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NST has always stood for "Norwegian Split Toe" to me...

 

no idea why they are referred to as a Tanker which is a name typically associated with a clunky Military style boot

post #9122 of 10683

NST, Trubalance, Commando I am pretty sure was the origin of the "Tanker" name, though not actually sure who or where it started. I think it has become muddied though and now any NST/Commando seem to get the nickname.

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Can someone kindly remind me why we call NST boot “tanker boots”. I’ve forgotten the story. Is it technically only NST on the Trubalance?

Thanks.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Don L View Post
 

NST has always stood for "Norwegian Split Toe" to me...

 

no idea why they are referred to as a Tanker which is a name typically associated with a clunky Military style boot

 

 

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Originally Posted by Burzan View Post
 

NST, Trubalance, Commando I am pretty sure was the origin of the "Tanker" name, though not actually sure who or where it started. I think it has become muddied though and now any NST/Commando seem to get the nickname.

 

I believe the term "Tanker" comes from Lakota House, which created the Tanker boot with Alden in the mid-1990s.  The original Tanker boot was designed on the 379X last (which they still offer today, style nos. 4540H and 4545H (#8 and Black)).  Lakota House calls the 379X last the "Military" last because it is reminiscent of military boot lasts.  They named the "Norwegian Front" boot the "Tanker" because of the military last.  I may be somewhat off on some of these details, if so I think Adam @Alden of Carmel can correct me.

 

I think these days the divide between an NST boot and a Tanker is pretty artificial, but I tend to refer to Tankers as being exclusively on the Trubalance, Barrie, and 379X lasts, whereas the Aberdeen and Plaza boots I tend to refer to as NST boots due to their more elegant lasts.

post #9124 of 10683
Speaking of tankers, today, king x AoM.

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And just in this week from Yenni... the ultimate NST.

post #9126 of 10683
I have a beautiful pair of color 8 shell chukkas without the typical 1339 code. Anyone familiar with the 1300# code I have?
post #9127 of 10683

Hi !

Just a quick hello and share of my current favorite - and second pair of - Aldens (first one are classic color #8 parajumper boots)

They go as Alden should equally well over raw denim and classic pants. Very pleased by the comfort they provide and the versatility of this model. As I'm not a tall person I have to say they fit me better than boots.

 

Salesman told me it was a cigar calf on an "old british officer shoes design".

The numbers in my shoes says model is M3407.

 

 

 

... Yes I went a bit crazy and took both the Alden brush and cordovan shoe horn !

I'm using Alden neutral "fine boot cream" on them. If you think this is not good please advise.

 

Any input on this model (history, specificities) will be appreciated as I haven't seen many infos.

 

Cheers

post #9128 of 10683

Decided boot weather can't wait any longer despite still being in the 70s.  

 

Tanker Thursday

 

Indy Friday

post #9129 of 10683

^lifeinabox- Are the top Tankers chocolate suede?

 

I like the color.

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^lifeinabox- Are the top Tankers chocolate suede?

 

I like the color.

Yep, choco.  A little darker in person.  One of may favorites.

post #9131 of 10683
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Yep, choco.  A little darker in person.  One of may favorites.

I can see why.

 

I've been looking around for those.

 

Was it a recent purchase?

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I can see why.

 

I've been looking around for those.

 

Was it a recent purchase?

Purchased a couple of years ago from Leather Soul.  I believe they do regular runs.

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Purchased a couple of years ago from Leather Soul.  I believe they do regular runs.

They had a restock last month but they are out of my size.

 

Just missed.

post #9134 of 10683
My Aldens for the day

(Recovering from a 28-hour day yesterday coming home from Japan, so Birks have been the only shoes...)
post #9135 of 10683

Hello,

Today is Whiskey PTB.

 

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