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post #1276 of 1290
Not sure why you'd want the original insole. First thing I do is swap out the flimsy Chippewa insole that they come with.

Kah tah din
post #1277 of 1290
They feel good to me, although the boots have approx 100 hours of use, In a month period.
I have taken them 4 times to my 3 mile dogwalk .
I just got another pair of the homestead collection, those didn't come with an insole and want to keep them stock' .
post #1278 of 1290
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Originally Posted by bronco302 View Post

Anybody knows where I can get insoles same as the ones on the katahdin boot?
I looked on eBay, Amazon and the web but nothing.


Have you tried calling LL Bean? I bet they can find them for you.

post #1279 of 1290
I went through the website didn't find anything. But it don't hurt to call 👍
post #1280 of 1290
post #1281 of 1290
call LLB and they'll find you one if there's one to be had, great customer service.
post #1282 of 1290
Just bought a pair. Went tts so I can wear with thick socks and then thicker tacco insoles with lighter socks
post #1283 of 1290
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Originally Posted by FENWAY View Post

I'd skip a step and try Chippewa. Or, http://www.thefind.com/beauty/info-mens-replacement-insole
I have two Red Wing retailers close to where I live so I went ahead and picked up a pair of RW insoles for the black Odessa homestead boot.
Thanks for the recommendation .
post #1284 of 1290
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Originally Posted by ruben View Post

call LLB and they'll find you one if there's one to be had, great customer service.
I picked up a pair of red wing insoles, the boot feels great at the sole but tight at the upper.
I will cal LL bean and try the ones they supply.
post #1285 of 1290
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Originally Posted by brokeassp View Post

Just bought a pair. Went tts so I can wear with thick socks and then thicker tacco insoles with lighter socks[/
I picked up a pair of RW insoles; I have two stores close to where I live so I didn't want to wait.
So after the insole and thick cotton sock the left boot feels very snug, I can feel the seam of the toe cap even with a lighter sock. So I'm going to wait and mash the insoles a little more.
Which ones did you get?!?
post #1286 of 1290
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Chippewa homestead black Odessa vs katahdin iron works.
The Odessa boots are 'skinnier' or tighter.
There is no break in needed.
Got a pair of RW insoles
With insoles even with light socks it's a pretty tight fit.
Thinner leather and lighter than the katahdins; without the insoles it feels very flat and like stepping on bare floor, maybe thicker sock will help.
The katahdin on the other hand Is made of thicker leather and the cap has more room even with insole.
I'd rather have the hardware of the katahdin on the homestead boot (lace holes and speed hooks) .
I might just end up taking off the insoles out of the Odessa boots, but I say the katahdin is way better constructed and better quality over the homestead boot.
I still will keep the Odessa boot and will break it in the right way.
The LL beans in my opinion are at the top of chippewa's collection .
post #1287 of 1290
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Originally Posted by DayTripper View Post
 

How do you guys pronounce katahdin, by the way?

I pronounce it KAT-uh-din. I've also heard some people say kuh-TAH-din but that just sounds wrong to me. :P

post #1288 of 1290
Has anyone seen the cordovan engineer boots next to the Chippewa branded version? I was wondering if they were the same leather, as I've handled the Chippewa service boot in cordovan and really liked the look and feel (alas, didn't fit)

Finding the Chippewa boot in cordovan and a EE is proving to be a pain, so I'm tempted to just get the LLB product since I know their service to be impeccable and EE is right there on their site in all sizes. The only thing I dislike is I guess I'd rather have flat laces but that's easy enough to fix.
post #1289 of 1290
Hi there,

Had my pair over four years now and I go through phases of loving them and phases of hating them.

I have squashed my toe box, so I don't have the bulbous toe, which I like not having, but... Something annoys me about them and I just don't know what it is...

Great boots, comfortable, sturdy...

I think I am not a fan of the dark oiled leather... Parts of my boots have rubbed smooth, other parts are still oiled ruff... This could be a bit rookie, but I am thinking of polishing the oiled leather... With a kiwi brown... What would happen? I have seen pictures of smooth leather Katadhins, polished to shine, and they look good. A rich red... Is that a different boot, or could I get that with brown polish, and lots of it? Any help would be appreciated. I don't want a deep brown, I want a richer brown if that is possible??

Thanks,
post #1290 of 1290
so...how do these stack up against say...Wolverine 1k miles?

and...20% off coupon anytime soon?
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