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post #136 of 162

Catchh, really nice! Looks like standard chukkas in brown suede?

 

My RM boots (pics a couple pages back) have proven to be the most comfortable and all around versatile boots I've ever had. Built like a tank, with a good application of Obenauf's they're about as waterproof as I could have imagined, they stand up to rain and snow, feet don't overheat in them and the interior leather has just molded to the shape of my foot.
 

post #137 of 162
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Catchh, really nice! Looks like standard chukkas in brown suede?

My RM boots (pics a couple pages back) have proven to be the most comfortable and all around versatile boots I've ever had. Built like a tank, with a good application of Obenauf's they're about as waterproof as I could have imagined, they stand up to rain and snow, feet don't overheat in them and the interior leather has just molded to the shape of my foot.

 

Yeah, I basically got the photo from Silver and Gold and put it in the order and just asked for dark brown suede. They are getting more and more comfy after each day of wearing them and breaking them in.

The ones you got are really nice also. Definitely more built for the winter than mine. How long did it take before it begins to shape to your foot?
post #138 of 162
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Custom ordered in May, got them on Tues. biggrin.gif

 

These are magnificent looking.  How did you size relative to other shoes?  Did you do the measurements or just specify a size?  Most people advise to size a half size down from TTS, right?

post #139 of 162
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These are magnificent looking.  How did you size relative to other shoes?  Did you do the measurements or just specify a size?  Most people advise to size a half size down from TTS, right?

Well I was told I had to do the measurements on the instructions they have online and mail them in so it will be fitted properly. So really its all custom, there is no size on it from what I can tell.
post #140 of 162
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Well I was told I had to do the measurements on the instructions they have online and mail them in so it will be fitted properly. So really its all custom, there is no size on it from what I can tell.

 

The 9 C inside isn't the sizing?  I was curious whether you provided them the measurements on the order sheet or just ordered a specified size.  I am trolling some ebay auctions for RMs and trying to hypothesize whether 8E sized RM boots will fit my 8.5E TTS feet.

post #141 of 162
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The 9 C inside isn't the sizing?  I was curious whether you provided them the measurements on the order sheet or just ordered a specified size.  I am trolling some ebay auctions for RMs and trying to hypothesize whether 8E sized RM boots will fit my 8.5E TTS feet.

The 9 C could be the sizing, I'm a 9 and half in Quoddys. They fit pretty similar to me. But they won't let you order a custom shoe without doing the measurements on the instructions they provide.
post #142 of 162
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The 9 C could be the sizing, I'm a 9 and half in Quoddys. They fit pretty similar to me. But they won't let you order a custom shoe without doing the measurements on the instructions they provide.

 

Thanks for the clarification.  I'm going to request a copy your boots sometime soon :)

post #143 of 162
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Thanks for the clarification.  I'm going to request a copy your boots sometime soon smile.gif

No problem smile.gif You will be very happy with them. They are uncomfortable at first but after a week or two they are super comfy! Just be aware its a long wait for custom orders.
post #144 of 162

I just discovered this thread. I was planning on ordering a pair of Rancourt Ranger Moccasins but now I'm thinking I might just order a pair of the Russell chukkas instead, even though I the 20 week wait gives me second thoughts. I'll probably end up getting both eventually but I need to decide which to get first.

If I can find a pair of Russells on their over run/return list I might just go for that but I'm unsure of their sizing. I wear size 10C in the Alden Indy boot so if anyone can tell me what that translates to in Russell's sizing I'd appreciate it.

post #145 of 162
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I just discovered this thread. I was planning on ordering a pair of Rancourt Ranger Moccasins but now I'm thinking I might just order a pair of the Russell chukkas instead, even though I the 20 week wait gives me second thoughts. I'll probably end up getting both eventually but I need to decide which to get first.

If I can find a pair of Russells on their over run/return list I might just go for that but I'm unsure of their sizing. I wear size 10C in the Alden Indy boot so if anyone can tell me what that translates to in Russell's sizing I'd appreciate it.

No one?

post #146 of 162
I'm 11D in TruBalance and have 11E in Russell chukkas. Could probably have gone D though, bought them from existing stock, not custom fit.
post #147 of 162
Thanks. Sounds like the have a similar fit.
post #148 of 162

Hey everyone!

I'm about to order a pair of russells, but I'd appreciate some advise from the experienced ones.

I'm considering fishing oxfords (comfort and more dress-look) and sporting clays chukka (a bit more performance)

 

- are fishing oxfords the most comfortable shoe Russell Moccasin makes? Maybe premier walking moccassin?

- will fishing oxford with weather tuff leather be waterproof enough or should I get the additional double vamp?

- sporting clays chukka includes double vamp or is it an extra?

- could rubber midsole be re-soled? do they offer the same waterproofness and durability? I've heard they are way more comfortable than goodyear-welt.

- best sole comfort/performance (I will use the shoe pretty much everyday but occasionally some trekking).

 

Any other thought or comment you might have will be welcomed!

Thanks!

Gorka

post #149 of 162
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Originally Posted by gorkamartin View Post
 

Hey everyone!

I'm about to order a pair of russells, but I'd appreciate some advise from the experienced ones.

I'm considering fishing oxfords (comfort and more dress-look) and sporting clays chukka (a bit more performance)

 

- are fishing oxfords the most comfortable shoe Russell Moccasin makes? Maybe premier walking moccassin?

- will fishing oxford with weather tuff leather be waterproof enough or should I get the additional double vamp?

- sporting clays chukka includes double vamp or is it an extra?

- could rubber midsole be re-soled? do they offer the same waterproofness and durability? I've heard they are way more comfortable than goodyear-welt.

- best sole comfort/performance (I will use the shoe pretty much everyday but occasionally some trekking).

 

Any other thought or comment you might have will be welcomed!

Thanks!

Gorka

 

The most comfortable shoes RM makes are the ones custom made for your feet :) I have a pair of Joe's PH, EASILY the most comfortable boot I've ever had. Got mine double-vamp, poron slip sole and Vibram air-bobs. Walked all over with these, back-packed through Armenia this past spring. The double vamp, combined with application of Obenauf's has proven to be about as waterproof as leather can get, so can't say about the weather tuff but double vamp will certainly do the trick.

post #150 of 162

I've looked at the Russell catalog and am excited by the custom fitting process. Can anyone suggest a Russell model that would be good for wearing around town, light hiking, and foul weather? I am also considering the Alden 405 with commando sole. I realize that there is probably no real Jack of all trades shoe/boot, but certainly interested in what Russell might have to offer. I can see that Russell doesn't offer anything as refined as the Alden, but certainly interested in a model with the greatest flexibility. 

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