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post #211 of 1305
like a barrel on two toothpicks.
post #212 of 1305
It takes a good 2 weeks to break them in. A better boot in my opinion is the Wolverine Addison 1000 Mile Boot. Easy break in.
post #213 of 1305
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Originally Posted by JCHolmes View Post
It takes a good 2 weeks to break them in. A better boot in my opinion is the Wolverine Addison 1000 Mile Boot. Easy break in.

Personally, I think the 2 boots serve different purposes. I use the LL Bean boot for every possible work activity from the occasional boiler room visits to the garden to going out to bars. It's versatile enough for me. I wouldn't even think about putting the Addison through all that shit, it's just way to pretty.

If you're talking purely wearing the boots for vanity purposes, yeah i suppose the addison is "better" in term of looks and leather quality.
post #214 of 1305
No one has anything to say about them being tucked?
post #215 of 1305
I can't see them being tucked but i think you can pull it off if you have skinny legs. I'm thinking someone who wears a waist 28-30 could pull it off. I can't see any boot that comes equipped with speed hooks being worn tucked and looking good, but i could be proven wrong.
post #216 of 1305
Yea I understand what you mean. I've been wanting a pair of Katahdins but recently wanted to buy a pair of tuckable boots.
post #217 of 1305
I never understood the tucking obsession, but there is a photo on page 2 of this thread that shows them tucked.
post #218 of 1305
I got them before last winter and only got them into moderate use. I went with a size 11, which is typical for me with regards to dress shoes.
post #219 of 1305
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Originally Posted by BlueHorseShoe View Post

Damn, now I'm rethinking Obenauf'ing them every month.
post #220 of 1305
How is the ruggedness of this compared to Blundstone or Timberland? (the only others I have experience with)

When my first pair of Timberlands were worn out I got Blundstone and until present those have been almost perfect: hard-wearing, supple, waterproof, tuck-able, easy to remove. Downside is that they're not pretty in any way and the sole is not replaceable. I use those for travel, hiking, rainy days, dirty work. Unfortunately on a hike not long ago I've had to go in them for several rainy days where they were soaked through, and now have dried very stiff and is starting to crack (don't know what I could have done to have prevented this).

I came here because of having read many times how good the katahdin is,
I am a bit torn between buying katahdin or new blundstones (I especially like the more elegant 62 & 63 models, with a more natural toeline, but with much less profile in the sole).

Is the goodyear-welting functionally as good as the injected rubber soles?
post #221 of 1305
Some people say these fit TTS some say size down .5. How do they fit compared to red wing boots sizing. I wear a 9 in mostly everything and I wear 8.5D in Red Wings. Should I go half down like red wings or TTS?
post #222 of 1305
I went with the same rw size. The rw's actually fit a bit looser.
post #223 of 1305
Let me rephrase: are these workboots any good for hiking, and are they water resistant or waterproof?
post #224 of 1305
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Originally Posted by rossi View Post
Let me rephrase: are these workboots any good for hiking, and are they water resistant or waterproof?

A few facts:

-These are leather workboots.
-Leather is not waterproof but can be made water resistant if treated with Sno-seal, mink oil, etc.

-These have flat soles.
-Most hikers want a lug sole for traction.

-These are nice looking boots.
-Blundstones are fugly.
post #225 of 1305
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Originally Posted by Johdus Fanfoozal View Post

-These are nice looking boots.
-Blundstones are fugly.

That's for dam sure.
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