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Boot Guide Part 1: The Wingtip

Soaked socks and soggy pant cuffs are not a good look. Luckily, our Fall Boot Guide launched this week, outlining 5 kinds of boots (Wingtip, Rugged, Vintage, Chukka, and Weather-Ready) that will help you conquer windchill on workdays and ice on weekend outings to your girlfriend’s favorite Christmas tree farm—all with style points to spare.

Fall is a good time to be guy. Crisp climates call for rugged tweeds, wools, cords, and all the classic trappings of old-world menswear—and nothing complements those rich textures better than a sturdy pair of boots.

Here are 3 stellar examples of our first boot category, the tough-but-polished Wingtip Boot.

Wingtip Boots (L-R): Bruno Magli | Allen Edmonds | Ted Baker London


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[1st photo courtesy of our Fall 2012 Men’s Shop Catalog; 2nd photo from our online Boot Guide.]

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Did you know Nordstrom began as a shoe store? John W. Nordstrom came to the United States in 1887 and, after cobbling together a modest sum in the Klondike gold rush, opened Wallin & Nordstrom shoes, with friend Carl Wallin, in Seattle in 1901.

Over the years, our founder handed down his avid dedication to the customer (and hands-on knowledge of footwear) to subsequent generations of the Nordstrom family. His great-grandsons still manage the company today—and all started their careers in the shoe stockroom.

Long story short: Shoes are in our DNA. And that’s never more apparent than during our biggest event of the year, Anniversary Sale, when we bring in stellar deals on Fall shoes from wingtips to high-tops. Peruse a few of our favorites below—spotted in the Shoe Shop at our flagship store in Downtown Seattle.

Cole Haan Chukka: Sale $129.90, After Sale $198
Leather | Suede | Shop All Chukkas

Timberland Earthkeepers Boot: Sale $119.90, After Sale $170
Shop: This Boot | All Work Boots

Bruno Magli Suede Chukka: Sale $259.90, After Sale $385
Shop: This Boot | All Chukkas

Red Wing Boot: Sale $159.90, After Sale $240
Shop: This Boot | All Boots

Nike ‘Free Trainer’: Sale $59.90, After Sale $90
Shop: This Sneaker | All Nike

New Balance 990: (Add to shopping bag to see sale price)
Shop: This Sneaker | All Athletic Shoes 

Nike ‘Air Flytop’: Sale $84.90, After Sale $130
Shop: This Sneaker | All High Tops

Lacoste Tassel Loafer (left): Sale $99.90, After Sale $150
Cole Haan Driving Loafer (right): Sale $89.90, After Sale $138
Shop All Loafers & Slip-Ons

Allen Edmonds Wingtip: Sale $196.90, After Sale $295
Shop: This Shoe | All Wingtips

Allen Edmonds Cap-Toe Brogue: Sale $219.90, After Sale $335
Shop: This Shoe | All Cap-Toe Oxfords

1901 Suede Longwing: Sale $64.90, After Sale $99.95
Shop: This Shoe | All 1901 Shoes

To Boot New York Cap-Toe: Sale $269.90, After Sale $398
Shop: This Shoe | All Oxfords