The ongoing quest (a good three-year-long journey) for the perfect boots has ended. Searching for an amazingly comfy everyday boot that had a bit of flavor and just the right amount of intangible perfection was a very difficult task. I went with a burgundy/red color with gray laces and stitching and think these will do the trick (for now). I thought it wasn’t meant to be when the New York store no longer had my desired color and size. Alas, LA had the last and only pair and it’s being shipped now. Thanks, John Fluevog!