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It's not like I'm an odd size, you would think they would have already crafted a stock of them.
It is going to be a MTO kind of thing, so I doubt they have really made any/many ‘bank build’ of these outside of the samples for the photo shoot given that there are 6 different styles.
 

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Non-AE post here, but another MIUSA (or at least partially assembled here) footwear company.

I purchased these Thorogood GYW steel toe work boots for my previous job in a factory. I wore these boots 5 days a week for 2.5 years, and I have literally never done anything with them care wise. No cleaning, no conditioning, nada.

Now that I work from home, I figured that I should clean them up and see what patina has developed over the last 2.5 years. The left boot was cleaned this weekend with some Dawn dish soap and a toothbrush. The right boot has been left untouched.


Here is what the boots looked like on their first proper outing.
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Here is what they look like 2.5 years of domestic abuse later.

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What do you guys think? Should I get some saddle soap to get *all* of the of the weld soot out of them or just slather them up with Bick 4 and call it a day?
They have worked hard for you I think you should give them a little love and care.


I was going to pass on the drop even though I like them as I've spent too much recently but I did just order a number of items that would work well with them including linen/cotton pants and field jacket so I guess I'll pick up the Chili/Linen.

You can't take it with you right so....(I've been saying that a bit too much recently)
 

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I don’t wear sneakers except to do yardwork around the house.
I love the navy McAllister spectator but I think the rest of my wardrobe would limit me. It will be chili if anything. I have four other spectators but live in the South ;) and accidentally killed my regular McAllisters with maple syrup recently.
We live opposite lives!

I rarely wear shoes at all, but when I do, sneakers get the call almost exclusively now.
I don't do yard work--ever.
I do also love the Navy McAllster, but my wardrobe just won't work with any of the non-sneaker models. I have 2 other spectators, neither of which have ever actually been worn once so far (but I love them)! I don't eat maple syrup.
 

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Non-AE post here, but another MIUSA (or at least partially assembled here) footwear company.

I purchased these Thorogood GYW steel toe work boots for my previous job in a factory. I wore these boots 5 days a week for 2.5 years, and I have literally never done anything with them care wise. No cleaning, no conditioning, nada.

Now that I work from home, I figured that I should clean them up and see what patina has developed over the last 2.5 years. The left boot was cleaned this weekend with some Dawn dish soap and a toothbrush. The right boot has been left untouched.


Here is what the boots looked like on their first proper outing.
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Here is what they look like 2.5 years of domestic abuse later.

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What do you guys think? Should I get some saddle soap to get *all* of the of the weld soot out of them or just slather them up with Bick 4 and call it a day?
Bick 4. Leave the character on work boots.
 

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I should clarify, I meant get them nice and clean and then conditioned, brushed but don't try to "fix" any of the patina.
Yup - that's what I heard. Left boot is plenty good to roll with after a conditioning.
 

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I should clarify, I meant get them nice and clean and then conditioned, brushed but don't try to "fix" any of the patina.
Yup - that's what I heard. Left boot is plenty good to roll with after a conditioning.
I just started with one of the boots to see what it looked like clean vs dirty.

My original intent was to saddle soap them, but just seeing what a little dish soap did as far as cleaning off the dirt and cleaning up the stitching, I thought that might be sufficient. Saves me from having to actually buy saddle soap too, haha.
 

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Freeports in the rain. Such an underrated boot. You Tongue Tag Deniers are really missing out on a quality pair of footwear. I know it's pretty obvious from this shot that the tag throws off the entire balance of the boot, but you learn to live with it.

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I am enjoying my exact same pair (fits great in 11.5B for my 11.25B-measured feet). However, while I don't care either way about the appearance of the tongue tag, I am not enjoying how it prevents the tongue from molding to my shin - due to its stiffness, it slides over to one side, limited in its movement by the tongue loop. Honestly I am considering going at it with a seam ripper.
 

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I never understood why Allen Edmonds doesn’t have a store in Las Vegas.
I believe it was discussed and considered to be too much of a gamble. I'll see myself out now...
 

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We live opposite lives!

I rarely wear shoes at all, but when I do, sneakers get the call almost exclusively now.
I don't do yard work--ever.
I do also love the Navy McAllster, but my wardrobe just won't work with any of the non-sneaker models. I have 2 other spectators, neither of which have ever actually been worn once so far (but I love them)! I don't eat maple syrup.

I'm waiting on my first pair of "dress sneakers" (PA in shell). If I love them, the remainder of my shoe purchases will be dress sneakers (till I die).
I'm already planning on shell sneakers for the upcoming trunk show.
 

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I'm waiting on my first pair of "dress sneakers" (PA in shell). If I love them, the remainder of my shoe purchases will be dress sneakers (till I die).
I'm already planning on shell sneakers for the upcoming trunk show.
You're about to catch these hands, Shoe Brother.

I was with you with the loafers. I was with you with the boots. I was with you with the shoes of all sorts. But I draw the line here, man, I draw the line.
 

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