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post #106 of 140
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Originally Posted by Tarmac View Post
These are really stylish, well-made, a bargain actually.

Plus, they're stitched, so they'll last longer.
post #107 of 140
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Originally Posted by macuser3of5 View Post
Plus, they're stitched, so they'll last longer.

... and plenty of padding in the back to help with those sore feet!
post #108 of 140
this thread is too funny. just the kind of stuff that happens to a little-minded OP who cannot poke fun at himself and finds it needy to retort everything
post #109 of 140
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by warlok1965 View Post
I think letmebefell's initial response to you, Barry, was both courteous and dead on.
So you're saying I should listen to the only person who said they're not ugly? OK.
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What kind of response did you expect? I think the shoes are pretty nasty; they're clunky, chunky, and cheap looking.
Less so than moc toe work boots. I was expecting a boot or work shoe comparison. Nobody calls those ugly. They just say they're boots or work shoes. They're appropriate for certain things. But saying they're ugly is fine. Just don't say things like the stitching is fake when my cheaper sandles have real stitching and when it doesn't indicate quality anyway.

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Originally Posted by shoe View Post
this thread is too funny. just the kind of stuff that happens to a little-minded OP who cannot poke fun at himself and finds it needy to retort everything
I think you'd have chosen to rebuke my retort rather than call me a name if you were able to. I hope you can poke fun at yourself for that.
post #110 of 140
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Originally Posted by rach2jlc View Post
... and plenty of padding in the back to help with those sore feet!
So these are basically the ultimate shoe...

Game over, man, game over.
post #111 of 140
I hereby nominate Barry the second ever presented Eric Glennie award. (The first one went to Eric Glennie). Alright Barry, come get your trophy.

post #112 of 140
What about Phatty123? I know he was at least a 2-time medalist.
post #113 of 140
Indeed.
post #114 of 140
I think you may need to spray paint one of those silver and another bronze so all these deserving finalist can get can get their proper award and not feel cheated.
post #115 of 140
Im surprised that no one metioned Clark Desert Boots ? They're popular, casual, timeless, everything Barry wants. Just buy it alittle larger and throw in a dr. scholl insole if it hurts your foot.
post #116 of 140
a little off topic, but Im looking to replace some soles on my boots with crepe soles - my cobbler doesnt carry them, does anyone know any 'shoe finding' establishments in NYC or anyplace online I can buy crepe soles?
post #117 of 140
As a birth control device, your new shoes are outstanding.
post #118 of 140
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Originally Posted by benjamin831 View Post
Im surprised that no one metioned Clark Desert Boots ? They're popular, casual, timeless, everything Barry wants. Just buy it alittle larger and throw in a dr. scholl insole if it hurts your foot.

if you go waaaay back in time to the first page, Barry said he didn't want chukkas because they "have that chukka look."

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Originally Posted by Barry View Post
I was considering ankle boots, which I think are the same height as chukkas, but I read that ankle boots are for cold weather, so I figured they wouldn't look right in the summer. And chukkas have that chukka look, and I'm trying to avoid named styles (oxfords would be OK because I've seen so many types of oxfords that I don't know what an oxford is.) And some chukkas look like boots, which are too casual.
post #119 of 140
Newbie here. Can someone explain to me why glued shoes are inferior?
post #120 of 140
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Originally Posted by Carbon View Post
Newbie here. Can someone explain to me why glued shoes are inferior?

the welted part of welted shoes have been known to even survive the rest of the shoe itself.
the Lazlo Vass' book Handmade shoes for Men describes how shoes found from the earlier century everything eroded away but the welting was still intact.

glued shoes will fall apart relatively quickly due to constant wear and pressure per square inch from your impactful feet and heat from sidewalks and etc.

i have known the glued parts come apart in some cheap shoes with a little muscle if the shoes were in my car in the extreme heat during summer.
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