Metal EditionPrevious Thread:>>16638019
>>16642415You might have to accept that your ankles are little too skinny. Going to EE will not help the length of the boot.You can also alternative take the unstructured toe pill
>>16642503>Toes will absolutely not get better because there's a plastic piece at the toe that will not expandI thought we were talking about the toe cap?The boots fit fine on my ankles but it's a bit loose above the ankles, around the bony part on the sides of your feet or in other words it's a bit loose around the upper part of the boot.
>>16642450to anyone who owns or has owned the corcoran 1500 jump boots. oppinion on them?how is the sizing?do you have pics?are they a good replacement for docs?
>>16642544also wheres the best deals for them?
>>16642542iron rangers and most other shoes have a celastic toe piece between the outer and the lining that gives it structure. that celastic piece will not yield nor stretch. it sounds like your middle and ring toes are pressing up against ityou can have unstructured cap toes that do not contain the celastic toe
>>16642558>iron rangers and most other shoes have a celastic toe piece between the outer and the lining that gives it structureShould I size up then from 9.5=>10? Or should I get the wider EE version? What do you recommend?
>>16642562sizing up could introduce other issues, don't know if wider would help at all, try them on in store and seeYou might have to accept that the last is not suitable to your feet
>>16642566So in other words with the iron rangers (and most boots with the celastic piece), if there is pressure on the toes from any which direction, it is pretty much a deal breaker then?
bros, i really want to do it...I'm a buy-once, cry-once kind of consumer (this is how i justify buying expensive shit for myself, and the fact that it's a rarity for me to splurge)
>>16642628well they are the best mocs money can buy in terms of build quality
>>16642638i guess the only reason I haven't already is I've never done a custom fitting or sent in my feets measurements to Nick's.
>>16642660i know, but i dont want perrys
>>16642660nicks are also on sale
>>16642450I PROPOSED AN OP YOU COCKSUCKING PIECE OF SHITREPOSTING IT FOR POSTERITYSuch and So Edition/boot/ general: we talk about (usually resoleable leather) boots>paramemes?aka feldschuh, leicht: find steinkogler ones. for other european milsurp boots, try finding marbot or pre-2009 argueyrolle french rangers.>docs?no. solovairs at a minimum, but be aware that their soles typically crack>how do I care for these expensive boots?brush them and condition them once a year or so. that's it>how should they fit?widest part of your foot matches the widest part of the boot.what should I buy?North American brands (roughly sorted by price, usually a workboot type look):john doe (MTO)thursdayAdelante (L/R differential sizing)Corcoran jump boots (originals only)Wolverine (1k miles on sale only)Thorogood/Redwing (moc toes and workboots)Quoddy/Rancourt (boat shoes)Grant StoneOak StreetRider Boot Co. (Euro-shaped in tougher leathers)Parkhurst (always out of stock)Nick's/White's/Frank's (MTO workboots)Wesco (Nick's/White's/Frank's but better, engineers)Viberg?European brands (roughly sorted by price, dressier looking and expensive):Solovair (if you must...)LoakeMeermin (stiff as all fuck to break in)William Lennon (MTO)Story et Fall (jodhpurs, chelseas)ScarossoCarlos Santos (patina)Cheaney (pebble leather, country boots)Crockett & Jones (yes this is the James Bond Skyfall boot)Tricker'sCarmina (excessively dressy)Zonkey Boots (weird shit)Edward Green (Country boots)VassEnzo BonafeOther places to ask about:Indonesian makers (MTO)Japanese ($$$$: MOTO, Clinch, Rolling Dub Trio)R. M. Williams (Chelseas, comfy)Previous Thread:>>16642544they look like docshit unless you strip the finish off and redye them>>16642290they aren't commonly asked about. and those are probably late argueyrolles, which are apparently bad (not that I have any actual experience), plus they are far more expensive. paramemes became paramemes for price
Finding the right black lace up boots… the eternal struggle
>>16642677Are redwings not on the american style list for a reason? Genuine question.Also would be great to break these into price tiers rather than alphabetical imho since a lot of people drop into these threads to ask about babby's first boots, should they get Docs and Timbs, etc.
Here's a question, will decorative cavalry spurs look offensively retarded on normal laceups like Iron Rangers? I think they'll look a bit silly on a moc toe or something similarly casual.Yes I know I'll look like a gay cowboy either way but I'm really not looking to ever wear cowboy boots.
>>16642678You're still at it? Man, just pick the ones you like the most from the options available to you. You're not gonna get your perfect boots ever, much less in the first try. I currently own four pairs of boots, have another pair on the way and my eyes on another couple. Not to mention that I'm really tempted to get a pair of french rangers just to try them and make a writeup here about them. I'm the one brought them to light here (as far as I can tell) and I'd like to turn them into the new meme boits fir shits and giggles.
>>16642799>Also would be great to break these into price tiersSeconding this.>>16642810Is ot retarded to wear something specifically made for riding horses when you're not riding a horse but also, on top of that with boots that are not meant to ride horses nor meant to have spurs? Gee, I dunno, anon.
>>16642824Decorative spurs aren't actually made for riding horses you dork. I won't have spurs that jingle jangle jingle. We already wear these with dress shoes in certain situations.
>>16642831You saw that pic and thought "Man, that sure doesn't look retarded"?
>>16642678Shut the fuck up and just order some damn boots already. You're overthinking this.
