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What do I need to care for my boots?
>Old cotton t shirt (one for cleaning, another for applying conditioners)
>Horsehair brush ($10-15)
>Wooden shoe trees ($10-15)
>Light conditioner like Lexol/Bck4/renovateur
>Heavy conditioner (if you live in terrible snow/rain areas) Sno seal/Obernauf LP
>Don't forget that boots need time to dry properly, rotate them an

How do I deal with x stain?
>mud: allow it to dry then brush off
>salt: water and cloth as soon as possible
>saturated wet: allow the boot to dry for a full day, stuff with newspaper
>scuffs and scratches: buff vigorously with horsehair brush

>Should I buy turdsdays/soloshits/doc shitans?
No they are filled with synthetic materials aimed at instant comfort but will not hold up to actual use.
>b-b-but muh ecelebs on youtube said they're good
no. you will waste your time and money and still have uncomfortable footwear at the end of the day. spend the extra $100 and get something real.

Manufacturer Red Flags
>Unknown leather source
>Made in Chyna/Mexico/Indonesia

Boot Red Flags
>Dainite (Get vibram v-bar instead)
>Non gusseted tongues
>Excessive/unnecessary seams
>Combination/mixed material heels


>> No.17898123

genuine leather is a grade of inferior leather

look for full grain leather

>> No.17898126

Ok I wont say it this time.

>> No.17898129
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I own no black footwear except a pair of black oxfords I wear on special occasions.

How can I buy a black boot that isn't boring or too dressy?
I wouldn't do black CXL because it dickveins when it creases

>> No.17898130


>> No.17898132

This is nonsense peddled by Saddleback leather.

>> No.17898133
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R&H currently has a black roughout Viberg actually
On 2040 last (honk honk)

But it just looks dirty out of the box doesn't it? Imagine keeping that clean

>> No.17898134

Just a daily reminder that dr. martens is still better than literally anything you post itt. While costing a fraction of the price.

>> No.17898136
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I mean the blackness hides the honkiness but

>> No.17898137

for me, its my timbersharts

>> No.17898143

the other option is grained leather but those can crease poorly too

>> No.17898145
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What about Carmina black waxy commander?

I know my size well in Carmina lasts, but honestly I don't really like the look

>> No.17898164

French rangers.

>> No.17898166

You must be very popular at the gay club, Sven.

>> No.17898168
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i honestly thought i would like the highs and lows waxed leather but my waxed flesh is the least worn pair in my collection

>> No.17898191

Should I pull the trigger on some jimothy green razorbacks as hiking boots?

>> No.17898194
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Doc Martens are not even the best Doc Martens.

>> No.17898205

do you have a humiliation fetish?

>> No.17898212
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Holy fuck those are literal garbage.

>> No.17898216

what's wrong with boots made in Indonesia?

>> No.17898217

Stop trying to act like you don't spam this in every thread.

>> No.17898218

>order a single midsole
>get a triple midsole

>> No.17898222

Save for Onderhoud, most of them lack originality, they will do whatever design you want, the result is unrefined however. The sole work is nice but the upper looks blobby most of the time.

>> No.17898233
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they're here
my new boots are here

>> No.17898238

Post pics slut

>> No.17898256
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assume the position

>> No.17898261
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Cork? Whats wrong with it? isn't it used in almost any boot as the inner sole.

Wtf does C*lastic even mean?

>> No.17898267
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solid leather > cork
C*lastic is the plastic piece in the heel and toe, plastic is bad for fit because it does not mould to your foot like leather does

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nothing is wrong with it. You can ignore most things in the red flags. Some retard will tell you that full leather is better, with zero evidence to back that up, but no worries you will hear him coming by the squeaking of his boots.

Celastic is what's used to give structure to the toe box, its bad to have celastic heel counters, but unstructured toeboxes look horrid

>> No.17898278

Watch any videos/podcasts/content with Frank of Franks boots and Shuyler of Nicks boots and you'll see why Nicks is headed for the gutter.

>> No.17898315
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recent thrift store cops

the Danners were $30 and I “restored” them
the Tricker’s were $80 and purchased in good condition

Not sure if I want to sell them, they are both my size and fit well but they are both sort of oddball styles that won’t get much use

I haven’t found any trace of the Trickers online with the 9 holes and the Vibram wedge, they are probably the least gay monkey boots I have ever seen

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the Danners were fucking trashed, but I enjoyed the challenge of making them presentable again. pic related is conditioned vs cleaned with saddle soap

The worst part was the eyelets being rusted to shit

I can’t see a use for them really, they are total goober territory worn casually

>> No.17898319

not bad, all the selection i have at thrift stores are usually junk

>> No.17898326

what thrift stores are you finding actual boots in? I've found one pair of Mezlan derbies in years of looking for salvageable thrift store shoes.

