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HELM Handmade boots

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by niix, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. niix

    niix Senior member

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    I've been on the look out for the perfect boot for me and I've come across these awesome handmade boots by a company called HELM.

    Has anyone had any expierence with this company? I like the "Ray-Ray".


    http://helmhandmade.com/
     
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    Wow they look so cool bro.
     
  3. hastur

    hastur Senior member

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    not really feeling the canvas mixed with leather on some of their boots =/
     
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    Boots look pretty bad.
     
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    Prada_Ferragamo Senior member

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    I dont find the designs offensive but the 'process' page is a load of crap. a cemented construction shoe/boot isn't a 'work of art', nor does it take 5 days to make. and I wish brands would stop throwing the term 'hand-stitched' around. A dude working a sewing machine doesnt make it hand-stitched
     
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    Might be spam, but I rather like some of the styles.
     
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    I dont find the designs offensive but the 'process' page is a load of crap. a cemented construction shoe/boot isn't a 'work of art', nor does it take 5 days to make. and I wish brands would stop throwing the term 'hand-stitched' around. A dude working a sewing machine doesnt make it hand-stitched

    One good response in this thread. The designs aren't bad. I kind of like the Emi.
     
  9. niix

    niix Senior member

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    I'm not spamming lol, I saw them on Uncrate and thought they looked pretty cool.
     
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    Just want to follow up on these, does anyone own a pair/have experience?

    I like these Ray Ray in denim . Don't want to drop $445 on a shoe that will give out in 2 years. Also not sure I like the white band...

    Thanks. Pic below:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Epaulet Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    One good response in this thread. The designs aren't bad. I kind of like the Emi.

    Agreed, some of the styling is alright.

    But I've seen these in person. Believe me, you want no part of them at anywhere near retail price. It's a cemented sole and corrected grain fiesta. Timberland Abington hits some similar looks, but at a price that's much more in line with the materials used.
     
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    What about at half price?
     
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    kiya Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Yo, stop with the "handmade" crap.
    All boots, even sweatshop boots made in China are handmade.
     
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    Hi All,
    I own a pair of the Helm Ray-Ray boots. They are beautiful shoes, very very comfortable. I am a size 13D- willing to part for mine for the right price.
     
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    ^^ good luck with that sale [​IMG]
     
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    Agreed, some of the styling is alright.

    But I've seen these in person. Believe me, you want no part of them at anywhere near retail price. It's a cemented sole and corrected grain fiesta. Timberland Abington hits some similar looks, but at a price that's much more in line with the materials used.


    +1. They are based out of Austin...and a boutique in Houston, 310 Rosemont was/is stocking them. I went in to check them out; the price is so not right.

    Yo, stop with the "handmade" crap.
    All boots, even sweatshop boots made in China are handmade.


    That's actually a good point...
     
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    I must agree with the previous statements about the price. I hunted them down on a recent trip to Houston, hoping to find a score.
    My wife was happy I came home empty handed.
     
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    Does anyone use Styleforum anymore? I'm not sure. I've been lurking here for years and I wanted to reply to this post. Has Helm changed their approach or is the above thread just wrong? Or, is the FAQ on their site incorrect?

    http://helmboots.com/pages/helm-101
     
  20. TimothyDan

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    Helm was made in Turkey in 2010. They are now made using the same leathers and manufacturer as Alden boots. They are a small company though they seem to be doing their best to give you what you're paying for.
     

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