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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.17933791

First for block heels

>> No.17933798
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Carmina doesn't do lasted trees.

TLB does, and imo is better value if you want a dress shoe.
Until last year TLB did lasted trees for like 40€ an absolute steal.

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I did lasted trees on these Bonafe loafers which was like 150€ just for the trees or something ridiculous like that.

They are nothing like TLB lasted trees, it's an extremely tight fit. There's not even a spare milimeter anywhere.

Anyway it does feel a bit of a scam to pay so much for trees but when you already pay so much for shoes it feels bad not to get the lasted trees too.

>> No.17933810

These look good.
Surely not an Indy unless it's the camera angle.
Are they C&J Galways?

>> No.17933811

the only tree my boots need are my feet

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>> No.17933827

yea i don't get trees with my EB MTO's, if i bought trees for all of them, i'd be close to buying another boot already.

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Got first pair of boots from OSB. On black Friday sale. They feel great. I'm hooked on boots now. Anyone have other recommendations for boots with a similar last. The wide toe box fits perfect and desu I hate that cramped pointy look I see on some of the other boot brands. I want clown shoes basically.

Seems I did not hit the cxl lottery as you can see the wrinkles are heavy after a week of wearing them every day

>> No.17933888

That's pretty normal for CXL.

If you want similar leather that won't crease like that, try White's "double shot". It's like a superior version of CXL.

>> No.17933897

yeah that's a yikes on the CXL lottery

>> No.17933903

>Anyone have other recommendations for boots with a similar last.
it's not similar but if you want toe room you can get a brass boot from grant stone

>> No.17933911

at least its not uneven

>> No.17933917
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damn that's a sexy oxford

>> No.17933928

I like worn things so it doesn't bother me. Only thing that sucks is paying lime 390 for something like this. What I fear is that I'm stuck buying shoddy OSB boots just for the last.

I will look at them. A co worker has their boots but damn it's so narrow. Also I hate Chinese produced goods regardless of quality. But maybe I'll cave

>> No.17933931

55 last if you want a rounded generous fitting last

>> No.17933939

Thank you will look into it

>> No.17934060

are there any quality tall boots like this?

>> No.17934062
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forgot pic

>> No.17934066
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White's smokejumpers

>> No.17934069
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can i get em with a normal heel and all eyelets?

>> No.17934071

it has a normal heel

you'll have to request it but no speed hooks at that height is retarded, but that's par for the course for a soloshitter like you

>> No.17934100

solovairs are fine. what are you on about?

>> No.17934184
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those smokejumpers are mine, you want speed hooks unless you intend to fully lace the boots every time you put them on (you dont want to do that)

as for the heal, its a logger heal, but if you custom order from whites they'll do whatever you want.

>> No.17934186

4811 last has more toe room

>> No.17934188

if you want boots that last a year, sure get some shitovairs

>> No.17934230

not him but I've had my solovairs for two years now and they're in great condition. Nowhere near the build quality of my better boots but memes about their durability are unfounded

>> No.17934245


> Clean enough to eat off of
> Full highs Not skip laced at the ankle
> Pants tucked in laced to the brim

anons do not do this or you deserve to get your shit run. True brooklyn poseur shit and I say this out of a sense of genuine pity. Do not be the person who wears BDUs to high school

>> No.17934310

cheap flat waxed laces off amazon are fine right?

>> No.17934319
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it's this shit again
vibergs double"shell" still covered by the topgrain, now in teacore

only $1740, act fast

>> No.17934328
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this is how the natural double shell ages
just like regular horsebutt, which it essentially is

are people going to fall for it again

>> No.17934368

I've started to wear my boots to work, I have been wearing them while running errands for like a month and a half just to break them in.
No pain which was my goal, I already have another air on order.

>> No.17934389

Purchased a pair of Alden seconds (shell) from tsm
How happy or disappointed am i gonna be in a couple of days

>> No.17934396

>How happy or disappointed am i gonna be in a couple of days
Usually the disappointments are when it's time to resole it and your cobbler calls to tell you the inside is all fucked up and it'll cost extra.

>> No.17934434

Lol, another zoomer kid parroting shit to fig in. All of my Docs are at least 4 years old and hardly show wear.

