Originally Posted by mlyngard
These new JCrew Red Wing boots are drool-worthy in person. Tried them on this weekend.
Full grain. Very thick leather. Non-lined. Both leather and cotton laces. Offered in three colors, although the 'Dark Wood' finish (the only one displayed in the store) is a beautiful burgundy-brown color.
I have a hard time giving in to JCrew, but these boots are beautiful. Shame they're a JCrew special.
Originally Posted by acidicboy
Onitsuka Mexico 66
absolutely, great pick ... i sense another bruce lee fan here.
the undisputed #1 is adidas norton lo ii, however (original edition) -- hands down.
despite being a 1990s model, nothing comes close design wise (cream suede / navy canvas). it was love at first sight when i saw them in the window of a record / skater store in 1993 (the first shoes i bought on impulse as a high school...
Originally Posted by Twotone
For 100 euro you may be able to find a nice leather strap.
why not try swatch? most of their models are below $ 100, if i'm not mistaken.
granted, it's a swiss manufacturer, but most people in the usa won't be able to tell the difference between germany and switzerland.
baresolid is correct: if you pick the original german name, go with "kÃ¶ln," as "koln" is incorrect.