10 Great Boots for Butches

1. Chukka Boots 2. Suede Desert Boots 3. Moc Toe Work Boots 4. Suede Smart Casual Boots 5. Chelsea Boots 6. Gray Casual Boots 7. Leather Boots 8. Bean Boots 9. Moc Toe Chukkas 10. Dress Boots

When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen. – A. A. Milne

I love boots all year round, but something about the winter months makes me want to wear them every single day. They are great for sloshing through puddles. You can wear thick, warm (not-quite-appropriate for the office) socks and no one can even tell. And, of course, they make me feel dapper as hell.

There’s something inherently masculine about boots (unless they have a high heel, obvi). A lot of boots have their origins in workwear, the military, or sporting (as in hunting, not basketball), and they carry a bit of that rugged heritage with them.

Boots are utilitarian, sturdy, and tough, and wearing them always gives me a little extra confidence. If I’m wearing boots, I’m strutting through the halls at the office, or striding boldly down the sidewalk.

Every butch should have some boots in her shoe closet. Here’s a roundup of some of my favorites.

Clarks Bushacre 2 Chukka Boot ($60).

ASOS DESIGN Suede Desert Boots ($35).

Eastland Lumber Up Lace Up Boot ($110).

Cole Haan Feathercraft Grand Boot ($100).

Bruno Marc Suede Chelsea Boots ($30).

Thursday Boots Captain Shadow Grey ($199).

Thursday Boots President ($200).

Bean Boots by L.L.BeanĀ®, Rubber Moc ($99).

Eastland 1955 Edition Seneca Moc Toe Boot ($99).

Unlisted by Kenneth Cole Dress Boots ($65).