>> No.17934441

post them

>> No.17934445
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i bought vans hiking boots. i like em because they look like sneakers

>> No.17934453

I'd pay that much for lasted trees for my shoes & boots if the makers sold them.

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>wore pic rel to work
>boss says they are nazi boots and he feels uncomfortable when he sees me in them
What should I do?

>> No.17934462

Ask him if he thinks making unfounded claims about a subordinate being a nazi is an appropriate thing for an employer to do and whether such claims would create a legally actionable hostile work environment.

>> No.17934471

Spray paint a swastika on his desk

>> No.17934501

Tell him to get back in the oven

>> No.17934504

Out of the three replies this gave me the most ick
t. femanon

>> No.17934511

Tell him they are actually tranny boots , because they are

>> No.17934524

why, because using corporate lingo at your advantage is a nazi thing?

>> No.17934557

newfag here, why are dainite soles bad?

>> No.17934569

they aren't necessarily bad, but they are quite hard and really bad on wet tile. The only advantage they have is that they wear down extremely slow. Once broken in and granted your boots are comfortable in the first place, they are okay, but i still prefer softer soles.

>> No.17934570

No, because you sound like a dumb cunt woman

>> No.17934579

not a good sign for your custom order when you get a 6am email from the maker asking "are you sure???"

I caved. told him it was a mistake and to do it the way he thinks best

>> No.17934584

What retarded options did you chose?

>> No.17934587

I ordered a suede chukka in light brown with a black sole for contrast.

>> No.17934588

Are you sure???

>> No.17934590
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apparently i wasn't very sure

i've been thinking if I made a mistake so then they sent the email and I'm like "yep, definitely fucked it up"

>> No.17934593


are you sure???

>> No.17934604
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21 zoom zoom in need of winter boots. Something that can be worn with slim fit jeans and chinos and a puffer jacket so not too formal.
Picrel look good to me but people said Martens is bad quality

Budget >250 bucks

>> No.17934605

Budget <250 bucks*
for fuck's sake

>> No.17934606


>> No.17934608

Timbs premium

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>> No.17934651

Jungle boots are based and patrician boots, just like docs, solos and paramemes. Whites and the like are tranny boots.

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>> No.17934660

need that on the bottom left cause my feet are different sizes

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>> No.17934673

Literally half the shit in that picture is only being pointed out because the OP of it was nitpicking turbo autist lol.

>> No.17934678

i will wear my islay like this next time, but not when im in the city.

>> No.17934699
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Just ordered these, pretty happy.

>> No.17934703

how do you deal with having an outright favorite boot when it comes to your rotation?

>> No.17934715

how many pairs do you have in rotation?

>> No.17934721

if i do this will people think i'm a nazi?

>> No.17934743

Solovair doesnt even make jungle boots

>> No.17934765


>> No.17934769

not that bad yet, just get rid of the ones you wear least often

>> No.17934772

Id please senpai

>> No.17934774

My ideal shoe "collection" would be:
2 x oxfords for suit occasions (plain black captoe, dark brown adelaide)
2 x derbies for everyday office wear year round (suede PTB, split toe derby)
2 x suede chukkas for every day office wear in cold months (one dark brown, one light color)
2 x suede loafers for every day office wear in warm months (one dark brown, one polo color)
2 x sneakers (one all white, one in suede either brown or navy)
2 x casual boots waterproof (veldtschoen or stitchdown) - ideally something that doesn't look ridiculous so you can also wear to the office if it rains or snows.

>> No.17934790

Angry tranny stay mad.

They're the same size, the leather pieces are just misaligned and allover the place.

>> No.17934797

Even one of each is more shoes than the amount 90% of men have

>> No.17934801

whatever, fag. lol

>> No.17934802

I know but most people wear the same shoes multiple days in a row.
Anyway I'm trying to keep it to a maximum of 2 shoes of each type because otherwise it gets out of hand.

I see people saying they have a dozen boots and it feels so wasteful.

>> No.17934849

>just get rid of the ones you wear least often
nobody local is into welted shoes enough to pay for them and I'm doing international and getting scammed

>> No.17934864
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Fuck service boots, definitely getting another pair of jodhpurs.

