I wear combat boots every day. They’re good in every kind of weather, they go with everything I’m likely to wear, and I pay extra for the good ones, so they can stand up to all the abuse country life can throw at 'em.
My favorites are a pair of steel toe Wellcos I got when they liquidated. $40 at Ollie’s, and they only just now need a resole after five years of near-daily farm and factory wear. Helps that they were actually intended to go into combat.
I ALREADY DO WEAR COMBAT BOOTS ALL THE TIME!!! EVEN IN THE SHOWER!!! WHEN I VISIT SOMEBODY WHO INSISTS THAT I TAKE OFF MY SHOES, I STOMP THROUGH A MUD PUDDLE FIRST!!! THEN I JUST WALK IN!!! I REALLY DON’T KNOW ANYBODY LIKE THAT, THEY’RE SCUM!!! WHO NEEDS FANCY CARPETS ANYWAY!?!?
I wear Danner hiking shoes most of the time. Very comfortable and my feet don’t hurt at the end of the day. I had a pair of Danner police shoes that were the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever had. When I went to replace them, I found they had discontinued that model and didn’t have a direct replacement. Still searching.
In my old age, I find I can’t go barefoot anymore. I really like FitFlops. Been wearing them for 15 years. They support me everywhere I need them too, and I have settled into a couple of lovely pairs, one black one white, buying every few years (they ain’t cheap, but you can find them on sale) They also make my calves look badass.