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Boots may be made for walking, but they should also look the part – stylish and functional. While one boot can fit most scenarios, it certainly does not fit all. Thinking of going off the grid, but not before you see out a week in the office? You'll need both smart boots and a pair built for exploring. Whatever your needs, your foolproof guide starts here.
Black lace-up leather boots for men

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The formal boot

Places to be? People to see? These fancied up boots are best suited for your best suit and make standing up through those boring AF speeches at your cousin’s wedding a cinch.
The boot: Leather lace-up.
black chelsea boot

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The work horse

Sure, you’ll do whatever it takes to do as little real work as humanly possible, but your office kicks actually care about doing what you pay them to do. Find yourself a pair that look the part and go the distance (whether it’s halfway across town for a meeting, or just to the printer).
The boot: Chelsea boots.
Suede black lace up boots

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The all-rounder

An essential in every guy’s arsenal of shoes, everyday boots are the kind you can walk, run and jump in; wear to work, school, or on a date; dress up with a blazer and black jeans, or dress down with joggers and a sweatshirt. In other words, wonder boots.
The boot: Desert suedes
Tan suede workman boots with black laces

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The party boot

Just because the summer's over, it doesn’t mean you’re doomed to spend the rest of the year at home on the couch watching Netflix and Insta-stalking that hottie you met at Uni Games. Embrace the chill of cold-weather parties with boots that can handle the elements.
The boot: Suede lace-ups
lace up black boots with silver eyelets

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The explorer

Speaking of the elements, the outdoorsman needs good boots, too – they should be hardy, practical and able to withstand any conditions. Most importantly, though, they still need to look good. No need to throw your style cred out the window just because you’re hiking Mount Kosciuszko..
The boot: Sturdy lace-up