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post #286 of 1266
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Originally Posted by jobg View Post
Has anybody ordered them in EE width, and does it affect the shape in such a way that they look kinda weird ?
I would really like to know as well. I'm wearing 8.5 EEE AE lasts 5/8, so I'm guessing I need 8.5 Wide (EE) Katahdins? Whether they run TTS or 1/2 size large, this seems my safest bet...
post #287 of 1266
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Originally Posted by Dewey View Post
hmm ok bobm not persuaded but thank you for taking the time to answering my questions.

i'll assert a $160 full retail price is not expensive for quality boots. we can agree to disagree on that.

i think they look better after LP. before LP the leather looks thirsty to me. i don't like how they look right out of the box or beat to hell with no oiling at all. oiled leather wants more oil. that's my sense.

yes the LP makes them darker. me i like that but really, i don't care much since for me they are king in a small army of beater boots.

Dewey,

You had asked about where it said OB is not suitable for leathers as in the leather for the Katahdins. The answer stated was directly from OB, not from me. But by suitable, I am assumming they mean that they will markedly change the look and feel of the leather. And it sure did, not to my liking. However, the OB does offer protection and for some/most, that's the only thing that matters. They are still a muddy brownish black, that I think looks awful. Yep, these are work boots and I used them as such, but could also look nice with a pair of decent jeans. Not no mo'. BUT, that is my opinion, others (like yourself) like the darker, oiled look. No universal right or wrong here; just a matter of taste.
IMHO $160.00 is not terribly expensive for a good workboot, but at that price it ain't a Walmart through-away either. They happen to be, again, IMHO, a well made, mid to high quality boot at a fair to good price. I guess that's "value".

Bob
post #288 of 1266
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Originally Posted by jobg View Post
Has anybody ordered them in EE width, and does it affect the shape in such a way that they look kinda weird ?
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Originally Posted by Ahriman4891 View Post
I would really like to know as well. I'm wearing 8.5 EEE AE lasts 5/8, so I'm guessing I need 8.5 Wide (EE) Katahdins? Whether they run TTS or 1/2 size large, this seems my safest bet...
I wear the EE and picked up my normal size. I originally sized up because I thought that the EE would be too narrow for my EEE feet. Ended up TTS. As for the width affecting the shape, I couldn't tell you because a) I've never seen a non-width model, and b)All my boots are wide so they all look the same to me.
post #289 of 1266
I've been looking for a winter boot for a couple weeks now...came upon this thread. Just ordered a pair, woohoo!
post #290 of 1266
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post
I wear the EE and picked up my normal size. I originally sized up because I thought that the EE would be too narrow for my EEE feet. Ended up TTS. As for the width affecting the shape, I couldn't tell you because a) I've never seen a non-width model, and b)All my boots are wide so they all look the same to me.
Thanks Rambo! I'm going to order them.
post #291 of 1266
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Originally Posted by heylook View Post
or should i get both? and earlier in this thread people were bringing up sno-seal like every other post but it's been basically forgotten about in the last 10 pages. is this stuff necessary, reccd?

sno-seal does about the same thing as the LP...

I plan to reapply sno-seal when I go home for thanksgiving as I seem to want once yearly applications and my parents have a tub of it.
post #292 of 1266
Mine just arrived, and I'm impressed with the quailty overall. No issues with split grain leather. Real shitkicker boots for sure.
post #293 of 1266
Has anyone got some type of LL Bean discount coupon they be willing to give out ?
post #294 of 1266
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Originally Posted by jobg View Post
Has anyone got some type of LL Bean discount coupon they be willing to give out ?

I think the best you'll get is free shipping every now and then.
post #295 of 1266
if you dont like kahtadin but want something similar check these out:


link to thread: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=202970
post #296 of 1266
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Originally Posted by obeserabbit View Post
i read that the boots might take awhile to wear in, but after two all-day wears, my ankles were rubbed raw and bloody...anyone else experience this? i'm hesitant to continue wearing them only because of the pain in my ankles. aside from that, i love the way they look though...

Yea, the first time I wore mine my ankles were pretty raw. I tried to wear them again the next day and couldn't stand to lace em due to the pain. I waited a week before wearing them again, and the second time was a little better but still not encouraging. Another time or two and things really improved. Now I've worn them a lot the past few weeks and they're feeling great.
post #297 of 1266
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Originally Posted by Ahriman4891 View Post
Thanks Rambo! I'm going to order them.
No problem. Post your impressions when you get them. I'm curious to see how the width sizing runs for other people.
post #298 of 1266
its slim
post #299 of 1266
Mine should be coming in the mail anytime this week, i ordered a half size down since most people say they run large, so i hope they fit.
post #300 of 1266
general consensus has been either tts or half-size smaller, so i think it really depends on the width of your foot. i'm a 10.5 D width and tried on a 10 and it fit perfectly.
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