Thursday Boot Company President Men’s Lace-up Boot
FINALLY! An all-around everyday dress boot with the versatility that pilots need. We often spend multiple days away from home and saving luggage space (and weight) is crucial. These conform to uniform standards of all airlines and can be worn perfectly with a Nomex flight suit. When finished flying, throw a pair of jeans on and head out for food; no need for an additional pair of going-out shoes. You could wear your gym sneakers (hopefully you pack those also), but save them for the gym because that would break one of the GQ Commandments of Style.
Yes, these will cost you a couple of Benjamins, but the comfort, construction, and style are unmatched by cheap-brand dress shoes. These puppies will last you for a few years and can be resoled for $10-40. Just do it, your feet, knees, and back with thank us later.