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    Any boot guys have experience with the redwing 875?

    I kind of like these although I have no idea as to why.
     


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    Shanklin in the wild

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    X-Post from the AE MTO Thread:

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    Allen Edmonds First Avenue boot in Oxblood Burnished Calf.
     


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    Rider boot co. Ron really knows his stuff and awesome customer service!

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    Wonderful boots, jinjin1928!
    What is that welt (hard to see from the angle), some sort of Norvegese or Bentivegna? 270 degrees? (apologies to those welt experts out there if a 270 degree Norvegese is a stupid concept, I am definitively no expert here!)
     


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    They are SAs with the knob toe. No need for MTO, that style isn't too hard to find.
     


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    I'm interested in hearing about experiences with elasticized ankle gores? How long do they 'last'? I'm looking at a pair of C&J Chelseas...
     


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    Bettanin & Venturi Chukka boots with Norvegese stitch
     


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    Alden "Indy" calfskin boots
     


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    Hey, that's a great question, I have always wondered if that elastic gore on Chelsea boots broke down eventually.
     


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    Generally, they should last a long time, but with enough wear, they will eventually lose their elasticity. Depending on the brand of boot, the amount of wear and the type of elastic used, I'd say that you'd probably be looking at a decade or more.

    Chelsea boots are popular in Australia as a domestic brand, RM Williams, makes very good, wholecut chelsea boots. Indeed, hardly anyone in Australia calls the style "chelsea" - instead, they're just known as "RM Williams" boots, or "RMs", for short.

    I know quite a few people with pairs of RMs and some of them get a lot of wear, both for horse-riding and other farm work and for wearing around the city.

    It tends to take quite a few years of decent wear for the elastic gores to stretch and wear out. From memory, most of my friends get 10 or more years of decent wear before the elastic loses its elasticity, and but that time, the boots are usually more than ready to be re-soled, in any case, so they send them back to RM Williams to be resoled and to have the gores replaced.
     


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