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How many pairs of boots do you own?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by hang10, Apr 18, 2014.

  1. hang10

    hang10 Member

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    Apr 12, 2014
    We've got threads like this for other pieces of clothing, so why not boots? I live in southern California, and frankly wore nearly nothing but sandals until the spring of 2013. Suddenly my SO got into boots and I started looking. And then I started buying. Since then I've acquired far more than necessary, but at least one fewer than I want. :) Some of you have some amazing collections, as I've seen in your photos, but I'm sure others hold back. Let's see what you all have hidden away, and also what might inspire my next addition.

    Currently I have 9 pairs:

    1 Wings + Horns Service
    1 John Varvatos Mainline Convertible
    3 Frye (2 Rogan Engineer + 1 Jayden Lace up)
    1 Red Wing 9111
    1 Wolverine 1000 Mile
    1 Patagonia Das Boot
    1 Dr Martens work boot (really old, and decorated with evidence of a decade of projects)

  2. yumacool

    yumacool Active Member

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    Aug 21, 2013
    I've always liked boots and worn out a number of pairs, but only in the past two years have I been purchasing multiple pairs because I like having a bunch to choose from. I can't really explain why, but I'm sure you understand ...

    1 Allen Edmonds Long Branch
    1 White's semi dress
    1 Wolverine 1000 Mile Whitepine
    1 Wolverine 1000 Mile Addison
    1 Frye Walter
    1 Chippewa Apache Lacer

    Common thread for them all? Each is a quality boot made in the USA -- nothing from overseas.


  3. Grayland

    Grayland Distinguished Member

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    May 10, 2007
    Upstate New York
    RW Gentleman Traveler
    Wolverine 1000
    Whites Semi-Dress
    Frye Arkansas Engineer (much nicer than I expected)
    RM Williams Craftsman

  4. StandardStrange

    StandardStrange Affiliate Vendor

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    Apr 29, 2014
    Oakland, CA
    First post, and it's a brag. Sorry.


    Wolverine 1000mile Brown
    Wolverine 1000mile Black
    Alden Indy 407
    Red Wing 6" Moc Toe 875
    Red Wing Iron Ranger 8115
    Red Wing Chukka 3141
    Red Wing Handsewn 9187
    Rising Sun Lineman Boot Brown
    Oak Street Bootmakers Camp Boot Navy Chromexcel
    Danner Mountain Light Back Bay Edition

    ...plus a pair of Red Wing 2907s incoming, which I hope to see this week.

    Pretty much, it's either a MUSA boot or a Visvim FBT on my feet every single day for the last few years, and going forward.

    Which means I should probably get around to purging all the 10-year-old sneakers that I have had in storage for longer than I remember. Anyone want to buy some brightly-colored Nikes?
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2014

  5. Atomkun

    Atomkun Well-Known Member

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    Aug 26, 2010
    Although i live in Singapore, i still wear boots/heavy shoes most of the time as i am used to it. Only recently i start to go for lighter footwear such as NB and jack purcell for a change.

    My current rotation (in no particular order)

    1) Mister Freedom Road Champs resoled by brass tokyo
    2) Chippewas 2279 resoled by Rifare Osaka
    3) RW Gentlemen Traveller 9010 resoled by Rifare Osaka
    4) Old Joe Japan Horsehide Engineer boots
    5) Wesco Boss
    6) Viberg Horsehide service boots on 310 last (from the sample sale)
    7) Lonewolf Carpenter boots
    8) White's semi-ddres
    9) Redwing 877 vintage
    10) Redwing Pecos 1155 (western toe)
    11) Redwing Pecos 8866
    12) Redwing Garage man
    13) Redwing Munson boots (jcrew version)
    14) Alden x Leftot #8 Tanker boots
    15) Alden Perf tips boots from Leathersoul
    16) Danner Postman boots(japan edition)
    17) Monkey/Lineman boots from Scotch Grain Japan
    18) Kapital Abi Moccasin Boots
    19) Yukenten Johnson boots (havent wore them yet)
    20) Yukenten Hunting Moc boots
    21) Clarks x Warehouse Japan Denim desert boots
    22) Wallabe boots

  6. EPrest90

    EPrest90 Senior Member

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    Feb 11, 2014
    Big fan of boots...to date:

    Chippewa 12 inch harness
    Red Wing Heritage 2970 11 inch engineer
    Red Wing Heritage 9010 6 inch Beckman
    Frye Arkansas Brogue
    Clark's Roar

    And for work:

    Red Wing 923 6 inch
    Double H Square Roper 11 inch Oak Ice

    Looking at getting a couple more Red Wing Heritage boots sometime, very happy with them

  7. meso

    meso Distinguished Member

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    Aug 21, 2010
    Long Beach, CA
    Nothing too wild. I wear one of these about 75% of the time.

    White's semi-dress natural CXL w/block heel
    White's semi-dress dark brown w/traveler heel
    Viberg cap-toe service boots in red dog on 110 last
    Dayton service boots in dark brown
    Alden indy boots in kudu (actual work boots. kudu is indestructible)
    Red wing beckman boots in chestnut
    Tricker's eaton brogue cap-toe boots in tan

    May add another pair of Trickers or Vibergs in the near future.

  8. DuckOB

    DuckOB Senior Member

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    Apr 12, 2013
    I just started wearing boots about 2 years ago. Pretty nice variety of boots people have listed.

