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    Quote Originally Posted by alexd3 View Post
    I have a pair of these in the Honey color and really like them.

    https://taftclothing.com/products/th...-boot-in-brown
    Those look interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mebejoseph View Post
    Yeah, there's an REI about 20 minutes away. Maybe I'll try that. I hate shopping brick and mortar, but I may not have a choice.

    Thanks.
    REI sells online if you don't want to shop in the store. For footwear I prefer brick and mortar because fit is so crucial. You can get anything you buy online sent to the nearest store for pickup for free, so no need to worry about shipping charges.
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    I would like to give a huge recommendation to the Danner Vertigo 917. I've had them since this past summer and I have really fallen in love with them. Personally I love the look of them, that mix of Chelsea boot and hiking shoe really appeals to me - I feel like they feel at home both on the trail and in the city. I've taken them hiking in the mountains in Colorado as well as on a weekend trip to DC that involved a ton of walking. One of the things that I truly love about them is how quick they are to take on and off. Pretty much every other boot I own, even my other pair of hiking boots, takes more time to take on and off. I am not sure I would call them perfect, I wish the insole was a bit thicker/had more squish to it and the leather on them isn't the highest quality by any means, but if you like the look of them, I would highly consider giving them a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ito View Post
    I would like to give a huge recommendation to the Danner Vertigo 917. I've had them since this past summer and I have really fallen in love with them. Personally I love the look of them, that mix of Chelsea boot and hiking shoe really appeals to me - I feel like they feel at home both on the trail and in the city. I've taken them hiking in the mountains in Colorado as well as on a weekend trip to DC that involved a ton of walking. One of the things that I truly love about them is how quick they are to take on and off. Pretty much every other boot I own, even my other pair of hiking boots, takes more time to take on and off. I am not sure I would call them perfect, I wish the insole was a bit thicker/had more squish to it and the leather on them isn't the highest quality by any means, but if you like the look of them, I would highly consider giving them a try.
    Thanks, I like them--but that white or off-white sole--I'm not sure that's me.


    But these--maybe

    https://www.danner.com/portland-sele...rween-rio.html
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    I think the white soles are what kind of give that slight sneaker vibe that makes them feel like they are meeting in the middle of rugged hiking boot and a more urban style shoe, but I can totally see why that is not appealing to some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mebejoseph View Post
    Thanks, I like them--but that white or off-white sole--I'm not sure that's me.


    But these--maybe

    https://www.danner.com/portland-sele...rween-rio.html
    thats a nice looking boot

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    Thanks for the input everyone.

    So, I've got four pairs on the way, one pair each of:

    https://www.clarksusa.com/c/Ashcombe...TEX/p/26135409


    https://www.allenedmonds.com/sale/fa...alpine&start=1


    https://www.wolverine.com/US/en/harw...799432845.html


    https://www.jfitzpatrickfootwear.com...in-snuff-suede

    And will probably stop by REI for a look at some of the Danners and other shoes recommended by you all.

    I'm hoping the Jftizpatrick shoes work out, because I do like to support his brand. And his assistant or partner (not sure which), Che was very helpful over the phone.

    On the other hand, I've always wanted a Wolverine 1000 Mile boot, just because I like the name.

    But one of them should. And I will repress my cheapness and eat the expedited shipping costs as well as shipping back for the ones that don't work--without complaining. And even pay that stupid $25 restocking charge at AE. Or did I just complain?

    Thanks again.
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    I like the look of the AE Alpine Chukka boots.

    While it is hard to discern exact colors from a photo online they look similar in color to my AE Higgins Mill which I love.

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    What about Dr Marten? For a quick trip that requires condor out of the box and wet weather, I’m satisfied with most of my pairs that I’ve had for years.
    Not quite as Dappered, but defensively stylish and weatherproof.
    Just a thought


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    I live in SF and do a ton of walking (lately around poop on the street..but that's another story) and need something that can handle rain but still look decent. The Jack Erwin Reade boots have been amazing for me:
    https://www.jackerwin.com/collection...products/reade

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