The subject of ‘work boots’ is one that doesn’t get a ton of coverage here, but I have a feeling that we all own a pair. These are the boots that are loving referred to as ‘shitkickers’. They are bar boots, they are tailgating boots, they are weekend boots, a field boot, and they have probably been set on fire.
My preferred choice are the Red Wing Pecos, as they are made like tanks. I’m a Wellington (pull on) boot guy, so I prefer the 1155s, which have a little more of a pronounced heel, or the 1178s, which are cut more like a roper. The leather is super thick, and the soles are almost indestructible. They are a dressed down version of traditional, leather bottom cowboy boot, but still look great with jeans, khakis, a button down, and a vest. Unfortunately, both have been discontinued, so you’ll have to find a pair on Ebay (for a steal).
Wear them hard, and they look better with age. Here are a few examples of well worn Pecos:
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