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post #4306 of 4705
+1. They're cowboy boots. Where their scars with pride.
post #4307 of 4705

well I guess putting up with the scars is one option, but the toughness of these particular cowboy boots is in question to me - I've never seen leather turn white so easily, and polishing does nothing. My other RMs don't have this vulnerability Anyway, I'll see what the RM people have to say. 

post #4308 of 4705
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Originally Posted by emc894 View Post

I am having a really hard time finding the right fit here. I am generally an american size 10D.

I just received macquaries in 9 medium in the mail and the toe box and heel feel great, but the midfoot is not snugly gripping the middle of my foot. There are sort of bulges in the middle where my foot is not touching the leather.

Is this normal? Should I try sizing down and risking a too-tight toebox? Or is this something that will even out over time

same here... this I moment I am having the same problem, they ask me to measure my feet myself....


Edited by Tsoi King Wan - 10/18/15 at 5:36am
post #4309 of 4705
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Originally Posted by Bullitt View Post

Bought a pair of Craftman two weeks ago. After wearing them three or four times for a couple of hours, the insole is already dissolving. I have a pair I bought six years ago and the still insole looks better than this.

Had a chat with a lady who works at the RMW shop in New Bond St. They will send me new pads. Good customer service, as expected.
post #4310 of 4705
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Originally Posted by corgi invasion View Post

well I guess putting up with the scars is one option, but the toughness of these particular cowboy boots is in question to me - I've never seen leather turn white so easily, and polishing does nothing. My other RMs don't have this vulnerability Anyway, I'll see what the RM people have to say. 

toughness has to do with durability, not resistance to superficial marks. when people talk about toughness of toyota landcruisers, it is in reference to hundreds of millions of miles driven across the desert, not that the paint job can withstand a keying.

if you want a surface that plays to scuffs better, get uppers like suede where the scratch can hide amongst the nap
post #4311 of 4705
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Originally Posted by Trompe le Monde View Post


toughness has to do with durability, not resistance to superficial marks. when people talk about toughness of toyota landcruisers, it is in reference to hundreds of millions of miles driven across the desert, not that the paint job can withstand a keying.

if you want a surface that plays to scuffs better, get uppers like suede where the scratch can hide amongst the nap


Well, okay the leather is holding up fine structurally. But I don't think I have made the extent of the problem clear enough. More practically I'm comparing my whisky craftsmen to my chestnut craftsmen - after a week's wear, the chestnuts will show scuffs and scratches naturally, but then I put some polish on, and the scuff is covered, after nearly three years, they look aged but still good. There are no permanent white streaks across the toecaps.

 

With these whiskey boots, I am talking about white bare patches that will not polish out, the polish does not adhere to the white surface of the leather. These accumulate at a rate that means they would be bare of all pigment at all after a year's wear. I'm amazed that everyone so far seems to think this is natural. Does anyone else have pictures of their aged whisky craftsmen with such a pattern on them? Is there some trick with polishing light brown shoes that I don't know (I've only had black or dark brown shoes before)? 

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Originally Posted by corgi invasion View Post


Well, okay the leather is holding up fine structurally. But I don't think I have made the extent of the problem clear enough. More practically I'm comparing my whisky craftsmen to my chestnut craftsmen - after a week's wear, the chestnuts will show scuffs and scratches naturally, but then I put some polish on, and the scuff is covered, after nearly three years, they look aged but still good. There are no permanent white streaks across the toecaps.

With these whiskey boots, I am talking about white bare patches that will not polish out, the polish does not adhere to the white surface of the leather. These accumulate at a rate that means they would be bare of all pigment at all after a year's wear. I'm amazed that everyone so far seems to think this is natural. Does anyone else have pictures of their aged whisky craftsmen with such a pattern on them? Is there some trick with polishing light brown shoes that I don't know (I've only had black or dark brown shoes before)? 

how cant "polish out" something that hasnt been added on. youve scuffed away the colored part of the upper. some shoe places have full re-dyeing service. they might be able to "touch up" a small part with matching dye. or you can try to do it yourself.
post #4313 of 4705
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Originally Posted by Trompe le Monde View Post


how cant "polish out" something that hasnt been added on. youve scuffed away the colored part of the upper. some shoe places have full re-dyeing service. they might be able to "touch up" a small part with matching dye. or you can try to do it yourself.


fair enough. I'll read up on how to re-dye them. 

post #4314 of 4705
What is the quality of crocodile and ostrich RM boots?
post #4315 of 4705
Holy time warp, Batman! Glance at the last page of this thread while procrastinating, and see posts by Grimslade and josepidal. I feel like it's 2006 or something.
post #4316 of 4705
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What is the quality of crocodile and ostrich RM boots?

@wurger has a couple pairs of croc boots, may be able to answer you.
post #4317 of 4705
well, I don't have crocs from other makers, so can't really compare.

But the fineness of the finish is the same as other RMWs, which is not very high.
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They look like Kidman's - available at Nungar Trading http://www.nungar.com.au/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/48_50/products_id/194

I have been wearing mine almost every other day for 5 years - still going strong.

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I'm not sure you're still looking for sizing advice, but here it is.  I wear a 9.5 D in Iron Rangers, which are pretty spot on about length, but just a touch wide for me.  I also seem to be a 9.5 in Chippewas and Wolverines, though the Wolverines felt a touch large.  I am also a 9.5 D in Alden Indy Boots on the True Balance last.  (I wear a 10 D in Allen Edmonds Park Avenues, as well as Leeds and Dundees.)  I have a pair of the RM Williams Comfort Craftsman in Australian 9.5 G, which actually fit relatively well width-wise, but are a bit too long.  I think I should have gotten a 9 G.

 

I hope this helps.  RM Williams makes nice boots... I got mine from bootsonline.com.au, which was terrific.  The boots arrived in just under a week on the East Coast of the USA.

 

Regards,

Jon

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Originally Posted by Whirling View Post
 

I'm not sure you're still looking for sizing advice, but here it is.  I wear a 9.5 D in Iron Rangers, which are pretty spot on about length, but just a touch wide for me.  I also seem to be a 9.5 in Chippewas and Wolverines, though the Wolverines felt a touch large.  I am also a 9.5 D in Alden Indy Boots on the True Balance last.  (I wear a 10 D in Allen Edmonds Park Avenues, as well as Leeds and Dundees.)  I have a pair of the RM Williams Comfort Craftsman in Australian 9.5 G, which actually fit relatively well width-wise, but are a bit too long.  I think I should have gotten a 9 G.

 

I hope this helps.  RM Williams makes nice boots... I got mine from bootsonline.com.au, which was terrific.  The boots arrived in just under a week on the East Coast of the USA.

 

Regards,

Jon

Hi. I was measured at 9.5D (US size) on Iron Rangers and wear Wolverine 1000 mile wingtips the same size which are just a touch large both length and width. sneakers I wear 28cm New Balance.

 

Would that mean I should get a size 9 (AUS/UK) = size 10 US? Just wanted to make sure I didn't mix up US size with UK/AUS size. tks!!

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