>> No.17934875

Jodhpurs are just a gayer version of ropers (as with anything yuropean resembling something else American), but not as gay as chelseas. I'm almost willing to compromise and get a pair, but it's probably not worth it. They're not that cool.

>> No.17934881

how are jodhpurs less gay than chelseas

>> No.17934888

Ropers in Europe

>> No.17934889

You do have a problem if a pair of boots can determine your sexuality, especially if you like gender neutral boots like ropers.

>> No.17934897

Chelseas are the ultimate gay alongside docs and soloshitters. Jodhpurs are basically a yuro cowboy boot (horse) and are only slightly gay because it's a yuro style.

Didn't ask. Gay = bad. Straight = good.


Also I'd rather get Chisos for that price. Ralph Lauren is a meme.

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ID on these boots?

>> No.17934918
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Rapers in europe:

>> No.17934934 [DELETED] 

Dress brown? That leather is pure sex.

>> No.17934937

Please be in London

>> No.17934940

I saw some black blundstones in my size for $80 cad on Facebook marketplace. look to be in good shape. I don't have any black boots or shoes yet so it seems like a good buy. what do you guys think?

>> No.17934979

Whites are for wildland guys or loggers, not trannies. It's just the gap between the two becomes fucking comical when you have some amab skinnyfat wannabe nb deciding to tuck in their pants to show their big new black shiny boots

>> No.17934992

Nobody in this general does manual labour

>> No.17934993

when will the 50 year old white's shill learn to stop biting the bait

>> No.17935041

Since his wife left him for Jerome, he spends all his time here.

>> No.17935046
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I received my Alden 986 loafers seconds in the mail today

As far as I can tell, this is the only flaw, a little nick near the edge but it doesn't hit the stitching. Everything else looks clean, symmetrical, and within specs.
The only other potential flaw I was able to spot is near the little nick, on the shell itself, there are a few, super-tiny, pinpoint-like bumps(?) from the leather. I tried to capture these in the photo but couldn't -- they're that small and very few of them. I can't imagine these are of any consequence but this is my first shell so if anyone knows what this is and if this is worth , I'd love to know.

Overall, I'm very happy. $600 all-in cost vs $886 retail for first-quality

>> No.17935049

looks like the welt join, and not even a bad one.

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>> No.17935077

the gap in the 360 welt and the bumps/"orange peel" in the shell is completely normal
if that is all that's wrong with them then you got a decent deal

>> No.17935084

jungle boots and docs, solos and paramemes are for millarps

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>> No.17935094

fuck no

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>> No.17935113

what are the issues with them? I think they look alright but is there something wrong with them that I should know about?

>> No.17935116

>no half sizes
>cemented construction

>> No.17935121

Quick reminder that there's no such thing as a bad product, only a bad price.

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lol, lmao even

>> No.17935123

people with feet that long shouldn't wear boots anyway

>> No.17935126

>t. wears 8.5

>> No.17935127

Every time I see Thursdays they just look incredibly cheap and ugly.
Like worse than run of the mill $50 shoes.

>> No.17935142

9 is a pretty average size in boots, sideshow bob

>> No.17935149

>what are the issues with them
They are fucking ugly and just being shilled.

>> No.17935154

>no half size
Not an issue if you are full size

>cemented sole
Nobody honestly resoles their boots anyway

>> No.17935169

You are but a bug beneath my boot, boy.

>> No.17935199

>Nobody honestly resoles their boots anyway
If you only buy <300$ boots yeah resole is useless.

>> No.17935203

Resole - sounds good, doesn't work.

Who is going to resole my shoes? A random local c*bbler?
If I have to ship them to a special cobbler that charges 200€ plus 30+30€ shipping both ways, I might as well buy new shoes.

>> No.17935213

Any good bootmaker will do resoles in house. It's not cheap most of the time, but they will do a good job.

>> No.17935220

you send it back to the manufacturer to resole

you are buying from reputable bootmakers that do their own resoles right?

>> No.17935227

Carmina does not do resoles. Actually I've heard they do but it's a real shitshow.
Bonafe does it for 200€ + shipping. No idea if it's any good.

I know British bootmakers like C&J or EG will do a good job at it. I guess other British makers like Cheaney and Trickers should do it as well. But you're dealing with post brexit shipping.

Anyway maybe it's easier for Americans.
Like if I buy a pair of Vibergs here, or import a pair of Whites from the US, who can resole a stitchdown boot in Europe? No one, that's who.

>> No.17935231
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On the subject of EU resoles, Skoak recently posted a photo of this pair of black captoe oxfords made by St Crispins in 1994 (30 years ago) back from a factory resole.

But St Crispins are like 1400€ a pair.

Also imagine making a shoe like this in Romania in 1994. Five years after Ceausescu.

>> No.17935232

this guy resoles vibergs in europe https://www.schuhgott.de, there's also a bunch of bespoke makers in my city that do resoles, i wouldn't be surprised if they can resole vibergs properly (i.e stitching through the same holes)

>> No.17935259

>who can resole a stitchdown boot in Europe?
Europe is the land of leather footwear and you need 3 years of study to call yourself one, it's ridiculous you believe nobody can do a stitchdown sole replacement. Sure it's not what they do all day long but they can do it.

>> No.17935260

When resoling, is it possible to switch to a storm welt design or vice versa?
I guess going from normal to storm welt requires replacing the entire welt since it's already been trimmed tight

>> No.17935268

yes, that is why buying ~$300 entry level resolable boots, because someone else told you resolable=quality, is just silly
the reddit mindset of buying based on a spec sheet, the cheapest GYW boot possible is completely misguided
either you buy something that makes sense and is worth investing in a resole or just buy cemented shit and throw it away after a couple of years like you're going to do anyway with your thursdays

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truly keeping tradition alive

>> No.17935292

When do you know it's time for a resole? I've seen a bunch of yt videos of cobblers resoling boots and more often than not the original soles still look very servicable to me.

>> No.17935298

at the latest when you're close to start wearing down the welt

>> No.17935320

On leather soles I've heard it's when you can press down on them and it feels soft and mushy.
On rubber soles I guess it'll be obvious when you wear down the treads.

I don't think it's even possible to wear down dainite. As shitty as it is, the thing is indestructible. But unless the maker carves a channel for the stitching, it will wear down.

>> No.17935334

Not a big deal honestly, the glue bond is really strong and an easy fix. Chances are it will never come undone anyway.

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boots for this combo?

>> No.17935434
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>> No.17935438

>brown high heels

>> No.17935441

yeah to complete the clown look he got here>>17935431

>> No.17935443

forgot i was in the faggot containment thread my bad

>> No.17935451

when you rewelt you can get whatever kind you want

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>> No.17935517

cool story bro
>These boots got mixed up on a house party, someone left with the unpaired! Never came back!
>supposedly one 403, one 405
i don't even know what this is supposed to mean, but it's complete bullshit either way
either someone took one of his and left the other, which is a retarded story
or someone came in (supposedly) mismatched boots and left them

>pics show them with trees inside
why would you put trees in a strangers boots, even for just a pic?
>both same size 9EE, both labeled 405, both matching serial numbers, same ammount of wear

it's so clear it's his boots, both 405s and he fucked one of them up with conditioners/redying and now wants an idiot to buy them from him
nobody put that ammount of wear on mismatched boots or came in the exact same sized boots as his and mixed them up
who believes this shit?

>> No.17935521

whats wrong w u nigga just say lol or lmao, or lul and move on wtf

>> No.17935522

lul lmao wtf epic facepalm

>> No.17935523


>> No.17935526

I dunno, the darker one looks way more scruffed than the left

>> No.17935550
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>> No.17935561

that's just how nitrile cork is

>> No.17935565
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chad boots

>> No.17935566

the point is the wear pattern couldn't be more identical on the heel especially

>> No.17935581
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>japs and their exclusives

>> No.17935585

>double midsole
fuckin asians man

>> No.17935587
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$800+ machine lasted boots
just like they used to make it in the good old days
so authentically Viberg(tm)

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>jap exclusive
>ww2 inspiration

>> No.17935603

yes, machine lasting is quite old
it is also superior to hand lasting

>> No.17935665
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Can I get a list of lesser known heritage style boot brands? No indonesian whatsapp brands please. I’ll start with one as an example:

Dundas. I think their boots are made by William Lennon in the UK but the design is done in-house.

>> No.17935724

i support this sentiment

>> No.17935732
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any of you humps own a pair of Whites engineers?
if so please comment

>> No.17935745

what boots would you buy for your gf?