>> No.17898335
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the danners when i got them boy were they fucked up

the sole is still 90-95% i have no clue what the guy was doing in them to trash the upper like that. must have left them wet for a while for them to collapse like that and the eyelets to rust from the wet lace

>> No.17898340

Your webm shows rubber pad instead of cork. What solid leather?
Also learn to size your boots so you don't use your toe to deform the toebox redditard.

>> No.17898355
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I live in a wealthy area on the east coast, the stores they were found at are about an hour apart. Just got lucky. But still they were not exactly $5.99 either

I haven’t had similar finds myself either in the rest of the US

There is a “thrift store” here that is nothing but old money preppy stuff it’s completely insane, but the prices are more like ebay than goodwill

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based blind retard

>> No.17898379

I don't retard. Lying faggot shill retard pussy.

>> No.17898384

who are you talking to?

>> No.17898390
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>> No.17898393
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New to boot stuff
These are worth 70,000 yen/$474
Description says "・Upper material - Nubuck material that is soft and moist around the foot
・Sole - Hard EV sponge sole made by VIBRAM that has both moderate volume and lightness, allowing you to walk comfortably.
・Manufacturing method - Goodyear welt"

worth? let me know please

>> No.17898399

Give them back Jamal.

>> No.17898400

very nice. they look like size 12 or 13 tho

>> No.17898406

yep, 12.5
shan't, I bought em fair and square

>> No.17898420

the BOTTOMs of your feet are supposed to be tan you dumb nigger

>> No.17898429

wedge soles look weird without a moc toe

>> No.17898434

unironically what did he mean by this?

>> No.17898444

I like Txture have you had any experience with them or seen anything bad?

>> No.17898466

Ok spongebob

>> No.17898469


>> No.17898477

dont do him like that bro

>> No.17898478
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Check out Quan Shoemaker on Instagram. You can get an immaculately constructed service boot that is fully customizable for like $800-900. Granted, I think he’s sitting on like a 2 month wait for your boots, but in my opinion his stuff is an absolute steal. In your case, I’d go with his original service boot style with some black Maryam horsebutt.

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He is a classy mf.

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>> No.17898486

That big fat toe with the big fat sole and for what?

>> No.17898487

>2 month wait for your boots
that's absolutely nothing
flame panda has a 2 year wait period for boots and charges over $1,5k now

>> No.17898491

That's just cringe.

>> No.17898494

One thing I have noticed about this thread and this board is that most of you are literal homosexuals.

>> No.17898496

bootfluencers memed him as "the best" and now he's swamped with orders, so he jacks up prices into the stratoshere, also regularly ghosts people that ordered from him for extended periods of time
just typical china/indo bootmaker things

>> No.17898501

Obviously for comfort you literal retard

>> No.17898502
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>le natural patina

>> No.17898509

how else is he supposed to look sexy for the men at the gay bar?

>> No.17898512

The funny thing is that actual homosexuals highly prefer narrow toe boots

>> No.17898514

a noot doesn't need to have a narrow toe to not look like clown shit

>> No.17898519

Found the faggot.

>> No.17898521

this looks so trashy
and the cardboard texture that would never happen naturally had these not been sanded

>> No.17898525

Wait, so now you’re calling round toe boots clown shit. Are they clown shit, or gay? You look pretty dumb when you need to backtrack your shit-talking

>> No.17898526

low key fire

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>> No.17898530

a lil bit tho cmon

>> No.17898543
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what kind of third world ESL spells it e-mail

>> No.17898567
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oh silly me i should have contacted whites through email and not e-mail
a classic blunder

>> No.17898572
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So are these boots i posted the exploded-view drawing any good?
They are called Jaga flex from Waldviertler
Pic related

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jesus fuck dude look at that shit the stance is all wrong

>> No.17898583


>> No.17898587

just stitch your boot onto flip-flops, bro

damn, are flip flops the ultimate zero drop, barefoot shoe that will finally fix your feet from being mangled by heels and unspread toes?

