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@707Matt You are an over thinker. The boots are not made of silk, just wear them
Correct, I am an over thinker. I know they're not silk, and I am wearing them right now! They're sexy huh!
 

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@GrantStone just a heads up... thanks for the regular emails letting us know when the B Grades have been updated. However, the link in today's email takes me to the Final Sale page and I have not been able to find the B Grades, even using the filters as per the suggestion in the email. There used to be a link to B Grades on that page I think, which appears to have gone away?
Thank you! We’re looking in to this! Another quick fix is searching for b grades in the search bar.
 

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Which boot to y’all think is the better “hiking” boot? Brass boot with lug soles? or Field boot with wedge sole? Pros and cons for each?
In addition to these comments that I made earlier, I'd also mention the Field Boot is more comfortable around the ankle because of the cushioned shaft. My opinion still favors the lugged brass boot however.

Keep in mind that neither are great options for serious hiking. Consider some downsides: the heavy blocked heel on the lugged sole Brass Boot feels awkwardly clunky. You don't get any kind of "forward propulsion" like you would in a pair of hikers. Yet the wedge sole also feels un-nimble because of how far it extends ahead of the foot. And the wedge sole is death on steep hills.


@GrantStone just a heads up... thanks for the regular emails letting us know when the B Grades have been updated. However, the link in today's email takes me to the Final Sale page and I have not been able to find the B Grades, even using the filters as per the suggestion in the email. There used to be a link to B Grades on that page I think, which appears to have gone away?
I had trouble with this on my phone too. Searching for 'b grades' on the website was my solution.

Maybe this? Should take you right there.

This is the way.

Oh wait, I just took some time to read this better. I wasn't talking about the welt ends. I was talking about the thread holding the upper to the welt being visible, not the ends.

I just wonder does it effect moisture and debris coming in between the upper and welt? Would I just hit that area with a brush like the rest of it? It's just different and I wonder. Here's a part with no visible extra and the other part.

As mentioned earlier, these little imperfections are to be expected in a handmade product. The only thing that seems potentially unusual to me is the visual thread underneath the upper. It's probably just an aesthetic thing though. When in doubt, check with customer service about it. But I wouldn't worry too much.
 

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Does anybody here have a pair of the GS chukkas? I have a pair of the tan suede chukkas that I am very happy with but I was wondering if anybody has one of the pairs with the black soles--the chromex or the earth. Does the black crepe sole have the same feel/firmness as the light colored crepe? I was really tempted to get a pair in the Earth waxed commander but I already have a pair of Alden chukkas in something called earth reverse chamois which is either the same material by a different name or something nigh on indistinguishable from waxed commander. The Aldens have black crepe soles, something they call plantation crepe--but they don't feel spongy like a normal crepe sole, they have a firmness more like car tire tread. I'm not knocking them, they have the most comfortable supportive feel of any of my shoes. And I'm not knocking the light colored crepe soles on my GS tan suede chukkas either but I was just wondering how other styleforum people would judge the firmness of their soles. I want to get a second pair of the GS chukkas. I like the contrasting welt on the waxy earth but the chromex pair doesn't look too bad either. Does anybody out there have pairs in both the light colored and the black? That would be the ideal person to weigh in on the subject.
 

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In addition to these comments that I made earlier, I'd also mention the Field Boot is more comfortable around the ankle because of the cushioned shaft. My opinion still favors the lugged brass boot however.

Keep in mind that neither are great options for serious hiking. Consider some downsides: the heavy blocked heel on the lugged sole Brass Boot feels awkwardly clunky. You don't get any kind of "forward propulsion" like you would in a pair of hikers. Yet the wedge sole also feels un-nimble because of how far it extends ahead of the foot. And the wedge sole is death on steep hills.



I had trouble with this on my phone too. Searching for 'b grades' on the website was my solution.


This is the way.





As mentioned earlier, these little imperfections are to be expected in a handmade product. The only thing that seems potentially unusual to me is the visual thread underneath the upper. It's probably just an aesthetic thing though. When in doubt, check with customer service about it. But I wouldn't worry too much.
I appreciate the acknowledgment. That is the part I questioned the entire time. I just can't visualize why it's showing.
I've had the pleasure of consulting with Wyatt, and he has assured me they are fine. I have to reiterated the fact that Wyatt and the fine folks at Grant Stone are legit! They stand by their product and care for their customers.
As far as worrying, I'm not. I got the good to go from Wyatt so imma ride em out! I didn't go to a field or a stream. My daughter ended up choosing a motorcycle ride to https://g.co/kgs/q9g6tS. We didnt make it to the cave, but had a blast!
When I got home the leather under the ball of my foot feels super flexible. It's nice!
 