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>> No.17935755

almost did but i fell for the lofgren meme instead

>> No.17935780

>rolls instead of wrinkles
>extra thick leather since it is not shaved
Looks nice. Too many eyelets though.

>> No.17935781


Like pottery

>> No.17935783

Anyone know a good engineer boot that doesn't have a decade long wait time?

>> No.17935897

>noooo i dont wanna be an inch taller

>> No.17935898

From the thumbnail I thought it was a black woman showing her beautiful pink asshole

>> No.17935997

Bin that shit and get some menswear.

>> No.17935999

looks like something out of sonic riders ps2

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>> No.17936128

High heels so she can step on my balls

>> No.17936260

I'm 180cm and people at work make fun of me for wearing UK10.5 size shoes

Do I really have big feet or is everyone else just buying shoes that are too small?

>> No.17936263

I forgot to add the most important piece of the puzzle
I have a small penis

>> No.17936278

UK10.5 is actually pretty big, if you were smaller in height your coworkers would call you Frodo or some shit.

>> No.17936309

Im 180 and uk10.5 too. its fairly big but remember that most people probably never even sized their footwear correctly, so who cares.

>> No.17936336

freaks how about you stop being gay and just start wearing shoes with a normal healthy and powerful size like 8,5UK or something?

>> No.17936339
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Bro I asked Carmina and they were like "You're probably a UK8.5 or 9"
I bought UK 9.5
Look at it.

>> No.17936349

UK 10.5 is only US 11.5
are you all 14 years old or something? that's not large

>> No.17936361
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>go on SF
>see anon's lovely EG London Grain boots
>scroll down
>see a pair of boots made of... low res hay ground texture?

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>> No.17936371

The size is right, but the width isn't.
And the pointy-toed last doesn't help.

>> No.17936419
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I think i need a cranleigh in utah grain too

>> No.17936528

That leather would look so good on an engineer or a plain toed chunky boot like a Truman or a White's Millwood. It's wasted on GS's dainty homosexual lasts and over-adorned uppers.

>> No.17936530

>Not buying her something with an open heel so she can squish your balls between her foot and the shoe
do you even femdom bro?

>> No.17936664

Scored these vintage AE chukka’s for $200. How’d I do?

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>> No.17936679

>boar hide
interesting, never seen that type of sole before

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>> No.17936768

give me a quick rundown on meermin
all the good
all the bad
all the ugly

>> No.17936804

you overpaid
realisticly these would cost $200 or less brand new, but they've been collecting moisture, dust and miasma for however long they sat somewhere
these are plastic welt, glued bottoms, not great construction
boarhide is not great looking due to the large pores and bumpy texture, very "rustic"
they are nothing special or collectible in any way, that they should cost as much as a current production boot of the same caliber

>> No.17936806


those look nice -- thoughts?

haven't owned a pair of engineers since i was literally a kid and wanted to be an outlaw biker.
kinda like to have a pair now though

>> No.17936810

>It's wasted on GS's dainty homosexual lasts and over-adorned uppers.
it's on the brass boot too

>> No.17936828
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I much prefer the fit and the leather choice on my wesco boss 7500 than the lofgrens

>> No.17936834

the diplomatic way to phrase it is they are very affordable
but they source the leather from reputable places, the construction is solid
they don't have the best reputation for QC and small defects and cosmetic flaws happen quite often

ok as a cheap entry level for europeons

>> No.17936838

what's the US equivalent?

>> No.17936850

Allen edmonds on sale or grant stone seconds.

>> No.17936851

allen edmonds on a steep discount

>> No.17936854

i think they also ship from the US

>> No.17936857

thanks brahs

>> No.17936875
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>pay out the ass and wait for months for your custom maryam horsebutt money boots you ordered from some flip over whatsapp, because you were told great stories about the world class quality and the insane attention to detail of these underappriciated bootmakers
>this is what you get
check out the fucked up medallion, the broguing on the backstay is just as crooked

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I don't understand a word you just said.

>> No.17936885

Google says Wesco engineer uses steel shank. Seems like White’s and (I think) Nicks are the only ones that use leather shank to build arch support. Anyone know of any other engineers that has leather arch support?

