@Kark & Go: Kark, you think that's bad? I remember students in Edmonton running around in Docs with shorts when it was not quite spring, yet not quite winter either (apart from the great skiing, etc., those Edmonton winters are brutal, making Ottawa seem like Florida by comparison: those westerners are tough, but nuts!!) NYC winters? Well, he'll want full grain, oily waxy leather which he can mink oil, such as Docs or Blunds, ... and yes, definitely needs to pay attention to his toes. On a cold day, he'll definitely want proper socks or a thermal insert and why I, then Kark and now you, Go, mention it. Just thinking, as yes I remember the cold toes from back in the day, too: guess we've all been there and done that which in a way is kinda funny (nope. nothing "cool" about cold toes, that's for sure). @Eightdouble: really nice deal there, I think. For Chicago winter? Oh, the winter wind doth blow there, too ... for the city streets on non snow days, I take it (I trust you noted comments about the toes, right?). Again, nice deal you got yourself there: wear them in good health! @Coolthekid: just had a look at the Doc site, the 1460s are good-year welted (meaning, in theory you can replace the soles), but why would you want to? They are the way they are on purpose and are balanced/wear, accordingly. Plus, they seem to come with a "for life" guarantee (very cool!) which you will likely void if you make any changes to the boots. Instead of changing the soles on your 1460s, put the money towards another pair of boots having a leather sole, and this way you'll have different boots, for different purposes.
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12/2/10 at 2:05pm