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post #1606 of 2840

Really nice boots.  I can´t wait to receive mine (and my Dovers and my JL WII, lol). I am really happy to have ordered from EB. This shoemaker represents everything a shoeaficionado can ask for,IMHO.

post #1607 of 2840
What last is that mutombo?
post #1608 of 2840
Howdy all,

As I sit here caring for my favorite boots, and gearing up to order some more, I can't help but post some long term wear impressions about my EB button boots. This pair came to me last spring and was used preferentially on wet days in summer and now see use about twice weekly in my rotation of footwear for school/hospital rounds. I intended for them to see quite a bit of wear as my go to black pair for formal occasions and as a fairly conservative option with wet weather capabilities (thank you rubber soles). Despite all of this use and abuse, they have shown minimal creasing and the leather has held up beautifully. I might also add that they broke in extremely well despite fitting very snugly in the forefoot at first. As for the soles, I tend to cause a lot of heel wear and the Bonafé issue "dainite" has held up better than the R1 soles on the EG shanklins I received at around the same time and which have seen similar use. In all, I am deeply impressed with the durability of these boots as I am a rough operator. No buttons have come loose and the leather has held up to repeated abuse and moisture (city puddles and rainy days) with only consistent use of non lasted trees and shoe cream + neutral wax on occasion.

The day I received them



Now:
post #1609 of 2840
Good,to know Monty L & thank you for sharing the info. I have same bb coming in hopefully soon.
post #1610 of 2840
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

What last is that mutombo?

363MOD
post #1611 of 2840
@Monty L What last? Looks like they're holding up very well!
post #1612 of 2840

Thanks, these are on the 74954.

post #1613 of 2840
Just placed a few EB orders through skoak.

Plum museum/ lama bulgaro button boots
Melezze calf adelaides
Dark green calf lazyman oxfords

All 946 last
post #1614 of 2840
Quote:
Originally Posted by Monty L View Post

Just placed a few EB orders through skoak.

Plum museum/ lama bulgaro button boots
Melezze calf adelaides
Dark green calf lazyman oxfords

All 946 last

Enjoy!
post #1615 of 2840
Quote:
Originally Posted by Monty L View Post

Howdy all,

As I sit here caring for my favorite boots, and gearing up to order some more, I can't help but post some long term wear impressions about my EB button boots. This pair came to me last spring and was used preferentially on wet days in summer and now see use about twice weekly in my rotation of footwear for school/hospital rounds. I intended for them to see quite a bit of wear as my go to black pair for formal occasions and as a fairly conservative option with wet weather capabilities (thank you rubber soles). Despite all of this use and abuse, they have shown minimal creasing and the leather has held up beautifully. I might also add that they broke in extremely well despite fitting very snugly in the forefoot at first. As for the soles, I tend to cause a lot of heel wear and the Bonafé issue "dainite" has held up better than the R1 soles on the EG shanklins I received at around the same time and which have seen similar use. In all, I am deeply impressed with the durability of these boots as I am a rough operator. No buttons have come loose and the leather has held up to repeated abuse and moisture (city puddles and rainy days) with only consistent use of non lasted trees and shoe cream + neutral wax on occasion.

The day I received them



Now:

 

Thanks for the report - I hope mine will endure as well now that they are fully into the rotation.  And congrats on all the new orders - should be a fund day when those all arrive!

post #1616 of 2840
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

Thanks for the report - I hope mine will endure as well now that they are fully into the rotation.  And congrats on all the new orders - should be a fund day when those all arrive!

That's one of the best typos I've ever seen. Haha.
Hmmm.... or is it??
post #1617 of 2840
Lol on my auto correct. :-)
post #1618 of 2840

Cross post from the SkoaB thread. 

 

I'm just throwing this idea out there. 

I came across this EB side lace model (balmoral) with hidden seams and was wondering if any of you might be interested in a GMTO in this make-up? Maybe calf / scotch grain or just some plain old Vitello calf in some shade of brown?

Am ok with either the 946 or 804 last. For that matter, what is that last in this picture? Any idea @Leaves?

 

post #1619 of 2840
Quote:
Originally Posted by Monty L View Post

Just placed a few EB orders through skoak.

Plum museum/ lama bulgaro button boots
Melezze calf adelaides
Dark green calf lazyman oxfords

All 946 last
Make sure to post this one once you receive it.
post #1620 of 2840
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Originally Posted by DonRaphael View Post

Make sure to post this one once you receive it.

Will do! I'm hoping the color is as it appears in the photos of the melezze monkey boots. I wanted sort of a warm dark chocolate shade.
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