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look at the broguing

improper lasting techniques

>> No.17936889

white's and nigs (probably not for long) are the ones with leather shanks

>> No.17936898

they're ugly af and they are poorly made too. wtf.
why do y'all like all these faggy-looking shoes?
you people are like little children: you see something that looks 'fancy' and you start grabbing at it.
i guess most of you ARE essentially children

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in the back it isn't even the lasting, it's just punched out wonky

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the retards that keep propping these ridiculous makers deserve everything they get

>> No.17936911

the prices have increased exponentially too, because they get memed so hard as "top tier"
supposedly tahura is quoting $1,3k for shinki horsebutt service boots now
it was around $600 shipped for imported leathers 2 years ago

>> No.17937032

Can I take the insole out of the thorogood and just walk on the fiberboard? Or will this cause issues

>> No.17937036

you can

>> No.17937038

>take the insole out of the thorogood and just walk on the fiberboard?
but why?

>> No.17937039

I don’t like cushy I’m too used to leather footbed from other boots. Cushy is less comfortable imo.

>> No.17937043

Can someone recc be the least gay Chelsea boot? Seems like they would be comfy and nice to slip on for trips to the store or lazy casual use

>> No.17937048

rm williams gardeners

>> No.17937049

ok but buy a saphir leather insole and cut it to the shape of the old one
youll change the fit and the lasting board wont like the moisture

>> No.17937060

By the lasting board do you mean the bottom of the shoe, when I remove the provided insole from the thorogoods?

>> No.17937061

if it comes with an insert replace it with a leather insert
do not walk on the lasting board thats retarded

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Okay thanks I’ll check those insoles out

>> No.17937064

I messed that post up but in pic related how can I get these cleaner? My job is super dusty. I horse hair brushed this a ton but it never gets cleaner the dust is stuck to the leather.

>> No.17937085

lol is this you?

>> No.17937088

semi dress anon swears buy just washing with hand soap and a bush then conditioning

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>> No.17937115

saddle soap, course brush, scrub the fuck out of it, then hit it obenaufs.

>> No.17937116
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kilties or no kilties

>> No.17937120

Is there a purchase recommendation guide? Shopping around for my first pair, looking for something like >>17934319 in brown or light brown... but not at that price.

>> No.17937122

Kilties, they protect your tongue leather which will stay the same throughout your rebuilds.

>> No.17937124

You're in luck.

>> No.17937130

EYTYS Black Ortega II Chelsea Boots or Black Aquari Boots

>> No.17937138

Poors get out

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>> No.17937144

The OP has all the information you need

>> No.17937145

kilties can't fix those tranny heels

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Gross. EG does exotics better.

>> No.17937177

Anyone here do manual labor and wear the same pair of boots every day? Is rotating meme?

>> No.17937194

Looking for an all black plain toe boot along the lines of the Grant Stone Diesel, except with a lugged outsole. Sub $400. Any suggestions? I'd pick up some blacksmiths but I don't like the white stitching or the natural color welt.

>> No.17937195

rotating is not a meme

>> No.17937216

Leather shank has nothing to do with arch support. It’s all in the last. We have been over this from the last threads.

>> No.17937241

top right id?

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>> No.17937287

Carminas made it in 2 days. Their shipping doesn't play.

>> No.17937318

we want the dragon dildo audience

>> No.17937332

>yes, I want buttholes in front and back of my boots

>> No.17937334
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do you guys like the oxford on the right?

Bonafe has a model where the stitches are hidden
I want a black captoe oxford and not sure if I should spend like 550€ on TLB or 800€ on Bonafe

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>> No.17937337
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Also, does anyone have experience with TLB's new "Madison" last?
It's round(er) and I think meant to imitate C&J's rounded lasts for some more casual looking models like an Islay or Coniston clone.

I'm sure the resident American will say this looks like a European pointy last.

Anyway I like TLB's Artista lasts, they fit me really good with narrow heel and waist. Is this the same just round at the front?

>> No.17937341

Are chelsea/dealer boots comfortable? I've never worn boots, or those without laces. I can't imagine your foot not feeling a little loose always.

>> No.17937345

ouch, who made these?
save money and go with TLB assuming you don't wear black oxfords regularly.

