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

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Should be Monday, I hope they fit I hope they fit.

My Lofgren feel pretty good, some heel slip, I know the Clinch are narrower everywhere so I fully expect them to be tight in my forefoot and not a lot of slip since the heel is tighter, and I also hope I can get them off!

There's some really extreme 'I want this boot to fit' anecdotes on Reddit.
 

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Oh right, y'all were waiting.
Got the 9.5US size, feels good. I believe a 9 would have been a worse call. They feel comfortable in a thick sock.

Now I am looking at their other shoes..

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Oh right, y'all were waiting.
Got the 9.5US size, feels good. I believe a 9 would have been a worse call. They feel comfortable in a thick sock.

Now I am looking at their other shoes..

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Hows the width? More curious about pinky toe room as thats where I typically have issues even with an average foot. They look great!
 

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Hows the width? More curious about pinky toe room as thats where I typically have issues even with an average foot. They look great!
I'm surprised that these work for me. I went with a 9.5 US, which is .5 bigger than my Lofgren. I don't have a hard time getting them off or on, and heel slip is minimal. I don't think I should have gone with a 9, I have a thumb's width from toes to end of boot when standing, if you have a wider foot I don't know if less room than this is a good idea, but that may be personal preference.

For reference, I am a 9.5 Brannock and I am a 8.5EE or 9E in the Alden Barrie last. Typically 9E in most shoes.

I am now...tempted to save up some $ to get a pair of Clinch Yaeger or Service Shoes or both..

I had tried the 8.5US in the Wide Last and that too felt comfortable, though a lot tighter, no heel slip, and I had a really hard time getting the boots off. I imagine that. 9 in the wide would have worked for me.
 

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I'm surprised that these work for me. I went with a 9.5 US, which is .5 bigger than my Lofgren. I don't have a hard time getting them off or on, and heel slip is minimal. I don't think I should have gone with a 9, I have a thumb's width from toes to end of boot when standing, if you have a wider foot I don't know if less room than this is a good idea, but that may be personal preference.

For reference, I am a 9.5 Brannock and I am a 8.5EE or 9E in the Alden Barrie last. Typically 9E in most shoes.

I am now...tempted to save up some $ to get a pair of Clinch Yaeger or Service Shoes or both..

I had tried the 8.5US in the Wide Last and that too felt comfortable, though a lot tighter, no heel slip, and I had a really hard time getting the boots off. I imagine that. 9 in the wide would have worked for me.
Oh wow so you went TTS. Interesting as thats the first time I think I've heard someone doing that for Clinch.
 

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I would have been close to TTS in the CN-S last for Yeagers. I am US Brannock 11.5B-C left and 12B right. The largest Yeagers that S&S received was Clinch 11. I tried them. Good toe room but they were too narrow. I'd either be Clinch 11.5 or 12. Unsure so I didn't order more.
 

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Looking at several clinch engineer boots here and on Instagram, it looks like they have a more squared toe as opposed to a rounded one, which I'm liking more and more. Are there any other engineer boots with that or should I start saving up?
 

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Looking at several clinch engineer boots here and on Instagram, it looks like they have a more squared toe as opposed to a rounded one, which I'm liking more and more. Are there any other engineer boots with that or should I start saving up?
Only other maker I think that’s comparable to Clinch would be Role Club RC40 last. Unstructured it gets a similar profile as Clinch in my opinion.
 

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Getting some break in time on these today.

Don't mind the dog hair.

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I ordered a half sole for my Clinch boots to reduce some of the heel slip/volume. I put a full insole in and it really filled the boot but perhaps too glove-like for my liking.

additionally..even the best make mistakes. the heel piece had a mis-nailed nail. coming loose. I pulled the bent nail out, straightened it, and nailed it back in.
 

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