>> No.17898590

my flip flops have a wedge sole

>> No.17898599

If you're not riding horses, for what do you need the heel then?
So your faggot ass gets propped up?

>> No.17898605
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you're one of THOSE retards huh

>> No.17898608

show me one law against being caked up

>> No.17898622

Dunno what you're talking about.
Heels came historically from riding horses.
If you're telling me that the design of the heightened heel is better for your feet, then why is it that our feet didn't evolve like that.
Another point would be that it's unnatural to walk with your heel first, watch how children walk, that's the right way of walking.
But try and convince me otherwise.
It's nothing more than style to me.

>> No.17898625

zero drop tards are the flat earthers of boots and apparently the children watchers too

>> No.17898633

Zero drop(more like zero drip) and barefoot shoes are an excellent example of how easy it is to market products to people with no critical thinking skills.

Footwear has existed since the vendel period which leaves plenty of time for people to evolve into wearing boots.

>> No.17898635

with 80% of the population developing lower back problems in their lifetime is it natural to be walking upright then?
using all 4 of your limbs for mobility is the only right way
don't even bother proving me wrong, because you can't

>> No.17898638

Thats also the same ratio of the population that sits on there ass and watches tv.

>> No.17898641

imagine walking with heel first and not walking ankle first lmao

>> No.17898644

ok retard, thanks for proving my point, that humans have not evolved to have their spinal collum be upright, even when sitting

>> No.17898649

what are the best handboots i can buy to crawl around on?

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>> No.17898655
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>and the sole isn't even stitched on
come on man

>> No.17898657

>Humans have not evolved
True, only retards even believe in evolution anymore.

>> No.17898658
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Watch this old ass gook hand welt some hiking boots.

>> No.17898660

>stitchdown by hand THROUGH the lugs

>> No.17898661
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>old ass gook
dont be mean

>> No.17898666

Clown boot faggot.

>> No.17898667
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it's best to go with the least support possible, so that you don't develop weak wrists and elbows, your fingers are spread apart and you are grounded with mother earth

>> No.17898677

>tfw adding height increasing insoles ruined my 500 dollar boots

feels bad man

>> No.17898695

a small loss compared to the immense punishment dished out to you by your genes, short king

>> No.17898701

>an excellent example of how easy it is to market products
the irony of heel wearers
lemme guess, you "need" a heel

>> No.17898751

What do you retards think about White's sizing? I'm thinking about getting a set of 6" Perry's since they are on sale and their sizing guide has me right between a 12.5 D and a 12 EE.

Should I shoot for the 12 EE and hope there's enough wiggle room that it fits in the toe or should I go for the 12.5 D and risk having too much room in the heel?

>> No.17898757

i would just call them and get their recommendation if you're in between sizes for length and width like that.

>> No.17898765

That sounds like reasonable advice. I appreciate you.

This will be my first pair of "nice boots" aside from the Danner USA stuff I have used for work-boots in the past. Definitely kind of a luxury fashion purchase that I don't "need" but I'd like not to screw it up if possible.

>> No.17898769

good luck. i ordered a pair too and i'm hoping that they work. slightly easier for me since i definitely need ee width. i just went half a size down from my brannock for length.

>> No.17898770

My brannock for sneakers is in between 12.5 and 13, so usually I wear 13's so I don't have as much to worry about with width and all of that. With Danner's boots a 12 EE fits me perfectly for their Quarry and Loggers, but every company is different and nobody near me has White's boots in person.

>> No.17898773

Half down from brannock

>> No.17898775

nobody has a brannock

>> No.17898779

Go to a shoe store, read the guide on the brannock website, get your measurements and go half down from your highest HTB measurement.

>> No.17898780

I did the tracing the outline of my foot on their paper bit and used their sizing guide.

I'm probably being autistic and both the 12 EE and 12.5 D would fit me fine but with more toe length/heel room for the 12.5 D and more of a "sneaker fit" with less length in the toe if I did 12 EE.

>> No.17898784

grant stone
>responds to e-mails
>gives you a bottle opener

>doesn't ship
>doesn't respond to e-mails
>no bottle opener

>> No.17898786

grant stone


no offense...

>> No.17898794

if I was a spiteful man I'd post the email
I unironically cannot say that the email contributed to me not wanting to buy from them. the least professional email I've gotten in my life

>> No.17898795

desu I feel the same way about nigs
people like to rant and rave about their customer support but I've sent them multiple emails with different questions, both related to current orders and not, and they've been terse and borderline rude every time.

