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Chippewa 20065 Classic Boot

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by burgerkong, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. bl@ster

    bl@ster Senior member

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    I agree, they look great. Let us know what the answer is. I've asked multiple times on their Facebook page but got no answer.
     
  2. dijon

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    where were you able to buy these laces and at what length?

    both of them look great, almost looks like different boots
     
  3. burgerkong

    burgerkong Senior member

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    I was told Wolverine sent out replacement laces, you can try that for yourself. As for the leather laces, Tandy carries 5/32" tan latigo lace (either on card or in a spool).
     
  4. Jawsh

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    I just heard back from them, and it's bad news:

    "The boots viewed on the website were actually boots that were a made up specifically for an overseas retailer and are not available in the US. However, if you view JCrew’s catalog, you will see similar boots in their line."

    I've seen the boots on the JCrew site, and they only have a really dark brown 6" version that doesn't really look like the boots in that picture. Not to mention they're marked up 50%. Oh well, I think I"ll just be going with Redwing Beckmans.
     
  5. bl@ster

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    That sucks. I'm kinda sick and tired of asian and euro markets getting the better of the heritage stuff. Guess Americana isn't valued in America :(
     
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  6. timjerry

    timjerry New Member

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    I ordered myself a pair of these 20065 Chips from workingperson.com, and LOVE them. I don't know what anyonse else's experience is with workingperson, but I will NEVER order from them ever again. The boots were shown as in stock, but after my card was charged they told me they would drop ship. I never received shipment notification and tried to contact them every day for 7 days and never was able to speak with anyone. I also wrote them 3 emails, non of which were responded to. My boots did indeed drop ship, but the customer service at workingperson is non existant.

    As for the boots, they are fantastic. I sized down 1/2 size and the fit is perfect. The break in is going to be a little tough...the footbed feels great but the upper, particularly around the cuff of the boot is slightly uncomfortable. I think I may try to find some of those leather laces that you found kong, they look great!
     
  7. RexdaleTdot

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    So with the lack of winter were having so far. What is you initial impression with how worm they are and how dry they are keeping your feet. I'm local like you so I just want to know, you went to VM how was there service? I bought some wolverine pull on boots there, and they got me the boots but new nothing about what they are selling. These look like the right place to start with my addiction at least for now and the price is right.
     
  8. Curious_George

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    There's all sorts of awesome Chippewa models in Japan, it's ridiculous. I found a bunch just digging through Amazon Japan.

    for example
    http://www.amazon.co.jp/チペワ-CHIPPEWA-PLAIN-BOOT/dp/B002KG015Q
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    http://www.amazon.co.jp/チペワ-CHIPPEW...6O/ref=pd_sim_sbs_shoes_2/376-7612919-1173830

    and my favorite pair that actually make me sad I can't purchase,

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    http://item.rakuten.co.jp/flisco/chippewa-97060/

    Why Chippewa, why?
     
  9. bl@ster

    bl@ster Senior member

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    Mother f*cker! Those look awesome and I want them. Why won't Chipp take my money?
     
  10. Jawsh

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    Those are pretty slick looking boots, but wow, 36,000 yen is over $460. I'd take a pair of Alden Indy boots at that price. Thankfully this winter has been dry that I can hold off on boots till next year.
     
  11. burgerkong

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    I actually bought them online from the US Bass Pro since it wasn't available in store. I'd say they take around a week to break in and are wonderfully comfortable now. I still haven't conditioned them so they are getting a few scuffs on the toe boxes and there are creases but so far so good.
     
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  12. RexdaleTdot

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    That's good to know the break in is quick but shitty on the not being in store ill have to go and have a look just for the hell of it. Thanks for the response.
     
  13. burgerkong

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    Will post a few one month-ish pics soon prior to cleaning off the salt and grime from waking outdoors etc.

    Brendan
     
  14. burgerkong

    burgerkong Senior member

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    Some crappy iPhone pics (colour is not accurate):

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    Haven't decided what protectant I want to use yet. However, for the record, I have not had water seep in, either from rain, slush, snow or puddles on the ground, so it's fairly water resistant for walking around. If I was slugging through a wet field for long periods of time, I can see my feet getting soaked, but for around the town pursuits, work environments they work great. I am wearing some Kirkland merino hikers which provide the right amount of cushioning IMO.

    Brendan
     
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  15. RexdaleTdot

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    They Look great don't down play the iPhone shots. So they have all this colour and darkening from just wear and no conditioning or mink oil. I have to say they look like a good start.
     
  16. burgerkong

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    Here are better quality pics:

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    Brendan
     
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    Just got some Lexol cleaner, will do them up for a wedding reception tomorrow. Going with light khaki chinos and a light blue striped shirt. These round the outfit perfectly.

    Brendan
     
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    burgerkong Senior member

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    Left: What happens after a good bout with Lexol and Obenauf's.
    Right: Poor dirty, dried out and creased to hell boots, think I need some shoe trees...

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    Slight burnishing on the toes, probably will lighten up after some wear, a true chocolate brown IMO.

    Brendan
     
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    Rodeo Tan

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    Chocolate Brown

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    I wear a size 13, typically I wear Jeans or British Khaki colored canvas pants when I need to go out in the "field"

    It is SUPER DUSTY where I live, so the rodeo tan is almost an exact match to the color of the dust they will be covered in, but I typically prefer darker colored boots. I currently am wearing dark brown Thorogood Moc toes with the white wedge in a chocolate brown that looks very similar to the chippewas chocolate, so the Rodeo Tan would be a different color than anything I already have.
     
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