So probably my most-worn pair of shoes for the past couple years has been the inexpensive Nordstrom 1901 Barrett chukka in brown suede:





This is the same shoe that was featured on the Dappered main site, but in a darker chocolate brown color.

In fact, I have worn them so much that the tread on the rubber sole is almost completely worn down, and at some point in the foreseeable future I'm going to need to replace them.

I'm looking for something in the same style but higher quality/resoleable. Specifically, something that is:

  • Suede
  • Chocolate brown
  • Sleek, suit-appropriate shape
  • Rubber sole with enough lug to wear on snow and ice



Any recommendations? I am ok with spending a bit of money but am nervous about some of the more commonly-mentioned overseas brands that might be hard to try on for sizing or have expensive return shipping.