>>16642810Are you in the Army in a cavalry unit and completed their rite of passage thing they do to "earn their spurs"? If not then absolutely do not ever wear decoration spurs. There's no context for them and it will look incredibly stupid
>>16642840Everything looks retarded on military roughout boots>>16642843Obviously I'm planning on earning my spurs soon otherwise why would I even think to be wearing them? For context, I was just wondering what style boots might look decent to wear them with on Veteran's day or etc when I'm not in uniform.
>>16642812Bitch I started wearing iron rangers 11 years ago before I'd ever been to this board, you didn't start shit.
>$800 for a pair of bootsIs there anything similar to this type of silhouette under $200-300? Not paying almost a grand for boots I'll beat to shit every day.
I was going through my closet and rediscovered these pair of boots that my parents gave me. They're from American Eagle. I don't know that much about boots but they're probably shit right? are they worth wearing?
>>16642856alternate view. Also I should mention they're hardly worn
>>16642856Take some better angled pictures. Look like chukkas maybe? They're pretty casual so they'll go with whatever.
>>16642850French army rangers, not red wing iron rangers, you fucking retard.
>>16642853Doesn't have this though, but thanks. Really like that earthy look it gives the boots.
>>16642677>they aren't commonly asked aboutthey are>those are probably late argueyrollesthey are, because of how time works, yes>which are apparently badcompared to the 80s ones I can't confirm, but they're supposed to be the best option currently>plus they are far more expensivethey're cheaper than paramemes???Also, I like your OP, but until it's /boot/ shadow government approved, we can't use it.
odds: order solovairevens: wait until the French stores reply if they can ship their meme boots to me0: die
>>16642891Nobody knows what fucking boots you're talking about
>>16642928just get solovair 8 eye greasy man they are good
>>16642852there is nothing with viberg shape and silhouette in the 2-300 range
>>16642852>>16642935these look viberg-like in shape
>>16642933I've switched to 11 eye shine derby. They don't have greasy in 11s.
>>16642812Yo that post wasn't me. I don't post anime. I'm getting solovairs.
>>16642942not even close
>>16642945I would go with 8 eye greasy over high shine 11. high shine looks too plasticky imo
>>16642952odds: get shine 11evens: get greasy 80: die
>>16642930I know what boots he's talking about.
>>16642953greasy just looks better
>>16642961greasy is when they forgo the plastic coating
>>16642953>>16642952Oh no no no look at the top of my head.>>16642954>>16642930Yeah, we've been talking about them last thread. I posted made like 50 posts on how I can order them.
>>16642961It for sure does, but for some reason I decided I wanted 11 eye boots. I can't answer why.
>>16642967>Too stupid to use the internet and figure out if something is available yourselfChecks out
>>16642981Literally what do you mean? Did you quote the wrong post?
>>16642984No, if you have to make 50 posts on an anonymous Mongolian dirt basket crafting forum asking where you can buy boots because you can't figure out how to use google you're probably stupid.
>>16642987I didn't do that. I had a seizure when making my post. Meant to say I made a lot of posts on how I can't order them, because none of the stores would deliver, and the ones that did sell fakes.
>>16643024What are those?
>>16642930Look, man, if you don't want to pay attention at the current discussion, don't join. Also, stop replying, you look dumber with every post.
>>16643049I feel bad for you
>be me two days ago>about to pull the trigger on an Urban Jurgensen wristwatch and Nick's Falcon boots>be me today>Urban Jurgensen just got taken over yesterday and stopped all current production>Nick's Falcon boots just went from 4 weeks lead time to 16 weeks due to Black Friday
>>16643075get a daytona bro its the best watch for everyone
>>16643077Get that ugly machine-made crap with the molten blob indices out of my mentions.
>>16643075That's a good thing because you can now get a casio aq-230 watch.
>>16643083What's an indice?
>>16643096The hour markers.They look like half-molten blobs on the Daytona.
Should I choose a particular shoe tree for boots? I remember an anon posting some trees with a long spring, but I can't find anything like that on amazon EU
>>16643106I actually have the same question. I was considering getting the solovair tree, but I didn't want to give them any more money. They got more than enough.
>>16643096>>16643101Look up "grand seiko macro" if you want to see the other extreme of the spectrum: microscopically sharp indices.
>>16643107I found some "Blumtal" trees on amazon, ofc my size is missing. I'll keep searching.
>>16643180I'm wondering if you need a specific tree for a specific boot though, since all of these retards have different measures for everything.
>>16642677nah. this should be a paste in in an OPop should give more info like links on leather quality and types, info on shoe construction methods, how to measure your feet etcit also has too much opinions
>>16642967>hi shineya blew it
>>16643101watchfags should be shot in minecraft
>>16643202Come on I spent all this time delving into autistic research to buy these already overpriced boots that will 100% have hidden customs fees associated with them and will arrive who knows when. Don't shit on my purchase...
>>16643206There's a 90% chance the following will happen:-The boots arrive and you're happy with them, they'll look good to you and you'll wear them a lot the first days or weeks. You'll feel a little uncomfortable at first because you're not accustomed to boots and you need to break them in. Eventually, you'll find flaws on your boots. You'll still like them, but they will not be all you wanted in a boot. You'll question your purchase but it's too late now. So you'll research a bit more on boots, you'll browse this general several times a day, maybe even go to *gasp* redditt even.In time, you'll decide you need another pair of boots and after much lurking, asking and being shit on in here, you'll get another pair, but tjis time the boots will be better and you'll find yourself spending 300-400 on your second pair of boots. And then the cycle will begin again.Welcome to the bootfag brotherhood, friend, enjoy your stay because you're here forever. The boot ride never ends.
>>16642916That's the Dainite sole. You won't get that on cheap boots, its a hallmark of dressier brands.
