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Old School - Bridgetons from the late 1990's. Complete with crappy office carpet.

 

I guess I'm still a nineties kind of guy. Love those. 

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I have a pair, but I am not wearing them today.  I can send a picture later.  Mine have more of a reddish hue.

I wear an 11D in the 5 last and I believe my Gobis are 11D as well.  They do run a little bigger, but I tend to wear thicker socks with my boots.

I love those boots.  Probably the most comfortable pair of shoes that I own.  I've walked multiple 10+ mile days across Europe in those things without any foot pain.

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@cc808314 I know this will be hard with the crazy low price of the Gobi, but id pass if I were you. I went with the same length as most others (down a half size in length), but the toe box is hands down the largest of anything they make. You said you weren't a big fan of the Walton - this is much roomier. My suggestions -

1. See if you can get by with a full size down, they may be too short.

2. Go to the retail store, with the thinnest dress socks possible, and try a Normandy. If you think you could handle more toe box room than that plus a wider heel, then go for the Gobi.

hope this helps -

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I initially tried my 5-last size (despite warning from Earl at Leeds). Then went down 1/2 in length. I could not have handled 1 whole size down, even in suede, but I'm a little long in my 5 last anyway.
And yes, they are still big. Lose heel, lots and lots of volume in the toe box.

@Neo1, once again great feedback! Thanks for the Normandy comparison, too. They may be my last boot for a while, as I've added a frieburg, long branch, portland, and 2 first aves this fall/winter season.

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I go between 11.5D and 12D for my AE shoes. The 12D works best for 65-lasted shoes. Others, I drop down to 11.5, especially if there's additional room in the toe box.

For the tan saddle Gobi, I went with an 11.5 D. There is still plenty of room inside. It's definitely made for a higher-volume foot than I have. I briefly considered dropping down to an 11, but I really don't think the length would have worked for me. If it had been suede, it might have worked, but I just wasn't willing to risk it on the tan saddle Gobi. As they stand now, I usually wear them with a thicker sock and they can fit a wool sock with no problems.


If you go with the tan saddle, just realize you're going to have plenty of volume to work with, but the length is pretty much TTS. If you're on the border between 2 sizes, definitely size down. If you envision these as more fall/winter than spring/summer, you might want to go TTS and make up for the volume with thicker socks.

Thank you all! I might give it a shot, as they have them in my 65 last size, which is 7.5D or E. I plan to wear thicker socks so it's fine if they fit slightly looser. I just hope that they are not terribly wide in the ball area as @Neo1 mentioned. Just for reference, I am 8.5C on Brannock, and with the exception 65 last, I need to go 8 or higher in everything else. How is it compared to 201? Because the Freigburgs in 8D are a pretty good fit for a boot.

Thanks
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Non-AE (Chippewa) "Beaters" today.

 

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Looking at the Leidens, walnut or brown??? Hmm
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Suede Strands with Dainite soles. Picked up on website clearance as firsts for $277. They look great with both wool trousers and chinos. Please forgive the ratty socks.

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Gentlemen,

Does anyone have actual photos of Gobi chukka boots in tan saddle that they could share? If I remember correctly, people mentioned that they ran half a size big. Is that the case?

Thanks

 

Unfortunately I only have the lighter version of the shoe (wishing now I had it in saddle as well). However, I believe there are some photos of it on this thread. Perhaps a google search with "gobi" and "style forum" would get you there?

 

As far as fit, I typically am a 11.5B, and I have a 11B in the Gobi. The toe box is huge (and more square-ish) so you don't need to go quite as long in my opinion. 

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How is it compared to 201? Because the Freigburgs in 8D are a pretty good fit for a boot.

 

My 8.5D suede Gobis are a little wider in the heel and the toe box (more boxy), slightly shorter, and have MUCH more room below the laces/in the forefoot than my 9D Freiburgs. I also feel that I am unable to tighten the Gobis, due to the 2 eyelets, like I can the Freiburgs.

 

Hope this helps.

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Old School - Bridgetons from the late 1990's. Complete with crappy office carpet.

 

God, I just love these. I wish I had a pair.

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God, I just love these. I wish I had a pair.

I also have them in black and the late 1990's version of bourbon

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Non-AE (Chippewa) "Beaters" today.

 

How do you like those?  I need another pair of hard wearing boots, but have been dead set on a pair of cordovan colored Wolverine 1000 milers, which is essentially that same boot but more expensive.  I haven't had a chance to see the Chips in person, but have had a chance to feel up a pair of the Wolverines and man.... the leather on those boots is tremendous.

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@cc808314-not calf, but happen to be wearing my snuff suede Gobis today.

gotta get me a pair of those.

 

I know folks love the dundee...me included  however the Gobi is the pair that is a classic Chukka to me...love my pair also

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I know folks love the dundee...me included  however the Gobi is the pair that is a classic Chukka to me...love my pair also

I really want some Alden Snuff chukkas, but I don't know if I can ever justify that purchase to the boss.  

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I really want some Alden Snuff chukkas, but I don't know if I can ever justify that purchase to the boss.  

 

What size are you? Saw an 8.5D on eBay, great condition and price. Not my auction,

 

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Alden-Snuff-Suede-Chukka-Boots-1493-Size-8-5D-Leydon-Last-/141885326210?hash=item2109064382:g:uqAAAOSwCypWo7qw

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What size are you? Saw an 8.5D on eBay, great condition and price. Not my auction,

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Alden-Snuff-Suede-Chukka-Boots-1493-Size-8-5D-Leydon-Last-/141885326210?hash=item2109064382:g:uqAAAOSwCypWo7qw

Im an 11d in most AEs, but have no clue about the fitting of those chukkas.
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Im an 11d in most AEs, but have no clue about the fitting of those chukkas.

 

Ahh gotcha.

 

They are roughly TTS if they are on the Leydon last. If on Barrie they would be a half size down from Brannock. 

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