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post #1831 of 4934
What's the deal with these "Aldo-style" boots I can't find information about that style anywhere else.
Made for STP?
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post #1832 of 4934
anybody with commando soled stows or maltons ever worn them out for some walking say 3 to 4 hours in relatively heavy snow? how do they hold up? got cold feet? the traction provided by the soles would probably be ok, but what about the leather? sno-sealed the seams etc?
post #1833 of 4934

This model looks like is based on the 'Winston' which is only available MTO here in the UK. It would usually be made on the 4497s Last same as the regualar Stow. It is fitted here with the Vibram Gumlite Microfoam Sole.

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Originally Posted by ninja07 View Post

anybody with commando soled stows or maltons ever worn them out for some walking say 3 to 4 hours in relatively heavy snow? how do they hold up? got cold feet? the traction provided by the soles would probably be ok, but what about the leather? sno-sealed the seams etc?


I have many customers in Snowy 'Finland', and also wear Tricker's Commando Soled models myself although here in England we don't have too much Snow.

My Finnish customers advise me that although Commando Soles do provide some Grip, in extreme Cold they can sometimes easily 'Clog' the Tread Pattern fairly quickly with snow and ice, rendering them not good at all.

General opinion suggests that the 'Ridgeway Sole' is a better option, as the Tread Pattern is more 'open' and so not as easy to clog.

Surprisingly, my customers also suggest the simple and light tread patterned Vibram Gumlite Sole is quite good in ice and snow, as although this is only a 'Fine' tread pattern, it doesn't clog up.

Waterproof?

Veldschoen is always a better option but quite rare. Pleanty of weather proofing products are always a good idea.

Having said all of this, Wellingtons are probably the best option in lots of snow, they just don't look as good.;-)
 

 

post #1835 of 4934
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

I remember handling those boots at a Cucinelli store last year. They seemed nice, but not $1k+ nice.
See also this thread http://www.styleforum.net/t/166247/cucinelli-and-trickers
Speaking of Cucinelli Tricker's clones...
$995 at Barney's.

Thx zipp. I'd already seen your linked thread. While it discusses the demise of the Tricker's / Cucinelli partnership nobody ventures to discuss who in Italy might now be making these clones.

Of course the boots aren't worth 1k. But I can pick up a pair in my size, new, for a quarter of that. After handling the boots I think it's a good deal, but still prefer to know who put them together before committing the cash.
post #1836 of 4934
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

I remember handling those boots at a Cucinelli store last year. They seemed nice, but not $1k+ nice.
See also this thread http://www.styleforum.net/t/166247/cucinelli-and-trickers
Speaking of Cucinelli Tricker's clones...
$995 at Barney's.

Thx zipp. I'd already seen your linked thread. While it discusses the demise of the Tricker's / Cucinelli partnership nobody ventures to discuss who in Italy might now be making these clones.

Of course the boots aren't worth 1k. But I can pick up a pair in my size, new, for a quarter of that. After handling the boots I think it's a good deal, but still prefer to know who put them together before committing the cash.

No clue who makes them but they seem worth it at circa $250.
post #1837 of 4934
Almost certain that the Cucinelli's are produced in Italy, if that points you guys in the right direction.
post #1838 of 4934
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Just got them back from the Cobbler and swapped the Laces.
post #1839 of 4934
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Originally Posted by ninja07 View Post

anybody with commando soled stows or maltons ever worn them out for some walking say 3 to 4 hours in relatively heavy snow? how do they hold up? got cold feet? the traction provided by the soles would probably be ok, but what about the leather? sno-sealed the seams etc?

This season I got a pair with a Dainite sole, which is a pretty hard and stiff sole that works well enough in fresh to packed but not icy snow. They can be a little chilly after awhile as I don't have room for a really thick sock. I sno-sealed everything before wearing and the leather has held up great.

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post #1840 of 4934
re: W2298 vs 4497 lasts
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Originally Posted by Shoehealer View Post

I personally wouldn't consider the bot to be 'sleek', but it definitely has a little more 'shape' in the Toe than the regular 4497s Last of the Stock Stow.

For me, I found the W2298's 'shape' to become too narrow too quickly and pinch my small toe while the 4497 fit perfect.
post #1841 of 4934
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Originally Posted by jfoonly View Post

This season I got a pair with a Dainite sole, which is a pretty hard and stiff sole that works well enough in fresh to packed but not icy snow. They can be a little chilly after awhile as I don't have room for a really thick sock. I sno-sealed everything before wearing and the leather has held up great.
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Dude, are you serious? I'd never let my trickers near a drizzle.
post #1842 of 4934
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

Dude, are you serious? I'd never let my trickers near a drizzle.

really? had somewhat of a snowstorm here today and I rocked my stows out. worked for me
post #1843 of 4934
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

Dude, are you serious? I'd never let my trickers near a drizzle.

They're made to be worn. I don't tromp through slushy melt pools but with some sno-seal or similar treatment, leather can easily handle a bit of snow. I don't stand around all day in deep snow -- I have real snow boots for that, and even that cheap leather holds up great with a little care. Plus, snow is not as wet as rain, being frozen and all.
post #1844 of 4934
My Lollipop Red Woodstocks from Richard at Shoe Healer. I'm expecting another pair of Tricker's tomorrow and will post that up when time permits. Note that they look brighter or more red in the pictures because of the flash.

Richard is seriously a great gentleman to deal with. In the several months that I've known him, I have bought about 7 pairs of shoes from him already, and will continue to do so.


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post #1845 of 4934
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Originally Posted by wj4 View Post

My Lollipop Red Woodstocks from Richard at Shoe Healer. I'm expecting another pair of Tricker's tomorrow and will post that up when time permits. Note that they look brighter or more red in the pictures because of the flash.
Richard is seriously a great gentleman to deal with. In the several months that I've known him, I have bought about 7 pairs of shoes from him already, and will continue to do so.
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I've been eyeing these for a while--it's nice to see more pictures.
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