Doc Martens / $3.99 / $150+ new
I'm a big fan of Doc Martens. A frequent daydream of mine was finding a pair of docs when I'm thrift shopping. Well... that daydream was realized. I want to say they're "vintage" Docs from the 90s, just cause they don't have the same modern cut, but I'm really not sure.
They're a very large size 9, and I'm usually a size 10-10.5 so they're pretty snug. But with a pair of thin socks, you won't hear me complaining thanks to the $3.99 price tag! What?!? WHAT? Thanks, Goodwill!
GR by Gordon Rush / $5.98 / $160 New
I love chelsea boots. They're slick, they're stylish, they're versatile, they're easy to put on and take off, and they make me feel like Harry Styles. What more could you want? I'd been wanting a nice pair of black chelsea boots for a while and totally scored these. They're marked as a size 9, but as a size 10-10.5, they fit me perfectly. My guess is someone ordered a size 9 and they were too big, so they just donated them. Works for me! This pair of boots is definitely one of the best finds I've ever had.
Apt. 9 / $8.97 / $80 New
I already had a pair of boots kind of like these ones, but these have a slightly darker color, fit a little comfier, are in better condition, and are just the epitome of a perfect fall boot for guys. Love 'em.
Florsheim / $6.98 / ~$140 New
I love the color and buckle on these guys! They're very handsome boots, great for wearing to church or dressing like I belong in an indie rock band. The bottom layer of the sole is a tiny bit loose, but isn't about to fall off or anything.
Nike / $5.99 / $60+ New
Got very excited when I saw these at Goodwill. They fit in the store, but when I tried them on at home, they were pretty snug. :/ I gave them to my younger brother and now they're his favorite pair of shoes.
BØRNS / $3.99 / $125 New
I like chelsea boots. When I first saw these, I kinda just thought they were another ugly boot on the shoe racks. Then I recognized the little symbol above the heel. I remember seeing other stuff with that symbol being priced pretty high, so I picked them up. They were in my size. I put them on. The inside was super soft, like as close to having a pillow in your shoe as it can possibly get.
The suede is pretty balded in some places, and there's even a tiny hole in one shoe, but these are now my go-to beater boots, great for exploring and looking like a rockstar while doing so.
GBX / $7.99 / ~$100 New
These boots make me want to go on an adventure and join an indie rock band. Love the side zip! Still in great condition.
1901/Nordstrom / $5.98 / $110 New
These were in pretty great shape on the rack! The suede was a little dirty, but some easy cleaning later, and they look brand new! I wasn't so sure about them at first, so I let my dad try them on. They fit him, too, so he's "inherited/stolen" them from me. Not that I need another pair of shoes, anyway! :)
Adidas / $6.99 / $50+ New
Love these guys! Found them at a Vets 4 Success store in virtually brand new condition. I've since scuffed and dirtied them up. White shoes go with so much, and I love the gum sole and blue accents. Can't find the shoe online anywhere, though, unfortunately. They're super light and made out of canvas.
Converse / $5.99 / $50 New
Can't go wrong with a pair of converse! Both are in practically new condition. The left ones are kind of a raspberry color, and were found on the women's' shoe racks. Ain't no shame in looking over there!