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AE's New "Rugged" Line. What do you think?

Poll Results: Well?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 12% (3)
    Black Hills
  • 20% (5)
    Kiowa
  • 16% (4)
    Big Sur
  • 50% (12)
    Fugly
24 Total Votes  
post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
I like them! I just might get a pair to wear with jeans / khakis.



Big Sur
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Kiowa
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Black Hills
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post #2 of 18
The Kiowa is interesting. Denim for sure with any of these models.
post #3 of 18
From the photos alone I'm indifferent. I'd have to see them in person to tell for certain if they're worth it. I do like the idea of a more rugged dress shoe though.
post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by Yachting Man View Post

From the photos alone I'm indifferent. I'd have to see them in person to tell for certain if they're worth it. I do like the idea of a more rugged dress shoe though.

+1

Definitely would wear with jeans. I like the first two, not a huge fan of the black hills. Seeing them in person would be a big plus.
post #5 of 18

Storm welt?

 

I would rather stick to Tricker's.  IMO the last lacks a bit of character like Tricker's 4444/4497s.

post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

Storm welt?

 

I would rather stick to Tricker's.  IMO the last lacks a bit of character like Tricker's 4444/4497s.


Agree 100%
post #7 of 18
They look like Timberlands...meh
post #8 of 18
Meh. Could be more interesting with electric blue laces. There's just something missing here.
post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by CBrown85 View Post

Meh. Could be more interesting with electric blue laces. There's just something missing here.

Like these?
http://benjosmpls.com/store/products/azure-california/
post #10 of 18
I don't get adding lug soles to an Oxford upper. If you need the lug sole you will likely need ankle support. Otherwise it's just pretension. I'd wear my Blunnies before I'd wear those.
post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

I don't get adding lug soles to an Oxford upper. If you need the lug sole you will likely need ankle support. Otherwise it's just pretension. I'd wear my Blunnies before I'd wear those.


what does ankle support have to do with waterproof welt and hard wearing sole for country style boots/shoes?

post #12 of 18
So they took a strand and added some work boot soles? At the same time they don't offer a proper formal shoe anymore. Interesting priorities.
post #13 of 18
Don't like the look of them at all. When it comes to casual and sturdy footwear I prefer Redwing boots.
post #14 of 18
They remind me of some old HS Trask shoes I have. I'd get the black hills style btw.
post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post





what does ankle support have to do with waterproof welt and hard wearing sole for country style boots/shoes?


If by hard wearing you mean durable you don't necessarily need lugs. Lugs are for rough terrain, and it follows that on uneven ground I would want ankle support as well. It's also more balanced from an aesthetic point of view. Just my opinion.
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