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The Barrister's Boots in Dark Brown
The Barrister's Boots in Dark Brown
Doreen Pierre shot by Charley Malone for Autostraddle

The Barrister's Boots in Dark Brown

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Colors available

            • Vegan Leather 
            • Derby-Style Lacing
            • Brogue Accent
            • Plain Toe
            • Average ("B") Widths

Formal laced dress boots have a long history. To be able to afford formal boots often meant you were a member of the aristocracy, because of the cost of the extra material and the craftmanship required to make them. Today, dress boots straddle the line between a tough, rugged aesthetic and a formal wear that is appropriate for a work environment - and often it can be difficult to find dress boots that look good with a suit. 

The Barrister's Boots are the answer: a delicate balance between nonconforming style, elegant and office appropriate formality, and the added bonus of extra ankle support and warmth for colder seasons. These vegan leather boots can be paired with dress pants or worn in the casual day to day to really elevate your style and add a bit of punchy visual interest without losing practicality. Whether you're wearing them to your law firm or to your local dive bar, with a long cuff they appear just as nice as a pair of dress shoes, and with a short or rolled up pant leg can be shown off as the sturdy ankle cut boots they truly are.

Each pair of Barrister's Boots comes with a complementary tin of neutral shoe polish.

Customer Reviews

Based on 31 reviews
Shirley Frederick
Super Excited

These shoes fit perfectly and look awesome. Very comfortable. Perfect for both work, casual, and going out.

Avery Brown

This is my second purchase from Tomboy Toes - these shoes are very stylish and sturdy in construction. I love the fact that they AREN'T leather, and aren't a product of animal exploitation. It's hard to find shoes like this! I just wish they were more comfortable. After walking around in them for an hour, they gave me huge blisters on my achille's heel, which left a scar that is still visible, even over 4 months later. I think there should be more built-in padding for the back of the heel on the shoe. Still, they are very nice.

impecable quality, 3 years later

I wore these boots almost every day for two years as a teacher, so I was on my feet all the time and they lasted beautifully. Super comfortable and they look good with any outfit. I've had them for three years now and I still love them, but they're starting to show some wear in the form of scratches and a dustiness that I can't get out with the shoe polish. I just with they were real leather so that I could make them last longer, and because genuine leather is a more attractive and sustainable material.

Exchanging - will update when I get the new pair

My first observations have more to do with the company than the product. I wanted to support a queer-owned Canadian company, but I paid in USD, and the boots apparently came from China. I had to pay nearly $30 in customs fees to obtain my package, which concerns me for any future exchanges - hoping I don't have to pay $30 every time (in addition to the $18 shipping fee).
The Boots: the boots are far too large. I have never in my adult life been smaller than a 37 - in fact, I often have to size up for leather shoes/boots like this. However, my feet float around in these boots, and even a thick pair of socks won't save me. I am exchanging for a 35 with hopes of a better fit.
The Shoelaces: the pumpkin spice colour looks really great on the website, like a muted brownish orange (perfect fall colour, and super stylish), but the actual colour is just bright cartoonish orange. This was disappointing, and so I will be returning the laces.

I will update my review once I know how my exchange and returns are handled, and have an update on boots that actually fit.

Hi Ash,

We really appreciate your being a customer and hope the replacements are the perfect size for you.

The shoes ship from our fulfillment partner in Ohio; although Tomboy Toes is a Canadian owned and operated company, our primary customer base is in the United States, which is why prices on the website are listed in USD and why we use a US-based storage and fulfillment partner. We apologize for any confusion!

Please don't hesitate to let us know if there's anything else we can do to streamline the exchange process for you. At the end of the day, our priority is making sure you end up with a pair of shoes you love that fit perfectly, and feel valued as a customer.

All the best,
The Tomboy Toes Team

Absolutely Love it All

I have purchased 3 pairs of the dappers and I couldn't have been more pleased!!! I did get a pair of the cognac color that was crazy mixed match.... I communicated with the company and they were sooooooooooo helpful and concern about me being pleased that the shoes were returned 3 times, but the company wanted me to be pleased 😊 I love their customer service..... I'm in the process of purchasing a pair of tbe brown tie ups and tbe ankle boot, haven't decided which color 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗Happy Lynnette