I've been on the search for the right pair of lace ups, and ones that don't make my calf's look massive. So many stores carry this similar style. In the end it was a battle between these (from Town Shoes) and a pair from Aldo for $90. I decided to go with the pair from Town Shoes for a little bit more money, the laces and leather were just so much better. While the Aldo ones did not specify if they were leather.
Steve Madden $130
They also gave me a coupon for $15 off my next purchase! Which is nice, i'm thinking some white chucks once the snow melts a little more