>> No.17937415

Why are they screaming

>> No.17937443

Who skips laces at the ankles? Maybe fat people? But he does look like a city slicker that would wear military camp to school

>> No.17937487

I enjoy having clean boots.

>> No.17937514

cute dog

>> No.17937520
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like these but they're $450, thinking probably be better off getting $70 zara ones that dont look much different

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>> No.17937526
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whatcha lookin at?

>> No.17937529

Cute puppy.

>> No.17937547
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I want to buy shoes similar to these but don't want to look like a gay communist because they're docs what are my options ?

>> No.17937549

why are you so retarded
just get the shoes you want, holy shit

>> No.17937551

Imagine liking these. Literally.

Just buy normal derbies, what the fuck?

>> No.17937552

The round point looks better and less tryhard in my opinion, I don';t know much about boots which is why I come here for advice

>> No.17937564
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Saw these chonkers on reddit

I probably wouldn't buy CXL again but if I did it'd be Viberg
My brown CXL Vibergs (which I've sold) creased excellently

>> No.17937566

What are you talking about round point? Also, boots? These aren't boots.

>> No.17937569

Anon it's just a 3 eyelet derby.

Virtually every shoe shop sells one.
Every shoemaker has a 3 eyelet derby, it depends how much money you want to spend.

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This 3-eyelet derby wouldn't look nice on me I think, This is what I mean by pointy.
The docs I posted here >>17937547
have a rounder end, which I like and want but don't know what I need to look for to find non-doc martens ones.

>> No.17937580

Just don't buy "pointy" derbies then...

>> No.17937595

i've never seen viberg do half soles, but it looks good

>> No.17937609
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Cavour -30% sale is live

Not that many footwear this year, also they stopped carrying EG.
But maybe decent time to get high quality trousers, sweaters, a full canvas suit.

>> No.17937611


Isn't .co a Colombian domain? Where do these guys ship from?

>> No.17937612

It's a Norwegian shop

I've bought trousers from them before, they are legit
Shipped in EU with no issues

>> No.17937613

.co hasn't been exclusively colombian for over a decade

>> No.17937614
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I hate how all their trousers now have side adjusters.

I've paid good money for my belts and I want to wear them.

>> No.17937618

Also I forgot to say, I think Cavour trousers are a little tighter than other brands.
Like 36 in M&S is equal to 38 in Cavour.

And they all come unhemmed so there's a huge amount of extra fabric for your tailor to hem or cuff (or both).

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>> No.17937639

if you were wise you would be as well

>> No.17937653

I like how they look but where would you actually wear something like this

>> No.17937662

I can't be the only person who finds arch "support" extraordinarily uncomfortable.

>> No.17937664

how's the quality and how is the sizing?

>> No.17937668

People with completely flat feet do find it uncomfortable, people with collapsed arches and low arches find it very comfortable.

>> No.17937676

i don't mind it, but i don't care much for it either.

>> No.17937705

I have collapsed arches and I find it uncomfortable.

>> No.17937708

Have you broken the boots in?
Could just be a preference.

>> No.17937729

Yes, I've had two pairs of boots with arch support in the past that I've broken on and I couldn't stand either. Sold them both within a year or purchase.

>> No.17937756

Waldviertler Jaga Flex

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>> No.17937776

what kind of arch support are you getting? from an additional insole?

>> No.17937789

I shrank my boots and the insoles are all curled up and wavy. Can I get these wet and wear them around then put shoe trees in them and they’ll be okay or are they completely fucked

>> No.17937850

based 310s

>> No.17937858

you did what

>> No.17937874

Please tell me how you shrank your boots lmao

>> No.17937881

are there any parkhurst lookalikes you can buy in europe? they seem very non autistic looking

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>> No.17937981

no the 602s closest match is unironically viberg

>> No.17938080


Shank from wearing them too much I guess or maybe it was the boot dryer but it was a Peet’s so idk

>> No.17938081

Gay. The post. Almost as gay as liking a clean pick up truck bed

>> No.17938119
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Gay tranny heel

>> No.17938123
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My new boots came in.

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you know what to do

>> No.17938142

Almost die every time I wear my christys sole in the snow. Ate shit twice yesterday. Only complaint I have about the wedge soles. The RW is just as bad.