>> No.17898829
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Left or right? Looking for cute and less casual looking than runners or sneakers.
leather loafers or wallabee shoes

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>> No.17898845
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Day 43 of waiting for whites to reply to my email about where the uppers are made...
Why are they like this? are they actually sewn in Dominican Republic?

>> No.17898847

left is cute on a girl, I know you're not

>> No.17898865

A lot of people say you should go same as Viberg or UK sizes though. Which is 1 full down from brannock.

>> No.17898867

Whiteshill is a retard and still confused about filler vs midsole. Whiteshills are vermin that needed to be cleansed.

>> No.17898868

how do you know?

>> No.17898944

Yes 100%, if it gets hot where you live get the lighter ones as they will stay cooler.

>> No.17898949

>Not being a archease king and not caring what people who wear shoes made for $7 by a enslaved child think
Couldn't be me.

>> No.17898963

it's over...

>> No.17899108

I applied conditioner with pigment to an old pair of black boots. I left them air for three days, wiped them off with a cotton rag, brushed them vigorously, wiped them off again with a damp cloth and still they leave a tiny bit of residue on my fingers when I touch them and on my pants.
Is there anything else I can do?

>> No.17899124

>Is there anything else I can do?
Stop using pigment if you don't want your pants dyed.
Also use degreaser to remove the garbage you applied.

>> No.17899135

I normally don't use pigment, but these boots were very decoloured and scuffed and wanted to bring it back a little

>> No.17899142

What brand did you use? After buffing i have no pigment coming off anymore, especially not on my skin.

>> No.17899184


>> No.17899202

its over

>> No.17899230
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I like the look of this but am leaning towards the semi dress because the 5050 last seems more comfortable. The Sherman looks like it will cram my feet.

>> No.17899243

But also seeing I can get the mp in the 55 last. Which is more fa mp or semi dress?

>> No.17899252


>> No.17899292

Why is there always some bug man shilling grant stone? It's always with some weird "doesn't ship" criticism of White's too, which is clearly a you problem. Probably just have to jump though an extra hoop to ship to China is all

>> No.17899299
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So Parkhurst makes the only acceptable Indy clone?
Nothing else comes close to capturing what the actual Indy looks like while still being just original enough to feel different

>> No.17899302

I like the ottawa but people always make fun of me for saying this.

>> No.17899305

thats just a basic ass U-Tip boot, nothing like an indy.

>> No.17899308
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I like it too but it doesn't look like an indy

>> No.17899310

Pretending to be retarded is still being retarded

>> No.17899317
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>nothing like an indy

>> No.17899326
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>completely different pattern
>bigger and less eyelets+speedhooks
>360 welt
retards. Look here my C&J indys! Why cheap out with Parkhurst?

>> No.17899327

I actually really like the Niagara but the Indy just has a certain ruggedness to it that the Niagara lacks.
The Niagara looks like a boot programmers wear to the office. The Indy still has a rugged aesthetic to it while still having a clean aesthetic

>> No.17899328

the ae Freeport is the best clone but they dont sell it on a sensible sole

>> No.17899333

Looks ugly as fuck. You're not getting more boot for the money and cordovan is a meme
Parkhurst does competently made boots with good materials, same as C&J. But with C&J you have to pay more for the name and to cover their overhead

>> No.17899335
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this is insane poorfag cope, you never owned C&J.
Check out my NV Indy!! Even that is closer and its not the same thing.

>> No.17899345
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boot newfag here
looking for something comfortable to wear while I do some light hiking & long bike riding
any reocmmendations??
budget isn't very high, only like $500, maybe $600 if it's highly recommended by you friends
please let me know soon as I am biking and hiking in the near future and would like boots instead of sneakers
thank you

>> No.17899347

good, I'm an engineer who works at a wind tunnel so the niagara is perfect for me
when I need to be rugged I put on my sneakers and keep my gun visibly tucked at the 11 o'clock position

>> No.17899348

You are so cool!

>> No.17899349

lmao this looks like dogshit

>> No.17899351

I also sell fake rolexes if you ever want one

>> No.17899355

I admit the Parkhurst are different because they're likely much better build than whatever Alden is capable of producing.

>> No.17899362

>can't even afford an indy
>has to cope with the most basic U-Tip pattern in existence
It's fine anon, just don't pretend like its just like the real thing.

