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post #31156 of 39258
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Originally Posted by wogbog View Post

In my experience CP (i think that's what those are?) aren't worth it for durability. i.e they're maybe 3-4 times as durable as a pair of Vans or Converse, but 10x as expensive. They do look better, and I guess if you could find someone who can redo the sole when it starts to wear through they'd last a long time.

They're OL, not CP. I'm not sure how that affects the durability/price ratio since I've never owned shoes from either shog[1].gif

post #31157 of 39258
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Originally Posted by Synthese View Post

really? I have 2 pairs of CP sneakers - one of which is 3 years old, the other maybe 8 months or something - and they seem pretty fucking bulletproof to me. Do you just mean sole wear?

Yeah I was talking about sole wear, uppers on mine are doing fine. I walk a lot. I've seen good pictures of CP's with repaired soles around here so it seems possible to have a pair last for eons.
post #31158 of 39258

This is going to be weird but I'm having trouble choosing between the following shoes:

Allen Edmonds Strand

Red Wing Beckman Boot

Common Projects Premium Achilles in Tan

 

They're all new and I can get each one for about $210. (I have the hookup on the first two and the third is through a user on here.)
 

I don't really have a good dress shoe or a proper boot. But I don't necessarily need them either. I guess the Strand would be good for potential job interview here and there, but I don't know if I'd wear it casually that often since it's a balmoral.

 

The Beckman, I'd probably get nice use of if I ever went to the forest or needed to trudge through snow, or if I wanted to throw on some work style gear.

 


 

The Achilles I'd probably wear all the time. I could kind of see it dominating my moderately sized sneaker collection though. It's kind of a luxury item...

 

Damn tough decision. If only my pockets ran deep. baldy[1].gif

post #31159 of 39258
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Originally Posted by slstr View Post

They're OL, not CP. I'm not sure how that affects the durability/price ratio since I've never owned shoes from either shog%5B1%5D.gif

Indeed OL, seems to be 3 times higher price than vans go for in my country. How does that change things?
post #31160 of 39258
Yes/No?

Somehow I like it for a casual look. It's reversible, too.

post #31161 of 39258
No.

Disto: achilles. AE is meh, save it as an ebay search or whatever. RW Beckman look like they're hemorrhaging leather in the toe box. Not something I like, maybe you do. Achilles.
post #31162 of 39258
Tan sneakers are uhoh.gif though. Would skip all three
Edited by lmaozedong - 3/4/13 at 5:21pm
post #31163 of 39258
Did't see that part. Stil think the CPs put the other two to bed tho.
post #31164 of 39258

Edited by Swagged - 3/5/13 at 4:31pm
post #31165 of 39258
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Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post

This is going to be weird but I'm having trouble choosing between the following shoes:


Allen Edmonds Strand
Red Wing Beckman Boot
Common Projects Premium Achilles in Tan

If you don't wear dress shoes very often the Strand is probably not going to get a lot of wear. It looks too dressy for most casual clothes. Beckman boot is kind of the opposite - more like lumberjack-wear (though not steel-toed so be careful with the axe). It would work for very casual looks (though I would not suggest as first or only boot - I think the 1000k is much more versatile). The CP is Goldielocks here i suspect.
post #31166 of 39258
To replace my oversized suede boots. The design seems solidly minimal to me and my limited experience with thompson is that they are pretty well made (still have a pair of shoes that have with held some serious abuse). Price is pretty cheap at 50 bucks too.

post #31167 of 39258
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Originally Posted by Benesyed View Post

To replace my oversized suede boots. The design seems solidly minimal to me and my limited experience with thompson is that they are pretty well made (still have a pair of shoes that have with held some serious abuse). Price is pretty cheap at 50 bucks too.

as long as you're not getting these because they're cheap and they kind of look like what you're going for.
post #31168 of 39258

i don't know how anyone can make a boot for $50, is that retail.  if its deep discount, might be a reason

post #31169 of 39258
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Originally Posted by Dbear View Post

i don't know how anyone can make a boot for $50, is that retail.  if its deep discount, might be a reason

It's on Yoox, full price is $147 (on yoox)
post #31170 of 39258
I like what I think it will look like.

I think ill eventually order it and just try it on and post how it fits. More of a should i return it or not. the 6 dollar restock fee is nothing to lose sleep over.
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