Recommendations for a pair of forever boots?

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Hristo Botev
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Recommendations for a pair of forever boots?

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Disclaimer: This is (in part) going to be a very non-ERE question.

I need a recommendation for a pair of roper-style, slip-on leather forever boots.

Background: I've been wearing Blundstones for several years now, and I like the convenience of slip-on boots, and also the fact they look (almost) nice enough to wear to work when I wear jeans or cords, in addition to being able to wear them for almost every other situation short of exercise. But I don't like that (as I understand it from my fashionista friend) you're not really supposed to wax them (so I haven't), which means they don't age as well as my Alden dress shoes. Blundstones are also pretty uncomfortable, when you're spending an entire day walking around in them. More importantly, the rubber treads on my Blundstones are now giving out, and it seems like the cost of repair (if they can be repaired) wouldn't be worth the trouble, given the condition the boots are in otherwise.

So, I'm looking for a recommendation for high quality (non-dress) boots with leather I can take care of, and with soles/heels that are repairable, and which if well taken care of I could expect to last as long as my Aldens.

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