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post #6796 of 6935
The colour on the bushacres has less depth, and is more bland and greyish. I wouldnt get them for the slightly lighter colour. The only reason to get them over the originals is for the tougher rubber sole. Also the brass eyelets on the beeswax desert boots look way better than the painted ones on the bushacres.
post #6797 of 6935

Hey, i'm new here, i've read lot of post in this thread and i have a question for those who bought the sand suede ones

 

i think i never saw them in real and i would want to know the exact color like this one : http://www.kittehscupcakes.nl/2013/08/ootd-and-we-build-up-castles-in-the-sky-and-in-the-sand/

 

or like that : http://www.asos.fr/Lee-Cain-Jean-skinny-brut/10ubvp/?iid=3071225&mporgp=L0xlZS9MZWUtSmVhbnMtQ2Fpbi1Ta2lubnktRml0LUVhc3ktUmluc2UvUHJvZC8.&WT.ac=rec_viewed

 

 

i saw this link on amazon http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0007MFX08/ref=twister_B0007MCUTK 

the sole looks more yellow

 

sorry for my english and thanks !

post #6798 of 6935

Since no one else is speaking up, I can offer an educated guess.  I'd imagine in person they look more like the pictures on Amazon and the blog.  Over time, they might darken and look more like the pair on ASOS, which have definitely been worn in a bit.  A suede protector might have been applied to the ASOS pair as well.

post #6799 of 6935

http://imgur.com/CScFEUS

 

Mine are about a year old.  Brand new, the Amazon picture is very accurate.

post #6800 of 6935

Does anyone find the rubber disintegrates around the edges of the soles?

post #6801 of 6935
^ Yeah. Nothing last forever, dude.
post #6802 of 6935
I was thinking about this the other day. With regular wear, say, even once or twice a week, my Clarks give out after about 2-3 years. At 100 a shot, I'm wondering if it's worth buying these again. On the other hand, Red Wing Heritage has some great looking chukkas, and I know those would be a much longer-lasting shoe, maybe even a lifetime shoe. More expensive initial at over $200, but worth it.
post #6803 of 6935

thanks for your answer, and for the pic

 

it looks close with oakwood, i'm hesitating beetween both of them.

 

sand suede looks better worn than brand new..

post #6804 of 6935
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Originally Posted by Robert View Post

I was thinking about this the other day. With regular wear, say, even once or twice a week, my Clarks give out after about 2-3 years. At 100 a shot, I'm wondering if it's worth buying these again. On the other hand, Red Wing Heritage has some great looking chukkas, and I know those would be a much longer-lasting shoe, maybe even a lifetime shoe. More expensive initial at over $200, but worth it.

I don't see anything wrong with spending $100 on a pair of shoes that lasts you two to three years.  That said, I've been looking for a more luxe chukka too.  I prefer a chukka in suede, so I'm not sure Red Wing is the answer.  Plus, their offerings sell at well over $200 (the Beckman Chukka is sold almost universally at $350 online).

post #6805 of 6935
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Originally Posted by jhwendland View Post

I don't see anything wrong with spending $100 on a pair of shoes that lasts you two to three years.  That said, I've been looking for a more luxe chukka too.  I prefer a chukka in suede, so I'm not sure Red Wing is the answer.  Plus, their offerings sell at well over $200 (the Beckman Chukka is sold almost universally at $350 online).

If I'm not mistaken, I think RW Heritage does make a suede chukka. I'll have to check their site again but I could swear I saw one there.

Here we go: http://www.redwingheritage.com/boots#&f=&m=/detail/3138-heritage-us/3138-red-wing-heritage-mens-chukka-boot-gray

I guess it might not be technically suede. They call it rough and tough.

But yeah, in the scheme of things, I guess 100 isn't bad for a stylish shoe that will take me through 2-3 years.

I do like the RW stuff, though. Quite a lot.
post #6806 of 6935
Looking for a size check....

AE - 9
Wolverine 1k - 9
8UK for standard shoes.

Does 9D make sense for CDB in beeswax?

They're about $50 right now on Amzn.
post #6807 of 6935
Quote:
Originally Posted by Robert View Post

I was thinking about this the other day. With regular wear, say, even once or twice a week, my Clarks give out after about 2-3 years. At 100 a shot, I'm wondering if it's worth buying these again. On the other hand, Red Wing Heritage has some great looking chukkas, and I know those would be a much longer-lasting shoe, maybe even a lifetime shoe. More expensive initial at over $200, but worth it.

I think your logic is quite off. I assume your soles wear through not the leather. As the leather on a pair of desert boots, especially full grain ones should easily go a decade of wear. The crepe soles do wear quite fast though, as is their nature, (you can get bushacres if you want the sole to last longer) but they are resole-able, just like the red-wings. Which by the way, it is my understanding that the red wing wedge soles wear out quite fast as well. Im just saying I'm not sure how much money you would save.

 

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Originally Posted by Robert View Post


If I'm not mistaken, I think RW Heritage does make a suede chukka. I'll have to check their site again but I could swear I saw one there.

Here we go: http://www.redwingheritage.com/boots#&f=&m=/detail/3138-heritage-us/3138-red-wing-heritage-mens-chukka-boot-gray

I guess it might not be technically suede. They call it rough and tough.

But yeah, in the scheme of things, I guess 100 isn't bad for a stylish shoe that will take me through 2-3 years.

I do like the RW stuff, though. Quite a lot.

Rough and tough is not suede. It is their distressed full grain leather. However they do make suede chukkas, such as the 3144, 3147, and 3149.

post #6808 of 6935
Good to know, AA... . Thanks.
post #6809 of 6935
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post

Looking for a size check....

AE - 9
Wolverine 1k - 9
8UK for standard shoes.

Does 9D make sense for CDB in beeswax?

They're about $50 right now on Amzn.


does Amazon not have free returns in the uk?

otherwise just order multiple pairs (unless they're only $50 in a specific size)
post #6810 of 6935
Quote:
Originally Posted by Robert View Post

I was thinking about this the other day. With regular wear, say, even once or twice a week, my Clarks give out after about 2-3 years. At 100 a shot, I'm wondering if it's worth buying these again. On the other hand, Red Wing Heritage has some great looking chukkas, and I know those would be a much longer-lasting shoe, maybe even a lifetime shoe. More expensive initial at over $200, but worth it.

I have Red Wing Iron Rangers in "Amber Harness" and they're definitely well made. They look good even when they get dirty and they're easy to clean, and with proper care they can last for ages. I really love the work chukka in "Briar Oil Slick" but I got my Red Wings to withstand the horrible winters where I live, so I didn't want to get anything with a crepe sole that might get jaundiced by dirt and salt. My biggest issue with Clarks is that the suede is too hard to protect. My desert boots look like shit after a year and a half, but I'm feeling the Wallabees more lately anyway. Wu-Tang and Walter White convinced me that it's an ill vibe. Do you know of a good suede protector? I sprayed two coats of "Pedag" on my Wallabee boots but I'm not sure it works that well. The sand is my favourite colour but clearly the hardest to keep clean.


Edited by dreamsburndown - 4/13/14 at 4:03pm
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