>>16643233>maybe even go to *gasp* redditt evenLiterally never under no circumstance would I be caught lacking visiting reddit.
why arent ridgeways more comon
>>16642677Can anyone redpill me on the German brand Shoepassion? Anyone here has experience ?
"viberg 2020 is the most difficult last"
>>16642957Thanks for the tips mate, cheers. I'm going to stick with the half size down as opposed to full size to remedy the issue and if that one is too loose then i'll go another half size down but with the EE.
when is time buy new shoe?
>>16642799>>16642824what the fuck is wrong with you twoit's already sorted by price, not alphabet, and red wings are on there next to Thorogoodthe guy who commented about french rangers missing didn't see that I mentioned them, too. can't you people read?>>16642856>>16642857yeah they're probably shit. welt looks plastic/fake, but I could be wrong. you can test it by scratching at it with your nail. if fibers come up it's leather. that being said, you have them, so might as well wear them, unless you hate them or they're ugly while on your feet. they're probably fine. hobbyists like us sometimes throw big fits if people don't wear 'the good stuff' but the difference isn't really that large.>>16643184no, you don't. lasted shoe trees meant specifically for specific models are likea thing you get with the kinds of makers that charge thousands of currency units. everyone else just uses normal factory shoe trees>>16643200okay good actual input thank youI don't have time to make the more extensive comprehensive OP you suggest at the moment before the next thread, but hopefully someone does and is motivated enough to make one>>16643259they're a bit soft. I never wore one on a boot I owned but I did handle some at one point and I got the impression that they'd wear down kind of fast>>16643476what thedid they last it backwards and then put the sole on anyway as a joke?
>>16643528I think it's timeshit like this is why I bought welted shoescascading sole separation is truly the worst feel
>>16643538>they're a bit softyeah but the ridges are as tall as most commando lugs so I reckon its lasts just as long as a studded
>>16642831Tell your superior officer I said the spurs on modern equipment look extremely cringe.
>they used express shipping for my bootsYooo let's gooo!
>>16643574What boots?>>16643035I found da link https://www.us.allsaints.com/men/boots-and-shoes/allsaints-shaw-boot/?colour=5&category=10502
>>16642831Looks like ice cream spoons in ice cream booties. Is that the candyland infantry?
I'm writing a small guide on french army rangers but I need a bit of help. I'm ESL and lack some terminology, what are these parts called?First one is the piece of leather that goes on the heel and extends to the top of eht shaft (heel cap?)Second is the piece of leather that wraps around the upper half of the shaft (no idea, I don't even know how it's called in my own language).
>>16643639The first is called a back stay or counter The second is called a cuff I think
>>16643639I keep looking at these and Austrian paramemes and I can't believe I bought shiny shoes.
>>16643652We toldya greasy but you didn't listen-y
>>16643680Eye 11 in greasy they don't have-y.
>>16642848Oh you're actually in the Army? Don't wear your spurs unless everyone else does
Just got new boots gimme a r8
>>16643743Yeah I think they look good like that with my c&js I'm wearing in that pic
>>16643743What's wrong with cuffed jeans? Isn't that how you wear a lot of boots?
>>16643742I'm still undecided about cukkas, sometimes I really want a pair, but sometimes I hate them. They look good in pics but I haven't found a pair that didn't looknlike shit irl yet.
>>16643757Cuffing is the single most Reddit thing you could ever do. God it looks so stupid just hem your fucking pants
>>16643763>>16643764>>16643772I'm not sure what the issue is, they fit me well I just cuff them a bit to look better
>>16643053I don't think about you at all.
>>16643763>>16643772How am I supposed to wear my 11 eye boots once they arrive to avoid being made fun of? I especially don't want to get called reddit. Right now I have pants that I was going to cuff, and then pants that I've cut shorter myself with scissors.
>>16643788Its /fa/ being reactionary against reddit doing an extremely common basic thing.
>>16643772>muh redditthat's like abstaining from sipping water because of Stalin and Hitler, and Mao or whoever is you're boogeyman.I don't have a sweing kit or sewing machine, I just shorten my jeans by turning the cuffs, YOU deal with it.
>>16643704I am hoping to own some boots for longer than I stay in the Army, is my point. Of course the spurs look awful on the cheap roughout that military boots are made from, but I was wondering if anyone had suggestions for a style they'd look less terrible on in the future.
>>16643788I didn't say shit about cuffing, though.
>>16643821ram ranchNo one fucking wears spurs as fashion, only for work.
>>16643823Obviously I wouldn't wear them everyday anon.
>>16643821>but I was wondering if anyone had suggestions for a style they'd look less terrible on in the future.does this mean you are in charge of planning new uniforms for the military?
>>16643815I watched a youtube video on how to hem your pants with just a needle, but I haven't tried it yet.
>>16643828I mean I will be leaving the military soon as I already stated. Are you mentally retarded, anon?
>>16643757Just wear clothes that fit, Anon.
>>16643836>Are you mentally retarded, anon?YES
>>16643845What do you mean? Tall boots are obviously different compared to normal shoes. Like I don't wanna hide the whole boot.
>>16643854>I don't wanna hide the whole boot.stop being desperate for attention
>>16643855But that's what fashion is about.
If anyone is still interested in the french army rangers saga, I just ordered a pair of argueyrolles, second hand. I'm trying to get some marbots for cheap too, but no luck so far. My idea was to compare both and try them in two different sizes to afterwards write a guide with sizing tips included. Will keep you guys updated.
