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Rick Owens boots disintegrate against pavement, let alone snow.
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Who's got a recommendation for a winter boot that is:
1) Waterproof
2) Made in Canada or USA

danner.
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x post from the yuketen thread
how would something like the MG peanut suede hold up to winter weather? is the rain just going to ruin the suede?
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Looking to replace my standby wet-weather boots (red wing GT). I want something a little taller and more elegantly shaped. Think a higher and straighter instep, a raised but pointed toe box, simple punched eyelets without hardwear, thicker sole. Goodyear stitching is okay. An angular, sidezip combat is what I want. I like KVA and CP, and I have Raf but not sure I want to put those through water regularly. Are there options I haven't explored?

Danner service boot sounds okay but there seems to still be problems with ordering.
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Fools, these are winter boots. What is with all the suede and thin delicate leather? Salt's going to tear that shit apart.

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Just read the latter half of the thread. What the fuck
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Originally Posted by alwaysraw View Post

Who's got a recommendation for a winter boot that is:
1) Waterproof
2) Made in Canada or USA

http://www.amazon.com/Thorogood-American-Plain-Toe-Boot-Gladiator/dp/B000I7C5UI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1351158272&sr=8-2&keywords=thorogood

 

Probably the best bang for your buck out there. If you are walking there where is a lot of ice though, the vibram christy sole on these won't be the best. They also come in a moc-toe if the plain isn't your style.

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I'm in the same boat looking for that in-between boot that's not for shoveling or trudging through extreme snow but enough for my 10-15 minute walks to and from the car during a Canadian winter. I work in a casual environment (dress pants and shirt) so I'm trying to find something I can wear all day as opposed to change out at work. I agree with pretty much everyone that when it comes to suits I use the swims overshoe and when it comes to extreme snow I have a pair of shitkickers that I can go to.

 

I use a Blundstone Chelsea boot right now for the -5 to -15 Celcius weather. But in when that windchill hits or there's an inch or two of snow on the ground my feet get cold real quick. Pretty sure its not lined or the lining is terrible. This has me wary of some of the Chukka recommendations that SF puts out there. I checked with Wolverine on the 1000 mile who recommended that they weren't a good shoe for winter, and the Red Wing folks weren't as quick to recommend any of their heritage line although I'm a big fan of the Beckman boot. Any recommendations to keep the cost below $300?

 

I'm considering these

 

700

 

700

700

 

700

 

Here's what I have now

 

700

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x post from the yuketen thread
how would something like the MG peanut suede hold up to winter weather? is the rain just going to ruin the suede?

 

I'd be worried about the rain and salt.  Of course I would use a leather/suede spray on them even if I never planned on wearing them in the winter.  I would recommend that and then get yourself a nice coal/tote bag from say Stanley and Sons (I have the exclusive they did for Hickorees, the selvedge one, and I love it) and then you can swap shoes when you get to work or wherever. 

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I'm in the same boat looking for that in-between boot that's not for shoveling or trudging through extreme snow but enough for my 10-15 minute walks to and from the car during a Canadian winter. I work in a casual environment (dress pants and shirt) so I'm trying to find something I can wear all day as opposed to change out at work. I agree with pretty much everyone that when it comes to suits I use the swims overshoe and when it comes to extreme snow I have a pair of shitkickers that I can go to.

 

I use a Blundstone Chelsea boot right now for the -5 to -15 Celcius weather. But in when that windchill hits or there's an inch or two of snow on the ground my feet get cold real quick. Pretty sure its not lined or the lining is terrible. This has me wary of some of the Chukka recommendations that SF puts out there. I checked with Wolverine on the 1000 mile who recommended that they weren't a good shoe for winter, and the Red Wing folks weren't as quick to recommend any of their heritage line although I'm a big fan of the Beckman boot. Any recommendations to keep the cost below $300?

 

I'm considering these

 

700

 

700

700

 

700

 

Here's what I have now

 

700

 

You could use the 1K for winter but would have to put half soles on them, they aren't expensive. You would also have to waterproof them with something like HDLP. I have the 1000 mile boots in 744 shell and the Krause and they are very comfortable boots. 

