By Liz Corsillo.
Now that you've mastered menswear's essential footwear (Chelsea boots, white sneakers, lace-up dress shoes, and a classic pair of loafers), it's time to diversify your shoe wardrobe. And where better to start than with a pair of rugged biker boots you can wear both on- and off-duty? The tough as nails ankle boots have all the same wearability and practical aspects of a Chelsea boot—durable, water resistant, and stylish as hell—but with 15% more testosterone. They're the boots Paul Newman wore in his 1970 film Sometimes a Great Notion made modern for 2017. Wear them with everything you'd already pair with a Chelsea boot and if you're feeling particularly cocky, wear them like Newman did in all white cruising down a mountain road.
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