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I just like how they don't crush my toes
A winter & spring of stop-and-go city truck driving has worn the back edge of the Quabaug heel on my right boot nearly down to the leather. Anyone here able to recommend a cobbler in Chicago to slap on a new set? My local shop has been anything but competent in the past...
Regarding celastic y/n: +1 for unstructured toes here. I only have one pair of White's - poor soul that I am - and these not even six months old. No-celastic cap-toed Bounty Hunters on a swing last in smooth distressed. Far & away the most comfortable footwear I've ever had. If you're worried about looks - they clean up quite well with just some saddle soap (Fiebing's) now & then. I've been stopped and questioned/complimented on these boots by friends & strangers of...
Brown Distressed also doesn't require a lining. Got a pair of 6" swing-last Bounty Hunters at the start of last December and sometimes wish I'd opted for the lining, as every last pair of my socks have now been stained... Talk to me again in July & August when I appreciate the increased breathability. [Stats for the Image Database: no celastic, standard heel, standard trim, antique brass hardware, Obenauf'd twice now, Fiebing's saddle soaped as needed (4x?), brushed...
Anyone found a source for 72" (~183cm) flat waxed boot laces? Longest I can find are just 60" & too short to use on my 6" Bounty Hunters.
Good to know. I already have a great pair of White's boots for situations requiring rock solid arch & ankle support. Was considering the 4" all-leather MTT for something like a less-blister inducing moccasin, tall enough to keep out dirt & debris. Very thorough review of the 7" version here - http://secondwindbook.blogspot.com/2012/06/russell-moccasin-thula-thula.html
Anyone here have a pair of the Minimalist Thula Thula? Curious about those
Hey @Royteane here's a pair of Bounty Hunters size 12D, Swing Last, hanging out on the very very turquoise of my girlfriend's chair for contrast. Got them Dec. 2nd after about an 11 week wait. Distressed Brown Smooth leather throughout (darkened by Obenauf's LP), Vibram 430 sole, standard heel & trim, clear edge coating applied by Baker's (though I now wish I would've opted for brown edge dressing), antique hardware, unlined, no celastic. Still hunting for flat waxed...
@ahonobaka how have those Hunter's been treating you these past 2 weeks in Chicago's salt slush?
Same pair - 6" Swing Last Distressed BH with toe caps, no celastic - after a thorough application of Obenauf's LP, a night near the heat register, and a good brushing. Trimmed the tongue protectors back, and put in the new leather laces.
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