Not owning a pair of Red Wings myself, I have to go on my brother’s recommendation to pick up some of my own. He’s always bragging about his: how comfortable they are, how durable, waterproof, stylish, etc, etc, etc. And, yeah, they most certainly are. With the Colorado weather having dropped a few degrees in the past couple of days, I have begun hunting down jackets, base layers, wool socks, knit caps, sweaters, and most importantly, footwear. It’s no secret I’ve been eyeing the Keds Pro Courts and Bagua/Warrior Kung Fu shoes, but when I step back, I have to realize (especially when I scan the shoe collection in the closet), that I lack a good pair of boots.
I frequent the Rocky Mountains in the colder months and a pair of canvas shoes do not sound so ideal. And though I most likely will still pick up a pair at some point between now and then, investing in my own pair of Red Wings is probably a good idea, too. JCrew has a nice set of them, but with a little more hunting, I bet you dollars to Deloreans that I can find something a taaaaad more in my price range. I’m not saying that the Iron Rangers are wildly expensive, I am merely pointing out that the Internet provides 1000+ options for any one pair of shoes/boots.