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post #3916 of 5246
I've been pretty happy with my Mr. B. boots (cognac). Size down one, look for a 15% off coupon online, easy returns if you aren't happy. It is blake welted, and the construction is pretty solid. However, my only complaint is that the painted on patina is obvious at the edges and the color is a bit more orangeish than I'd like. It'll prolly darken with age though. Relatively comfortable.
post #3917 of 5246
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Originally Posted by reedobandito View Post

It is blake welted.

As far as i know, there's no such thing as blake welted.
post #3918 of 5246
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

As far as i know, there's no such thing as blake welted.

I've heard of a blake welt outside of this shoe, and it says it in the description. I'm no shoe expert, but I'm quite sure it is welted
post #3919 of 5246
made in italy BR chukkas? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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i like the color...
post #3920 of 5246
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Originally Posted by reedobandito View Post

I've heard of a blake welt outside of this shoe, and it says it in the description. I'm no shoe expert, but I'm quite sure it is welted

A welt is a strip of leather running round the outside of the upper. It has 2 stitches running through it. 1 connects it to the sole - that's the one you can see. The other connects it to the upper and insole - you can't see it.

Blake construction is when the insole is stitched directly to the sole. There is no welt, and you don't see the stitch around the outside of the sole - but you can see it on the insole
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Blake/rapid is when the insole is stitch to a mid-sole, which is then stitched to the outsole - around the outer of the shoe, you can see it. There is no welt - the midsole essentially performs the same function as the welt.


Many Goodyear welted shoes have a storm or "split reverse" welt, which is basically just a welt with a raised bump around the outside to protect from water getting it.

Those boots are confusing because they say "Blake", but then they appear to have that bump - meaning they must have a welt. It's a bit of a contradiction
post #3921 of 5246
Ahh, i just googled it and it's possible they could be blake rapid plus what they call a "tirolese rand".

- here's a comment from Ron Rider:
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For the construction, NO, this is still Blake/Rapid construction – we do not offer Goodyear method. The process of sole work is the same here as always, but with the addition of the Tirolese rand on top of the midsole…..to clarify for all, the perofrated leather insole is Blake stitched to the full leather midsole and then the Tirolese (Storm) Welt is layed on top and the Rapid stitcher is used to stitch thru the welt/midole/Sestriere outsole. So, you have two distinct stitches – one inside and one outside.

So blake rapid plus a welt. Interesting!
post #3922 of 5246
That was a lengthy and informed answer, so i'm just gonna nod my head nod[1].gif
post #3923 of 5246
For those with the Mr B boots, when worn do they appear more chunky or sleek? Would they look out of place with slim jeans/pants etc?
post #3924 of 5246
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

For those with the Mr B boots, when worn do they appear more chunky or sleek? Would they look out of place with slim jeans/pants etc?

When I look down at my feet, they appear a bit chunky. Seen in a mirror, especially to the side, they look very sleek. I wear petit standards (skinny) and I think they look good with the boots
post #3925 of 5246
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Originally Posted by reedobandito View Post

When I look down at my feet, they appear a bit chunky. Seen in a mirror, especially to the side, they look very sleek. I wear petit standards (skinny) and I think they look good with the boots

This is the weird thing about chunky footwear. Often it looks best with slimmer pants.

Either way that style of boot is meant to be chunky. If you want sleek go margiela or paul smith or NDC etc.
post #3926 of 5246
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really leaning towards first...but I can perhaps dye the 2nd one dark brown. 3rd is just to show the range of colors
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suede

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leather

If I'm going to be mostly wearing jeans with button down.
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GEORGE COX X THURS

 

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Goodyear welt + double outsole

post #3930 of 5246
George Cox but no creeper makes me go crazy
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