>> No.17899364

dont seethe too hard man, your indy might fall apart

>> No.17899366

>being that defensive
Are you experiencing buyer's remorse? Or maybe they're delaminating because you step in a puddle?

>> No.17899372

i wear red wing 1907s for cycling
but I use road pedals with metal spikes and they completely tear up the wedge soles

anyone have an idea for a better sole material for this, or a similar boot with such a sole, or road pedals that won't tear up soles but still grip?

>> No.17899377

I don't even own one, its shit value, im still not gonna cope with a U-tip boot. You either buy a U-Tip or an Alden indy, no such thing as a cop(e)y

>> No.17899382

I own Indys dumbass. But I'm not deluded enough to pretend they're some amazing high quality piece of footwear. Mine were riddled with QC issues

>> No.17899387

>I don't even own one
Oh okay, so you were projecting. I should've guessed.

>> No.17899388
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I should just buy the brass so I can stop thinking about it

>> No.17899390

Post them.
I am just making fun of retards thinking a cheap U-Tip boot is an alternative.

>> No.17899400

>walking up stairs with size 14s and no wedge sole
is it still a natural patina if I accidentally kick every other step?

>> No.17899429

thought this was just a regular pic flipped for a while

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>> No.17899500

more like nigagra

>> No.17899517

poorfag here, eddie bauer k-6s or timbs in dark brown?

>> No.17899527

>eddie bauer

>> No.17899540

Use leather dye, or get them dyed.

>> No.17899563

timbs it is

>> No.17899567

parkhurst makes the best indy clone
bet it's better built too

>> No.17899573
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to all you fighting over indy clones

I give you

Stefano Bemer

>> No.17899576

>dude CHEAP lmao
350+ for a boot is not "cheap". And 800 for a boot because it's from C&J does not make it better
Only things that matter are materials and construction. If it's made the right way (goodyear welted) with the right materials (high quality upper leather, leather insole) then price is irrelevant. Where it is made is also irrelevant as long as the above mentioned are good. Parkhurst is made in the USA (in the same factory that Oak Street is made in) or in Spain (very good shoemaking tradition with very high quality brands made there)
Alden's are made with synthetic midsoles, shitty CXL and quality control so bad it's laughable some days. The Indy costs 600 but is not a 600 dollar boot
The Niagara by Parkhurst is in all likelihood a much better boot than the Alden Indy and it's much cheaper as well

>> No.17899581
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Toe cap or not. What do they say about the wearer? When are they appropriate?

>> No.17899584

Apparently homosexuals hate toecaps. So make of that what you will.

>> No.17899585

the indy is a clone of this

>> No.17899588

Looks fine

>> No.17899591

looks better than any trash I've seen from white's

>> No.17899595
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Not sure how to take it. Homos are supposed to have good style. At the same time I don’t want to look like a homo. I’m thinking to get a pair of the Truman’s and a pair of the whites semi dress. Does it make sense to by two pairs are the same time since they’re on sale or make more sense to try one and see if my tastes develop further?

>> No.17899598

Don't fall for the leather hiking boot meme and buy one from La Sportiva. If you know you might cycle a lot I would spent less on the hiking boot and buy a set of clipless pedals/shoes.

>> No.17899601

I wouldn't load up on two similar boots in similar leathers unless you really intend to be constantly wearing boots and want some rotation options. Those Trumans look fine, the major complaint about the toecaps is that they're fake (who cares nobody is wearing these for field work) and that they look like clown shoes on shit like the Iron Redditors but those Trumans look fine.
If you really want 2 boots I'd get a brown leather and black leather pair, or a standard brown leather and another material pair like suede/nubuck/roughout.

>> No.17899611

I almost pulled the trigger on this boot, java flesh with toe cap. It's basically all I want in a boot. But not buying boots this year, hope they won't hike prices much in 2024.

>> No.17899646

tasteful but far too bright of a white

>> No.17899648
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plain toe for engineers

PCT for laceups

simple as

>> No.17899654

I'd go one plain one captoe

>> No.17899666

Best cleaning and conditioning regimen? Bonus if it doesn't darken.
Just got good boots

>> No.17899672

brush them down daily
once a season condition with bick4 or obernauf LP if bad weather conditions
shoe tree when not wearing
wrapped in a cotton bag when you put them away for the season

>> No.17899774

>Bick 4
Silicone poison.

>> No.17899776
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>Silicone poison.

>> No.17899780
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imagine how much better these would look with
>french binding on the edges to get rid of the raw leather look
>metal eyelets, even black ones

>> No.17899781

I disagree with anything french.

