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post #1051 of 2988
No speedhooks!!!!
post #1052 of 2988
Just out of curiosity, why no speedhooks? I find it... speedier to put on boots with them, and you can't see them under pants, anyway..
post #1053 of 2988
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I like durable speed hooks. I like to snug my boots up and it's far far easier with hooks. Love my W1Ks for that very reason. OSBTB is a badass boot, heavy duty and rugged. But they take a while to out on and tighten up. A 4 and 4 or 5 and 3 configuration would be nice.
post #1054 of 2988
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Originally Posted by lmaozedong View Post

Just out of curiosity, why no speedhooks? I find it... speedier to put on boots with them, and you can't see them under pants, anyway..
It's just my personal preference. Just don't like them. I prefer eyelets.
post #1055 of 2988
Hey Guys. New to this thread. I'm a big Alden fan and have the Wolverine 1k boot. I also have a pair of the Oak Street Trail oxfords.

My question, How does the Elston last compare to the Wolverine or the Alden Barrie in terms of width.

I want to pull the trigger on these boots but the OSBM trail oxford and 1k boot run a little narrow in the standard width for my foot.

Thnaks in advance guys. Tried to search it but all i can find is" size up and size down" info
post #1056 of 2988
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

Hey Guys. New to this thread. I'm a big Alden fan and have the Wolverine 1k boot. I also have a pair of the Oak Street Trail oxfords.

My question, How does the Elston last compare to the Wolverine or the Alden Barrie in terms of width.

I want to pull the trigger on these boots but the OSBM trail oxford and 1k boot run a little narrow in the standard width for my foot.

Thnaks in advance guys. Tried to search it but all i can find is" size up and size down" info

 

I can't speak to the OSB trail oxford or the 1K boot as I have neither.  But I do have the OSB Trench boot (Elston last) and a few Barrie-lasted boots.  My personal impression is that the OSB Trench boot is definitely wider than the Barrie, and I think by quite a bit. 

post #1057 of 2988
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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

I can't speak to the OSB trail oxford or the 1K boot as I have neither.  But I do have the OSB Trench boot (Elston last) and a few Barrie-lasted boots.  My personal impression is that the OSB Trench boot is definitely wider than the Barrie, and I think by quite a bit. 

Oh really? Thats awesome. Thats the answer i was hoping for to be honest. Thanks for the reply BootSpell icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Oh really? Thats awesome. Thats the answer i was hoping for to be honest. Thanks for the reply BootSpell icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

I have never worn the Barrie last, but my experience with the Trench boots is that they are slightly narrow in the toes, and low in the toebox.  Certainly narrower than Trubalance, and I think slightly narrower than 1000 Mile boots.  But then, everyone's feet are different and fit in different ways...

post #1059 of 2988
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post

 

I have never worn the Barrie last, but my experience with the Trench boots is that they are slightly narrow in the toes, and low in the toebox.  Certainly narrower than Trubalance, and I think slightly narrower than 1000 Mile boots.  But then, everyone's feet are different and fit in different ways...

 

 

Are you comparing these shoes in the same size, like a 10D 1000 mile to a 10D trench boot?

post #1060 of 2988
Thread Starter 
Most would agree that the Elston last is similar in width to the barrie and trubalance - a generous fit to allow for your foot to expand throughout the day, yet a cup fit in the heel - which is why the Elston is so comfortable for all day/long day wear.
post #1061 of 2988
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Originally Posted by digga View Post

 

 

Are you comparing these shoes in the same size, like a 10D 1000 mile to a 10D trench boot?

 

Yeah, the 1000K and the Trench only come in D widths.  Again, everyone's feet are different, but my experience trying on several boots in recent months trying to get the right one was:  Trubalance 10D felt the widest (almost like an E width), with a low toebox and slightly long;  1000k 10D felt true to size, slightly more narrow than Trubalance;  Trench boot feels slightly narrow to me, with a low toebox.  I ended up going with the Trench boot in 10.5D because I like a little extra room in the toes.  It's slightly big everywhere but in the toebox, where it is still a little tight for me.  If they had the Trench boot in 10E it would probably be the perfect fit for me.

post #1062 of 2988
1000 mile is available in EEE width and I'm pretty sure you can special order the trench boot in E.

Anyway, I would expect most people wear a half size larger in the trench boot than in w1k, so I thought you could be comparing a 9.5D 1000 mile to a 10D trench boot, for example.
post #1063 of 2988
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Originally Posted by digga View Post

1000 mile is available in EEE width and I'm pretty sure you can special order the trench boot in E.

Anyway, I would expect most people wear a half size larger in the trench boot than in w1k, so I thought you could be comparing a 9.5D 1000 mile to a 10D trench boot, for example.

 

Oh yeah, I guess the regular 1000 mile boot comes in wide, my mistake.  I had ordered the new 1000 Mile Krause boot (cap toe), which at the time at least only came in D width.  The Krause was a nice boot, though it felt a little light to me and not much by way of support.  I have my Trench boots at the cobbler now getting a rubber half sole put on; after that I look forward to breaking them in ...

post #1064 of 2988

Are any of the trail oxfords goodyear welted? The one with the Christy Sole looks like it but I can't tell.

post #1065 of 2988
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post

Oh yeah, I guess the regular 1000 mile boot comes in wide, my mistake.  I had ordered the new 1000 Mile Krause boot (cap toe), which at the time at least only came in D width.  The Krause was a nice boot, though it felt a little light to me and not much by way of support.  I have my Trench boots at the cobbler now getting a rubber half sole put on; after that I look forward to breaking them in ...

The Krauses are made by Allen Edmonds, and AE doesn't use steel shanks in their shoes. That's likely where the lightness comes from. I personally prefer it that way, doesn't diminish the strength I find.

Not to say I don't like the heaviness of my Trench Boots. I like having the option. They are motherfucking tanks. Wearing them now. smile.gif
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