NWT and original box, steel toeMade in Canada circa 1965 by Greb Industries Ltd in Kitchener, Ontario. Defunct now. A bunch of these were found in a storage facility. I already own a pair of black CAF issue Greb Mk.iii which I've had for over 13 years. In a sucker for obscure classics because here in Canada we never had much of a domestically made boot or denim enterprise after the 70s
>>16643863Keep us posted
>>16643863godspeed on your provision of actual OC and useful information
>>16643863Where did you order from?
>>16643865Those look great, nice find, anon.
>>16643861not really. half of the reason people are here is that they want something durablealso if you look at the threads most people here will post stuff that they just like how it looks and not based on how it would look to othersrolling up your pants becuse you're desperate for everyone to see is cringe. silently going about your day confident and happy with footwear you like is based and masculinepilled
>>16643879What about tucking them in? I wanna look like a skinhead.
>>16643874Thanks. They even smell brand new and not like 'old'. Only needed oil and conditioning. Pretty excited to break in classic lumberjack boots pushing their 60s.
>>16643882natsoc skins tuckTrad skins popularized cropping skinnys
>>16643879Not that anon, but I sometimes cuff my pants and sometimes I don't, depending on pants and the boots I'm wearing. I do not concern myself much about how I might look to others, I was never a looker and people do not pay too much attention to me. But if I think the pants and boots I'm wearing look better that day cuffed, I do it. It makes me feel better about myself and that's what matters to me. People irl rarely pay attention to what and how others are wearing anyway.
>>16643886Yeah, that is such a catch. I love this kind of unique finds. Congrats.
>>16643887I can't wear skinnys.
>>16643866>>16643868I've alreay got a summary with the sources I could find. I will take pics when they arrive and complete they guide with my personal experience on how they fit and stuff.>>16643872Just bougjt tjem on Vinted, lots of french folks are selling those for cheap but a lot are badly worn out. The ones I got looked fairly unused with almost to no creases from the pics.
>>16643901Some pics from the vendor, the stamp checks out, made by Argueyrolles in 2004, when they were still made in France.
>>16643901Fucking first worlders man. Always have access to the good shit. God those french rangers look so fucking good.
>>16643909New Argueyrolles are still made in France.
>>16643909Pic didn't load. You can see the size is listed both in EUR size and in length (mm). I reckon these should cover a 9 and a 9.5 US.
>>16643915Really? The source I consulted says they moved production to Tunisia after 2008. This is another pic from the vendor, they look almost in mint condition with little to no creasing. Got them for 13 eurobucks. Including shipping and the customer protection fee Vinted charges, the total is about 18€.
>>16643915Are you the bulgarian dude?
>>16643923Oh yeah that's true. By the way I think the ones with the brown inside are supposed to be the better ones. I saw some French boot autist talk about them on youtube but I didn't save the videos.
>>16643893Indeed a privilege to wear vintage this immaculate. I'm building a for-fun wardrobe of 60s-70s Canadiana. Sorta skinhead but still quite smart>>16643899Ah. Maybe slim straight. It's been my go to and is pretty acceptable in 99% of settings
>>16643932Yeah, that's someting I'll cover in the guide.
>>16643937I can't wear slim straight.
>>16643882then tuck yourself under a truck
>>16643957I wish I had the balls.
Greb Ind. Ltd. Mk.iii, Canadian army issued. iirc decommissioned in 1995. I bought them at goodwill some time around '08-09 and mained them since
>>16643970No holes drilled in the tongue or through the sole as is typical in some Canadian surplus
>>16643795And yet here you are replying, guess you do think about me
>>16643923Holy shit. Can you get a pair for me and ship it to the US?
>>16643865Nice I've been thinking about those since you posted the ad, how's the fit?
Can Engineer boots work as cowboy boots light?For semi-ironic larping purposes.
Does anyone here owns a pair of Thursday captains or presidents?I'd like to know how's the sizing compared to sneakers like Nike. I've read a lot of reviews, half says to stay true to size, other half to buy smaller.
>>16643980Bear in mind that these were one of a kind. Most at this price are very worn out and heavily creased. Some even needing new soles, but considering what people paid for paramemes in similar condition, I really think these could be the new meme combat boots. I could, however, search for your number to see what's on Vinted. But if I were you I would wait until I got mine and can properly review them.
>>16643993Yes, probably a safer option than cowboy boots for most people.
>>16644018Depends on budget, Red Wings are a safe option in terms of quality and looks.
You guys know where can I find these?
>>16643993>cowboy-boots-liteit sounds like what you're looking for is a pair of roper boots. pic related from google images, they're basically the same as cowboy boots but more urban looking with a shorter shaft different heel and less ornamental features. engineer boots look vaguely western but aren't a direct parallel with cowboy boots, I guess it would depend on what kind of larp you are trying to pull off.
>>16644033Would these in black be a decent gothrocker shoe?
>>16643986Tricky to size. They fit larger in the sense that the foot cavity is taller to account for a cork or felt insole, which was standard at the time. Generally fits half a size large. As with everything do not trust tag size. Mine are stamped 8.5 but fit more like a 9
>>16644063Technically they are true to sizeThey were just made when adding a traditional insole of your own was common. They are legit CSA work boots after all. Also protip, wear only socks of high or pure wool content in boots like those. I suggest Duray or Stanfield's
Question, can shoe trees reduce already formed creases? Or do they just prevent them?
>>16644033>Male shoes with raised botThey dont want you to stand more than the norm because then you would grow longer...
>>16642831youre a useless waste of space and provide no value to society
>>16644031Their website only lists black Heritage Engineers.
