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post #151 of 277
I apologize in advance for the link to the abortion that is hypebeast but has anyone laid eyes on these? http://hypebeast.com/2009/01/stussy-...-desert-boots/ http://www.individualsole.com/2009/0...-stussy-boots/ The blue and the gray look great. stussy x docs, it's like 6th grade all over again.
post #152 of 277
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Originally Posted by Mazda View Post
I apologize in advance for the link to the abortion that is hypebeast but has anyone laid eyes on these?

http://hypebeast.com/2009/01/stussy-...-desert-boots/

http://www.individualsole.com/2009/0...-stussy-boots/


The blue and the gray look great. stussy x docs, it's like 6th grade all over again.

it's funny, I was wondering just a few days back if Dr. Martens ever did a chukka/desert boot style shoe, I thought it might be interesting...

Too bad about those colorways, though.
post #153 of 277
very good shoes (what do you expect me to say i live in portland) esp for the price.

I love the airwave soles.

I hate that you cannot get shoe resoled with airwave soles.
post #154 of 277
Finally got a pair of MIE 1490's today. Paid $146 out the door brand new, which isn't bad at all. Wearing them for the first time right now. The right is super comfy, the left is pushing down on the top of my foot at the moment but hopefully I can break that leather in and give myself some clearance. I have high hopes, because I love the look.
post #155 of 277
Wore a pair of black 1460's back in the 1990's as uniform boots and really missed them. Two weeks ago bought a pair in brown, with the brown stitching. Usually wear 11.5, and I guess they don't make half sizes, so got an 11. $100 out the door at Journey's in my local mall on sale. I am assuming they are made in China. Was worried about taking a long time to break in, based on comments here. You know what? Felt awesome from day one! Were a bit wide on my feet, but added some Dr. Scholl's inserts and they fit like a glove. They honestly are as comfortable as a pair of athletic shoes. Am very happy I finally got them.
post #156 of 277
bought a pair of solovairs from airportlobby, just arrived this weekend. all they needed were plain insoles and i really love the airware sole minus the connotations that come with docs
post #157 of 277
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Originally Posted by Asha'man View Post
The right is super comfy, the left is pushing down on the top of my foot at the moment but hopefully I can break that leather in and give myself some clearance. I have high hopes, because I love the look.

I had the same problem but in reverse with my oxblood MIE boots. I worked on the leather and usually the problem would get better after the leather warmed up with my feet inside... but the problem was never fully solved until I put a clean beer bottle inside the boot. The edge of the bottom stretched the spot that was crushing my foot when I walked. This took a few applications over time in short intervals so to not overly distort the leather. You can't tell I did anything, but it stretched just enough to not press anymore when I walk.

BTW, I also installed the DM insoles, which I love, but this didn't help because it created less clearance. The beer bottle trick worked enough that the insoles are still in without any discomfort.

-Ian
post #158 of 277
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Originally Posted by ctrlaltelite View Post
bought a pair of solovairs from airportlobby, just arrived this weekend. all they needed were plain insoles and i really love the airware sole minus the connotations that come with docs

cool. which Solovairs did you get?
post #159 of 277
If you are looking for a different alternative to the traditional (i can't say that with a straight face, but it is, in some circles traditional, no?) Doc Martens, try Bates. Combat boots up the ante on the doc marten a bit, but they are waterproof as hell and comfortable enough to make a nazi in russia happy. They certainly aren't going to come in a million varieties, but their build quality is supreme. Mine have seen 5 years of heavy use, including military training, and have held up admirably.
post #160 of 277
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cool. which Solovairs did you get?


post #161 of 277
I got a pair of the wingtips and I must say, I was disappointed. The fit was off compared to my 1460s and the tongue was like a razor blade cutting into my ankle with each step. I'm returning them and I think I'll grab another pair of boots instead. Any thoughts on the "For Life" collection?
post #162 of 277
Since the topic of stitch-staining came up, I thought I'd recall my experience.. The yellow stitching on my newest pair have gotten noticeably dirty-looking, as I've just polished all willy nilly. I decided to clean them up with liquid sandpaper (same stuff I use to remove layers of polish from shoes) and then masking taped over them for their recent polish. BOOT PORN:

post #163 of 277
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Originally Posted by ctrlaltelite View Post
bought a pair of solovairs from airportlobby, just arrived this weekend. all they needed were plain insoles and i really love the airware sole minus the connotations that come with docs

You do realize that to the average person or even a casual passerby with a knowledge of both brands, those look like docs, right?

I like em, I am just saying the "avoiding the connotation" part is probably working better in your head than elsewhere.
post #164 of 277
^ more for me than them.
post #165 of 277
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Originally Posted by iwhelan View Post
I had the same problem but in reverse with my oxblood MIE boots. I worked on the leather and usually the problem would get better after the leather warmed up with my feet inside... but the problem was never fully solved until I put a clean beer bottle inside the boot. The edge of the bottom stretched the spot that was crushing my foot when I walked. This took a few applications over time in short intervals so to not overly distort the leather. You can't tell I did anything, but it stretched just enough to not press anymore when I walk.

BTW, I also installed the DM insoles, which I love, but this didn't help because it created less clearance. The beer bottle trick worked enough that the insoles are still in without any discomfort.

-Ian

Good to know, I may still try that. After a few rather uncomfortable wearings, the top of the left boot stretched out a bit and I can now wear the boots without worrying too much about discomfort. I went back to the store the next day and tried on another pair of boots in the same size, and had the exact same problem, so there's gotta be some imperceptible difference in the thickness of my left orthotic or something. Either way they're sweet boots, so I'm pretty happy.
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