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Dayum!! Serious ice around here as well
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

forgetting i had my trenches on I pounded on a shovel for 2 hours getting ice out of my driveway.

And I mean pounded.
  Here is the result (Click to show)




Suburban dad street cred just skyrocketed. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

 

I suppose this is why we wear real workboots to work in?

post #2553 of 3002
Ouch. Repairs to follow
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

forgetting i had my trenches on I pounded on a shovel for 2 hours getting ice out of my driveway.

And I mean pounded.

Here is the result Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Suburban dad street cred just skyrocketed. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Damn, sazon. You sure you weren't breaking up concrete??!??
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

Damn, sazon. You sure you weren't breaking up concrete??!??

No way. For that you use a jackhammer and a sledge. A screw up with the jackhammer would be a big hole through the top of the boot all the way through. with a sledge you would have the ultimate in the crushed flat toe box thing going on.
post #2556 of 3002
The ice at the bottom of my driveway was 5 inches thick. Kicking on the top of the shovel to try and get under the ice was a great way to spend a Sat.

I'm not going to repair these yet...still a lot of ass-kicking left to do in these.
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

The ice at the bottom of my driveway was 5 inches thick. Kicking on the top of the shovel to try and get under the ice was a great way to spend a Sat.

I'm not going to repair these yet...still a lot of ass-kicking left to do in these.

Haha reminds me not to shovel again with my boots on but then again there's a ice breaker at home for that
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Originally Posted by Phiberglass View Post

Has anyone had problems with the leather laces? One of my laces have stretched probably 3-4 inches on each side and they have become very frayed. When tied the laces are touching the ground. This has not occured on the other shoe. I've probably tied them less than 20 times.

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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

not commenting on Oakstreet so to speak, but from various manufacturers, I've seen this. I've decided to order a handful of random lengths/colors to swap in if needed

Did you get your laces from Oak Street or somewhere else? I need to buy some extra pairs.
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Can anyone comment on how the trench boot fits compared to an alden indy boot? Nowhere to try on the oak street's and I know I'm a 9 in the indy boots. Would hate to order the wrong size.
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Originally Posted by B^2 View Post

Can anyone comment on how the trench boot fits compared to an alden indy boot? Nowhere to try on the oak street's and I know I'm a 9 in the indy boots. Would hate to order the wrong size.

I'd search this thread for "Indy" and "TruBalance" to see what others are doing, and then order from Nordstrom, since they have such a generous return policy. 

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Originally Posted by B^2 View Post

Can anyone comment on how the trench boot fits compared to an alden indy boot? Nowhere to try on the oak street's and I know I'm a 9 in the indy boots. Would hate to order the wrong size.

 

I'm a 12. 12D Indys, 12D TBs. To compare them, the Indys have an unstructured toe and are probably slightly longer as well so they "feel" bigger, but I wouldn't opt for a smaller one (as in an 11.5E). I have to wear thinner socks with my TBs because of the toe - probably means I could have gone with a bigger size (12E or maybe a 13 like my Beckmans). I would absolutely email OSB or Independence and ask their opinion - tell them how you fit in other boots/shoes (I gave Tim my measurements in Strands, Indys, and their Trail Oxfords).

 

Like what was previously mentioned, definitely search in this thread a bit and you'll find other people's thoughts. I know it's come up before butI also know the search function isn't always helpful so at least you have one opinion. Definitely check out the Nordstrom suggestion.

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Originally Posted by B^2 View Post

Can anyone comment on how the trench boot fits compared to an alden indy boot? Nowhere to try on the oak street's and I know I'm a 9 in the indy boots. Would hate to order the wrong size.

 

I am a 7.5D in the Barrie and Trubalance lasts.  I have two Trench boots, one in 8D and one in 7.5D.  I find the 8D to be more comfortable.  I can wear the 7.5D but with thinner socks and I do feel my toes pretty close to the tip.  Most suggestions are to go TTS with the Trenches.  So size up 1/2 from your Trubalance size.

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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

I am a 7.5D in the Barrie and Trubalance lasts.  I have two Trench boots, one in 8D and one in 7.5D.  I find the 8D to be more comfortable.  I can wear the 7.5D but with thinner socks and I do feel my toes pretty close to the tip.  Most suggestions are to go TTS with the Trenches.  So size up 1/2 from your Trubalance size.
Hmmm interesting. If I ever do order Trenches I was going to order my Barrie/Tru. I believe Rydenfan had an experience opposite of yours. I was primarily basing my decision off of him because it seems like we have similar feet. I guess everyone's feet are different. Plus I believe Ryden and I are both "tweeners" on the Brannock. That may make all the difference.
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I wear a 10 in Adidas tennis shoes (for playing tennis) and every other dress shoe I own. My first pair of trench boots was a 10 but a little too lose when I broke them in.  I just bought a 9.5.

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and the wait continues for the shell trenches.  anyone hear anything recently?

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