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It's getting colder, What are the best boots for fall/winter?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by ssnyc, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. robbie

    robbie Pleading Poverty

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    the katahdins dude FOR REAL... russell mocs are expensive as fuck,
     


  2. mlyngard

    mlyngard Senior member

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    As I type, it's a brisk 65 degrees in NYC. I'm trying to get a jump on the cold weather by shopping for boots now. I've been stomping around in my Common Projects mid-top Military Trainers during the messy winter months. I think its now time to upgrade.

    My only requirements are:

    Somewhat durable and somewhat good looking.

    I've been looking at:
    Red Wing 875 which satisfy the former but maybe not the latter?
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    A.P.C. Leather sole work boots look nice but fragile...
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    Thoughts? Suggestions?


    My vote, not knowing more, is the new RedWing jCrew boot (beautiful in person and on my to-buy list asap). The sole is ideal for the occasional city snow/rain/ice, which the 875 crepe sole is not (although, as a city dweller myself, the crepe sole is great for pavement walking).

    Some questions:

    Is this boot for city weekend/casual wear only?

    Will it need to do double-duty at work on crappy days (i.e. as a semi-dress boot)?

    Weekends in the country in mud, harsher conditions? Work boot? Hiking? Sport? Farming? Cow tipping?

    What do you expect to get from this boot in terms of wear: a good scuffed patina or something that can polish up real nice when needed?
     


  3. uristocrat

    uristocrat Well-Known Member

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    What about Timberlands? I swore I wouldnt wear them anymore but I just wrote a post on my site about the collete timberland and timberlands abington collection. I probably will not want the collette timberlands but the abington collection has a refined look that seems more conducive for style minded people..


    http://uristocrat.com/2009/09/27751/



    http://uristocrat.com/2009/09/27829/
     


  4. riraito

    riraito Senior member

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    The abington collection isn't bad.. it might be worth checking out. how much do they go for? is apropersite the only place to find them?
     


  5. Geste

    Geste Senior member

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    The TimberlandBootCompany has some very nice boots - in limited qualities though....mainly through pre-order
    Attachment 28167

    These are named "Tackheads" also available in blk/gry
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    rapad Active Member

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    I have Timberland deer-leather boots, and they are very tough. Timberland has a bit rough style, but the boots survive a nuclear catastrophy.[​IMG]
     


  7. ssnyc

    ssnyc Senior member

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    As much as I hate newbie threads, I love reading about boots for fall.
    Please excuse the "newbie" thread as my brethren with 104 posts calls it [​IMG] , but thanks for the suggestions and direction to related threads. I think I'm gonna go more streetstyle instead of office appropriate, since I do more pavement pounding than desk sitting nowadays (and I could always do a quick change at the office if needed). That said, I'm now on a mission to find either one of these abington's locally. [​IMG]
     


  8. modern_leifeng

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    Depending on what you are looking for, I'd also say taking a look at Timberlands may be worth it. I got the Timberland Earthkeepers 6 inch boot for under $100 last year (regularly around $160) and they are great boots both on the farm during the weekend and also in the city with a pair of jeans.
     


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    ssnyc Senior member

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    How about Dr. Martens? The Made in England boots are much higher quality than the more recent regular Chinese made ones. They come in basic black or cherry. I have the cherry and love them.

    -Ian
     


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    i'm considering a black or brown rough-out White's Lace-to-Toe Smoke Jumper or these: [​IMG] White's Northwest lace-to-toe [​IMG] ***cross-posted from Red Wings GT vs. Alden Indy thread
     


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    You can definietely wear boots with a leather sole during winter, even on icy sidewalks/streets, you just need to add a thin rubber sole to the boots beforehand and treat the leather sidewalls of the sole with a sealent/waterproof lubricant or spray, its worked for me over the past years without issues and no slipping on ice or moisture getting in the boots either, works like a charm imho......
     


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