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Updated on Wednesday, October 29

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QUESTION: What are some reasonably priced mens boots?

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  1. If you want a decent pair that will last more than one winter, you're probably looking at around $200.

    Some brands to look at:
    Timberland
    Blundstone
    Red Wing

    Or just go to the mall and see if there's something you like


    These are on sale right now:
    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_13?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=thorogood+boots&sprefix=thorogood+boo%2Caps%2C163

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  2. I like Merrells if you are looking for a hiking type of boot. They are expensive, but should last a long time.

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    1. Depends on how you use them. I had a very nice (albeit expensive) pair of Merrells that were awesome in the snow. They had thick treads and soft rubber to help bite into anything that was thrown at them along with being waterproof and very warm.

      The only problem was the combination of hilly terrain (I lived in downtown Kitchener) and warm weather. The soft rubber wore quite quickly when walking up and down hilly terrain on concrete sidewalks that were bare of snow from an afternoon thaw due to drastic swings in temperature. They only lasted two seasons before the tread was so worn at the heel I had to replace them.

      Just something to think about if you do a lot of walking in the winter.

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    2. This is very true. I have two pairs of Merrells, one for spring/fall or hiking in the summer, they are waterproof, not insulated, but with a pair of nice socks, they are great for cold days. For the winter I have a pair like yours, soft sole, and warm. They definitely wear out faster, but I try not to wear them when it gets warmer out.

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  3. Can't go wrong with the classic Timberland 6 inch or even their EarthKeepers line. You don't really need to spend more than $200 for a quality pair. Anything more and you're just paying for the brand or hand made.

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    1. It really depends on what you want the boots for. Style? You're absolutely right, but really good, functional boots that will not fall apart after a season or two of outdoors work or similar stresses are going to run you easily over the $250 range.

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    2. Yeah but I meant for normal day to day use seeing as he's a student

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  4. Shoping bags and duct tape

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    1. Hey 4, take that shopping bag put it over top your head then tape it around your neck.

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  5. I bought a pair of softmoc boots last year for 85 bucks at payless shoe in kitchener, wore them almost every day of the winter, still in decent shape.

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