>> No.17938145

What my construction bros rock? I’m trying to decide if 55 last is too much for bending down all the time

>> No.17938146

Got me a pair. Thanks bro.

>> No.17938153

buy some keens and call it a day bud

>> No.17938154

What why?

>> No.17938170

> EG
Extra Ghey

>> No.17938181
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Are people like you mobily retarded. I’ve worn christy soles fora long time and they provide good traction. I’m ordering pic related. Can I expect that much better traction?

>> No.17938196

I do maintenance currently while going to school to be an Electrician, I'm wearing a pair of Frank's Patriot with a composite toe in walnut.

>> No.17938199

Because he thinks boots are for dressing up in his several hundred dollar outfits while he goes out on the town to dinner.

>> No.17938202

>Can I expect that much better traction?
If you need ice traction get the Vibram White cross lug sole.

>> No.17938206

the last time I checked Keen makes boots

>> No.17938208

So does Sketchers, we're posting here because we aren't buying that shit.

>> No.17938209

really? the christy performance on snow exceeds expectations

>> No.17938213

the v bar is not bad at all

>> No.17938216

Keen is very appropriate for his use case.

>> No.17938223

I really like the whites lug-wedge hybrid they have on their Perry hybrid. It snows a decent amount where I live and I've had pretty good luck with the hybrid tread as compared to the vibram Christy (though, it's harder rubber as well so it's not that much more comfortable than a regular rubber lug soled boot).

>> No.17938224

It will fall apart after 6 months of use and will not provide arch support leaving his feet aching after work.
Do you work construction currently?

>> No.17938228

I really like my Danner Quarry's for construction. A lot of my coworkers use the Thorogood moc-toe boots and they also seem pretty decent.

>> No.17938233

tradies fucking love keen and one of the biggest reasons is because of their comfort
and no, they dont fall apart quickly. Is their construction as robust as gyw? no. but by no means is it bad and they will last quite some time
the value you get out of them is extraordinary

>> No.17938241

No their value isn't extraordinary it's the same price as other synthetics filled work boots, they're only comfortable when you first get them because they're filled with foam.
People buy them because they don't know any better alternative.
People here do, which is why tradies here don't wear them.

>> No.17938251

Where do you work that tradies are wearing keens? Pretty much everyone I've known doing trades uses Thorogood, Carolina, Danner, or if they have money Red Wings. Or if they are hella broke they'll do the Walmart special Wolverine's/Brahma's.

>> No.17938252

I’ve used thorogood my career and own a 55 last boot now. If I had to keep wearing steel toes I would get another pair of whites with steel toe
The christy works fine in snow for me. I’ve climbed glaciers with my christy sole and they worked fine. I don’t understand how people slip in them. But would be interested in how those are if I were to walk in snow often.
Better or worse than Christy?
I didn’t know they had a bad reputation until I started researching boots the past month. I think all these people slipping around must be goofy or fat.

>> No.17938258

>Better or worse than Christy?
better traction but less squishy

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No I’m actually pretty fit and I’m 165 lbs. Maybe they’re okay new but mine are too worn? Not sure but I’m definitely not paying to resole them before winter roles around each year. I guess if you casually wear them and it’s snowing it’s fine?

>> No.17938263

wowee those are rough, look at that crack

>> No.17938267

They’re like 3 months old

>> No.17938268

do you go through large temperature changes through the day?

>> No.17938270

So let me get this straight.
You fags insist on spending $500+ on boots because they are "repairable" and that means you can keep them for a decade plus. But the boots on average need repairing after just a few years, and the repairs often cost upwards of $300?
So what's the advantage over buying $100-$200 boots you can just wear for a couple years then throw away?
These $500+ boots don't look any better than cheaper boots. In fact they are often considerably uglier.

>> No.17938272

everyone knows you ain't straight

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>> No.17938290

A resole every 2 or 3 years and a rebuild at every 5 or so years if you're tough on your boots is cheaper than spending $270 every single year on a pair of Thorogoods.

>> No.17938293

I wore mine for 4 years down to the midsole at the heal. Good traction the entire time. You must be clumsy

>> No.17938295

My thorogoods lasted 4 years. But I’m happy with my $500 whites. They’re more comfy. I had to wear insoles with my thorogoods for comparable comfort.