While I have personally not delved into the world of apple-bottom jeans, I am a strong advocate for boots-with-the-fur. Or more specifically, shearling, as an extra cushioning layer for your soles. But the clunky mountaineer duck boots where said shearling lining is present, is suitable only for a post-blizzard commute or a hike up the Himalayas (we really see no difference in both activities!).
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Enter the below seven boots that are inarguably pretty and absolutely functional. Why wear a duck boot when you get a Chloe duck boot (read: great gold hardware details and extra-wide frayed laces)? These are the questions you need to be asking yourself! Or if you can’t give up the lewk of a leather combat boot, try one with a discrete shearling padding on the inside. Happy shopping!