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post #16 of 30
Yes, it should be okay. The indy boot is meant to be used and abused imho. Check out these pics from this blog.

post #17 of 30
The yellow shoelaces are kind of sharp. I might check that out when I receive my JCrew boots, though I can also see disliking them. Basically this post contained no information.
post #18 of 30
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post
No you use a healthy dose of Filson boot oil or Lexol conditioner. In a few days after the oil soaks in you apply a healthy amount of Snoseal which you melt in using a hair dryer. Spray water proofer is virtually useless and regular polish isn't an effective water barrier either.

This is good advice, though I would just apply Obenauf's LP. Boots love it, and it does not "seal" the leather, like Sno-seal, but does a good job of waterproofing.

And as far as the Indys...yes, they fit the bill perfectly. I also disagree with the Roy boots - those crepe soles are far too casual for me.

There is a compromise here, though. Red Wing GT or Iron Ranger ($200), Wolverine 1000 mile ($325), etc. If you don't have wide feet, the GTs are great.
post #19 of 30
I'm currently beating the H out of a pair of Wolverine 1000 mile boots. There's a thread about it on the forum where I'm posting pics and what I'm doing to them.

I highly recommend them.
post #20 of 30
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post
I'm currently beating the H out of a pair of Wolverine 1000 mile boots. There's a thread about it on the forum where I'm posting pics and what I'm doing to them.

I highly recommend them.

Can I ask how they run? I'm a 9E or EE in RW. I see the 1000mile come in EEE wide widths only...I have to get somewhere to try them on.
post #21 of 30
I wear my Indies in the rain with no worries. They're more waterproof than my desert boots, which will leak in a rainstorm. I hate wet socks.
post #22 of 30
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Originally Posted by Roguls View Post
Can I ask how they run? I'm a 9E or EE in RW. I see the 1000mile come in EEE wide widths only...I have to get somewhere to try them on.

I wear an 8.5 D which is exactley what my foot measures. Boots fit differently than shoes. Most people make the mistake of ordering boots too small. Below is a link on how to determine if a boot is the proper size. This info applies to hiking boots but works for work boots as well.

http://www.greatoutdoors.com/publish...-fitting-guide
post #23 of 30
Have Dayton make you some service boots with neoprene soles. I have two pairs, and they beat the hell out of my Indy's. Long wait though.
post #24 of 30
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Originally Posted by Roguls View Post
This is good advice, though I would just apply Obenauf's LP. Boots love it, and it does not "seal" the leather, like Sno-seal, but does a good job of waterproofing.

And as far as the Indys...yes, they fit the bill perfectly. I also disagree with the Roy boots - those crepe soles are far too casual for me.

There is a compromise here, though. Red Wing GT or Iron Ranger ($200), Wolverine 1000 mile ($325), etc. If you don't have wide feet, the GTs are great.

Where do i get GTs for $200
post #25 of 30
I have taken my Indy's camping and backpacking on the Appalachian Trail in the rain before, and they have been completely dry. The leather I had was oiled nubuck though. I'm just saying this because I think Indy boots shouldn't be babied like a lot of people seem to think they should be.

DO YOU THINK HARRISON FORD LIKES IT WHEN YOU SIT AROUND IN YOUR BOOTS FIXING THE NETWORK FOR YOUR OFFICE?
post #26 of 30
You mean this guy? http://www.toplessrobot.com/2006_firewall_024.jpg (pic too big to embed)
post #27 of 30
Also, if they are boots, they are meant to be worn in the rain. See this video:

http://blog.leffot.com/2010/01/03/boot-dressing/
post #28 of 30
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Originally Posted by gary3594 View Post
Get a Alden cordovan indy boot with a rubber commando sole from Alden Shoes of Carmel. The cordovan leather is more resistant to water.

http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/index.cfm/shoes.htm


If you do, when you get them wet you're risking them blistering. The blisters might never develop, or they might show up the first time you get them wet and never disappear. This is one of the "charms" of shell cordovan.
post #29 of 30
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Originally Posted by Biggie_Robs View Post
I wear my Indies in the rain with no worries. They're more waterproof than my desert boots, which will leak in a rainstorm. I hate wet socks.

The leather used in the original Indy (405) is actually considered waterproof. The other two versions are quite oily and waxy, which make them very water resistant. I wear mine in the rain all the time. While the leathers are water resistant/proof, the actual construction of the boot is not - so don't go wading.
post #30 of 30
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Originally Posted by NHorween View Post
The leather used in the original Indy (405) is actually considered waterproof. The other two versions are quite oily and waxy, which make them very water resistant. I wear mine in the rain all the time. While the leathers are water resistant/proof, the actual construction of the boot is not - so don't go wading.
Nick is definitely right. Another tip: if you put a leather dressing or sealant on it, buy a crappy toothbrush and use it to get the sealant into the area between the welt and the upper. Having water seep in through that seam in an otherwise waterproof boot sucks.
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