>>16644084Okay? I'm just here to get free college and similar benefits since I wasn't born a nigger and can't just ask for them.
>>16644069The brown ones I have - https://www.ebay.ca/itm/115057440411?hash=item1ac9f5369b:g:c-gAAOSwuANhQ6z1Oxblood-ish - https://www.ebay.ca/itm/115057440400?hash=item1ac9f53690:g:KZ8AAOSwS9xhQ7FpMessage the seller before buying. The seller is inquiry friendly. My experience was very professional and helpful. If you provide your measurements, the seller is willing to physically measure their stock to find a pair that fits you
>>16644087My bad, I haven't checked Red Wing for some time. I'm pretty sure they offered them in various colors at some point. I've heard they're discontinuing some models, though.Can't really offer any other pointers, but I'm sure some other anon here can be of help.
>>16644032I’ve got steinkogler and they are pretty nice but if you live in the USA you will have to use a reshipping service and it is pricy I don’t know the quality of steinadler but I think Amazon would probably ship other ones places more easily Steinkoglerhttp://www.militarypartner.com/Bundesheer-oxid-2/Feldschuhe/Segeltuchschuh-KAZ-03-flexgenaeht-schwarz-Marke-Steinkogler.htmlSteinadlerhttps://www.amazon.de/STEINADLER-Segeltuchschuhe-Sommerstiefel-Rindsleder-Rip-Stop-Segeltuch/dp/B07K6SYXP9/ref=pd_aw_vtp_1?pd_rd_w=gkjxL&pf_rd_p=9bf32800-b271-480b-9729-0dd29fa6389c&pf_rd_r=WAK7MHMW6TGS53ZSA3J4&pd_rd_r=a85d5e66-82fe-4137-8540-311c573a20df&pd_rd_wg=oNccc&pd_rd_i=B08Y95QFV5
Any Euros have experience with ironheart dot eu?Apparently they have Wesco boots in stock, and they ship from the UK.
>>16644110I'm gonna hop out of the thread and oil the bootsLast I'll say is the seller doesnt carry all sizes under the sun, of course. These are 50+ year old dead stock from the Canadian equivalent to Red Wing, once upon a time ago. They do have elements of hand stitching so the seller was very helpful finding something right for me if they had it. One thing though, almost none of the boots are in their matching box. The boxes are originals, but the boot sizes dont match what is printed on them. They were already scrambled when he got them
>>16644144No, i only buy from my country and well known names, since you can never tell frauds in the age of the internet.
I'm gonna assume this is also the selvedge denim general. How does one avoid getting the stupid looking phone pocket fades? Is it caused by having slim fit pants with tight pockets? I just got my first pair but their are not slim fit and the pockets are roomy
Thoughts on Truman boots?I’m looking at their ready made black teacore closely.
>>16642852miss the days where vibergs were 450-600at one point they became a hipster brand, right around the time places like Haven and high end stores started to order special stock to sell
>>16643993you can get the wesco in a western toe
>>16644189>I'm gonna assume this is also the selvedge denim generalno
>>16644208I just bought a pair in the "motor patrol" toe. The Mr. Lou from Wesco.I like a little bit of a squareness in the toe, and a general slimness in the general foot.
>>16644189Do these fags actually rip their jeans with the phone? That has never happened to me even on mall tier jeans>muh selvedge is more durable>muh raw denim lasts foreverDo they do that on purpose?
>>16644213those are hard to size, ive had a pair and it was very tighthope you got the horsehide
>>16644225I got the E width, and an 11.5 size when nearly all my current boots are 11.
>>16644225>hope you got the horsehidebrown cxl.
>>16644212>implying this isn't everyone in this thread
>>16644230No. I tuck my pants into my boots because I dislike movement of the pant legs.
>>16644230no becuse letting your pants bulk up is chad tierlook at the pure confidence and security of unrolled pants vs the insecurity and performative masculinity of the rolled larper
>>16644134>SteinadlerAvoid. These are trash.
>>16644205Sad because there are SO few Canadian manufacturers making classics that are of quality. Viberg used to be fucking farmercore. A slightly dressy chore shoe you could also clean up to wear to church. Now they lip service college art hipsters like so many others. Theres a disturbing lack of locally made apparel in Canada general
>>16642450I know a leather boot will stretch somewhat with some wear but if my big toe touches the end of the boot, whether standing or while in step, that would make it a hard no on the fit, yes?
What are the most comfortable boots for walking long distances?
>>16644377Something like a pair of moccasins, if you’re walking across the plains. Roman sandals are good too. Boots would tighten and hurt your foot from the swelling.
>>16642852Shell cordovan go for a cool thousand, worth every penny.
What’s the widest boot with Goodyear welt?
>>16644398Hey it’s Ronald McDonald
>>16644374Your toes should never touch the inside of the boot toe. A boot with a toe cap or safety toe, especially, will fuck your foot up if worn like that.
>>16643854If you can afford $500 for boot-thread-tier boots, you can afford to wear jeans that aren't four inches too long for you.
>>16643976o hai newfriend
>>16643993I LIKE IT
>>16644326hope you have some money, these guys have raised their prices substantially since I got mine from themhttps://www.lovejulesleather.com/#
What's the rarest color boot you own? I'm not really talking about ones with funky random colors or randomly sprayed ones.I need one in a week and need to look good/unique while talking outside in snow.Also even: Neon colorsOdd: DesaturatedRollling.
>>16644189This is not the raws general, this is the boot general.
