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You know the sort of thing: guys who cheap womens timberland boots wear old Asics running shoes with too-baggy navy suits to the office on a Monday morning. Or men who still think a “going-out shoe” is something tan, highly polished and with a pointy, square toe. Birkenstocks, if worn with shorts at the weekend, can also be a sign of a man having given up on life. Sure, they are comfortable, but so is a coffin.
Although my fashion palette is perhaps timberland outlet uk boots getting narrower, I’m yet to throw in the towel completely on wearing silly fashion garms, especially when it comes to footwear. OK, it’s not like I’ll arrive to a client pitch wearing a pair of Balenciaga x Crocs or show up to an interview wearing a pair of skis, but still I like to think my boots show an understated commitment to style over substance.
I have two pairs for the winter months: the first, a pair of narrow black Burberry Chelsea boots that I must have had resoled half a vans shoes womens sale dozen times. So far so sturdy, right? Wrong. What they have in rock’n’roll aesthetic they lack in hardiness: rain water frequently leaks between the leather and rubber, not least if a puddle is encountered. The second on heavy rotation is a pair of Cuban-heeled boots from a Swedish brand called Everyday Hero: the three-inch heel adds to one’s ego, sure, but is deadly when worn over January’s ice patches.