Calling all LLBean Katahdin Iron Works Boots owners

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jmillz15, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. akmateo

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    Hey, I've been looking at the LL Bean Kats and the plain toe Chippewas, both look good. We get hard winters where I live so, none of these would be used in the ice/snow that doesn't seem to be moved very quickly in my area. Do you guys like the Kats/Chips or these others ones I saw from William Lennon in the UK better? With Shipping and the pound being in the toilet, they come out to be about the same price.

    http://www.williamlennon.co.uk/footw...war-boots.html


    I vote for the Katahdins.
     


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    Bleh, I'm glad Motorsport226 convinced me to get the cap toes, they look better.
     


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    Bleh, I'm glad Motorsport226 convinced me to get the cap toes, they look better.

    +1
     


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    you can remove those flags, I have several of em from my chippewa boots
     


  7. wrongturnsteve

    wrongturnsteve Well-Known Member

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    i would still get the katahdins. nothing beats the ll bean warranty
     


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    I'm not sure how I feel about the sole on those Chippewas.
     


  9. otc

    otc Senior member

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    I'm not sure how I feel about the sole on those Chippewas.

    If you are talking about the bright orangey line around the sole, that goes away if you actually wear them outside
     


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    How do these size in comparison to Timberland boots?
     


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    If you are talking about the bright orangey line around the sole, that goes away if you actually wear them outside

    No, I'm wondering about the tread pattern.
     


  12. otc

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    No, I'm wondering about the tread pattern.

    Ooh that one on zappos has a funny pattern compared to the LL bean ones.

    When I first ordered them, my thought was to replace the sole with a commando sole when I first get them resoled...but now that I have had them for a while, I have no complaints and would just get the same sole (the LL bean one...hopefully they don't use that zappos sole when I eventually get them done).
     


  13. Spaghettimatt

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    So, the only real difference between the "GQ" Zappo boots and the Katahdins is the cap-toe and the different sole bottom then, yes?
     


  14. Spaghettimatt

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    Well, just as a heads-up. The "GQ" boot is also available at Onlineshoes for $140

    http://www.onlineshoes.com/mens-chip...che-p_id196563

    They are having a 15% off sale through tomorrow. So you can effectively get Katahdins for $120 if you take advantage of that, minus the cap-toe obviously. Just passing the word along.
     


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    So, the only real difference between the "GQ" Zappo boots and the Katahdins is the cap-toe and the different sole bottom then, yes?

    Look closer: Katahdins have speed hooks to the top of the boot, which, to me, makes them far more desirable. I saw those plain toes at Dave's NY yesterday, and they are, well, kind of boring.
     


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