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I am Falling in love with these boots
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Yup. It took a while for them to break in, but the OSB Trench Boot is very nice, indeed.

 

I wish they offered Reltex LH soles.

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Waxed flesh trail oxfords.



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New alpine boots: https://oakstreetbootmakers.com/footwear/color-8-commando-sole-summit-boot

 

Pretty excellent. Rather expensive.

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They definitely look nice and appear to built just right. Out of my ballpark, even though I would love a really nice pair of hiking boots.

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I really like the calf chukkas

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Waxed flesh trail oxfords.
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Sorry I missed this post earlier. Great looking trail oxfords! What is the sole?
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Sorry I missed this post earlier. Great looking trail oxfords! What is the sole?

It's a Vibram 2060 sole. Very comfy and comparably lighter than the Christy. Also way lighter than the RLH soles that Rancourt uses although less cushiony than those.

Can't recommend the waxed flesh enough. Tough as nails and it breaks in so cool.
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Can anyone comment on how much the Trench Boot stretches?

I read the sizing information on their site that says to "go snug, it'll stretch." I went snug and find my toes just touch the end of the toebox while walking. I don't mind that so much, it's just the ankle is stiff as hell - I earned some blisters by wearing them about for a day.

I like my boots to fit like a glove but I've never had a pair of boots this stiff. I'm wondering if it's worth my time to wear them about for a couple weeks, or cut my losses on B&S.
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I am glad I went snug. But, I did buy a stretcher. It has taken a while (with limited wear) for the Trench Boots to loosen up and start to mold. That's not a bad thing (sore feet not withstanding), because I believe it speaks to their durability and longevity.

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Can anyone comment on how much the Trench Boot stretches?

I read the sizing information on their site that says to "go snug, it'll stretch." I went snug and find my toes just touch the end of the toebox while walking. I don't mind that so much, it's just the ankle is stiff as hell - I earned some blisters by wearing them about for a day.

I like my boots to fit like a glove but I've never had a pair of boots this stiff. I'm wondering if it's worth my time to wear them about for a couple weeks, or cut my losses on B&S.

Did you size down in order to get a "snug" fit?  I went tts based on my brannock measurement with proper boot socks on and my trench boots fit perfectly.  They are beefy leather but they break in pretty quickly.  I don't think mine stretched very much.

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I should have mentioned that I also went TTS. No real problems. They did start to break in after the first longer wear. I was careful about the 1st wear; only around the house, and for a couple hours. The Trench Oxfords were the same way. Very pleased with all my OSB shoes.

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I think the mocs and boat shoes stretch but I don't think the boots really will. you can email them for advice.

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I am glad I went snug. But, I did buy a stretcher. It has taken a while (with limited wear) for the Trench Boots to loosen up and start to mold. That's not a bad thing (sore feet not withstanding), because I believe it speaks to their durability and longevity.

Could you comment more on the stretcher? I'm so torn on these things. They're incredible boots but I slipped on my 1k's to give my feet a break and they were so much more comfortable.
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Did you size down in order to get a "snug" fit?  I went tts based on my brannock measurement with proper boot socks on and my trench boots fit perfectly.  They are beefy leather but they break in pretty quickly.  I don't think mine stretched very much.

To be honest I went off my 1k size - 8.5. I'm an 8.5 on the chromexcel 1ks and 9.0 in the Morley roughout version, so based on what I had read 8.5 seemed good for OSB. Never did get on a brannock device so I didn't do my proper due diligence in sizing these.

I'm wearing thin dress socks at the moment and they feel much nicer, but the only real issue is the heel and right where the lacing starts near the toe. Those areas gave on my 1k's so I'm hopeful these will do the same.
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They will break in. In fact, depending on what socks I'm wearing, I regret using the stretcher.

 

There is also a chance the last might not be ideal for your feet. I had that problem with the L.L. Bean Katahdin (Chippewa) books.

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