Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.
Anyone planning to return a size 9 in the russet krause boots?
I apologize for the crummy lighting and picture, but the FEDEX truck just dropped these off, and I thought I'd post them. Now, I just have to choose my favorite laces.
I guess you've decided to keep them and burnish out that blemish. I agree with your decision. Those are starting to look really good and I'm now interested in how yours will finally look and what you've done to get there. Can you post more close-up pics and share what you've done? Thanks.
That is very helpful, I appreciate it. Thank you!
Ball of the foot is about 1/3 of an inch short of the widest part. I know for sure I'll be going with an E width, I might just play it safe with 11 and go from there.
FedEx just delivered my Krauses awhile ago. I examined them thoroughly and can only say that the vamp/toe box area (that will normally crease anyway) is a bit "creasy", one boot slightly more than another. Kind of reminds me of how some CXL creases (which I don't actually don't mind but for which reason some avoid CXL). Also, looks like someone's hair or a fiber got stuck onto the leather during finishing. But that's so subtle and barely noticeable that these are definitely keepers.
The heel is narrow compared to the toebox which actually is quite wide with a lot of room. But for me, a nice fit.
One thing I'm confused about is the price. I think we've all paid $159 for this seconds' sale. And Wingtip is selling this same boot (I think) for $459. So I thought we were getting a great deal. But look at the label on the box the Krauses came in.
What's with the First Quality price being shown as $275? If it's the same boot, how can Wingtip be selling these for $459?
First quality outlet price is my guess.
Just in time for Christmas. Nice shoes. I'm jealous, I sat out this webgem offer.
those things have been flying off the shelves since we got them in... they're pretty cool but I still like the shell cordovan 744 better. nonetheless an awesome boot
Well, when I thought they were going to be like some of the suede Neumoks (thin and highly flexible leather), I almost sat out too, but I'm glad I didn't. The leather turned out on the thicker end. They're still unlined, but they're a lot closer to the McTavish. I think they're still available too (in case you change your mind).
How much is 744?
The bayfield is a discontinued style but I'm actually currently checking to see if i can track down a pair for one of my customers through one of the outdoor companies that renders our services. I can check a size for you if you'd like, in the meantime if you like the brown ashbury i think it's still holding strong at $99. they grey long branch is $159 and thats a nice all-weather boot too, its also on the #1 last so it fits like the bayfield
they came in at $760! lol, but we have em at $399 now
Hope you're picking some up for yourself, if you're allowed to as an employee. The 744s are spectacular, even as seconds. The Krause looks great too, and it's a huge bargain, no matter what the starting price was. Fully welted, Horween leather? $159? Crazy. Just a crazy deal.
I might pick up a pair off 744 if I can track down a 11d
krause boots delivered today:
- if you want to see these images larger: http://upit.cc/i/610b7c25.jpg
- I ordered a 9.5 and it seems to be a half size large. but with medium thick socks and laces cinched they fit well right now, not sure how they will be once they are broken in though.
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