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Indonesian Boot Makers (Onderhoud, Benzein, RenavGoods, Santalum, etc)

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These look amazing man!
Thanks man! These turned out even better than I was hoping for. Rizky is truly an artist.

A vast majority of his renderings of the SVC02 model feature some variation of a half sole, together with an unstructured toe for a sleek, almost torpedo-like look, which I find very appealing.

I however wanted to go with something a bit different, and I really think that the structured toe (and heel!) together with the thicker outsole make for more a "muscular" look which for me really puts this pair over the top.
 
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These shoes all look great but I was wondering if folks can share their experience in build quality and comfort? I live in Berlin and after years of happy service with RMW I am thinking of getting boots from Briselback or some of the other makers. The feedback on Reddit seems to be that sizing is often hit-and-miss with Indonesian bootmakers. With customs and shipping, does it make sense to go this route or stick with European brands like Vass?
 
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In my experience the build quality of the Indonesian makers far exceeds that of comparably priced western brands. They are hand-lasted and held-welted, two extremely labor-intensive processes that one would pay astronomical prices for in the west (i.e Role Club and Kreosote prices). Their sizing is the same as Red Wing, Grant Stone, or any other boot brand. Here is my write up of my most recent pair of Onderhoud's:



These shoes all look great but I was wondering if folks can share their experience in build quality and comfort? I live in Berlin and after years of happy service with RMW I am thinking of getting boots from Briselback or some of the other makers. The feedback on Reddit seems to be that sizing is often hit-and-miss with Indonesian bootmakers. With customs and shipping, does it make sense to go this route or stick with European brands like Vass?
 

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