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post #406 of 601
i like these. http://www.thecorner.com/item/YOOX/B...s/sr_tcshoesm3
post #407 of 601
that looks good but needs a black version
post #408 of 601
I haven't read through this thread, but personally I like Indy Boots, or the 1000 mile boots. Boots made of a good grade of leather, that have the attention of detail of dress shoes, yet still look rugged are the best way to go. Quality counts.
post #409 of 601
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Originally Posted by TylerDurden View Post
I haven't read through this thread, but personally I like Indy Boots, or the 1000 mile boots. Boots made of a good grade of leather, that have the attention of detail of dress shoes, yet still look rugged are the best way to go. Quality counts.
i agree with you, but have you tried to walk in shit high snow in a pair of 1000s? i know there is a fine line between functional and stylish and aside from the rl shoes i posted or maybe a pair of yuketen maine guides, i havent really seen anything that i like, which is surprising.
post #410 of 601
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Originally Posted by whatever123 View Post
i agree with you, but have you tried to walk in shit high snow in a pair of 1000s? i know there is a fine line between functional and stylish and aside from the rl shoes i posted or maybe a pair of yuketen maine guides, i havent really seen anything that i like, which is surprising.
No I haven't, I can't afford those shoes and just wear tennis shoes and hiking boots right now (ugly ones at that). There's currently Mid-shin height snow right out my front door. If your going to be hiking through a forest full of snow for hours on end, LL Bean Maine boots might be a better choice. But for living in a city, or suburbia, I think Indy's and or 1000 miles, or other style related shoes would work fine. If your worried about tread and no slipping on your ass, I think there are some clip on spikes for those who live in very icy areas.
post #411 of 601
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Originally Posted by TylerDurden View Post
No I haven't, I can't afford those shoes and just wear tennis shoes and hiking boots right now (ugly ones at that). There's currently Mid-shin height snow right out my front door.

If your going to be hiking through a forest full of snow for hours on end, LL Bean Maine boots might be a better choice. But for living in a city, or suburbia, I think Indy's and or 1000 miles, or other style related shoes would work fine. If your worried about tread and no slipping on your ass, I think there are some clip on spikes for those who live in very icy areas.

haha, i dont own a pair either but they have leather soles, which dont work well in the area im in during the winter time.
post #412 of 601
1000K boots are no good for snow. Somebody from the 1000 mile thread might chime in and say I am wrong, but let me just tell you my experience. The leather sole soaks up moisture. Now, that moisture won't leak into your foot - your foot won't get wet if the upper leather is sno-sealed or otherwise treated, but the moisture in the sole will make your foot cold - especially when it is 20 degrees out. Imagine wearing a sole in the cold weather that is essentially wet as insulation against the cold ground. Besides that, there is no traction at all with the slick leather sole. You will have to be very careful on ice.

1000K mile boots are incredible outside of these conditions. I love them. They can work in rain or snow. If you want to wear them out in the rain or snow, you will be alright, I guess. Just don't size down too much on them so that you can wear thick wool socks. They are not an option for "winter boots," but they can work in the rain or snow if you want.
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post #413 of 601
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Originally Posted by AR_Six View Post
Both painfully ugly. And the ones whatever123 posted are design abortions. These are great if you're a size 7. Would kop if they were my size.
hey JD, Do you have the direct link to that? I can't seem to find it on yoox... and I may be able to fit a size 7. edit: found it and NM I think I will be too short for those...
post #414 of 601
Thread Starter 
leather sole on winter boots is a non-starter
post #415 of 601
^pretty ridiculous. My NiCos are only partly rubber soled and Indys aren't at all and they're perfectly fine.
post #416 of 601
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post
Horrible knock-off of an old Army style boot.

- Knock-off
+ Remake

I like them. Definitely one of my favorites among NDC's F/W collection. They're called 'Sargent', btw. The NDC flagship store in Brussels/Belgium has in them in a waxy black suede limited edition which looks really amazing...

I can totally visualize you rockin' the whole outfit, Moo. ( 0 )

post #417 of 601
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Originally Posted by MSSneaker View Post
1000K boots are no good for snow. Somebody from the 1000 mile thread might chime in and say I am wrong, but let me just tell you my experience. The leather sole soaks up moisture. Now, that moisture won't leak into your foot - your foot won't get wet if the upper leather is sno-sealed or otherwise treated, but the moisture in the sole will make your foot cold - especially when it is 20 degrees out. Imagine wearing a sole in the cold weather that is essentially wet as insulation against the cold ground. Besides that, there is no traction at all with the slick leather sole. You will have to be very careful on ice.

1000K mile boots are incredible outside of these conditions. I love them. They can work in rain or snow. If you want to wear them out in the rain or snow, you will be alright, I guess. Just don't size down too much on them so that you can wear thick wool socks. They are not an option for "winter boots," but they can work in the rain or snow if you want.

I agree, 1000k's - beautiful, stylish, well made though they are, are not designed for snowy conditions. I know you can waterproof the hell out of them and make them functional in snowy weather, but smooth leather soles are the worst possible choice on snow, or rocks or wet grass.
I have an older pair of Timberlands insulated boots (made in the USA, btw) that have kept my feet dry and warm in cold, snowy. slushy weather. Not the most stylish boot as of today, but not ugly either. For 12" and more snow - fairly rare here in NYC/NJ, I wear knee high Sorrells - totally waterproof and warm to about - 40.

As an aside, for those who read my earlier post regarding my 1000 k's getting soaked through after a rain, Wolverine graciously offered to send me a new pair in exchange. I will use a waterproofer - Montana Pitch Blend or Ob and will be happy if they retain a decent amount of waterproofing - won't stand in puddles or ditches, but hopefully will be able to retain water repellancy walking around in some rain. Having said that, these shoes will lead a slightly more sheltered (not babied) existance - no heavy hiking, no use as a knock the crap around, skuff the hell out of them, workboots. I already have boots for those activities and these 1000 k's are just too nice a boot for that.

Bob
post #418 of 601
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Originally Posted by snowmanxl View Post

If they had them in size 9, they would be mine!
post #419 of 601
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Originally Posted by *Tee* View Post
- Knock-off
+ Remake

I like them. Definitely one of my favorites among NDC's F/W collection. They're called 'Sargent', btw. The NDC flagship store in Brussels/Belgium has in them in a waxy black suede limited edition which looks really amazing...

I can totally visualize you rockin' the whole outfit, Moo. ( 0 )


*scratches chin* hmmm...
post #420 of 601
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no need to post pics. but thanks!
http://www.shoestoboot.com/moreinfo.cfm?Product_ID=367 Happy Holidays! PS. Here is their website: http://www.westcoastshoe.com/wesco/home.asp
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