Brad Bennett of Well Spent Makes a Case for Plain-Toe Boots (and Shares His 6 Top Pairs)

Each week, Chicago-based style blogger Brad Bennett of Well Spent recommends the can't-miss quality items that won't put a strain on your wallet.



Capps Shoe Co.: Welt Chukka Dress Boot


Genuine leather upper Drilex lining Goodyear welt Vibram rubber sole Made in Virginia Police-, sheriff-, and armed-forces-approved

Best Price: $105 at Capps Shoe Co.

Chippewa: 6-Inch Chocolate Apache Lacer Boot



Full-grain Apache Bay leather upper Drill vamp lining Goodyear welt Vibram Stockbridge sole Made in Texas, depending on which factory

Best Price: $122 at Online Boot Store

Thorogood for Epaulet: No. 685 Boot



Horween vegetable-tanned-horsehide upper Goodyear welt Neoprene/cork/rubber sole Made in Wisconsin

Best Price: $260 at Epaulet

Red Wing: 9016 Beckman Classic Round-Toe Boot


Premium leather upper Leather lining Goodyear welt Steel shank Leather-and-rubber sole Made in Minnesota

Best Price: $300 at Revolve Clothing

Wolverine: 1,000 Mile Boot



Horween Chromexcel leather upper Goodyear welt Stacked leather heel Made in Michigan

Best Price: $325 at Sherman Brothers

Alden: Plain-Toe Indy Boot


Horween natural Chromexcel leather upper Glove-leather lining Goodyear Storm welt Tempered-steel shank Neoprene/cork/rubber sole Made in Massachusetts

Best Price: $479 at The Shoe Mart

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