If you’re a practical, only-the-basics kinda guy, you know that having any more shoes than you need feels unnecessary. You look for dress shoes that get you to work on time, snow boots that keep you warm, and sneakers that get you in and out of the grocery store in 5 minutes flat.
So what’s a smart guy to do when the mercury dips and your go-to shoes just aren’t cutting it anymore? Enter lace-up boots. They’re perfect if you need just one type of boot that’s going to work Monday to Friday with suits or dress pants, but will pair just as well Saturday and Sunday with jeans or chinos. Bottom line: lace-up boots will keep your feet warm and make you look really good (how’s that for a smart investment?).
We asked a few DSW Home Office Shoe Lovers to show off how it’s done.
Monday morning rolls around, and you’re basically reaching for whatever’s clean and the least wrinkled. Slip on the Aston Grey Denali chukka boot with grey dress pants and a crisp button up. Come Friday night, slip ’em on again with dark jeans, a cool leather jacket, and then text your friends—first round’s gonna be on you.
Aston Grey Denali Chukka Boot $99.95 (Compare at $205!)
Interview? Client meeting? You’ve got to up the style stakes a little bit. Don’t sweat it—the Aston Grey Staten tucks nicely under your suit pants, with great wingtip detailing that makes these leather lace-up boots look like men’s dress shoes. So obviously they’re perfect for Saturday night dinner if you’ve got to meet the parents. (Don’t worry—they’re gonna love you.)
Aston Grey Staten Wingtip Boot $109.95 (Compare at $195!)
When you’re running from meeting to meeting, you don’t have time for uncomfortable kicks on your feet. Good thing the Bullboxer Gelos keeps you supported and stylish, stride for stride. And once Sunday afternoon rolls around, you’ll be slipping these on again to catch the big game with family and friends.
Bullboxer Gelos $99.95 (Compare at $130!) (Check it out in a DSW store near you!)