot slid out of the right one, but the left stayed in place. Major dislocation, broke the joint, and three other bones. I have a picture of it. It's pretty gnarly.
OK, I'll look at em. I'm going to be buying a lot of boots, so I'm up for anything at this point.
red wing iron rangers are pretty good quality if that's the look you're going for.
there's also nike sfb's but i'm not sure if that's what you're after since they're kinda techwear/military esque but with a slim silhouette