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post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
I am desperate.. i need to buy a pair of boots soon. my current shoes have like holes on multiple locations and every time it rains, it really sucks =(

I have lurked and checked out alot of the shoe forum/discussions, and it seems like i cant get a pair of nice looking laced up boots that isnt CRAP without droping like $400-600 dollars.. like buttero F+B etc..

looking for something like these

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Laced up, kinda military so i can do the tuck in it.. in dark color preferably, low profile toebox and a nice silhouette.

the only boots that came up are allSaints, which apparently is crap in quality and overpriced. steve madden.. same deal, timberland.. well you get the idea.

my budget is around 300... I mean i dont want something that will last me a LIFETIME.. but couple of years will do fine... please help!!
post #2 of 22
So $300 is OK but $400 isn't? WTF?

http://www.barneys.com/Lace-Up-Boot/500155007,default,pd.html
post #3 of 22
Dude, I'm as cheap as you are. I spent $300 on a pair of used Aldens. I want to sleep in them I love them that much. I wear them everywhere, even with sportcoats. You want to blouse your boots? Cool. JOIN THE FUCKING MARINE CORPS.

If you've been lurking, you should find some good deals by now. By the best, and as one of our members says - I think its Fidel Cashflow - and you only cry once. How true! Good luck
post #4 of 22
I'm in the same boat. Thinking about just dropping $400 on Dayton service boots.

What boots are those in your first image?
post #5 of 22
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Uncontrol View Post

So $300 is OK but $400 isn't? WTF?
http://www.barneys.com/Lace-Up-Boot/500155007,default,pd.html

thats my problem.... my original budget was 200.. n i was told that i wont be getting amything decent for that price.. so it was blown up to 300.... if i blow it up to 400... then 500.. where do i stop???

those r some nice looking boots btw!!
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Originally Posted by HEARTLESS-531 View Post

Dude, I'm as cheap as you are. I spent $300 on a pair of used Aldens. I want to sleep in them I love them that much. I wear them everywhere, even with sportcoats. You want to blouse your boots? Cool. JOIN THE FUCKING MARINE CORPS.
If you've been lurking, you should find some good deals by now. By the best, and as one of our members says - I think its Fidel Cashflow - and you only cry once. How true! Good luck

well i dont want to have 10' top.. i just want to have that look.. like this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YoaA3nQ2AU&feature=related, like the tucked jean look in this trailer.
post #6 of 22
paul smith on ebay/B&S/store at sale time
post #7 of 22
how about chippewa, wolverine or red wings?
post #8 of 22
Thread Starter 
the picture of the first one is Buttero from a couple years back


also.. I am from canada.. so i cant buy from must of the sites from states... without losing an arm and leg to shipping/custom charges
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Originally Posted by philie View Post

how about chippewa, wolverine or red wings?

I have checked out redwing extensively.. i know they are very well made and are about my price range.. but they are have a fatter toe box

the only one that are promising are the 214's or

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the 877's

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the high sole bothers me a bit

the 8114

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another thing with redwings are the books are really uncomfortable to wear at first but i believe they do break in nicely. so yea...

there will be an redwing event tmr at my local brooks brothers where they will have all the models. so i think ill check it out and see.
Edited by replicat0r - 10/24/11 at 10:15am
post #9 of 22
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Originally Posted by HEARTLESS-531 View Post

Dude, I'm as cheap as you are. I spent $300 on a pair of used Aldens. I want to sleep in them I love them that much. I wear them everywhere, even with sportcoats. You want to blouse your boots? Cool. JOIN THE FUCKING MARINE CORPS.
If you've been lurking, you should find some good deals by now. By the best, and as one of our members says - I think its Fidel Cashflow - and you only cry once. How true! Good luck

This.

Just get on ebay and find a lightly used pair of whatever you're looking for, eat the shipping costs, and cry once. If you take care of them, when it comes time to re-sell them for something else, you will get more of your money back than if you had bought a cheaper pair of boots.
post #10 of 22
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Originally Posted by Phiberglass View Post

I'm in the same boat. Thinking about just dropping $400 on Dayton service boots.

Uh Oh
post #11 of 22
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Originally Posted by bkstone View Post


Agreed
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You pay what you get for. A good pair of boots should last for decades. They can outlast you - so when you drop a small fortune on them, you're buying with the expectation they will last a long time. Nearly all my boots still look like new.

post #12 of 22
If the OP did some research, he'd realize that $3-400 is the expected average for good boots. Higher than that and you're getting some of the top boot makers like Alden. So few hundred past $400 and you've essentially hit the roof. It's not that far off from jeans where $2-300 is about what you'd expect to pay for something that isn't crap.

It's the tired noobie question of "Where can I get A that isn't as shitty as B but priced like B?"
post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post

So few hundred past $400 and you've essentially hit the roof.

I wish.
post #14 of 22
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Originally Posted by HEARTLESS-531 View Post

Dude, I'm as cheap as you are. I spent $300 on a pair of used Aldens. I want to sleep in them I love them that much. I wear them everywhere, even with sportcoats. You want to blouse your boots? Cool. JOIN THE FUCKING MARINE CORPS.
If you've been lurking, you should find some good deals by now. By the best, and as one of our members says - I think its Fidel Cashflow - and you only cry once. How true! Good luck

$300 can easily get you some F&B, Butteros, or Paul Smiths off B&S.
post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by Uncontrol View Post

I wish.

It's like anything else. You reach a point where you're paying for luxury (name, special materials, limited nature, etc.) more than function. First day at SF?
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