One of my essentials for this Fall/Winter season are Work Boots. I rarely see males on the streets of Toronto wearing Work Boots, unless they are on the construction site. A lot of times when guys think about shoes I think they separate them into two categories: (i) sneakers and (ii) dress shoes. Don’t get me wrong, I love my sneakers and dress shoes, but it’s about time we stopped overlooking boots as a staple for fall and winter.
If you’re looking for a pair of Work Boots I would recommend buying a pair that follows a classic silhouette. A classic looking boot makes the boot look timeless and you don’t have to buy a new pair every year.
Over the past few years I’ve seen a lot higher end brands are coming out with Work Boots. I’m not a big supporter of these, as I think they are more concerned with trying to place their logo on the boot rather than making a quality product. One line of boots I would recommend though is Red Wings . They only specialize in boots and all of their boots are still hand crafted.
For those who are hesitant about buying a pair of boots because you are concerned about looking like a construction worker, try a pair of boots with a white sole. The white sole gives the boot a modern and sophisticated look that will allow you to pair the boot with most of your wardrobe.
I purposely wore more of a “dressed up” look with my Red Wings boots to show that you don’t have to wear only casual clothing with Work Boots