Kenneth Cole Custom Last Boot – $91.89 | Florsheim Colfax Dress Boot – $87.96
$90.00 is getting kind of expensive for a pair of shoes. But when it comes to dress boots, finding anything cheaper than that is a chore. And if you have found a pair of dress boots for say, $70… they’re probably made by Giorgio Brutini, which is a brand that has a tendency to make shoes that smell like gasoline. Seriously, read some of the reviews of those shoes. The words “Odor” and “Gas” come up a lot. Dropping an extra $20 for boots that won’t make you smell like Octane 93 is well worth it. Here’s two pair that are worth the extra money:
Kenneth Cole Custom Last Boot – $91.89
Brown shoes are almost always more casual than black shoes, so you can take a few extra liberties with a brown dress boot. The bike toe on these boots wouldn’t necessarily look right if they came in black and you wore them with a suit… but in brown, they just might work with a khaki colored summer chino two button.
They’d look perfect with dark wash jeans, cords, or chinos and a sweater. Not a bad pair of modern boots for around $90 from one of the bigger names in the business.
Florsheim Colfax Dress Boot – $87.96
Here’s the qualities of a good black dress boot:
- Can easily transition between chinos and jeans
- A pointed but not spear like toe
- Clean leather tops. Less Stitching the Better
- Has enough shine that you could wear them with a blazer and tie.
Florsheim’s Colfax Dress Boot does all of that. And for a decent price. Would they be even better if they had a zipper on the side instead of the elastic? Of course… but, at under $90 it’s tough to start getting that picky.