[Pictured: Filson Uplander chukka and boot via Mister Crew.]
Boots are getting a lot of play around these parts, but that's okay with you guys right? That's what I figured. Over at Amateur Economist I saw a link to Mister Crew's post on his Filson Uplander's and was instantly impressed. Everyone is up on Filson and all the great products they make, but I have not really seen any posts on their pretty fantastic Uplander series of boots. Whether you're looking for an oxford (this style of boot discussed a little while ago), chukka, or boot Filson has got an Uplander for you.
The Uplander is a rugged, moc toe boot that comes equipped with one of the more intense welted Vibram Gumlite rubber soles I've seen available for purchase. These things are not your average lifestyle boots, but if you're in the market for some serious outdoorsman-ship you may want to take a closer look. Stylewise, I'm partial to the chukka as it appears to have the height issue under wraps. I personally think the oxfords are a little low, and the boots are seriously high. You can thank the functionality of these boots (apparently very water resistant) for the price tags, which range from $200-$300 depending on the model. I love finding alternatives to Red Wings and these seem to fit the bill. Isn't that what life is all about anyway? Choices?