The shoe that’s getting me through spring’s muddy patch is Madewell’s The Citywalk Lugsole Lace-Up Boot in Leather. For stiffly constructed shoes that draw heavily from combat boots, they feel light on the feet, and are fairly comfortable (once broken in, which only took a few hours for me). While the Citywalk Lace-Up Boot is not waterproof (so stay away from puddles), the leather upper is fairly easy to maintain, though are not impervious to scratches or creases.
Some great details: the functional back zipper which allows easy-on-and-off; the contrasting welt stitching (A+ for visual interest); the durable lugsole; and the MWL Cloudlift Lite padding.
And in terms of fit, I thought these shoes fit true to size with boot socks, or go down half a size if you have narrow feet.
I look forward to pairing these versatile boots with my many floral midi dresses later this spring.
You can find the Madewell The Citywalk Lugsole Lace-Up Boots at Amazon, Madewell, Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Zappos.
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In other boots news, one of my January Favorites, the Sam Edelman Lydell Combat Boot is currently on sale in all colors at Amazon, with the style in “Sesame” (a pinkish beige) 72% off in all sizes when Sold by Amazon.