>> No.17899784

i've seen people call it 'piping' instead
the freedom fries version

>> No.17899786

or edge binding

>> No.17899788

That's just the word for hanging out with someone's mom.

>> No.17899806

>posts the same picture every time
kys pnw shill

>> No.17899808

>gets triggered by facts
kys soloshitter shill

>> No.17899813

you know the anon that made that pic is euro right

>> No.17899825
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I don't know if this is new or TLB always had it, but I like their grain black leather.

>> No.17899829

your 600 dollar high heels only make you look like an overcompensating beta, I bet some kid in docs stole your lunch money, nerd.

don't care who made it, it's the only evidence anyone ever posts, if someone got a pair of whites or whatever with defects they'd defend them tooth and nail.

>> No.17899834

Shut your angry zoomer ass up, bitch.

>> No.17899835

are DM 1460s effay

>> No.17899845


>> No.17899848

not for you, cupcake
yes, extremely

>> No.17899850


>> No.17899851
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>> No.17899859
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>c-c-can't wait for my White's to get here, I'll finally get some pussy for sure!

>> No.17899866

Shut your

Are ya ready kids?
I can't hear you!

lookinass up.

>> No.17899875

lol he's your UPS driver

>> No.17899876


>> No.17899881
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>hope they won't hike prices much in 2024.

>> No.17899883


>> No.17899885

calm down there, burger boy

>> No.17899887
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>> No.17899889

Absorbentass lil boi.

>> No.17899895

>facing about to touch
>still room in the ankle
Shaggy Diggy

>> No.17899899

stop discriminating against people with high calf insertion

>> No.17899901

It's more of a pattern issue, C&J like Carminas, EGs, Bonafes and other EU brands always have facings that are very close to each other.

>> No.17899903
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I’m doing customs. I want the Java wax Truman and the whites semi dress British tan. Which one should get the toe cap which one shouldn’t?

>> No.17899904

The Truman. Semi dress with cap toes look strange

>> No.17899925

I disagree. Looks good as is
Also you're gay

>> No.17899926

not funny whatsoever

>> No.17899947

Trumans with a cap, semi dress plain. Which color are you getting the semis?

>> No.17899953
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>already have two pairs of Meindl Badile that I've been wearing all year long hiking 10km+ every day
>can't justify spending 360€ on Schuh Bertl Juchtenleder boots cause boots still holding up and will for another few years until resole time
feels bad, man. They are so sturdy.

>> No.17899962

Ok Bobby.

>> No.17899968

Thanks. I’m split between the British tan and brown for the semi dress. I plan on wearing them with blue jeans mostly. Occasionally khaki colored jeans.

>> No.17900045

Say what

>> No.17900075
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Alright boys, my Role Clubs came in the mail today. Been wearing them around for an hour, so I’ll give you my immediate impressions. Please disregard my blog post if you don’t give a fuck.
First off, I’ve had a pair of Mister Lou’s and Lofgren engineers and these already blow them out of the water. Even with just a RTW pair, the fit on these is damn near perfect. The issue that I had with the Wescos is that even with the “perfect” size, the shape of the boot was extremely uncomfortable and it has a seemingly nonexistent heel cup made of plastic material. The Lofgrens in comparison just werent the aesthetic I was going for and I personally hated the leather and thought it was way too soft and supple. I’m aware that Brian has used some of his standard cxl horsehide in the past that has yielded a ton of grain break that some people find gross, but so far the clicking on these looks pretty damn clean. That being said, this leather is likely going to form some creases the more I break them in, but I don’t really give a shit and I think it actually can add some character. All of the stitching is immaculate, and the welt join is way cleaner than most boots I’ve seen. My only complaint about these is that I would have preferred he used his proprietary rubber sole instead of a leather one, but I’m honestly curious to see how it fares over time. I’ll probably end up getting it resoled a couple years down the line. Is it worth $2300? Probably not. However, these are by far the best engineers I’ve ever seen and worn. If you’re an engineer enthusiast you kind of just have to get a pair. Overall, they’re damn sexy and I’m satisfied with them.

I’ll continue to post more photos

>> No.17900079

Yeah I fuck with these. What's with those two lines down the middle though? I don't remember those in the pictures you posted when you said you had ordered them.

>> No.17900081

Looks good I can’t wear pull out n boots because I have tiny ankles and low volume feet

>> No.17900083

I think its something brian does on purpose? Might have to ask him not to do it, or maybe its the other way around. I hate it personally.

