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post #151 of 1267
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no word on these yet?
post #152 of 1267
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Originally Posted by Flambeur View Post
As long as those Chippewas are US made, I'm all in for black ones.. May pick up a pair of regulr Katahdins as well.

My collection of boots is growing weekly.. Ehh, at least I have a bike and live in a place with shitty winters to justify owning them..

They are making those in Black ? I'm all in!. I prefer the cap-toe's and I've used them all winter..snow,ice,sleet and have had no problems. I fucking love these things...
post #153 of 1267
I got my Katahdins in today! They're a little warmer in hue than I had expected, and I can confirm that they are pre-oiled and darker than in the pictures on the website. They're nowhere near as light as the pictures posted in the beginning of the thread, though I imagine when the oils dry out they will be similar. Not as rugged looking as I had thought, but some wear and tear should change that. They also fit true to size (measured foot size and shoe size are the same) in both width and length. Quality is great, I can see this boot taking a beating for a very long time. Hope that helps anyone else interested in these boots! By the way, and it's a stupid question, but I'm so used to wearing black boots I'm really not sure what these go with. All colors of denim (raw, light faded, dark rinse, etc.)? Charcoal, navy, or black trousers? Khaki trousers? Anything to avoid? Help is appreciated!
post #154 of 1267
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Originally Posted by changed View Post
yeah, I'd agree they aren't great in snow/ice. then again, is somebody that posts on SF really going to be doing strenuous activities on snow and ice anyway? :]

I have been considering a commando sole when I eventually send them in for resoling. My only hesitation is that commando soles are usually black...
post #155 of 1267
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Originally Posted by otc View Post
I have been considering a commando sole when I eventually send them in for resoling. My only hesitation is that commando soles are usually black...
I was also, since I only wear them in winter. I think the black will look ok.
post #156 of 1267
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Originally Posted by Froosh View Post
I got my Katahdins in today! They're a little warmer in hue than I had expected, and I can confirm that they are pre-oiled and darker than in the pictures on the website. They're nowhere near as light as the pictures posted in the beginning of the thread, though I imagine when the oils dry out they will be similar. Not as rugged looking as I had thought, but some wear and tear should change that. They also fit true to size (measured foot size and shoe size are the same) in both width and length. Quality is great, I can see this boot taking a beating for a very long time. Hope that helps anyone else interested in these boots!

By the way, and it's a stupid question, but I'm so used to wearing black boots I'm really not sure what these go with. All colors of denim (raw, light faded, dark rinse, etc.)? Charcoal, navy, or black trousers? Khaki trousers? Anything to avoid? Help is appreciated!

Brown shoes/boots are much more versatile than black.

But never wear black trousers with brown shoes.
post #157 of 1267
Noob here. I have been wanting a pair of Katahdin boots for some time. When I googled, them, I was directed to this forum. I ordered a pair of the waterproof version yesterday from LL Bean, and am contemplating a 2nd pair of the non water proof variety to rotate. Amazon has a pair of Chippewa "Rugged" boots that look like the Katahdin boots, but they have a kiltie, Vibram Gumlite soles, and no cap toe. Just wondering if anyone has these, and how the Gumlite soles wear as compared to the Katahdin Vibram soles? They are $139.00 with free shipping. Thanks. Edit: I have been so impressed with my waterproof Katahdin's, that I ordered a pair of the non waterproof version. The waterproof boot have a "Chip-A-Tex" (similar to Gore-tex?) lining, a padded tongue and collar, and were super comfy right out of the box. Applied 2 coats of Sno-seal and they look great. For those of you considering them, they should make fine winter boots. http://www.amazon.com/Chippewa-20065...3681049&sr=1-4
LL
post #158 of 1267
Also found these:

http://www.americanmadeworkboots.com/chippewa25290.html

$139.00, free shipping.

I noticed that the lug sole doesn't seem to be very popular here....curious why?
post #159 of 1267
My Katahdin waterproof boots arrived today. In a word, they are awesome. Top quality, and comfortable right out of the box. Having been a Timberland classic boot wearer for the past several years, I can easily say that these will be my new go to boot. I will post some pics in a few weeks when they have some wear on them. Still debating between the standard Katahdin and the above mentioned boot found on Amazon. Hopefully, someone can provide some feedback on them soon.
post #160 of 1267
Anyone have more info on when the Chippewa branded Katahdins are going to drop on Zappos ? Specifically in black.
post #161 of 1267
I emailed Zappos customer service and inquired about the new boot. Here is the response I received :

"Thank you for contacting the Zappos.com Customer Loyalty Team.

I am so sorry for any confusion regarding new styles of the Chippewa boots on our site.

We get new items in all the time. Regretfully, we do not have exact dates as to when items will be received.

Great news! We have a new styles notify list for individual brands located right on the landing page of each brand. Here is how you can sign up:

1. Click on "Brands" at the top of our webpage to see a list of all the brands that we carry. Once there, click on the desired brand.

2. Once on the brand's landing page, scroll towards the bottom of the page. You should see a yellow box that has a blank text field. This is where you enter your email address.

3. Once signed up, you will receive automatic updates everytime we receive new styles in that brand!

The only thing you must keep in mind is that being on the list does not hold any merchandise for you. Everything on our website is still on a first come, first served basis.

If you need any assistance with this at all, please let us know. Have a wonderful day!"
post #162 of 1267
Those new black ones are going to be pretty dope when they finally drop.

and BTW I have a brand new pair of Katahdins for sale in my sig if anybody is interested.
post #163 of 1267
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flambeur View Post
As long as those Chippewas are US made, I'm all in for black ones.. May pick up a pair of regulr Katahdins as well.

My collection of boots is growing weekly.. Ehh, at least I have a bike and live in a place with shitty winters to justify owning them..

Quote:
Originally Posted by hboogz View Post
They are making those in Black ? I'm all in!. I prefer the cap-toe's and I've used them all winter..snow,ice,sleet and have had no problems. I fucking love these things...

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Originally Posted by wannabeagiant View Post
I was also, since I only wear them in winter. I think the black will look ok.

Quote:
Originally Posted by hboogz View Post
Anyone have more info on when the Chippewa branded Katahdins are going to drop on Zappos ? Specifically in black.

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Originally Posted by dmash1080 View Post
Those new black ones are going to be pretty dope when they finally drop.

and BTW I have a brand new pair of Katahdins for sale in my sig if anybody is interested.

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Where is everyone geyying the idea that these are coming out in black as well? Am I just completely missing something, or did one person make a comment, and everyone else is took it as if they actually were coming out in black? Black would be great, but I am not seeing it.
post #164 of 1267
I don't know where the rumors about a new Chippewa black boot at Zappos started. The one that I have been reading about is this one. Maybe it will available in black...
LL
post #165 of 1267
Hey, I've been looking at the LL Bean Kats and the plain toe Chippewas, both look good. We get hard winters where I live so, none of these would be used in the ice/snow that doesn't seem to be moved very quickly in my area. Do you guys like the Kats/Chips or these others ones I saw from William Lennon in the UK better? With Shipping and the pound being in the toilet, they come out to be about the same price.

http://www.williamlennon.co.uk/footw...war-boots.html
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