There are a few fashion footwear unicorns out there that are affordable, good-looking and applicable to nearly every casual outfit. Vans Old Skool. Clark’s Desert Boots. Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars. PF Flyers Hi-Tops. They tend to be simple, classics — and they land squarely under the Benjamin mark.
Add to that esteemed list the Houston Chelsea Boot from New Republic by Mark McNairy. The collection dropped a few months back, sold out immediately, and has since come back in stock. A few other Gear Patrol staff and myself have been wearing them incessantly since we unboxed. They’re simple to slip on, they look right with jeans or chinos, and are they’re more comfortable than your favorite sneakers. And, they’re just a hair under $100. In other words: they’re the perfect everyday boot.