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some of it, but they're just sleeker than the GTs in height and the shape of the toe box.
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post

Natural CXL. That would be awesome. Hmmmmmmmm.......................

Does the number of m's and number of periods in that post indicate the page number of the spring catalog that shows that a Natural CXL is coming? Just kidding, I know you're not allowed to gab. But you just make sure you let us know the day that you can tell us, and when you can start putting some on your back shelf. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by wdahab View Post

Does the number of m's and number of periods in that post indicate the page number of the spring catalog that shows that a Natural CXL is coming? Just kidding, I know you're not allowed to gab. But you just make sure you let us know the day that you can tell us, and when you can start putting some on your back shelf. smile.gif

It's not in the catalog. About the only thing I know I can't talk much about would be the limited release stuff. Everything else seems to be fair game.

There is another way to get a boot made in natural CXL. I need to have a talk with a couple of people.
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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post

A few images to compare three popular work boots.

Wolverine 1K Mile in brown CXL
Red Wing 9011 GT/Beckman in Black Cherry
Oak Street Trench Boot in Natural CXL
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)














Thanks for the comparison shots. Nice collection!

I'm glad I went with the 1Ks. They're my favorite of the three aesthetically.

How would you compare them in comfort or ruggedness to each other? Do you wear one of them more often than the others?
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Originally Posted by ClambakeSkate View Post

Thanks for the comparison shots. Nice collection!

I'm glad I went with the 1Ks. They're my favorite of the three aesthetically.

How would you compare them in comfort or ruggedness to each other? Do you wear one of them more often than the others?

I realize you aren'r talking to me, but I find the 1K more comfortable than the GT. The GT's are rather narrow (and I have a narrow foot) and the side seam seems to put pressure into my foot. That said, they are pretty comfortable after break-in and I wear them in nastier weather (esp. snow).

The 1K's were comfortable from day one and would easily be my choice if I had to wear them all day. I put topys on my 1K's.
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Originally Posted by Grayland View Post

I realize you aren'r talking to me, but I find the 1K more comfortable than the GT. The GT's are rather narrow (and I have a narrow foot) and the side seam seems to put pressure into my foot. That said, they are pretty comfortable after break-in and I wear them in nastier weather (esp. snow).

The 1K's were comfortable from day one and would easily be my choice if I had to wear them all day. I put topys on my 1K's.

I agree with most of this. I like my GTs better though because I just love beating them into dust. I own a lot of really great boots, ones that are more comfortable, ones that are dressier, ones that get more compliments, but something about the GTs just clicks with me. I love these dumb things.
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Hello all, long time lurker, first time poster. I've been on the fence about buying a pair of brown 1k's for quite some time, and finally caved and bought them today when I saw them for a deep discount( $207.00 shipped, I feel like I stole them, lol) at Repertoire http://shoerepertoire.com/store/. I might purchase the black ones as well, especially for this price. They have a full size run of these and a few other models in the 1k line. Just use the code: newyear13 at checkout and your golden. Anyone interested had better hurry up as this 40% sale ends on 1/20/13. I hope this helps anyone interested. I'm so psyched!!! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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Originally Posted by NefariousSabatour View Post

I agree with most of this. I like my GTs better though because I just love beating them into dust. I own a lot of really great boots, ones that are more comfortable, ones that are dressier, ones that get more compliments, but something about the GTs just clicks with me. I love these dumb things.

That's a great endorsement.

Those oak streets look great in that color but I think my next boots will be the cherry GTs. Probably would go for something like that color oak street if I didn't already have the tan 1ks
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For those of you with the Addison boots.  How does your tongue connect to the sides?  It seems to have a webbing between the tongue and sides that my Rockfords don't have.  I'll post some pictures tomorrow perhaps.

 

It seems that it is to facilitate waterproofing to about 3/4 of the way up the tongue.

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I have to say these boots are pretty comfy!  I bought a half size too large from Crane and well I said mind as well buy the one that fits better so I bought the full size down from dress shoe.

 

Crane has been nothing, but spectacular (well after buying two of the same boots from now lol ).