 

I like AE a lot however not a fan of the wedge soles on those Eagle County's, just my preference. Or the lace to toe hiking boots for wear in a professional work place. I have a pair of black cherry Beckman's that I wore a couple of days ago to run the snowblower on my long and steep paver brick driveway at just below zero F (-18 C). They had a surprising amount of traction, I did not slip at all. I wore fairly heavy socks and after half an hour my feet did get cold. I used clear paste wax on the Beckman's to help protect against the elements. Normally I wear felt lined snow pacs for snow removal but wanted to see how well the Beckman's worked. They did the job.

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You could use the 1K for winter but would have to put half soles on them, they aren't expensive. You would also have to waterproof them with something like HDLP. I have the 1000 mile boots in 744 shell and the Krause and they are very comfortable boots. 

 

I like AE a lot however not a fan of the wedge soles on those Eagle County's, just my preference. Or the lace to toe hiking boots for wear in a professional work place. I have a pair of black cherry Beckman's that I wore a couple of days ago to run the snowblower on my long and steep paver brick driveway at just below zero F (-18 C). They had a surprising amount of traction, I did not slip at all. I wore fairly heavy socks and after half an hour my feet did get cold. I used clear paste wax on the Beckman's to help protect against the elements. Normally I wear felt lined snow pacs for snow removal but wanted to see how well the Beckman's worked. They did the job.

 

Good call on the lace to toe issue. I didn't immediately see it at first but you're right I'm also not a fan of the lace to toe (guess this shows how much I need to up my shoe game). I could go either way on the wedge sole though. The other AE I'm considering is the Branch (pictured below) but I'm not sure again how they'd compare to the Beckman. Would a coat of HDLP every couple of months keep the shoe pretty well protected over the winter?

 

Also the second shoe pictured is the Ugg Hannen (which took me a lot of convincing to even open on my browser) has an waterproof upper and the fur lining which sounds decent. I'm not a huge fan of the white sole in a work environment either.

 

700

700

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What are these?

Looks like the Crockett & Jones Islay.


Edited by dddrees - 12/15/12 at 1:03pm
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Good call on the lace to toe issue. I didn't immediately see it at first but you're right I'm also not a fan of the lace to toe (guess this shows how much I need to up my shoe game). I could go either way on the wedge sole though. The other AE I'm considering is the Branch (pictured below) but I'm not sure again how they'd compare to the Beckman. Would a coat of HDLP every couple of months keep the shoe pretty well protected over the winter?

 

Also the second shoe pictured is the Ugg Hannen (which took me a lot of convincing to even open on my browser) has an waterproof upper and the fur lining which sounds decent. I'm not a huge fan of the white sole in a work environment either.

 

700

700

 

Yes the Long Branch would be another option IMO, especially with more casual wear. The larger sized holes in the brogueing make it more informal to me. Not sure how waterproof the leather is or if you even need to waterproof it. I have used HDLP for quite a few years and it will waterproof any leather as long as the welt isn't too open and it is a well made boot. The RW Beckman, Wolverine, and AE are all well made boots and I have some from each. Another option is the AE Bayfield which I have in both CXL and black calf. You can only get the Bayfield through Lands End now and only in size D, and in just CXL. I am normally a D width and that is what I purchased and they fit well, but your not going to get a heavy winter sock in there. Honestly it isn't needed unless your going to be outside for a longer period of time. I've worn mine in the 20's below zero F walking to and from work. LE has a 30% off code right now so I checked but as usual the Bayfields are exempt and are hard to get at below full price at LE, which is $350.

 

They can take a fair amount of abuse:

 

1000

 

And still clean up well:

 

1000

 

I have never owned a white wedge sole before but would think it would be a bear to keep clean with winter slush. However a fair number of people must like them.

post #525 of 620
Just found out Alden of Carmel stocks shell boots with commando soles. All of the Alden styles. To me this is a no brainier cause a leather sole disqualifies any boot for winter use.







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