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post #466 of 600
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Originally Posted by entrero View Post
They're Sugarcane x Lone Wolf engineer boots. Strangely only the black version is available for sale...


no theyre viberg engineers with linning
post #467 of 600
Just picked up a pair of Chippewa 25975 Norwegian welt insulated boots. Here is a link: http://www.chippewaboots.com/boots/norwegian_welt/25975
I am very impressed. Warm, waterproof and look great with jeans or khakis so I can wear to work or shoveling the drive way! Highly recommend
post #468 of 600
these are 2 year old lonewolf engineers
post #469 of 600
What's the SF verdict on these?

post #470 of 600
Just when I thought this thread would take a turn for the better and possibly have good prospects, you Bob The Builder fanboys barge in and ruin everything...
post #471 of 600
Well there comes a point when you have to either maximize fashion or function. I love sleek, low profile, slim lasted boots. But winters in Akron Ohio don't. So I had to find something that functioned while still looking the part. I appreciate all the ideas and pics thrown up here. It has opened my eyes to a lot of great, new brands.
post #472 of 600
Obviously there's not much consensus here on what is or isn't a non-ugly winter boot (beyond those $800 Nice Collective boots AR_Six or someone posted, but those probably aren't an option for everyone). I think it makes sense to take a step back and look at what the options are and what the features should be in a winter boot. First, there are your basic models that can potentially function as winter boots: - combat boot - work boot - engineer boot - hiking boot - Bean boot (duck boot? not sure what the right term is) - tactical boots (I guess...) - some variation on or hybrid of the above I'm probably missing a few, but those are the first ones that come to mind in terms of potential winter boot candidates. Good features include: - non-leather sole (although obviously you can have someone add a Vibram sole to a leather-soled shoe) - sturdy construction (a storm welt, maybe a tongue that's connected partway up the shaft of the boot) - non-suede - probably something that hits above ankle-height so you don't end up with a shoe full of snow (possibly something that works with a boot tuck so you can keep your pants dry in deep snow) From there, you'll want to figure out which category suits your style, how much you're willing to spend (bearing in mind that repeated exposure to salt could trash them in a year or two), and how important things like a sleeker last or higher-quality leather are.
post #473 of 600
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Originally Posted by notwithit View Post
Obviously there's not much consensus here on what is or isn't a non-ugly winter boot (beyond those $800 Nice Collective boots AR_Six or someone posted, but those probably aren't an option for everyone). I think it makes sense to take a step back and look at what the options are and what the features should be in a winter boot. First, there are your basic models that can potentially function as winter boots:

- combat boot
- work boot
- engineer boot
- hiking boot
- Bean boot (duck boot? not sure what the right term is)
- tactical boots (I guess...)
- some variation on or hybrid of the above

I'm probably missing a few, but those are the first ones that come to mind in terms of potential winter boot candidates.

Good features include:

- non-leather sole (although obviously you can have someone add a Vibram sole to a leather-soled shoe)
- sturdy construction (a storm welt, maybe a tongue that's connected partway up the shaft of the boot)
- non-suede
- probably something that hits above ankle-height so you don't end up with a shoe full of snow (possibly something that works with a boot tuck so you can keep your pants dry in deep snow)

From there, you'll want to figure out which category suits your style, how much you're willing to spend (bearing in mind that repeated exposure to salt could trash them in a year or two), and how important things like a sleeker last or higher-quality leather are.

Well stated. The only category that I would add is a knee high Sorrell boot - warm down to - 40f, totally waterproof. In NJ, we just got about 2 feet of snow with much higher drifts. For this type of weather, IMHO, nothing else is suitable.

Bob
post #474 of 600
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What's the SF verdict on these?


Where did you find these?
post #475 of 600
I don't understand the visual appeal of those hiking style boots other than the speed lacing and storm welt. Still liking the M1943 repros, some of the designer takes on them are not too bad either minus CPxGeller.
post #476 of 600
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Where did you find these?

Diemme's website, the are called Dolomite.
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post #478 of 600
^

those arent to bad actually.
post #479 of 600
I have with most functional cold weather boots is they're either heinous or prohibitively expensive. The current trend of clunky shearing boots/Uggs is both. I sincerely find most Uggs and Ugg knock-offs positively hideous. They seriously look like a cross between Gumby legs and Popeye shoes
post #480 of 600
I have these ndc boots and they are Ok for winter, but i wish they had a rubber tread on the sole(The sole isnt fully leather though, they do have a flat rubber heel and toe). The shearling collar is nice and warm.


I also just ordered a pair of these because i was wanting something that would be a little more of a winter boot:

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