>> No.17900084

I am glad you didn't run into any quality control issues. I genuinely feel bad for the people who got some fucked up pairs after dropping that much money.

>> No.17900088

>I hate it personally.
Same, especially in black it looks like the molding line of a rubber boot

>> No.17900089
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Those are toe tracts. It’s nothing more than an aesthetic feature that is vintage accurate of the 40s/50s engineers. The toe tracts are usually default on Role Club engineers

>> No.17900095
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>> No.17900104

Whatever that line is it looks hideous and ruins the boots for me

>> No.17900106

Ruins the boots

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>> No.17900120


>> No.17900129

It's part of the lasting process, my RM Williams whole cut has something similar

>> No.17900130

the place where my foreskin is supposed to be also has something similar

>> No.17900133

i think it's to get the vamp shaped, it's stretched reversed over a form before lasting

>> No.17900134

Yeah it's a lasting thing

>> No.17900137
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Buy wescos if you don't want a line running down your engineers

>> No.17900138

>Spend 2 grand on boots
>not even hand lasted
apparently nicks taking notes because they’ve gone the degenerate route of machine lasting as well

>> No.17900149

Oh look, it’s the insufferable fat Wesco schizo who posts his 3 shitty boots in every thread

>> No.17900150

>hand lasting is better because becau…. BECAUSE it just is OK

>> No.17900153

Hand lasting is a complete and total meme and only exists to scam retards out of money
It's a relic of how shoes were made before machines made things easier and more consistent

>> No.17900158

Those are sick what’s the model?
Seething bootlet

>> No.17900163

>scam people out of money
>$2300 boots vs $600 boots
>the cheaper ones are hand lasted

>> No.17900164

Post your boots
Boss 7500

>> No.17900165
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Remember anon, the black one with the aniline dye

>> No.17900166

lol i was wrong he adds the lines after the fact just for decoration

he thinks a spic in his garage had a lasting machine built for him

>> No.17900168
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And a size down and width up. For example Brannock size: 9D, Brass boot: 8E. The 8.5D Brass boot will be too spacious

>> No.17900178

>he adds the line
Wow that's terrible

>> No.17900185

It's marketing bullshit
Those 700 dollar hand lasted Whites would go for 400 if they didn't have to pay for the extra labor time it takes to do it by hand

>> No.17900186

no, there'd just be another 300 in some greasy fuck's pocket.

>> No.17900191
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>the absolute state of redditards

>> No.17900193

I don't like the finishing on the leather, looks too rubber-ish but could be thevpics. I don't now how it's called or if it even has a nave, but the line of the outsole following from the heel to the arch to the toes looks dope. And the stitching is inmaculate. Love the natural edges on black boots.

These look dope, never thought I'd like them in black. Way better than on the page.

>> No.17900194
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>> No.17900195

Take a look at some actual 400 dollar boots to compare and you’ll realize you’re wrong

>> No.17900196

Why do they not tighten the laces on their boots? Very disturbing behavior

>> No.17900199

just bought the crimson kudu :/

>> No.17900200

>cuffing to above strap
I knew I wasn't the only one

>> No.17900202

for the $2,3k you spent, it definitely is
if he wasn't ashamed himself of faking shit why would he bother skipping adding the lines in the making of video, so you just see them at the end on the final product

>> No.17900204

We get it bro, you don’t like the toe tract

>> No.17900205

Oh well. Post them when they arrive

>> No.17900206

the intentionally size down too much because they're obsessed with vibergesque wide facings

>> No.17900207

cause it's fake bro
also >>17900095 he was drunk on cerveza when doin it and it took multiple attempts to get it in the middle

>> No.17900208

Size too small+kiltie=impossible to tighten boots

>> No.17900211

I do think the black looks clean but I dont like black boots and I'm not playing cxl roulette

>> No.17900230

None of their boots fit because reddit is full of retards that assume the half size down rule is universal and applies to all brands
So they all have boots that don't fit

>> No.17900238


>> No.17900253

nice little stitch pattern on the top strap

>> No.17900255
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Nah they are sexooooo

>> No.17900259

Bro look at OPs post. They NEED heels because the bootfags on /fa/ are incredibly insecure, height being one of the most common insecurities. I mean some of these people literally are insecure about where the creases are on their shoes LOL. These are the same people that freak out when they step in a puddle or god-forbid mud, and are unable to wear their supposedly durable PNW boots multiple days in a row

