Short answer: Yes. Long answer: Maybe. There are many factors to take into consideration when purchasing boots for your Autumn treks. One: What level of durability are you looking for? Thinking of taking on the Rocky Mountains or just trudging through the wet streets of the city? Two: What look are you going for? Want some waffle-making, guff-kicking Doc Martins or a bit more classic, grown up looking set of Red Wings? Three: What’s your price range? Take for instance the Irish Setter Red Wings via Old Hickoree’s Hard Goods.
The vintage 1950s boots have proven to stand the test of time both in the way of outlasting the elements and also in their timeless look. Now the question comes into play, would you drop $345 for a pair of them? For that same price you could snag a set of Polo Ralph Lauren Rangers and Fossil Sidwings. As cool as those two boots are, they certainly aren’t as unique as the Irish Setters.
When it comes down to brass tacks, it’s personal preference. For me, I would go the route of two boots for the price of these. That in no way diminishes the sheer style and want of these. It’s just one of those thing, I suppose. Maybe when the economy rebounds and I can readjust my income. Let’s just hope that happens before September 22.