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post #1096 of 1265
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Originally Posted by ruben View Post

If anyone is interested, I have a pair of these in 10.5, in the old style leather (much preferable IMO) that I'm going to return to LLB.

I much much prefer the look of these, but the 11Ds fit me better.


Just thought I'd see if anyone here wanted them before I send them back, tried on indoors, but never worn outdoors.

Bought them at the old price too, so like ~45 cheaper than the current LLB retail..

Sent you a PM. I'm definitely interested!

post #1097 of 1265
Attention Katahdin menz:

New Chippewa Archival boot line is coming aka Katahdin's Done Right. More info here:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/334210/chippewas-archival-boot-line
post #1098 of 1265
Anyone have issue with their boots popping as they walk or squeek. I got a pair of the Jcrew Chippewas and the pop as I walk, so they sent me another pair but the second pair is too dark (pebbiling and grain) the toe looks horrible with the pebbiling so dark.
post #1099 of 1265
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Originally Posted by fitchottie View Post

Anyone have issue with their boots popping as they walk or squeek. I got a pair of the Jcrew Chippewas and the pop as I walk, so they sent me another pair but the second pair is too dark (pebbiling and grain) the toe looks horrible with the pebbiling so dark.

if you look back a little, i'd check if the heel is separated from the rest of the sole.  that was my issue with them.

 

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Originally Posted by bl@ster View Post

Attention Katahdin menz:

New Chippewa Archival boot line is coming aka Katahdin's Done Right. More info here:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/334210/chippewas-archival-boot-line


i can't wait.

post #1100 of 1265

I've been wearing these boots every day for 2 months.  This is with a light coat of Obenauf's.  They're actually a little lighter than in the image, it's just the bad lighting/phone camera.

 

 

 

 

post #1101 of 1265
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Originally Posted by fitchottie View Post

Anyone have issue with their boots popping as they walk or squeek. I got a pair of the Jcrew Chippewas and the pop as I walk, so they sent me another pair but the second pair is too dark (pebbiling and grain) the toe looks horrible with the pebbiling so dark.

I have that issue too.  Seems to be the adhesive popping from the heel/sole

post #1102 of 1265

Can these work well in the winter snow and still look good with APC Petit Standards if my hem is 6.5-6.75? Or will they look silly/like clown shoes.

post #1103 of 1265

 

 

Hopefully one of you guys could help me out...Is the bottom boot half-grain leather? It is definitely fuzzier.

post #1104 of 1265
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Originally Posted by K2793 View Post

Can these work well in the winter snow and still look good with APC Petit Standards if my hem is 6.5-6.75? Or will they look silly/like clown shoes.

I wore mine with a pair of size 29 petit standards, obviously we all have different tastes as per aesthetic but I actually thought this was the ideal hem opening for the boot. Any bigger and I think you lose a lot of the details and they look very generic unless you cuff real high and any tighter and indeed you will get a clown shoe effect. It looks completely straighty with the PS on top.

I'm selling my Chipps if anybody is interested in an 8D pair.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/336971/chippewa-gq-apache-boot-8d-8-ll-bean-katahdin-ironworks
post #1105 of 1265

I have been looking at these boots for a couple days now and can't bite the bullet on them yet. I do a lot of metal work and construction type work, but I am sick of the normal yellowish/tan timberland steel toe work boot. I was wondering if any thinks that these would be any good for that. I know there is no steel toe but I can live without that. Will they be durable enough to take a beating like that day in and day out? Also I don't always wear skinny jeans, the skinniest I can fit into is a Levi 514 (I'm a bigger dude) which i wear the majority of the time. how would these look if I were just around working with a hooded sweatshirt on or something like that and not dressed up? Thanks.

post #1106 of 1265

I have been looking at these boots for a couple days now and can't bite the bullet on them yet. I do a lot of metal work and construction type work, but I am sick of the normal yellowish/tan timberland steel toe work boot. I was wondering if any thinks that these would be any good for that. I know there is no steel toe but I can live without that. Will they be durable enough to take a beating like that day in and day out? Also I don't always wear skinny jeans, the skinniest I can fit into is a Levi 514 (I'm a bigger dude) which i wear the majority of the time. how would these look if I were just around working with a hooded sweatshirt on or something like that and not dressed up? Thanks.

post #1107 of 1265
Thought I'd throw this out there - anyone who owns the Kathadin boot own any other LLBean boots? If so, do you find they fit the same?
post #1108 of 1265
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Originally Posted by kyleblanc View Post

I have been looking at these boots for a couple days now and can't bite the bullet on them yet. I do a lot of metal work and construction type work, but I am sick of the normal yellowish/tan timberland steel toe work boot. I was wondering if any thinks that these would be any good for that. I know there is no steel toe but I can live without that. Will they be durable enough to take a beating like that day in and day out? Also I don't always wear skinny jeans, the skinniest I can fit into is a Levi 514 (I'm a bigger dude) which i wear the majority of the time. how would these look if I were just around working with a hooded sweatshirt on or something like that and not dressed up? Thanks.

If you're not married to the idea of a cap toe, Chippewa has a line of boots that are similar in style but way better suited to a construction site. Examples:

The 20066. Same as the GQ boots with a steel toe


The 25265. 8" version with dual density sole


The 20086. 8" version with Vibram lug sole


All models come in 6" and 8" and some in dark brown and tan. As for durability, they're quite robust if you treat them right. If you plan to wear them (or any other leather shoe) every day, you need to get a boot dryer. Otherwise, wearing them every day without giving them a proper chance to dry will shorten their life. Another option is getting two or more pairs and rotating them.
post #1109 of 1265

anyone know where these can be acquired?

post #1110 of 1265

So I have a pair of Chippewa 6inchers on order... their "chocolate apache" leather seems to be the same texture as the current brown Katahdins, though perhaps lighter in color.   I'm looking to polish them up a bit, possibly with Meltonian cream.  I've used Obenauf's on other boots and while it's good for waterproofing, it's not what I'm looking for here.  So, any recommendations on a product (wax, cream, polish) that might bring some shine to the boots?

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