Hello guys, I am considering placing an order for the Balckbird Foss Tugger in Black and am wondering if anyone who has a pair could give me some info and/or a fit-pic. I thought it was better to come here than the "should I or shouldn't I buy this thread", hope that's okay. For example, one thing I thought of is that the Foss Tugger might be less versatile than the PT boot, in that the latter could be dressed up easier whereas the Tugger might be too rugged to wear with slacks or something. Just a hypothesis, really I don't know. Any expert opinions out there?
Not a fan of that sole... they make the boots look like an orthopedic shoe. As discussed a couple of pages back, I think the most practical sole is the commando sole. It provides decent traction on most surfaces, yet maintains a sleek profile that can be worn with most casual attire. The double waterlock sole is also not a bad option. The Winn Perry Officer Boot comes to mind: http://winnperry.com/updates/alden-d...-officer-boot/
Hello guys, I am considering placing an order for the Balckbird Foss Tugger in Black
I also don't like the profile of the sole. It is something that I associate with work boots made of cheaper materials. If you were going to wear them hard on a construction site, you might like this, I guess. And I bet the sole is very comfortable. All that said, for looks I prefer the sole on the Winn Perry officer boot.
I have the Foss Tugger boot from Blackbird. The sole is a bit darker IRL compared to the website pics. I haven't worn them yet but they look like they will go better with jeans than they would with khakis. Definitely too rugged to wear with slacks, as you put it. They're on the Trubalance last so they fit a tad long and wide. I'm usually an 11E but I have these boots in 11D (like all my Indys) and they fit fine.
quick question... I use Superfeet inserts in my Indys. Should I remove them before putting in my shoe trees or do you think it'll be okay just putting them in as is? edit: for clarification, I'm worried about the heel end of the shoe tree doing unwanted stretching since the insole raises the heel about 1/2 to 3/4 inches.
Natural chromexcel indy shoe has arrived from ShoeMart. Very happy with the leather - a little darker and smoother than the Shoemart pictures belie. Lots of character. Sorry for enormous pictures. @Jason - If only your's had been offered in my size! Thanks for your help in your store Sunday - and nice blog!