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Winter boots that aren't ugly

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by brad-t, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. Uli Kunkel

    Uli Kunkel Well-Known Member

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    Rankiz,

    I own the bottom pair of Sorel's with the shearling liner, same model and everything. They are extremely warm and look great. They are not entirely waterproof but they are certainly very good for nearly all snowy conditions, in my experience

    The Kunk,

    Wait, you a real Kunkel?
     
  2. Uli Kunkel

    Uli Kunkel Well-Known Member

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    I bought a pair of Navy Conistons to tide me over. Thank you for the suggestions.

    Any recommendations for comparable boots to the below would be appreciated.

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  3. fairlynerdy

    fairlynerdy Well-Known Member

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    Sorry for the late reply Uli, I missed this thread for a while.

    The Wicklows are not lined. My experience has been that thick socks are much more effective than lined shoes, plus the shoes are more versatile. Unless you're in super cold weather, which Boston isn't (IMO). I'm wearing them today in our 0 F weather and my feet are quite warm. Few pics attached for you. You can see the leather is oil treated, making them good in the wet and snow but definitely not waterproof.

    The victory soles have seemed to provide good traction in snow. Probably not quite as good as a commando sole but pretty good nonetheless.

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  4. notwithit

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  5. Superb0bo

    Superb0bo Well-Known Member

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    ^^Yes, ive worn them for two years and like them alot. Not the prettiest, but nice enough silhuette to work with most stuff (+ light and comfortable). I went with my true (?) size, i.e., UK12 (I wear an US 13 in Vans for comparison).
     
  6. rockket

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    the shape is not going to be stylish but they'll keep your feet dry.

    if you're looking for a good looking, rough-weather chelsea, go for the rm williams comfort craftsman.
     
  7. clarkscent

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    I've been close to order blundstone, the 063 model.

    But then i read some online and people are saying they get very slippery on snow. On the other hand i've read people who said they work great on snow..

    I almost never feel cold in my feet. So i'm not looking for anything with fur lining.

    I live in a town in sweden where it's get to about -15°C (5°F). Walking in town is no problem even in converse unless it's slushy.

    But i occasionally take a walk thought the woods, and i like to walk away from the path. So sometimes it's snow halfway to my knee, and sometimes there are big water puddle needed to be crossed.

    I want a good boot but i dont want to spend too much when salt will get on them. Biggest problem is most beautiful boots are too slippery.

    Most people recommend duck boots, but i just can not findmyself to like them. Besides, LL Bean is very hard to find a retailer here in Sweden. and Sorel seems to have problems with leakage. I rather fnd myself a good leather boot and waterproof it as good as possible.

    I really came to like this Doc marten
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    But of course the sole is very hard, therefore becomes super slippery.

    Those C&J Wicklows looked real nice but abit pricey for me.

    Thinking about resoling a pair of Iron Rangers.
     
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  8. notwithit

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    Thanks for the info. I'm trying out TTS and 1/2 down. I was hoping I'd get them tomorrow in time for a trip next week, but now it looks like they won't get here until Monday after I've already left. :confused:


    Those look pretty nice, although I'd be slightly concerned about the sole no having serious treads. I might give them a shot if I really don't like the shape of the Blundstones, though.
     
  9. scrwl

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    I've been using Iron Rangers with vibram half sole and heel this winter and they've coped well. I think the new profile is ok and the grip on slush/snow/ice is quite good!
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  10. clarkscent

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    Those were some nice looking boots. Dont know if i should put a commando pattern or something else. Will do on monday if i dont find anything else.
     
  11. Lollie

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    Are there any hiking boots that both look nice and can be used for walking in bad weather (snow,ice)? Thinking Diemme, Fracap, Paraboot etc maybe? Would love to read some feedback/suggestions.
     
  12. Find Finn

    Find Finn Well-Known Member

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    Danner or Viberg.
     
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  13. Lollie

    Lollie Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! Is Fracap any good?
     
  14. accordion

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    my blundstone 63 came in today, TTS is too big, I need to size down at least 1/2, otherwise they seem pretty solid, chunky looking from the side but okay from the top.
     
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  15. pasteurisation

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    I have UGG polson and my feet are wet. They are supposed to be waterproof though. I'm very disappointed.
     
  16. Grove

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    IME Fracap and Diemme are both decent.
    It's also worth checking out Hanwag double-stitched. I prefer them to my Viberg Hikers and they were less than half the price. If you have to walk on ice then check out the versions with Ice Grip soles.
     
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  17. clotheshorse69

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    So many dark boots. Any ideas for something beige/off-white?
     
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  18. fairlynerdy

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    The Epaulet kudu boots are an awesome bone color and, slicked up with Obenaufs, will do you well in all but the heavy slop.
     
  19. thebunk

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    Hey folks.

    I live in Eastern Canada and those living or familiar with the weather in Boston of late can relate to the same type of winters we get (though this year is even atypical for us).

    I am looking recommendations on a brogue\wingtip style scotchgrain \ pebble type of boot with a good sole that can perhaps hold up to the trek down a snow and salt laden sidewalk or road. Does anyone have any recommendations? Essentially looking for something that I can wear with tweed or flannel pants and sports coat but functionally works as well.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  20. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Well-Known Member

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