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Buy It For Life Boots !!BETTER!!

These brands are excellent quality, but they are ultimately fashion boots. Their styling will change over time. The classic black wellington, however, has been in the same cool classic style for decades, thereby defining the Hunter boot a true buy it for life(BIFL).

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You should let LL Bean know! With boots that expensive, they should repair/refund them. I had a pair of Sorrel winter boots that wore out WAY too quickly and the company replaced them for me after I emailed them photos of the ripped soles. Good luck!

I once bought an expensive Rotadent toothbrush from my dentists office. It came with a lifetime warranty, so I thought it was worth the price. But, once it breaks and you get the replacement, the replacement was only warranted for 1 year! Rip off! I have their new & improved replacement now and it falls apart every time I use it. Next time I am considering buying a pricey item, I have to remember to look at reviews online. Had I done that, I might have seen all the negative reviews online.

Most things we can buy for life, we can recognize by the fact that people do resell them. My favorite wool cardigan was about $10 after it was owned at least once. A basic cook book with the best recipes dog eared shows up in every rummage sale. A well made wooden bookcase may outlast three owners and end up in the rummage sale after a lot of love.

After careful consideration, we've decided to discontinue the For Life collection. The last day to purchase a For Life product with a lifetime guarantee was April 1st, 2018. The last day to register, or activate, your For Life product was May 31st, 2018.

Rez Zircon wrote:I buy the cheap Servus brand boots. They're $20, plus or minus, at Tractor Supply. (Higher elsewhere.) I wear them 3-5 hours a day, about 8 months of the year depending on the weather. Can't do without 'em. It's to where if I don't have two fresh pairs stashed on the shelf, I think I'm out. -- Comfortable; they don't make my feet sore or tired. -- Not too narrow in the toe box, no lumps, not too loose in the calf (they come to just below the knee).. -- The rubber stays reasonably flexible even in cold weather. -- Soles are about the right degree of stiffness. I can still feel the ground, but don't get bruised feet. -- Thin cloth liner which along with Costco Ugly Socks apparently wicks enough to prevent really soggy feet. -- Made in USA which makes a huge difference (Chinese rubber is not cured correctly, and cracks prematurely). -- Removable insole, which doesn't slide around (and lasts as well as the boot). -- Tough. I managed to stab one pretty good with a nail, and didn't quite put a hole in it. (In fact the stretch mark eventually disappeared.) I get a couple good years out of a pair, and even then they're not really worn out. They get rotated to summer-only as the soles wear down and lose the micro-tread. When they're new, they're pretty good on snow and ice. In winter I usually have an extra pair with cleats permanently attached, for when it's really slick (if my barnyard didn't slope so much, I might not need cleats). Unlike some other boots, I've never had the soles crack, even when all the tread is worn off. Never had cracks in the main body of the boot, either. They will sometimes develop a tiny crack just above the heel spur (figured out this is actually from putting them on, not from everyday wear), but not until they're already got a lot of miles on 'em. I also buy a pair one size too big to use as winter boots, with extra socks. Makes a nice intermediate between uninsulated boots and deep-cold Sorels. I've had lots of different rubber work boots over the decades. These are by far the best of the lot.

Cheli Bremmer wrote:Rez, I was looking at the Servus boots and you can get them for $15.00 at Dick's Sporting Goods... And one question: do they run large or to size? I have to convert to mens from and it's always tricky when ordering online.

Just like you can never own too many white tees, you can never own enough boots. While you lean towards Chelsea boots (opens in new tab), waterproof boots (opens in new tab), or a shiny new designer ankle boot, there's probably at least one must-own type of boot you don't already have in your rotation.

Nearis defines knee-highs as "boots that go to the knee or right below." This style might be my personal favorite, particularly when the weather gets cold and they add a much-needed extra layer of warmth. Aside from their functionality, knee-high boots can also make an outfit effortlessly chic.

Are you looking to add some inches to your everyday outfit? Platform boots should be your go-to. The trendy silhouette adored in the '80s and '90s is everywhere, so you should have no issue finding a pair you love. Choose from super-chunky options and subtler platform styles to customize your look. Plus, a reliable pair of platform boots can effectively replace the pair of uncomfortable heels you usually wear on a night out. Say goodbye to unwanted ankle and foot pain at the end of your evening.