>>16644402White's make some monstrosities like EEEEE.
oakstreet on sale
>>16644623Jesus. Yeah I'll stay out of there
>>16644611I don't wear jeans, and finding the right legth pahts at my height is a nightmare.
>>16644663I wish they still made cheap boat shoes, mine fell apart. It was nice to have relatively cheap leather shoe that was made in Canada. I barely wear the high top ones I have because I can't even replace them now. Probably should have ordered some of their earlier boots before they jacked up prices so much.
I don't quite have medival war boots... yet... but I have Yugoslav war boots
>>16644205it's because they randomly picked up in popularity in Japan for fashion purposes and then the company leadership decided that it was a useful expansion to their business model to cater to fashion demands>>16644213is wesco the primary option for an engineer with a slimmer look, or would indonesian makers be able to cater to my fashion demands? one pair of wesco is like twice the price of anything else I own. >>16644230I wear skirts and chinos, very little denim. and if anything touches my boots I just let it fold however it wants>>16644374leather boots will stretch a quarter of a size at most width wise, I'd guess as a general rule. they don't stretch at all lengthwise.>>16644377depends. if you're rucking you want ankle support, so boots are necessary. if you're just walking across hypothetical ancient savannah, barefoot or relatively light shoes/sandals would be best>>16644627I've got some green boots. I like my green boots>>16644704I think that's too much jean to stuff in there. try something skinnier-cutlooks good though
>>16644715>I wear skirts and chinosi fucking knew it
>>16644715go with the wescos, they're worth every dollar
>>16644675That's what hemming is for, lankybro.
A question I might get chastised for, but whatever, I'll try. I wore Doc Martens 1460 in college, Gaucho Crazy Horse which is their only full grain option (I think). The uppers cracked in two years anyway. I'm struggling to find a replacement. They have a very specific fit/last, which you can kind of see on this pic - the instep is narrow, but the forepart/toebox is flat and wide, almost "floppy" in a way. They also have a matted and somewhat flat sole.I tried solovair, but they were both shorter and narrower in the toe (although almost as flat), and had a much thicker glossy sole. Tried Red Wing, but they were obviously entirely different, everybody knows about their toebox at this point. Also checked Loake country boots (Sedbergh I think), but they were narrower, pointier, and the leather was dress-shoe thin. I heard about Sanders Kelso being good, but I'm not sure if it's worth a try if they're coming from the same "dressy country boot" tradition as Loake.Anybody got any models I should look at?
>>16644189>>16644215It only wears that drastically if you literally never wash it, just wash it inside out.I do find it funny that a lot of denimheads buy durable clothing just to follow a care routine that makes it fall apart.
>>16644719what'd you know you faggot, care to share with the class?>>16644751look for boots made on the munson last. stuff like jump boots or certain moccasins have that wide flat toebox. various ww2 era repros of service boots or boondockers would also use munson
>>16644751You're looking for a slimmer waist and wider toe box?
Always look here for deals on Wesco, they come with original box and a bottle of oil. The deffects are usually very minor, like minimally offset stitching or minor scuffs. Found a pair of Mr Lou here for under 300https://builder.wescoboots.com/DiscountedBoots.aspx
>>16644794>what'd you know you faggotthat ur a fem
>>16644684True. If hipsters in north America and denim heads in Japan will pay the premium price the company will go for that business. Have to go vintage new-old to find a decent leather shoe made in Canada
25% off is tempting me.
>>16644796Something like that. >wider toe boxwider AND flatter. If I understand correctly a lot of companies will just say "roomy toebox" do that across both axes, and that makes for toeboxes that are too bulbous and "turned up" for me.
>>16644398Red Wing bros we got BTFO
>>16644751oh and that's actually one more thing I forgot to mention. Doc Martens have toeboxes that sit pretty flat to ground, a lot of more "traditional" work boots I saw seem to not only make toeboxes bulbous, but also turn them up dramatically. I want to avoid that. I suppose the Munson last also fits that criterion?
Got rid of :Guidi back zip, heel was very feminine. Wesco horsehide Mr Lou, leather was not to my liking and hard to sizePic are Wesco boss
>>16644835Only $200 real money; I mean they look like hot garbage but you do you boo.
>>16644865Guidi Tank sole combats in Calf, amazing leather and shape, a pain to put on
>>16644874Yohji x Dr MartensLeather is better quality than originals and most itterations come with some kind of zipper for ease worth the money. Insole is leather and comes with a AirWair x Yohji insole.
Guidi "officer frontzip boots" in baby buffalo leatherAgain guidi has some of the best leather, this type is hard to find now. Will put on some vibram soles on this soon.phone pics glitching sideways
>>16644883>guidi has some of the best leatherpost some examples
Backlash by Isamu KatayamaTheir engineers in horse and smooth calf are better but found these for 60 US on Yahoo Japan. Great beaters.
>>16644704this looks awful
2 pairs of CCP tornado best boots I’ve owned. Leather is unmatched.
Just ordered pic related for use with suit and tie. How'd I do?
>>16644927I love boots with suits but cancel the order right now. If you want a dress boot why not go with one of the reputable European shoemakers instead of some random factory that makes subpar shoes for LV and Ferragamo?
>>16644885not him, but the Guidi tannery was a thing way before Guidi boots were. Guido Guidi founded the Tuscan tannery ages ago at some point late in the 1800s and they have been supplying leather to high end labels and designers since their inception, the Guidi family had been practicing the family trade of leather tanning and leather working for generations prior, but the Guidi tannery is the largest scale business and the currently pperatijg one. before Guido, members of the Guidi family had just run small shops in Italian villages.Ruggero Guidi is the current heir (great grandson of Guido I think, but I could be off by a generation) of the Guidi family, there are others, but he is the most central in the business and he founded Guidi the boot company.The method that Guidi uses is like the Coca-Cola secret formula of leather tanning, they keep it very secret.I don't have any examples of the leather to post, but there are plenty of pictures on google images and other sites.
