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post #3271 of 3818
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post #3272 of 3818
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

You were close Oli - here are the boots I recently ordered, MTO chestnut camel leather with a storm welt.

Some more pics and words over on the Australian members thread here:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/88856/australian-members/32440_40#post_6382659


I like this boot quite a bit. I read through the Australian thread, but missed what model it is. It isn't a Craftsman
post #3273 of 3818
Well six weeks later, my Craftsman boots have arrived. Unfortunately, within 4 steps of walking, the heels have started squeaking very loudly.

It's the standard welted leather sole with the rubber(?) heel. Every time my heel touches the floor (whether wooden or marble), it squeaks.

Short of sending this back to Australia, what can I do to stop the squeaking heels?

post #3274 of 3818

Macquarie with storm welt. MTO.

post #3275 of 3818
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Originally Posted by wesos View Post

Macquarie with storm welt. MTO.

Thanks
post #3276 of 3818

I work as a cobbler, unfortunately most of the time the squeeking is due to a piece of metal thats embedded in the shoe, and there is no easy access to it without ripping off the entire heel block and soles. I'd send them back
 

post #3277 of 3818

Found a pair of RMWs on ebay.

 

 

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/121136830980

 

Not half bad for 50 years old!

post #3278 of 3818
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Found a pair of RMWs on ebay.

 

 

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/121136830980

 

Not half bad for 50 years old!

Not at all! I'll be ordering my first pair tonight! Can't wait to get my feet in them.

post #3279 of 3818

Although I have one question. I was talking to a guy at the RM store and he told me that the poron insole gets sorta gross after a while of extended wear, and it gets padded down, and that the only way to change it was to have it resoled, so he recommended I get the rubber sole, but keep the leather insole and put insoles in myself, if I want to. Could anyone advise me on this?

post #3280 of 3818

I've never heard of this. I have 2 pairs, both comfort craftsman with rubber sole but have only had them 6 months. So far there is no sign of any grossness :) Seems like a lot of trouble to go to. 

 

Having 2 pairs may help.

post #3281 of 3818
People are wearing them without socks on laundry day.
post #3282 of 3818
Riggers were shown here before. I just got a pair in yearling. Pretty cool boots.
'scuse the iPhone pictures.






post #3283 of 3818
^ Nice one. I've wondered what the rigger boot would look like in other leathers, so good on you for giving it a go. They look great.

Swap in a pair of dark brown waxed laces and you would up the formality so you could wear them well with odd jacket/trousers.
post #3284 of 3818
Yeah, you know they would be interesting in a leather sole too, but I wanted a pair of RMs that would bridge the gap between a work boot and my chelseas.
post #3285 of 3818
Would be awesome with a storm welt too if RM would do it. I'll be thinking about that for next winter!
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