Every good craftsman needs a good pair of brown boots! The classic brown boot pairs well with jeans or dressed up with a suit. Depending upon your industry specialty, they can go from the job site to wearing them out around town. But there’s no need to own just one pair! Add another pair or two to your closet, depending upon what your lifestyle calls for. Here’s some great boots to own; take a peek and buy a pair for yourself:
If you’re looking for a heavy-duty work boot that can handle just about anything, the Caterpillar Men’s 2nd Shift 6″ Steel Toe Boot is a great pick. They have two sets of fasteners so that it fits better and has padded ankle with total leather composition. For a more versatile boot that looks and works great, on or off the job site, check out the Red Wing Heritage Iron Ranger 6-Inch Boot. The soles have great traction, feel comfortable, and the natural leather adds a classic touch to whatever you’re wearing.
There are some amazing hiking trails along the Pacific, and if you’ve had a chance to enjoy any of them, you know that a good pair of boots can make the view at the top much sweeter. The Vasque Breeze 2.0 hiking boots with hefty soles and brown leather upper are great for cold weather hikes and uneven terrain. Plus the GORE-TEX waterproofing is a bonus when trekking under cloud showers.
If you like wingtips, the Allen Edmond Dalton is a gorgeous set made with premium calfskin and orange leather lining. The design is stunning with brogue perforations, double leather sole, and a Goodyear construction. If you’re looking for something a bit more formal, the APC Corentin ankle boot is eye-catching with sleek Portuguese leather and three-hole lacing.
Because we get a lot of rain in the northwest, we’re including our recommendation for wet weather boots. One truly effective boot to wear is the Timberland Stormbuck Duck Boots. Thanks to the rubberized toe cap and ortholite insoles, your feet will stay cozy while you’re trampling through the mud in these babies.
The suede desert boot is a great casual boot that works well with your jeans or Carhartt/twill khakis, especially when the weather is nicer because it’s a lighter boot. The Weekender Chukka offers amazing comfort and needs almost no breaking-in. It’s probably not going to be sturdy enough on the job, but keep a pair in your car if you’re heading straight to a date after work.
Cowboy boots add flair, fun, and a little height to any man’s wardrobe. They usually require a little time to break in, so be prepared to commit to dancing or riding in these for awhile to get the perfect fit. Hand-stitching and Texan history makes the Lucchese Riding Boot an excellent choice for any country boy.
If you’re aiming to impress at a stylish event or date night out, the Helm Lee low is a really unique take on a European style. They’ve got a denim inlay paired with Tasman York leather which’ll give you an air of Seventh Avenue on your next night out.
The Chippewa Apache Lacer is sturdy and good-looking, made with high quality leather and a Vibram Stockbridge outsole. Chippewa has been making boots for 116 years in Wisconsin, you can’t get more American than that! And if you like the old rugged logging styles of the late 19th Century, Danner Williams is a wonderful find. Featuring Goodyear Welt Construction, they’re made of distressed leather and can go with you to almost any occasion.
If you’re looking for a new job site to try out your new brown boots, call Madden today! We work with employers that are looking for talented craftsmen like you.