>>16644927Dress boots don't get a lot of love around here but I think they have a place in most people's wardrobe. Maybe not your 2nd or 3rd boot to buy definitely your 4th or 5th
>>16644948Seems good.>>16644945I love the look though and I really struggled to find <$500 dress boots I liked that were currently available.
>>16644927I don’t like brogue patterns personally but otherwise a great formal boot to go with a suit and tie
>>16644819what's it matter, I also told you I'm not single>>16644857picrel are some service boot repros which are made on the munson last (for color and waterproofing you're 'supposed' to dubbin these. personally I like the look, some people don't like the idea). another way to keep the toeboxes from turning up a lot is to use shoetrees religiously. a lot of guys who worship the beat-up 'I'm so rugged and cool' type of look for their boots skip trees or use wacky weird break-in methods and that makes their boots curl more at the flex point>>16644874why were they a pain to put on? lack of speedhooks?>>16644887got any tips for proxy buyers or packaging forwarding? is it expensive? I sort of want to expand my purview for finding deals but dunno how to do so
>>16644971https://www.tlbmallorca.com/categories/70Take your pick. I think they're giving away a free matching belt and saphir conditioner for black friday
>>16645008the eyelets are literally holes in the leather, you have to loosen to the 4th eyelet to put them on easily and to take them off
>>16645008buyee poxies for you at the best rate. You can opt out of their inspection fee, they do charge for consolidating items into one pakage. I do 3 items for best prices. End up paying like 20 USD shipping per item, so like 70 USD altogether. No duties are paid for second hand markets. Shipping is really fast. Best marketplaces are Yahoo Auctions, Mercari and Rakuma.
these vege tanned for 350?
>>16644841the only way to get the flatter look is to go unstructured
Meermin is running a 40% off sale
>>16645127Great sale but FYI: given these are models they will discontinue, there will be
>>16645127just copped some NST derbies for 140 bucks. actually really hype for this
>>16644715>is wesco the primary option for an engineer with a slimmer look, or would indonesian makers be able to cater to my fashion demands? one pair of wesco is like twice the price of anything else I own.I really have no idea.I did 'some' research into this, but I kept myself from doing too much since I tend to go down deep rabbit holes if I don't stop myself.afaik the best brands for "nice" engineers (i.e. elegant looking) are these specific Wesco Mr. Lous, John Lofgren, and Clinches.And the Wescos are probably the slimmest, the most squared toe'd, and the cheapest out of these lolI actually wanted the natural CXL color, and I know of a pair of John Lofgrens in that color, but then the profile isn't quite as slim and the toe isn't as squared.Maybe I'll get those instead if the Wescos don't work out.
>>16644945>why not go with one of the reputable European shoemakerssuch as?
>>16644198Seems like they might be worth it, I'm two hours from the factory so if I order a pair I'm going to do it in person.
>>16644618Hey bb r u thinking about me right now?
>>16644675I have a hard time believing that.
>>16645238Sounds like a you problem.
w2c some decent derbies for around 200 EUR (hopefully lower)? Must be available in Europe and comfort is a big plus
>>16645336Don't have any particular ones in mindThose look good
>>16645336they are solovair gibson
>>16645314A lot of people shit on Clarks but bought a pair for work and they lasted me ten years. I worked retail and was on my feet 100% of the time. They were comfy on top of durable.
>>16645015Those Artistas look nice. Maybe I'll get them some day but I really like the looks of the boots I ordered.
>>16645008>what's it matterit really doesn't I just like knowing my instincts are correct
My left foit is half a centimeter shorter than the right. As such, I tend to get some heel slippage in some boots that causes chaffing and blisters. Is there a way to prevent this?
Fuck customs and fuck DHL.
>>16645539Fuck Bulgaria too.
it's been a weekship my boots to the shipper you forest dwelling carnivore of a bootmaker
>>16645008>munson lastdont do thisit has the worst looking toebox possible at lear redwings while big look normalmunson toe is some weird asymmetrical shitt. field work boot owner
>>16645533fuck your shit>>16645539fuck you>>16645540fuck you too
>>16645552No, fuck YOU. Customs is a scam.
>>16645544they'll blame covidit took me 2 and a half months to get something sent from the US to Aus
>>16645436do they still make them? >>16645357is solovair still good?
>>16645495Add an insole that tightens around the midfoot area, to prevent heel slip. Or, just add another pair of socks for the left shoe.
>>16645611yeah solovair are goodastorflex has a nice derby in black if you like suede
>customs wont let me get my boots
>>16645623being a yuropoor is suffering
My ducks in a row for their annual oiling. Both made in Canada but 30 years apart. Boots from this company are only available second hand. Went defunct decades ago
>>16645705The tongue on these makes tucking laces effortless
>>16645713The relief cuts have been nothing but a blessing too
>>16645722Liner is fucking amazing
>>16645554fuck you, taxation is a scam as a whole, fuck the goverment, I buy at the border and/or at the shipyard, custom and taxes are the fucking biggest scams
>>16645673fuck man, FUCK YOU
Newfag here, best place to buy brown boots this Black Friday in the EU?I need one tha would match the colour of the brown belt
>>16645568they already give you a covid warning but usually the shipper will get domestic shit within a weekI just want to know that they're in Miami so i know the order actually exiats
>>16645733Thanks. Canadian army issue. I bought them some time post highschool in 2008. Been maining them since. Just got the brown ones. Same company but a 1960s workbook, very recognizable in Canada, long before Greb Industries got commissioned by the CAF
>>16645744this reminds me that I hate belts95%of belts are two strips of bonded leather stitched to a foam snake that shits the bed in 6 months when all you fucking need to make a belt is a single strip of leather
>>16645705>>16645713>>16645722>>16645727Oh, please STOP! I've already ordered a pair of boots (not counting the other two pairs of rangers for reviewing). Don't do this to me, bro.
