There are many boots that are versatile enough to pair well with both a rugged jeans-and-tee outfit and a dressy office suit. Problem is, it’s also easy to get one that looks like it might work, but don’t quite play out that way once you’re actually trying them on with your wardrobes at home. Alden’s Laurel Plain-Toe Boots, though, are as sure-thing as you can get, with its dressy silhouette, glossy look, and extremely durable construction.
A collaboration between Alden and Need Supply, these boots boast shell cordovan leather on the upper, giving it the kind of shine and texture that works extremely well for dressier styles. If you don’t know, shell cordovan also happens to be unusually durable, making for the kind of material that will look even better once you beat it up a bit with frequent use, making these boots equally functional for those days you’re donning a pair of jeans for less-than-formal functions.
The Alden Laurel Plain-Toe Boots sport a classic hi-top blucher boot shape that helps it work well with dressier styling. They pair that traditional silhouette, though, with all-black eyelets and flat waxed laces that harken to the favored boots of the punk rock era, giving it a slight combat boot aesthetic that renders it suitable for more casual settings. Completing the versatile aesthetic of these unlined shoes are a round toe, double waterlock outsoles, all-around welt, and Black Goodyear stitching.
Available now, the Alden Laurel Plain-Toe Boots are priced at $730.