Milo has a friend named Otis, and so do I, thanks to Chaco.
While most shoes aim to provide a combination of both comfort and style, the role of the boot is a little more complicated. Sure, it has to look good and it has to fit right, but it also has to be durable enough to handle rougher terrain and rustic enough to look like it was meant to do just that. Chaco does all of that and more with this boot. Choconians, you already know what I am talking about – for everyone else, keep reading.
Chaco’s Otis Boots are a perfect example of a boot that handles every variable to the “T”. A suede leather upper portion provides the exact look of stylish elegance that you would want for a boot – unless, of course, you think wearing snow boots everywhere will get you in every exclusive joint around. Also, a pigskin lining doesn’t only provide durability and moisture resistance, but a level of support and comfort that’s unusual for a boot.
Combine this with a Vibram® outsole destined for handling the outdoors, and you’re left with a boot that is capable of handling just about every social situation, whether it’s outdoors or indoors. The additional arch support is also a feature we can’t neglect to mention; rarely do boots feel this well-contoured to the foot. Right out of the box these boots feel like they are already “broken in”. Eventually you may just come to view the Otis Boots as another casual shoe – that’s how comfortable and durable they are. The result of the entire boot’s construction is a strong-on-the-outside, soft-on-the-inside combination that’s irresistible to many boot lovers who never seem to find a boot that handles both so well.
The Chocolate Brown and “Regular” colors (“Regular” resembles somewhat of a pale teal), these boots do a good job of fading into the background while still communicating a basic sense of style. At $140, the price is reasonable enough for you to consider making this your everyday boot. Of course, you may just feel tempted to make this an everyday shoe.
This boot is called: Otis by Chaco
Color tested: Bungee. Not jumping, just the color.
Buy them if: you are wearing your Chaco sandals year round. (Your feet will be much warmer in these.)
Forget them if: um……..
Tested on: my feet, and they were really, really happy.
Highest and best use: business, pleasure, anytime and anywhere.
Tip: The arch support is extraordinary! These boots fit true to size and right out of the box comfort!
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