The 2 Golden Rules to Boot Buying

Men’s boots can be dressed up or dressed down. Whether you’re street, uptown, downtown or out in the country, a quality pair of boots can make a normal outfit really stand out.

Most of us are currently suffering through the doldrums of winter, which is the perfect time to wrap your feet into some stylish, comfortable and weather-ready boots.

Here’s our 2 Golden Rules when it comes to buying boots!

1.   Buy Functional Style

There is a boot made for every occasion. With that said different boot types have different functions. No matter what reason you’re buying a new pair of boots, there will be a style that appeals to you. Don’t be afraid to shop around and demand that your hard-earned dollars are spent on something you’ll actually feel good about wearing.

Here’s a few of our favorites:

Ugg Men’s Seton TI Winter Boot ($199)

Ugg Seton TI Winter Boot

Durable, water proof, and made to take on the snow, sleet and rain. Perfect for the guy who wants to wear sweatpants every day. These boots are just as cozy.

Polo Ralph Lauren Men’s Ranger Boot ($169)

Polo Ralph Lauren Ranger Boot

This everyman’s boot goes with just about any outfit. A great choice for the guy who never knows what to wear.

SOREL Men’s Madson Moc Toe Waterproof Buff Boot ($149)

Sorel Madson Moc Toe Waterproof Buff Boot

Rugged with a vintage feel. Oh, and their waterproof.

Clarks Originals Men’s Desert Boot ($89)

Clarks Originals Desert Boot

A great weekend shoe. Casual yet polished design.

Florsheim Men’s Indie Cap Boot ($169)

Florsheim Indie Cap Boot

For the guy who demands comfort with his style.

2.   Comfort is Key

A boot is more than a shoe, and because bootmakers have a lot of options when designing the sole, heel, upper and insole, boots should be comfortable. Even if you’re stuck sitting at a desk most of the day, each foot will hit the ground over 3,000 times in an average day. Make sure your boot gives you the proper support. No matter how much you like the way a boot looks, you’re not going to wear it if they’re uncomfortable.

Here’s a few of the most comfortable boots you’ll ever slip your feet into:

Under Armour Men’s Stellar Tactical Boot ($85)

Under Armour Stellar Tactical Boot

Under Armour is quickly making a name for itself in work boots. These provide great comfort, especially for those who move a lot during the workday.

Thorogood Men’s American Heritage 6” Moc Toe Boot ($200)

Thorogood American Heritage Moc Toe Boot

These boots are known for their durability and quality. The oil-tanned leather also gives the boots a little extra shine.

Wolverine Men’s Raider Boot ($110)

Wolverine Raider Boot

Classic work boot style combined with Wolverine’s many years of experience. It’s the boot for the working man.

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