boots for the high plains drifter
North Dakota is cold, with a vicious freeze-thaw cycle to negotiate through every winter. Need a boot that can handle snow, wicked ice, slush, -30 temps, and not look like I wandered in from a Vermont maple tree farm. Shearling coats are wonderful, why not a shearling boot? But, not an Ugg looking boot. Something with more authority and attitude. After looking at a large number of boots, it came down to the Sam Hubbard Lodge boot or the Born shearling lined boot. The Hubbard boot is a winner, but this is better! The fit is excellent. You want to wander barefoot in the shearling. Great grip on questionable surfaces. And the price was half the Hubbard. Half! Less than $200!
You need a boot you can wear with confidence outside in a North Dakota winter, as well as downtown to the BBQ and bistro, this is it. I heartily and highly recommend these boots. Wear 'em, kick ol' man Winter's butt, and look good doing it.
Boots this good, I'm saving up for an Overland shearling coat. Good deals there, too.