1) They are an investment
Good leather footwear will cost you money. You might feel the pinch in your wallet now, but you’ll need to think of them as an investment. In the end, the returns will outweigh the cost. Leather material has the potential to take the shape of your feet over time, whereas boots made of plastic or other synthetic leather will not accommodate the shape of your feet no matter how much wear you put into them.
2) They will never go out of style
Boots never go out of style, and you can’t go wrong with a good pair of leather boots. As long as you pick a pair of boots that match your style and wardrobe, you could be wearing it for seasons. When choosing boots, a few things to consider include the cutting and color.
3) They can take a beating
When you think of boots, durability, and ruggedness probably come to mind. And you’re not wrong. Boots that are worth its hide can take a beating and come out unscathed – minus some scratches. In fact, some boots actually look better when they’ve been worn in. To check its durability, ensure that the leather, stitching, and sole are to your satisfaction. Weatherproof leather boots could be especially useful for tropical climates that are prone to sudden bursts of rain.
4) They are easy to maintain
Unlike fabrics and synthetic materials, leather boots are surprisingly easy to maintain. To keep them in tip-top condition, all you need is a soft brush, mild soap, and warm water. Leather conditioners are optional, depending on the type of leather. As a rule of thumb, you should never use conditioners on nubuck or suede because it might stain the surface. Water repellent sprays can also be used to give your boots an additional layer of protection against water, dirt, oil, and mud.
5) They protect your feet
Leather boots can protect your feet from minor accidents, while you go boldly about your day. Hard leather boots can protect your feet from small falling objects, while boots equipped with thick soles can prevent sharp objects from puncturing your feet. Canvas shoes with thin rubber soles would not be able to offer you the same kind of protection.
Need suggestions on a pair of quality boots? Consider the CAT Footwear Fall/Winter 2017 collection. Here are our recommendations:
CAT’s Power of Comfort line, comprising the Duke and Trey boots, has been equipped with EASE technology, which boasts greater energy return, better longevity, and higher resistance to abrasions. These shoes offer a simple silhouette with minimalist uppers, and an on-and-off elasticity for easier wear. Both models retail at S$149 each.
Made for modern urbanites, the City-Built range features two modern silhouettes that are more than capable of battling the elements. Without sacrificing style, both the Gil Canvas and Deplete feature a rugged construction made of weatherproof leather. Apart from the rain, these boots will also protect your feet from gravel, sleet, and snow. Each pair retails at S$169.
The Chronicle and Boon are part of the ICONS range for good reason. These classic silhouettes are a testament to the quality and design superiority that CAT footwear can offer. These stylish classics are also durable and comfortable. The Chronicle retails for S$159, while the Boon goes for S$169.
Find out more about the quality boots from the CAT Footwear Fall/Winter 2017 collection, check out our previous article here.
The CAT Footwear Fall/Winter 2017 collection is now available at Stadium (Takashimaya S.C.) and all Royal Sporting House stores (excluding factory outlet stores).