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post #526 of 600
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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.

 

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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:

 

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And still clean up well:

 

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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 #527 of 600
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.







post #528 of 600
Salt and Snow slushy will mess the boots up bad. Unless $800 is a price you pay for beater shoes, don't do it.
post #529 of 600
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Just buying Docs this year. Fuck it all.
post #530 of 600
Docs without that obnoxious yellow contrast stitching and pull tab isn't too bad IMO
post #531 of 600
^ yeah the all-black 1460 model is good.

Still wearing my pair of Dayton service boots when the weathers bad. They've taken a beating over the few years, but haven't let me down yet.
post #532 of 600

Oh man, I need this thread. I need new non-ugly winter boots that meet these criteria:

  • Don't look stupid with dress pants
  • High, for dealing with snowbanks (chukkas need not apply)
  • Water-proof. They salt the hell out of everything here, so even when it is freezing cold it is slushy.
  • Warm, but not so warm that they will be uncomfortable if I need to leave them on inside, which I will sometimes
  • Soles with good traction on ice
  • Preferably under $300

 

I'm hesitant to go the Redwing route, just because my feet are big so I think they'll look too bulky.


Edited by RedSole - 11/28/13 at 7:46am
post #533 of 600
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Originally Posted by RedSole View Post
 

Oh man, I need this thread. I need new non-ugly winter boots that meet these criteria:

  • Don't look stupid with dress pants
  • High, for dealing with snowbanks (chukkas need not apply)
  • Water-proof. They salt the hell out of everything here, so even when it is freezing cold it is slushy.
  • Warm, but not so warm that they will be uncomfortable if I need to leave them on inside, which I will sometimes
  • Preferably under $300

 

I'm hesitant to go the Redwing route, just because my feet are big so I think they'll look too bulky.

Wolverine 1000 Mile boots.  You can find them for <$300.

 

http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/1000MileCollection

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Edited by michaeljohnr - 11/27/13 at 3:52pm
post #535 of 600
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Wolverine 1000 Mile boots.  You can find them for <$300.

 

http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/1000MileCollection


Do you have experience with them? What are the soles like? Will they be ok on ice?

post #536 of 600
I bought black Blundstones, which are great, super comfy and light. Looks ok, esp at a distance... Probably THE most common boot in stockholm this winter.

post #537 of 600
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Originally Posted by RedSole View Post

Do you have experience with them? What are the soles like? Will they be ok on ice?

http://www.styleforum.net/t/163864/wolverine-1000-mile-boot-review/0_10
post #538 of 600

Thanks. I tried these on today: http://www.clarksusa.com/eng/product/narly_peak_gore_tex_/26065991

 

Any thoughts? I think they might be a bit ugly. Also tried on some Sorels, but I think they'll be way too warm.

 

 

 

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Beat me to it....

post #540 of 600

Unfortunately, many shoes posted here are still ugly and not functional for freezing and wet weather...I wear these every days, but they need to be soon replaced with something much better.

 

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