My lovely girlfriend picked me up a pair of Thorogood Moc Toe Boots for Christmas. I had been eyeing these for a few months as cheaper alternative to the Red Wing lifestyle model and I can now say they are even better than I had expected. The leather is supple, the colour is perfect, and they're just waiting to be broken in. I got the 6-inch model but they come in an 8-inch model as well if you want a little extra support. Thorogood boots are made by the Weinbrenner Shoe Company in Wisconsin who have been making boots since 1892. The boots feature a Vibram Christy sole, which should provide some comfort when walking in them all winter long. Due to the use of a Goodyear welt construction, which involves stitching the sole to the upper rather than gluing it, means that these will be repairable in the future. Paired with some denim you'll be set for the coming months, as I plan on doing.