This classic boot comes in all heel heights and toe shapes, but the most distinguishable feature of a Chelsea boot (opens in new tab) is its side panels. "A Chelsea boot is a great ankle boot that tends to have a more casual design," says Nearis." These are great everyday boots and usually have elastic panels, which make them easy to take on and off."

Fun fact: The first of this style was made by J. Sparkes-Hall for Queen Victoria in 1851 because she wanted a pair of non-lace-up boots, though the Chelsea boots as we know them today didn't become popular until the '50s and '60s. Now, they're a timeless wardrobe staple for both men and women, and there are many fun ways to style them (opens in new tab).

But how do you identify the classic combat boot? "These boots tend to go to the mid/high calf and add a little edge to an outfit," says Nearis. "I've styled them with leather leggings and an oversized sweater to give an effortlessly cool vibe. I suggest wearing cropped jeans with them or tighter jeans to tuck under the boot."

I'll be honest: I'm not much of a sandals person. Once the weather warms up, I tend to swap my winter boots for a pair that shows a little skin. They're like the best of both worlds: your feet don't get as sweaty as they would in a pair of sneakers, but you feel a little more covered up compared to the onslaught of uber-strappy options that flood the market every spring. Whether you opt for a pair made entirely from mesh or a pair with a slit at the ankle, the possibilities are endless.

Take boots, for example. He earned thirty-eight dollars a month plus allowances. A really good pair of leather boots cost fifty dollars. But an affordable pair of boots, which were sort of OK for a season or two and then leaked like hell when the cardboard gave out, cost about ten dollars. Those were the kind of boots Vimes always bought, and wore until the soles were so thin that he could tell where he was in Ankh-Morpork on a foggy night by the feel of the cobbles.

But the thing was that good boots lasted for years and years. A man who could afford fifty dollars had a pair of boots that'd still be keeping his feet dry in ten years' time, while the poor man who could only afford cheap boots would have spent a hundred dollars on boots in the same time and would still have wet feet.

Going back to my pajama example, I had been buying the equivalent of $10 boots. Each year, I was spending $20 to buy a new pair because the old ones were wearing out. Because I'm in a position to afford it, I decided to buy the equivalent of $50 boots. I spent $80 on high-quality sleepwear in the hopes that it will last years instead of months.

As you can see, there's a low initial outlay to buy cheap boots, but the total amount spent on boots grows at a steady rate. What you cannot see is that the cost per month hovers at just above $1.67. (Every six months, the monthly expense hits $1.67. Then, when new boots are purchased, the cost per month increases.)

But here's where another aspect of socioeconomic unfairness comes into play. We already understand that it's tough for a poor person to save enough to buy the expensive boots. What happens if the boots are stolen after only one year of ownership? The rich person is frustrated, but she's able to replace the boots (with another expensive pair). The poor person, on the other hand, isn't able to self-insure. If the poor person's boots don't last thirty months, he's doubly screwed.

If there's a tool you use every day, for example, one that's an important part of your work or home life, then I believe it's fine to pay more to buy quality. You might disagree, but I don't view this as consumerism. In fact, I see it as the opposite of consumerism. You're trying to buy less in the long term, not more.

Let's use the boots as an example again. If Vimes purchases the cheap boots, he'll buy ten pairs and spend $200 over ten years. If he purchases the expensive boots, he'll buy one pair and spend $50 during that period. Which option is embracing consumerism? Which is actually an example of frugality and thrift?

After you've managed to build a nest egg, you have the freedom to apply mindful spending to most aspects of your life. You can buy $80 pajamas. You can buy a hot tub. You can spend more for quality luggage.

I believe that money is a tool. Like any tool, it can be used to build or to destroy. If you've managed to accumulate some cash, what's the sense in having it if you don't use it to improve your life? To me, that seems like having a workshop filled with tools that you never put to use.

While it may not be fair that some folks have a workshop filled with tools and others don't, if you do have the tools, there's nothing wrong with using them to build the life you want. If you can afford quality and want quality, then buy quality. If you can't afford it (or don't want it), then exercise caution and restraint. 041b061a72


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