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As far as sizing, here is a comparison of a 7E and a 7EEE.
 

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B grade chelsea boot in natural CXL. Not my best fit, but a pleasant experience with the quick on/off. Showing off the Tommy Hilfiger socks today, along with a Hilfiger shirt both a decade old. At the time I thought they were the pinnacle of quality and fashion. Note my fingers are hidden, since it is not 'Hilfinger' as I once thought.... The pants are also from the same era and are about my most worn pair. I hardly ever iron stuff anymore. Also, I'm sporting a new Father's Day watch from my wife. I'm not a watch guy but she insists on a new one every Father's Day. Can't complain!

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And a pitiful 'action' shot. Wish I was at the shore.
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I feel like this thread has been hijacked..

Over the years I have been a member of many forums such as this, and the understood etiquette is typically to avoid double-posting if at all possible. That said, I'm happy that our friend is excited about his boots. We wouldn't want to curb any enthusiasm. But the same points could have been made in a more concise number of posts/photos.

As far as sizing, here is a comparison of a 7E and a 7EEE.

That's quite a noticeable difference!


@GeoffH78 Nice boots. The kangaroo leather and the Ottawa style boot have both been growing on me.
 
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B grade chelsea boot in natural CXL. Not my best fit, but a pleasant experience with the quick on/off. Showing off the Tommy Hilfiger socks today, along with a Hilfiger shirt both a decade old. At the time I thought they were the pinnacle of quality and fashion. Note my fingers are hidden, since it is not 'Hilfinger' as I once thought.... The pants are also from the same era and are about my most worn pair. I hardly ever iron stuff anymore. Also, I'm sporting a new Father's Day watch from my wife. I'm not a watch guy but she insists on a new one every Father's Day. Can't complain!

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And a pitiful 'action' shot. Wish I was at the shore.
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Over the years I have been a member of many forums such as this, and the understood etiquette is typically to avoid double-posting if at all possible. That said, I'm happy that our friend is excited about his boots. We wouldn't want to curb any enthusiasm. But the same points could have been made in a more concise number of posts/photos.



That's quite a noticeable difference!


@GeoffH78 Nice boots. The kangaroo leather and the Ottawa style boot have both been growing on me.
On that last bit. Famously said about NST s that you hate it till you start loving it, 😁 looks like you are on that slow burn path.
 

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B grade chelsea boot in natural CXL. Not my best fit, but a pleasant experience with the quick on/off. Showing off the Tommy Hilfiger socks today, along with a Hilfiger shirt both a decade old. At the time I thought they were the pinnacle of quality and fashion. Note my fingers are hidden, since it is not 'Hilfinger' as I once thought.... The pants are also from the same era and are about my most worn pair. I hardly ever iron stuff anymore. Also, I'm sporting a new Father's Day watch from my wife. I'm not a watch guy but she insists on a new one every Father's Day. Can't complain!

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And a pitiful 'action' shot. Wish I was at the shore.
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Over the years I have been a member of many forums such as this, and the understood etiquette is typically to avoid double-posting if at all possible. That said, I'm happy that our friend is excited about his boots. We wouldn't want to curb any enthusiasm. But the same points could have been made in a more concise number of posts/photos.



That's quite a noticeable difference!


@GeoffH78 Nice boots. The kangaroo leather and the Ottawa style boot have both been growing on me.
Your Chelsea's look very nice and comfy. The watch is a nice touch!
This is my first time on a forum. I did not know until recently that I cannot delete a post, which is why I changed several. I appreciate your words @manowar . I have been out of work dealing with mens health issues, and I have too much time on my hands.
For other folks, I will curb my enthusiasm and search for answers elsewhere. I will focus my excitement elsewhere. I did feel good chatting about GS shoes while it lasted! Get it? Lasted? LOL
 

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Your Chelsea's look very nice and comfy. The watch is a nice touch!
This is my first time on a forum. I did not know until recently that I cannot delete a post, which is why I changed several. I appreciate your words @manowar . I have been out of work dealing with mens health issues, and I have too much time on my hands.
For other folks, I will curb my enthusiasm and search for answers elsewhere. I will focus my excitement elsewhere. I did feel good chatting about GS shoes while it lasted! Get it? Lasted? LOL

Well played! It was not my intention to 'kick you to the curb'.

Slip-on boots are a challenge for the slim-footed, for sure. Easy on, easy off, but they feel a bit sloppy with the Tommy's - I think thicker socks are in order.
 

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