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Grant Stone Caps Off a French Calf Leather Boot

I bought actual boots for the first time in my adult life recently*. They aren’t these ones, and I haven’t received them yet so I don’t have a personal review of Boots in My Life, but it seemed like it was time.  I probably won’t be wearing them to any nice functions—I suppose no one will be wearing any footwear to nice functions anytime soon, though—but I’m excited to see how it plays out. As far as boots can be worn to nice functions, however, these Grant Stone Cap Toe Boots definitely play. And comfortably, too.

(*I’ve owned chukkas but haven’t worn them in literal years and I’ve been in staunch public opposition to boots for a long time. I won’t apologize for this take, but I also recognize when I have a hole in my closet. This time, it was boot-sized. I can’t help that.)

Done in a chocolate antique calf leather from the Annonay tannery in France, they’re outfitted with a full-grain leather lining—sourced from Milwaukee—and feature a cap toe, a micro-stud rubber outsole, speed hooks up top, brass eyelets down low, and a Goodyear-welt construction to allow for re-soling if you’re into that kind of thing.

Even if semi-formal clothing seems a little abstract right now, things can’t go on this way forever. And if they can, at least you bought some boots that made you happy during the fall.

Available at Heddels for $335