Originally Posted by raley
When I wear my Loake chelseas they seem a bit cowboyish to me, do you not feel the same way? Maybe it is because my feet are big (sz 11 UK/12 US).
A girl asked me if they were cowboy boots one time (and those are 11.5US), but IMO they aren't pointy enough to really give off that impression. I think the bit of squaring off I did to the front of the sole on the chelseas helped quite a bit as well.
BTW, I have slit the outseams of my NSes up about 1" from the bottom to allow them to sit a little farther down on shoes. Anyone who's having probs with the taperedness of the bottoms might consider giving that a try - you can always stitch it back up later if you want.