We reviewed the more upscale Wolverine boots a while back — and while we love ’em, we’re not always loaded enough to shell out over $100 for boots. Here’s a more cost-effective option: a similar pair (albeit with a slightly different design and in the 6″ model) for just $64.
They’re marked down from $85 at Northern Tool right now, and our own experience (bolstered by Google) shows normal pricing ranges anywhere from $83 to around $100.
Of course, there are also cheaper off-brand options. Sean swore by Wal-Mart’s no-name $25 boots for years. (He wore a similar black pair for at least two years around the time I met him.) But if I had the cash I’d be tempted to lay down a little more of it for a boot that’s likely more comfortable from the start.