    Here's my variety and order of purchase

    Wolverine 1k Courtland
    Alden #8 captoe
    Alden Suede Indy - Red brick sole
    Red Wing 1907's
    Alden 6 eye Brown CXL chukka on crepe ( not sure it counts as a boot)

    I think I only have one more Boot purchase in my future so trying to decide between Trickers PT shell(Brown) or Stow or Viberg Shell (brown if it ever comes around) or the waxy leather or rough outs. I'd prefer one of these on commando

  9. hang10

    hang10 Member

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    Apr 12, 2014

    Chuck, you've got a few that have been on my list. That's a really nice collection of boots! I think the Frye Walter is one of the better looking moc toes out there. How do you like them? I've also been intrigued by the whitepines, and have had Addisons in my shopping cart more times than I can remember. I'm really considering Addisons next or the Brogue rangers, though I'm not sure that I'll like the RW toe box over Wolverine. The other on my list is a pair of Gentleman Travelers.

  10. yumacool

    yumacool Active Member

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    Aug 21, 2013
    In response to your comments, I think the Frye Walter is a great boot that doesn't get its due in most forums. The leather is thick, the sole is sturdy and the boot is well made overall. I am very satisfied and couldn't ask for more. I owned a pair of Alden Indies at one time and ended up selling them on ebay. Though I liked the craftsmanship and the nice sole, the steel shank dug into my foot uncomfortably. I even tried a larger size to see if the pain would dissipate, but it didn't. The result was the Frye Walter. I think it was a good decision.

    The Wolverine 1000 Mile Addison gets mixed comments in online forums I've looked at -- some people like it and others do not. My wife took a look at it when I tried them on for the first time and said it was the best looking boot I have. If you like the design, the Addison is a fine boot that is well constructed and will last for many years.

    I haven't had the Wolverine 1000 Mile Whitepine for a long time but like it thus far. The canvas sides make it cooler in warm weather and the rubber sole is both grippy and comfortable. The Whitepine seems to run at least one size large, from what I can tell. I purchased a full size smaller than my normal size and there is still plenty of room for a thick insole.

    Though I like all my boots, I feel the best one is the White's Semi Dress. In brown leather with a leather sole, the boot provides more arch support than any other boot in my collection. The leather is really thick, too. However, the boot is by far the most expensive of all those I own.

    I tend to wear chukka and ankle boots most of the year, not just winter. They're comfortable, protective of my feet and help keep me ready for anything. And I just like them ...
    Last edited: May 10, 2014

  11. hang10

    hang10 Member

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    Apr 12, 2014
    I've heard some mixed and lots of bad reviews for Frye boots. Frankly, their customer service is excellent. Now, I've had issues with all three of my boots. But I haven't owned any of my other boots long enough to judge the differences. I like the boot lining that they all have, and the leathers seem to be pretty good. None of mine have had any major break in issues. That alone is a huge difference with the RW and W boots I own--but that may be a leather quality issue as well.

    I dig the Addison. It looks just dressy enough to pass, but rugged enough to not be confused with a casual dress shoe.

    I just picked up a pair of Beckmans in Cigar. I love the look, but damn if they aren't the stiffest boot I've ever owned. I could barely fit my foot into it without a shoe horn. But once inside, they were plenty roomy--and I sized down a full size from my running shoe size. With the crazy heat we've had here in San Diego lately, I doubt I'll have the occasion to wear them for a while, but they'll be here ready to go when fall rolls around.

  12. dddrees

    dddrees Distinguished Member

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    Absolutely, positively a boot guy.

    From memory, without going to any of the closets:

    Redwing Beckman Black Cherry
    Redwing Blackman Black
    Wolverine 1K
    Alden Indy
    Carmina Chukka in Suede
    Alfred Sargeant Radwell
    Alden For JCrew #8 Captoe Boot
    Alden #8 Wingtip Boot
    Lucchese Elephant Cowboy Boot
    Lucchese Lizard Black Cowboy Boot
    Viberg Service Boot in Brown CXL
    Carmina Cognac Cordovan Jumper
    Crocket & Jones Lindrick Black Calf
    Crockett & Jones Lindrick Cordovan
    Alfrred Sargeant Miller Boot in Cognac Cordovan and Scotch Grain Calf
    Rider Boot Co Walnut Cordovan Boot
    Edward Green Galway Dark Oak and Walnut CC
    Edward Green Galway Midnight Blue and Navy Calf
    Edward Green Galway Zug or Heather Gorse (MTO in process)
    St Crispins PC Boot

  13. fierceBadger

    fierceBadger New Member

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    Jun 16, 2014
    Just started to wear boots again and here's the collection. I always let my boots rest at least 48 hours between wearings.

    Red Wing Beckman 9011; Iron Ranger 8115; Moc Toe 875; Pecos
    Chippewa Service Boot (2 pairs) and Chippewa Rodeo Boot
    Wolverine 1000 Mile - Morley and Courtland
    Alden "Indy" 403
    Frye Dakota and Engineer
    Tony Lama Cowboy: lizard, ostrich, calf
    Lucchese Cowboy: lizard, buffalo, steer, calf
    Larry Mahan Cowboy: ostrich, calf
    Nocona Cowboy: shark, steer

    OK I'm out of control:D

  14. Hirsh

    Hirsh Distinguished Member

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    Nov 3, 2013
    Currently only one pair:

    John Lobb mid black box boots, but next year buying bespoke navy alligator boots[​IMG]

  15. tylerrrr

    tylerrrr Member

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    Dec 13, 2013
    You can post your sneakers in the classified section under streetwear!

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