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Originally Posted by ClambakeSkate View Post


Thanks for the comparison shots. Nice collection!

I'm glad I went with the 1Ks. They're my favorite of the three aesthetically.

How would you compare them in comfort or ruggedness to each other? Do you wear one of them more often than the others?

 

My pleasure. I added some notes on fit, quality, etc. for reference. I intentionally left out the notes in my OP as it was not my intention to come across as bashing the 1K in the 1K appreciation thread.

 

Notes:

The 1K's are missing something in terms of aesthetics to me, the shape of the last and the upper are lacking IMO. For me, this became much more evident after comparing them to other makes. CXL was comfy out of the box and they are relatively light weight (a plus in my book). They make for a good compromise in the weight area. Fit & finish were fine with mine from day one. Build quality, durability and materials have all been very good. I've owned this boot the longest and my complaints with it are very subjective and based entirely on aesthetics. My tastes have simply changed. My comments do not speak to quality, workmanship, etc.

RW 9011 with the half lugged sole are more practical here in New England in the winter. They took a solid 10-12 hrs of light wear to break in. Before they were broken in they were a bear, however, once broken in, they are extremely comfortable and feel more substantial on the foot compared to the 1K. This is due not only because of the sole. They appear to be about an inch taller than the 1K and the leather feels beefier (this could be due to the differences in tanning as they are virtually the same in terms of thickness). With that said, I don't think I'd want a boot that is much heavier than the 9011. While I like the appearance or the idea of heavier boots, I'd likely wear them less. For instance, I coveted the Whites SD for a long time but after handling them in person, I realize that they'd be too heavy for 4 season wear (for me). Durability, workmanship and materials of the GT are all excellent.

Trench Boot took a bit of break in, not much more than a few hrs and they became very comfortable (CXL). I much prefer the last of the Oak Street boot, both in terms of fit and aesthetics. The slightly upturned toe combined with the height of the toebox make a very appealing boot. I wouldn't call them sleek but they are less blobby than the 1K and RW while maintaining its workboot roots and function. The natural CXL is the perfect canvas to showcase patina. Fit and finish are a clear step up in this class and pricepoint. The finishing really shines, especially compared to the other two. IMHO, they really got it right with the Trench Boot.They wear lighter than the RW but feel more substantial than the 1K. Oak St. Bootmakers captured all the right properties with the Trench Boot from appearance to function. I'd liken them to a fine, German sports sedan. They've married agility and lightness with the heavy, substantial clunk you get when shutting the door of a Mercedes.

 

Goldilocks would refer to the Trench boot as "just right" and I wouldn't disagree.


Edited by patrick_b - 1/19/13 at 6:06am
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Originally Posted by mike134 View Post

For those of you with the Addison boots.  How does your tongue connect to the sides?  It seems to have a webbing between the tongue and sides that my Rockfords don't have.  I'll post some pictures tomorrow perhaps.

 

It seems that it is to facilitate waterproofing to about 3/4 of the way up the tongue.

 

It's called a gusseted tongue and works exactly as you described. Most hiking boots designed for water resistance have this feature and it also keeps out scree (trail debris). It makes the tongue a bit thicker.

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The trench boots (especially with the cap toe) seem different enough that I could imagine wearing both. I just wish they didn't basically cost twice as much as a pair of 1000 miles.
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Originally Posted by Newbootgoofin View Post

Hello all, long time lurker, first time poster. I've been on the fence about buying a pair of brown 1k's for quite some time, and finally caved and bought them today when I saw them for a deep discount( $207.00 shipped, I feel like I stole them, lol) at Repertoire http://shoerepertoire.com/store/. I might purchase the black ones as well, especially for this price. They have a full size run of these and a few other models in the 1k line. Just use the code: newyear13 at checkout and your golden. Anyone interested had better hurry up as this 40% sale ends on 1/20/13. I hope this helps anyone interested. I'm so psyched!!! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

Curious if anyone knows if this is a reputable source?

post #2775 of 6532
Repertoire is legit. They're totally sold out, though.
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