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post #16 of 131
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Originally Posted by Uncontrol View Post

I live in Montreal too. There are no nice winter boots that are going to offer the kind of protection Montreal calls for. Just suck it up IMO. I have an OK pair but functionally they are lacking.

I followed your thread last year desperately =( I've just resigned to the same fact I think you did, they are gunna have to be kinda ugly or ill just have to wear my nicer shoes out
post #17 of 131
just get some Wigwam socks and wear whatever. I'm in Wisconsin so our winters aren't quite as bad, but I'm with Wigwams + Thorogood leather work boots (sno-sealed)
post #18 of 131
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I'll have to try out the wigwam socks. They look good and I like the fact that they are made in the USA.
post #19 of 131
I may have bad eyes for boots but Sorel Woodbine boots look surprisingly good. Debating either to get that or Mad Man boots.
Much better than the caribou ones IMO.
post #20 of 131
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Originally Posted by BrizaBirch View Post

may as well just drop a g on some mr hares

A pair of suede wedges with stingray accents would be my choice, total functionnality. If you're ready to drop that kind of $$$, I stand by my suggestion from last year

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Originally Posted by notwithit View Post

I'm not even gonna pretend that they're not ugly, but I'm probably picking up a pair of these soon:
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There's also a new Palladium x Maharishi collaboration:
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I'm leaning toward the first ones, particularly because of the side zipper for easy on/off (and I like zippers on shoes for some reason; I can't really explain it). Also $75 cheaper than the Maharishi model.

On the other hand, the Maharishi model gains coolness points just by being a collaboration (not that I know anything whatsoever about the Maharishi brand).


There's also a Neil Barrett collab from last year I think (not the same model though) if you'd like to pay twice as much.

I might buy the shearling lined version if I can locate a pair. It's still ugly.


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post #21 of 131
^^ Yo, the Palladium's are canvas, right? You will soak through in about fifteen seconds. Would definitely not recommend.

If you actually live somewhere that forces you to deal with slush and salt and gravel on the roads, get a random leather pair off of Yoox with a lug sole. Get big enough for a thick sock and use some boot oil or sealant. They will last for a couple of winters and look fine, and you won't have to baby a baller pair of handgrades.
post #22 of 131
I made it through an Edmonton winter with a pair of leather soled+topy'd wolverine 1000 miles. Threw on some warm socks and I was good to go for city stuff.

If you're doing anything serious (i.e. outdoor winter sports) then you'll need a proper pair of boots (i.e. Sorel etc) but for just walking around the city a sturdy pair of boots and warm socks is almost overthinking it.
post #23 of 131

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Originally Posted by johnH123 View Post

I made it through an Edmonton winter with a pair of leather soled+topy'd wolverine 1000 miles. Threw on some warm socks and I was good to go for city stuff.
If you're doing anything serious (i.e. outdoor winter sports) then you'll need a proper pair of boots (i.e. Sorel etc) but for just walking around the city a sturdy pair of boots and warm socks is almost overthinking it.



Am I right in thinking that Edmonton is more of a crisp, clear cold - i.e. lots of snow, very cold but not wet? You can indeed get away with good boots in that case.

 

In south-eastern Ontario and western Quebec, it's comparatively wet snow, partly because it's not quite so cold, which means I need something that has that combination of being properly waterproof and warm - and if you live outside an urban area and the sidewalks (even if they exist at all) don't get cleared, like me, then Sorels are essential.


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post #24 of 131
Awesome thread. I'm starting to fall for the Red Wing 213 model, but I'm not so sure about the sole. Also considering Wolverine 1000 Mile and Diemme Roccia Vet. I wore Chelsea boots last winter and I didn't have any problems staying warm, so Sorel or anything like that would be overkill. Just looking for a more rugged pair that will do good when the weather is turning bad.
post #25 of 131
http://www.rokinshop.com/store/index.php?cat=17&marca=39

The expedition boots, especially the low cut version, looks great, more refined than diemme boots which are too rugged for me

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post #26 of 131
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Originally Posted by gearhead View Post

http://www.rokinshop.com/store/index.php?cat=17&marca=39
The expedition boots, especially the low cut version, looks great, more refined than diemme boots which are too rugged for me
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These are pretty awesome, and not that bad in pricing! Anyone know where to get these ones? Cause they don't seem to have the low cut version on their site. Also quality?
post #27 of 131
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Originally Posted by brimley View Post

^^ Yo, the Palladium's are canvas, right? You will soak through in about fifteen seconds. Would definitely not recommend.

Those are leather - Palladium do both canvas and leather models. I like Palladium's practical ugliness, but they're not everybody's cup of tea.
post #28 of 131

 

Hi guys,

 

With winter coming I am also looking for a pair of new boots. My shoe wardrobe consists of a pair of black cap toe oxfords (C&J Hallam), brown Clarks desert boots and a pair of blue suede Asics. My dream boots at the moment are the Alden ravello cap toe boots (see sig) but these are a bit out of my budget. Now I am looking for something a bit comparable (not cordovan) to the Aldens. So far I came up with three options.

 

Alfred Sargent Cambridge

http://alfredsargent.co.uk/exclusive-range/cambridge/

 

Herring Keswick

http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?brandid=6&catid=109&shoeid=3010&selectedSizeid=9&selectedFitid=2&seconds=0

 

Loake Burford

http://www.pediwear.co.uk/loake/products/223.php

 

I hope someone could help me a bit with my decision. My first doubt is whether I should go for a cap toe or a wingtip brogue. Also the Alfred Sargent is more expensive, are they really worth the extra 125 pounds quality wise? Do you think one of these boots would be a good addition to my wardrobe or would you recommend something completely different? I hope hearing from you!

 

Thanks in advance

 

post #29 of 131
They do have them on the site, just not in black yet, listed as expedition alpine
http://www.rokinshop.com/store/index.php?cat=17&marca=39
U can email them for retailers, i know 3 in toronto being Uncle Otis and Lavish and Squalor and Sydneys
I have their Roy Boots and Ryder Derby shoes, they are inferior in quality to my ndc boots and marsell shoes, but then again, those are twice the price ( if not more ) of rokins' offerings.
For their price, they are very good, beats Frye, Timberland, Gstar and the like in comparable price range, even better if u can get them on sale
post #30 of 131

In Wolverine's UK/European range is the Tyrol hiker. It looks like a classic hiking boot. Around $180-200, you can find it cheaper. A part of the company's 1883 collection.

 

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