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Japanese Boot / Shoe Appreciation Thread (White Cloud, Rolling Dub Trio, John Lofgren, Clinch, etc.

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@Markfisher702 Are you a brannock 12? I've debated of trying the Donkey Punchers a full size down or half size, but was never quite sure. The DP is still one of my favorite LTT patterns over any of the PNW makers by far. Those naturals are going to look amazing!
Yeah. The natural punchers were / are my grail boot. They were the first Lofgren that just knocked my socks off when I saw them. I owned a pair before that were too small (length) and tried to make it work but eventually, I faced reality and flipped them then ordered bigger.

I’m a US Brannock 12B. I owned DP 10s that were correct in width but made steady contact between my big toe and the front of the toe box under weight when walking. I couldn’t endure this. The 10.5s, just standing in them unlaced, were better obviously but I still felt my big toe grazing. My 11s were / are the correct length but too wide for my “B” feet. I cannot give up these boots so the proper fit is achieved with thick socks and the thinnest Dr. Scholes air foam insoles.
 

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Yeah. The natural punchers were / are my grail boot. They were the first Lofgren that just knocked my socks off when I saw them. I owned a pair before that were too small (length) and tried to make it work but eventually, I faced reality and flipped them then ordered bigger.

I’m a US Brannock 12B. I owned DP 10s that were correct in width but made steady contact between my big toe and the front of the toe box under weight when walking. I couldn’t endure this. The 10.5s, just standing in them unlaced, were better obviously but I still felt my big toe grazing. My 11s were / are the correct length but too wide for my “B” feet. I cannot give up these boots so the proper fit is achieved with thick socks and the thinnest Dr. Scholes air foam insoles.
Thanks thats good to know! Its definitely on my list of boots to get in the future once I can get through some these other pre-orders I have on deck haha.
 

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I still need to get some Donkey Punchers. The natural seem to be the way to go with these.
 

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Nice! You are winning the JL game.
 

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Possible Moto Shoe/Boot excitement!
I fell in love with Moto shoe/boot style a couple of years ago but, alas, they only go up to 10.5 (they call it Size 3...28cm) & I'm 11-11.25 (29cm, would be Size 4). I've constantly e-mailed them & IG commented that they should make a Size 4. They've either ignored my e-mails & comments or written back saying "We don't make Size 4." I even went to their Tokyo/Shibuya store to squeeze my too large feet into their shoes & asked them to please please make Size 4. They gave me a smile & said "sorry but we don't make Size 4."
Well, after another round of e-mails & IG comments I received a response from them today saying "We are just thinking to make bigger size (size 4) in the future. Not yet..."
Holy moly, 'm very excited at this glimmer of hope.
Anyone else out there waiting for them to make a Size 4 or larger?
 

Patek

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Possible Moto Shoe/Boot excitement!
I fell in love with Moto shoe/boot style a couple of years ago but, alas, they only go up to 10.5 (they call it Size 3...28cm) & I'm 11-11.25 (29cm, would be Size 4). I've constantly e-mailed them & IG commented that they should make a Size 4. They've either ignored my e-mails & comments or written back saying "We don't make Size 4." I even went to their Tokyo/Shibuya store to squeeze my too large feet into their shoes & asked them to please please make Size 4. They gave me a smile & said "sorry but we don't make Size 4."
Well, after another round of e-mails & IG comments I received a response from them today saying "We are just thinking to make bigger size (size 4) in the future. Not yet..."
Holy moly, 'm very excited at this glimmer of hope.
Anyone else out there waiting for them to make a Size 4 or larger?
I am very interested in this as I reached out to them before, but like you I was ignored.

Please report back!
 

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Purists look away. I had an accident involving a can of sardines/oil last week on my M-43 natural CXL boots.

I tried a few ways of getting the stain out but the natural rough-out was not having it (see the shoe care thread). After a few attempts I ended up just oiling them all over. They now look like they are two years old so I gave them some fake patina.

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Here are some 2-3 year old boots
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Markfisher702

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Purists look away. I had an accident involving a can or sardines/oil last week on my M-43 natural CXL boots.

I tried a few ways of getting the stain out but the natural rough-out was not having it (see the shoe care thread). After a few attempts I ended up just oiling them all over. They now look like they are two years old so I gave them some fake patina.

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Here are some 2-3 year old boots
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They look fine / great. Keep on wearing them 👍🏼
 

mitchmurr62

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I am very interested in this as I reached out to them before, but like you I was ignored.

Please report back!
They further followed up with me saying once the COVID situation passed they would look to do Size 4 in some of their shoes & boots. Sounds like not til 2021.
 

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