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Work boots are thick on the ground this fall, but the minimalist swank of these Xanders by Thorocraft caught our eye. Made with embossed crimson leather, they’re a dandyish take on the heritage work boot and a surprisingly handy update now that we’re in the thick of fall.

Don’t let the red dye fool you into thinking that they’re not the genuine, tried and true article. The traditional work boot functionality is upheld with hand-stitched bison soles and rubber heel strikes. The comfortable cushioned insole supports complete the trifecta.

And, at seven eyelets tall, they’re the highest boots in the collection—in case, for some reason, you find yourself stomping through leaf piles.

—M.B.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Marisa Berman