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As expected, these look really awful. Look at that droopy faux patina'd leather and the sole is a laugh. They're taking all the worst aspects of Frye boots and what makes them so ridiculous and using that formula. It's a shame because the actual pattern is pretty good (though I think they need an extra eyelet.I was hoping for something similar to the Wolverine Krause Boots (made by AE) but in some new leathers. But we got... this. I like AE shoes but they make some...
Exciting new for those of us living in Seattle and the east side of Lake Washington. Looks like Bellevue Square Mall will be getting an AE store soon. Was at the mall and saw the under construction storefront. Thumbs up!
Exactly. And all we can seem to talk about is the latest dirt cheap pair of AE's we scored. Let's pick it up, gents, shall we?Maxy: Not a bad idea at all!
We should rename this to the AE Factory 2nds thread. Or the "Do these look bad enough to return?" thread.
From Paul's Reddit AMA today: "we're just a couple weeks away from the early release of one of our favorite new styles -- a vintage boot we're calling the Normandy inspried by the men who served in the D-Day invasion 71 years ago (I was there last year touring Omaha Beach during the 70th Anniversary year). With the vintage sole and the soft leather we're using, the boots look like they may have been in your great grandfather's Army trunk for the past 7 decades -- but...
Totally normal. Wear with pride!
This RAWR Denim article shows why Red Wing Heritage construction is better than competitor boots from Chippewa Original. When they cut the boots in half, check out the cork filling and real leather insole on the RW's whereas the Chippewa's cut corners with synthetic foam core and synthetic Texon insole. Note: It remains to be seen if the Chipps I posted above with the real leather insole have cork filling or not. I hope that Chippewa will step up their game and include...
This RAWR Denim article shows why Red Wing Heritage construction is better than competitor boots from Chippewa and Thorogood. When they cut the boots in half, check out the cork filling and real leather insole on the RW's whereas the Chippewa's cut corners with crappy synthetic foam core and synthetic insole: http://www.rawrdenim.com/2015/06/red-wing-iron-ranger-best-entry-level-boot/ http://www.rawrdenim.com/2015/06/chippewa-service-boot-entry-level-boot-showdown/ Red...
Huge thanks to forum member Solomite81 for hooking me up with my newest k0p: Chippewa "Archives" style# 4353TAN in Horween's Tan Dublin leather. These are real beauties and it's great to see Chippewa using Horween leather in this new higher-end line that they're calling the Archives Collection (formerly Reserve Collection). There's some info here: http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/threewoodjapan/item/chi-4353-tan/ Here are some pics I just snapped:
SOLD!!!
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