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post #541 of 598
Probably not the SF approved brands but Tod's and Zegna both make decent looking winter boots that can be worn with slacks or suit. These are probably more than $300, unless buying on XMAS or end of season sale or at TJMax, Marshalls, Filene's, Nordstrom rack etc.

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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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post #542 of 598
Does anyone have experience with ShoePassion's winter boots?

http://www.shoepassion.com/mens-boots/no-690.html


http://www.shoepassion.com/mens-boots/no-694.html
post #543 of 598
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Wow, those look great.
post #544 of 598
Hello everyone, its been quite a while since Ive posted in these forums but I just wanted to pop in for some quick feedback. I have held out as long as I could and the snow is finally coming down here in Minneapolis. I am in need of some city slop boots, preferably water proof..

Ive taken the time to browse the forums and my top options are:

Red Wing Beckman - cant say enough good things about Red Wing and the quality of shoe they make, a Minnesota based company too.
Wolverine 1000 Mile - very close in aesthetic

Im about to pull the trigger on the Red Wings but I was wondering, is there anything similar to the Beckman available out there that is also waterproof and even gore-tex?

Any feedback appreciated thanks in advance.

note: I have Sorels for multiple feet of snow.
post #545 of 598

As long as I know, Red Wing & Wolverine don't make any waterproof or gore-tex shoes. Visvim makes gore-tex boots that look exactly like Red Wing moc toe boots though. Anyway, all I can say is that they all are definitely not for snow or ice.  

post #546 of 598

Just my opinion but I'm not a huge fan of that style sole for winter - you still have a stretch of leather that is going to get soaked.  For rain/snow I prefer something with a full rubber sole - not the commando half sole.

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post #548 of 598

^ They're fugly but they get the job done. Been around for decades, are classics, well constructed.

 

Not the best on ice (but then most things that look halfway decent aren't).

 

Also apparently you can resole them with conventional soles if you so desire at some point down the road, which makes for some aesthetic mindfuckery.

post #549 of 598
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^ They're fugly but they get the job done. Been around for decades, are classics, well constructed.

 

Not the best on ice (but then most things that look halfway decent aren't).

 

Also apparently you can resole them with conventional soles if you so desire at some point down the road, which makes for some aesthetic mindfuckery.


I love them on ice actually. Much better than Sorels. The Bean boot has a super thin sole that lets you 'feel' the ice much better than even my sneakers, and also has fantastic traction.

post #550 of 598

Hmm weird, maybe I'm just incredibly clumsy (actually, I am incredibly clumsy) and I haven't had much to compare it to in terms of other winter boots. I've been back to using some old timberland chukkas for winter lately but it is no fun, wish I hadn't sold of the bean boots (though this is an opportunity to kop summadat Bison/Buffalo leather version).

 

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Those half-boots posted earlier are properly gorgeous... Anyone have more gems like that to share? 

post #551 of 598

A good pair of winter boots is wonderful on thick snow... not so good on slick ice and in that case, make em screw boots. It should be good enough for the entire season!

post #552 of 598
These are going to be my main winter boots this when things start getting nastier:

http://www.contextclothing.com/item.php?id=4035

Other options

Hermes has some nice hiking style boots, but at $1000+
Merrell makes similar styled boots
Any Alden/Thorogood/Viberg/Oak Street boot on a rubber sole
Fashion brands (Tods, Ferragamo, etc) on leather sole
Bean boots
post #553 of 598
post #554 of 598
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

These are going to be my main winter boots this when things start getting nastier:

http://www.contextclothing.com/item.php?id=4035

Other options

Hermes has some nice hiking style boots, but at $1000+
Merrell makes similar styled boots
Any Alden/Thorogood/Viberg/Oak Street boot on a rubber sole
Fashion brands (Tods, Ferragamo, etc) on leather sole
Bean boots

Really? Except Bean and Merrell, they all are not waterproof at all. They will get destroyed shortly after snow falling. 

post #555 of 598
Shell cordovan boots should be more than fine. I've worn shell in snow, slush, and freezing rain--sometimes in the same day, and a good brushing's all they need to stay sharp. (Well, I also polish the sole edges often.) Bean boots and the like aren't necessary at all for winters in the city unless you trudge in inches of snow all the time (or need to shovel snow).
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