>>16645765Stop buying shit belts.
>>16645771Greb Mk.iiiMany wouldn't think to look at Canadiana when it comes to boots but there was a time we were top shelf. They do fit slightly large to account for insoles and wool socks. Mine are marked 7.5-8 but fit more like 9
>>16645773I have 2 that arent garbage. I only bought the shit one to match some shoes becuse the was nothing else thereregret it and just wear the lightly darker timbs brown belt I havefuck it brown is brown
>>16645436do you remember what Clarks call their derby models?
>>16645722Relief cuts looks so practical, I don't know why they aren't present in more boots.
>>16645207john lofgrens have a celastic toe and their storm welts make it look chonkier than the stitchdown of wesco
>buy indonesian boots for cheap>slapped with gigantic customs so they end up costing the same anyways>boots don't fit
>>16645673what did you buy? did you pay duty beforehand? did you order cocaine in the heels?
>>16645611>>16645853Just for context: I'm from EU but about ten years ago I was on a short holiday to the USA, I went to a Clarks outlet there and found a pair for about 50 bucks, considering the euro was almost 1.5 dollars at the time, I thought they were a good deal since those are usually 100-110€ in my country. I got them for work, I worked retail and had to wear a suit and somewhat formal shoes (not necessarily oxfords, derbys were acceptable) at the time. I wore them to the ground, it was just only months ago I got rid of them because they were already falling apart. Overall, the best cost to usage ratio of any pair of shoes I've ever had.I don't remmember the model, but checking the Clarks website, I'm almost sure they were Becken Lace, since they look exactly the same (picrel) as the ones I had.
New thread >>16645287>>16645287>>16645287
>>16645888>Becken Lace I was looking at those on their website just now Too bad my usual 45 is sold out, might try the 46 though maybe it'll fit Do you remember how they fit? tts or need to size up/down?
>>16645885>Been wanting Red Wings Beckman in Black Cherry Featherstone for almost a decade now>They get discontinued and are impossible to find anuwhere in my number>Find a seller on eBay which still has them>Supposedly based in Portland>Got a message to confirm some shipping info in broken english>Receive shipping tracking number>It ships from SingaporeI-it's gonna be OK, r-right bros?
>>16645895My feet are 27-27,5cm long, which in theory puts me at 9-9.5 US. The Clarks were a 44EUR or 10 US and they fit pretty well, maybe just a tad too long, but I never had any weird feeling regarding fit with those shoes. Again, I used them for work so was walking or standing on them for 6-10 hours per day on average.They're 30% off in my country's website now, BTW.
>>16645902AlrightThey're 30% off here as wellDon't particularly like how they look pointed rather than rounded and the black heel as well, but at that price they seem pretty unbeatable Free returns as well, just gonna cop and seeThanks for the advice
>>16645896likely still made brand new. rw just refuses to make the nicer boots for the us
>>16645936I'm europoor, they're sold out but in the smallest numbers here too. I was hoping they'd be all I expected after all the years of wanting them, I'm now just joping they'll arrive. Seller had a 100% rating, though.
>>16645250No sounds like a you problem, I'm 6'4 and I'm able to find pants that fit me, if you can't figure that out you're pretty stupid.
>>16645928They're not the best looking shoe or the most dressy, but they got the job done for me. I know I sound like a Clarks shill, but honestly, from all the shoes I had for work in all those years, those were the ones which lasted longer and the most comfortable.
Ok, so I'm gonna take advantage of the White's black friday sale and I got a lot a questions so maybe you guys will humor me. I'm pretty much set on either the 350's or the MP's. Between the two 350's, I can visually see the differences, but what do they amount to? The cutter has more eyelets and seems to have an ankle that stands straighter up. And the soles are slightly different. Will the cruiser have more flexibility in the toe? What's the difference here? White's' website does a terrible job describing their boots. I know about White's and their little leather wedge for arch support. I have almost flat feet. I was reading a review of someone who bought a pair of 350's and said that the arch support hurt their feet but their feet eventually got used to it. To me that is bass ackwards. I thought the whole point of leather soles was that the shoe gets used to your foot, not the other way around. Can I request a 350 built on a MP last? I know over time the arch support might break in and get compressed and fit my feet a little bit better, but that leather wedge isn't like cork, it isn't going to just disappear. Another question, on the MP's, is the one-piece heel and back stay on the MP1 series just an aesthetic thing? Is there a functional difference or is it purely aesthetic? Another question, is the difference between a dainite sole and the half-lug MP's purely a difference in traction or is there more to it than that? Last question, I think I saw people saying that White's will accommodate requests like like cutting the welt closer to the boot for a sharper look, do I have that right? Would they accommodate that? What about if I asked them to run a channel cut along where the welt is going to be along the bottom of the outsole because I'm autistic about the thread of the welt getting worn threadbare and eventually breaking because it's exposed. Pls post White's for inspo and say what you have/what you would get