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Boots made by Russell Moccasin Company -- experiences

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by auto90403, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. popman1967

    popman1967 Well-Known Member

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    The UK pound is actually pretty strong in comparison to the US dollar....The Canadian dollar on the other hand...sheesh!
     


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    dieworkwear Distinguished Member

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    You can always email them to ask. I find they're really responsive and helpful.

    FWIW, I assume they're different boots. I ordered a shorter version of the Birdshooters, which I was told is an archival model (style #S8030-27). And no longer available in the catalog, but can be done via special order.

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    Inspired by a pair of old Russell boots I saw in Free & Easy, which were made private label for Ralph Lauren.

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  4. popman1967

    popman1967 Well-Known Member

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    Those are very nice....I got them to send me their catalog and it's great to browse through. My understanding is they will do any of their styles in any type of leather you desire. Maybe the hiker in Black French veal or something with a Gumlite sole.
     


  5. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Distinguished Member

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    Pretty much. Although I kind of hate their custom sizing system, where you trace your foot and take some basic measurements, then they figure out your size. It would be so much easier, I think, if they just used standard sizes and let people figure out what's best for them. There's so much variation that can happen depending on how you trace, the system seems mostly pointless. Esp since their shoes are intended to fit like huge boxes.

    Anyway, they do free remakes, so it's not that big of an issue. Even when they fit right, however, I find I have to use insoles.
     


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    vcrash Well-Known Member

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    On that note, what sort of insoles are you using? I've got pretty much the same problem, and I'm looking for an insole that'll take up a lot of volume.
     


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    Just some old pair I had laying around. Don't remember where I got them, but I think it was a local cobbler.
     


  8. popman1967

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    You know I was thinking next time I need some insoles I'll go to Value Village or Salvation Army and find a beat up old thick leather bag and cut 2 insoles out of it...leather really takes the shape of your foot.
     


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    I am looking to get a pair of custom pull-on birding boots.
    How would our contributors compare Orvis' Gokey Sandanona with Russell Moccasin's offerings such as the Zephyr or Cavalier Crossover?
     


  10. Laccola1980

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    Perfect for a fashionista.
     


  11. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Distinguished Member

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    What's bad for a fashionista? Would prefer something that looks awful.
     


  12. johnnymiz

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    I have a pair of cavalier crossovers. I don't like zippers on men's boots. I was very very careful measuring. I have wide feet. They fit amazing out of the box. very comfortable. the ankle strap does a great job stopping heel slip. very thick leather.
    I know nothing of gokeys
     


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    Thank you for the quality insight.
    I am looking for my lifetime hunting boot.
     
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