Hrmn. My very old nice boots are really wearing out, especially on wet/icy ground, no good. I have newer cheap boots, but they're in even worse state. Vimes Boots Theory only carries you so far, and then you have to buy new boots.
Conclusion of BootQuest2020: Got the #boots, standard size seems to fit perfectly. Jet-black and spiky tread. Guess I'll see if they survive 1 year like last cheapo pair, or 10 years like last good pair.