Calling all LLBean Katahdin Iron Works Boots owners

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

  1. phazeonon

    phazeonon Senior member

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    just a question regarding to Chippewa "GQ" boots that's in stock at Zappos

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    are these the same boots as the one in Chippewa's site: #20065 6inch chocolate apache?

    I thought the ones at zappos was supposedly an exclusive version, but wasn't too sure.
     


  2. anonymouz

    anonymouz Senior member

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    Yup they're identical. Zappos just gave them a different name.
     


  3. triumphman

    triumphman Senior member

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    sorry guys, but another sizing questiong:

    Clarks DB sz 8
    Alden Indy - sz 7.5
    Cons Chucks - sz 8

    What size in these boots?

    8 or 7.5??
     


  4. wrongturnsteve

    wrongturnsteve Well-Known Member

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    sorry guys, but another sizing questiong: Clarks DB sz 8 Alden Indy - sz 7.5 Cons Chucks - sz 8 What size in these boots? 8 or 7.5??
    depends on if your feet are wide. im 8.5 in DB and 7.5 in these, my feet measure 7.5 EE on brannock. i fit into an 8 uncomfortably in DB
     


  5. triumphman

    triumphman Senior member

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    just a regular width...
     


  6. FENWAY

    FENWAY Senior member

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    Hesitant to darken these engineers with any conditioners...
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    Threw some weather conditioner on them...prefer the lighter shade, but happy with results
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  7. Ahriman4891

    Ahriman4891 Senior member

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    I used Fiebing's neatsfoot oil on my pair. They darkened just a bit and pretty much returned to their original color after two wears (one of them in rain).
     


  8. mike868y

    mike868y Senior member

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    Got a pair for christmas. unfortunately the left one is split grain and ll bean is sold out of my size now [​IMG]
     


  9. mike868y

    mike868y Senior member

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    I got a chance to get a picture of the inside of my katahdins. Here is the right (the "normal" one) [​IMG] and here is the left (the one which I think is split grain) [​IMG] what do you guys think? The lot number is the same, so it seems weird that they would use different leather. Since they are sold out in my size I may just wear them through the winter and then if the left is really beat up (if it really is split grain), I'll take advantage of the bean warranty and see what they can do for me.
     


  10. phaseshift

    phaseshift Senior member

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    anyone have a pair of Nudie Slim Jims? Post pics with your LL Beans please

    btw my ankles and heels hurt from trying to break these things in. Wish I can jsut strap them on to my golden retriever and have him break them in.
     


  11. bobm

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    Threw some weather conditioner on them...prefer the lighter shade, but happy with results
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    Curious as to what conditioner you used for these boots?

    Bob
     


  12. kojnglsmith

    kojnglsmith Active Member

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    After reading this thread I can see there's no consensus on the best product to use on these boots, but if I'm looking for something that will make them last as long as possible while enabling me to go through occasional rain and snow, what's my best bet?
     


  13. cowsareforeating

    cowsareforeating Senior member

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  14. CommenceFailure

    CommenceFailure Well-Known Member

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    Yep, I used Obenauf's last winter. I pushed a lot of carts in the slush and water never got through. My boots are still looking good and have held up wonderfully.
     


  15. FENWAY

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    Curious as to what conditioner you used for these boots?

    Bob


    It was some Red Wing conditioner in paste form...threw away the empty jar and not sure of product name.
     


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