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post #76 of 183
1st post!

What does everyone think of these?

http://www.pediwear.co.uk/barker/products/1829.php

Storm welted with a waterproof lining

Would these get destroyed by slush/salt in Toronto?

Also any feedback on this product I stumbled across to get rid of salt stains http://www.urad-leathermate.com/saltstains.htm

Seems pretty good but not sure if it's too good to be true
post #77 of 183
^^ Pretty nice. I like how the medallion falls on the side. Also, you'd probably be fine with slush/salt. :shrug:
post #78 of 183
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Originally Posted by korce View Post
I guess you're right - for some reason I just assumed they have men's sizes too. Either way, I was going to call before ordering.

I have no problem with paying $150, its moreso that with the $CAD down the toilet again, plus the fact that LL Bean charges 18% duty - it would equal almost $250 CAD.

I didnt buy them but one I went through the checkout process to see what the tax and duty was like and including tax and shipping it there was no where near 18% duty on those boots. Are you sure the duty wasnt on another item? It came to 167 US all in for me (im in canada)
post #79 of 183
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Originally Posted by korce View Post
I have no problem with paying $150, its moreso that with the $CAD down the toilet again, plus the fact that LL Bean charges 18% duty - it would equal almost $250 CAD.

I called bootsusa.com and they don't carry anything close to a size 8 wide and mentioned that the Katahdin model is not being made any more. That seemed wrong so I went to check out LL Bean.

It turns out that LL Bean doesn't have any wides until February. I heard the Katahdin boots are a bit narrow for some people so I didn't want to settle for a size D.

I failed to find the Katahdin boots being sold anywhere else so I began to look for other models from Chippewa. Check out the 25207 from their Arctic line. They feature 400 gram Thinsulate, Vibram sole, and uses Goodyear Welt construction. I don't know what all these terms mean, but the boots look good and I'm gonna place an order soon. You'll find them online for around $160 USD but good luck finding a place that'll ship to Canada.

I'm hoping that someone in this forum can tell me about how Chippewa boots fit, but that's probably wishful thinking. Since I'll be wearing thick socks, I've decided to order a pair of 8.5EE.
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post #81 of 183
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Originally Posted by Totoro View Post
It turns out that LL Bean doesn't have any wides until February. I heard the Katahdin boots are a bit narrow for some people so I didn't want to settle for a size D.

I'm also worried by the fact they won't have any EE sizes until february. I've already bought and returned a pair of Red Wing GT's because they were too narrow, and am worried that a D in Katahdin's might have the same problem. Does anyone have experience on how the width between these two boots compare?
post #82 of 183
Chiral, I love your boots so much... How long have you been wearing them for and how often? I think these boots just moved to the top of my list of footwear to purchase.
post #83 of 183
Another vote here for the Filson Highlanders. Warm, tough, stylish and comfortable. They do lace pretty high up the leg, but other than that they are perfect.
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post #85 of 183
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Originally Posted by Clyde099 View Post

I actually bought a pair of EarthKeepers boots from Zappos last week (just to try them on; I returned them today). They were similar to the boots you linked, but in a chelsea style, and had a shorter shaft. (Take that one out of context!) Anyway, the chelseas were exceedingly comfortable; didn't feel like I would need to break them in one bit. I have 10D (borderline E) feet, so I got a pair in 10M. With midweight wool socks on, they fit me like a glove. So "true to size". Feet felt warm and dry. I think they look a lot better on the feet than they do in the stock pictures, especially for a functional boot. I'm not a leather expert by any means, but the leather seemed pretty reasonable for <$200.

I'm waiting for the six-eyelet version. (I know Timberland Boot Co. has what I want, in the "6" Tackhead Winter Chukka", but that's double the price.)
post #86 of 183
I broke down and got me a pair of these:



Screw style when it's raining sideways for a month and then sleets and then snows and then melts and then rains again... you get the idea of the weather here.

http://www.llbean.com/webapp/wcs/sto...tn&cat4=503383
post #87 of 183
Found some other cool boots:

Converse by John Varvatos Bosey Boot

http://www.piperlime.com/browse/prod...scid=624227002
post #88 of 183
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I broke down and got me a pair of these:



My lady just picked up a pair of those. The quality seems really good for a relatively cheap pair. She makes them look good, too.
post #89 of 183
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Originally Posted by Clyde099 View Post
Found some other cool boots:

Converse by John Varvatos Bosey Boot

http://www.piperlime.com/browse/prod...scid=624227002

^^ Affiliate Gilt Groupe is selling Converse by JV tomorrow. Maybe they'll have the Bosey.
post #90 of 183
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Originally Posted by herzzreh View Post
I broke down and got me a pair of these:



Screw style when it's raining sideways for a month and then sleets and then snows and then melts and then rains again... you get the idea of the weather here.

http://www.llbean.com/webapp/wcs/sto...tn&cat4=503383

Can you post pics when you get them? Please.
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