Protecting your feet is often an overlooked necessity. Finding just the right footwear to accomplish this goal stylishly and with practicality can be almost impossible. However, relief is nigh. Emerging from an artisan factory in Leon, Mexico, the handcrafted Ziggy Boot ($179), from ZzyxX Shoes, comes close to being perfect.

At first glance, the Ziggy may be mistaken for a classic lace-up boot. Then, notice the side zipper which will allow the boot to be easily put on or removed. Next is the waxed calf suede leather uppers. Combined with a Goodyear welt holding the raw stacked leather outsoles, this boot provides maximum comfort and flexibility with superior water resistance. The special tanning process preserves the natural oils and waxes of the leather uppers to endure through multiple resolings across the years.

These quality boots are designed to weather well and develop a unique character and patina. Whether your adventures are in the office, on the road, or out in the wilderness, the Ziggy will keep you moving forward everyday in whatever situation you find yourself in.