Investment footwear is the way to go to make it through fall and winter, but, like the name suggests, it can run you into debt real quick. A great pair of shoes can easily run you over $300 dollars and counting, but then you're never going to have money to actually leave your pad and, you know, wear the joints.

Steven Alan is a brand that is definitely aligns itself with quality, and its collaboration with Clae for fall/winter 2013 is limited, well made, and something you can actually afford. At $180, the suede and Vibram-soled Strayhorn is a boot that hits the right price point but doesn't make you sacrifice quality just because you want something that looks stylish this season.

The mid-cut boots come in a navy and gravel suede and only 300 per style were produced. Unlike other sparsely-produced ventures, these are also options you'll wear with everything. So there's no need to keep these as your every-so-often kicks, and details such as D-ring lace loops gives these classy boots a rugged feel, too.

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