>> No.17900265

>he doesn't know where Whites are made, only blindly believes marketing

>> No.17900266

>says the guy who blindly believes a social media post with an obfuscated email lol

>> No.17900274

shut the fuck up already holy shit

>> No.17900277
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It's over

>> No.17900280

pretty sure that's objectively false
it might could be called "assembled in the USA" not made in USA

>> No.17900282
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outside of misleading labels, I honestly don't fucking care as long as it's still a quality boot
why are americans so fucking annoying about this shit. its like they always have sand in their vaginas
next we'll have people having skub wars over american made dung patties vs mexican made dung patties

>> No.17900286

Made in USA manufacturing is all we have left to claim to be proud of

>> No.17900295

Who are they referring to?

>> No.17900296


>> No.17900298


>> No.17900299

>Made in USA manufacturing is all we have left to claim to be proud of


>> No.17900302

To answer the actual question: Yes. As long as under 50% of the manufacturing was done in another country, then with greater than 50% completed in the US, it can legally be classified as ‘Made in the USA’. ‘Made in Italy+China’ ‘Made in China+North Korea’ etc. Companies of all sizes and types should be fined with criminal charges for pulling this shit.

>> No.17900305

>Companies of all sizes and types should be fined with criminal charges for pulling this shit.
surely you mean the lawmakers that made this shit legal

>> No.17900306

Their entire bloodlines should be executed. All politics should be dealt with via one-one combat.

>> No.17900313

Who makes the better boot, whites or truman?

>> No.17900315

truman is just GYW

white's is handwelted

>> No.17900316

truman makes really well built fasion boots
whites makes BIFL work/casual boots to a lower level of "finish" but far more robust construction

>> No.17900317
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>want the black brass boots as well

>> No.17900330
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grant stone cap toe boots are majorly slept on
probably the nicest thing they make

>> No.17900332

Will the Chinese shills out shill the whites shills?

>> No.17900337

Buy Frank's Boots

>> No.17900339

will american shills ever understand that good boots can be made outside of the united states?

>> No.17900340


>> No.17900345

what happened to the guy with the ostrich grant stones?

>> No.17900361

other than grant stone, they can't.
americans invented boots and nobody has as much experience making them.

see: pnw brands existing like 100 years

>> No.17900370

Yeah, the entire region of Tyrol and the surrounding zones.
Your comment is fucking retarded, you dumb nigger. Those PNW makers came from Europe. Have you ever heard of Viktor Schauberger’s logging plumes?

>> No.17900372

>Have you ever heard of Viktor Schauberger’s logging plumes?
nobody has
americans invented boots.

>> No.17900373

the entire country of spain

>> No.17900375

the entire country of ingerland...

>> No.17900377

like all the english bootmakers have existed for as long or longer as the only old PNW maker that still exists (White's)

>> No.17900378

why don't europeans log?

why don't they build logging boots?

>> No.17900380

mexico 2.0
what, doc martens?

>> No.17900381
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I like the zero-drop boots. Can't wear my redwings anymore. Been looking at these Bruin boots. They are made in the USA, and can easily get the sole replaced when it wears out. Lems boots are nice too.

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>Founded in 1829, Tricker’s is proudly the oldest established shoemaker in Britain

you donkey

>> No.17900390

>Tricker's 1829
>Foster & Son 1840
>John Lobb 1866
>Grenson 1866
>Crockett&Jones 1879
>Barker 1880
>Loake 1880
>Cheaney 1886
>Edward Green 1890

>> No.17900392
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>all the best bootmakers in ingerland left and went to the United States

>> No.17900393

most of them also didn't sell out to ABC-Mart (KWAB)

>> No.17900396

they only started making boots later

>> No.17900397

NEW: >>17900394
NEW: >>17900394
NEW: >>17900394

>> No.17900398

ill make you later, faggot

>> No.17900400

admit it
americans invented boots.
dumb fucking retard.

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>> No.17900409

euros look like THAT?

>> No.17900422

>not fat
yep, definitely european.

>> No.17900427

he has a mullet and his chin looks like a traffic cone

he's probably 10th generation inbred and has a single testicle.

>> No.17900803
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These boots slap fr ong nocap

>> No.17901464

I'm European and I agree
In fact it's the only nice thing they make.

>> No.17901621

What if society collapses and I suddenly need to ride a horse?