Lace Up Boots

I’m getting on the lace up boot bandwagon.  Now to decide which one…

Wolverine Shell Cordovan 1000 Mile Boot from Orvis

Alden for J. Crew Suede Boots – I’m a sucker for anything snuff.

Trickers Handmade Derby Boot

Alden Muir Indy Boot in Loden Green from Unionmade

Red Wing Beckman Boot in Chestnut

Alden Indy Boot in Brown Chromexcel



  1. Benn
    12/26/2011 / 10:16 AM

    The Wolverine, or the Alden Indy. These seem to the two that really kicked off the boot come-back, and still seem to be the two best.

  2. Nate
    12/26/2011 / 10:21 AM

    I am with Benn. I love the 1000 miles a ton, and you just can’t go wrong with a boot named after the most bad ass archaeologist of all time

  3. Justin
    12/26/2011 / 12:03 PM

    Alden Indy. Tough.

  4. John Burton
    12/26/2011 / 12:40 PM

    I am going in a diffent direction. The lace up boot is about performance. The Indy boot, a classic. But the Red Wing looks more like you actually need a boot, and authenticity is the cornerstone of style.

  5. Evan
    12/26/2011 / 3:10 PM

    Alden Indy if your going for rugged.
    Alden Cordovan if your going for swag.

  6. Terry
    12/26/2011 / 4:55 PM

    The problem that I have with most of these is that they look like “Depression-era” work boots. I do like the Trickers boot, but I could never pull the trigger on any of the others. I am not criticizing your choices – its just MY problem.

  7. Jedidiah Green
    12/26/2011 / 6:18 PM

    Whilen none are a bad choice, to me, it comes down to how you are going to wear the boot: casual from jeans to khakis or dressier with slacks, etc. For casual, you just can’t beat an all-time classic in the Alden Indy boot. Dress calls for the the Tricklers. Either way, you can’t lose.
    Jedidiah Green

  8. Jim
    01/03/2012 / 11:15 AM

    Check out the ultimate indy from Leather Soul. The pair I have is Horween’s kudu leather – which is essentially heavily oiled and hand treated calfskin, done in the same procedure as shell cordovan. You may have to wait for the next production run, but the wait was worth it.

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