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Classic Boot Recommendations

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Chapin, Sep 3, 2006.

  1. Chapin

    Chapin Member

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    Hi,
    I need to get some work boots for my job. I was looking at docs but I don't really like the fit/craftsmanship. Does anyone have any suggestions of work boots that are somewhat stylish? I really just want a plain black 8-10 eyelet, possibly steel toe boot, but all the ones I've looked at so far have ugly padding at the top, toe caps, or weird designs. Thanks for any help.
     
  2. timpoblete

    timpoblete Well-Known Member

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    Redwings? Classic style, very rugged. They've been around since 1905 and there's probably a store near you that carries them so that you can get just the right fit. www.redwingshoes.com I'd go for these classics (1905's), but there are a lot more on their site, including steel toes. [​IMG] For black ones, just did a quick search and came up with: Red Wing 4473 - Mens - 8-inch Steel Toe and Puncture Resistant http://www.redwingshoe.com/productde...px?prodid=1429 [​IMG]
     
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    I probably shouldn't tell anybody about these, because it just means the wait will be longer when I can afford a pair, but W.C. Russell Moccasin Co makes some outstanding boots - all custom. They'll even make them out of the hide of an animal you shot, if, y'know, you know how to shoot animals.
    [​IMG]
     
  5. jml90

    jml90 Well-Known Member

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    I LOVE my Double H harness boots
     
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    I probably shouldn't tell anybody about these, because it just means the wait will be longer when I can afford a pair, but W.C. Russell Moccasin Co makes some outstanding boots - all custom. They'll even make them out of the hide of an animal you shot, if, y'know, you know how to shoot animals.


    Russells are specatacular and I love mine beyond all reason. I'd also recommend them to anyone that has the patience to wait 3 months for them. That said, if you need boots for work you probably don't have 3 months to wait.
     
  7. Chapin

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    Thanks for the replies everyone. I loved everything that was posted but for time and money reasons I think I'm going to get the JCrew Vintage workboot,
    http://www.jcrew.com/catalog/product...atId=cat107074 (maybe dye them black?).
    Does anyone have any bad experiences with their shoes?
     
  8. rnrswitch

    rnrswitch Well-Known Member

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    If your gonna buy those you should just buy the original Alden Indy boot that those are ripped off from.
     
  9. nomovement

    nomovement Well-Known Member

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    why not get some blundstones?
     
  10. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Well-Known Member

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    If your gonna buy those you should just buy the original Alden Indy boot that those are ripped off from.
    It is such a blatant rip-off, but at half the price of the Indy boot, I can see the appeal. The Alden 405 is a better value in the long run, though. [​IMG]
     
  11. rnrswitch

    rnrswitch Well-Known Member

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    I have to admit I kinda like them. the leather doesn't look as nice though.
     
  12. wheelerray

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    Russells are specatacular and I love mine beyond all reason. I'd also recommend them to anyone that has the patience to wait 3 months for them. That said, if you need boots for work you probably don't have 3 months to wait.

    Oh S**t! I have to stay off this site--going broke. Didn't know about this company before. Their stuff looks fantastic. And the 3 months will pass whether I have boots on order or not.
     
  13. gamelan

    gamelan Well-Known Member

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    just out of curiosity, on average how much are the Russell boots anyway?

    -Jeff
     
  14. familyman

    familyman Well-Known Member

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    They start at about $250 and go up from there depending on the boot, the leather choosen, and the options.
    The prices have gone up about $10-$20 a pair since I bought mine the first of the year.
     
  15. Augusto86

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    Frye makes some nice boots, and you can get 'em cheap at a number of online stores.
     

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