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

SLAB

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Was the by chance from a preorder with Tempo Design in SF?

i'm gonna take a stab and assume you're a size 9 brannock?
I probably am but have not had the chance yet to measure my feet on a brannock device. I had these ordered from masuya in Japan. Great guy to buy from.
 

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would love to see pics of them worn
I think I got these last September. I wear them probably 3x a week on average. Thick ass CXL...seems thicker than my other boots. The teacore is coming out. I brush them maybe once a week. I haven’t done anything else to leather though. laces are viberg.
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I think I got these last September. I wear them probably 3x a week on average. Thick ass CXL...seems thicker than my other boots. The teacore is coming out. I brush them maybe once a week. I haven’t done anything else to leather though. laces are viberg.
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sorry if this was asked and answered, but how did you size these vs brannock or Alden/Viberg ?
 

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the coupen last fits 1/2 size larger than alden barrie
 

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I think I got these last September. I wear them probably 3x a week on average. Thick ass CXL...seems thicker than my other boots. The teacore is coming out. I brush them maybe once a week. I haven’t done anything else to leather though. laces are viberg.
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Those look great! I’m gonna get the Stan from Tempo, still undecided on the size though
 

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sorry if this was asked and answered, but how did you size these vs brannock or Alden/Viberg ?
i'm a 12 on brannock with a pretty low volume foot. i wear 10.5 in 2030/110 last in viberg and also 10.5 in trubalance.

Those look great! I’m gonna get the Stan from Tempo, still undecided on the size though
i did a scan of my foot at a RW store and also double checked on the brannock. i sent the scan to tempo and even though they have their sizing recommendation on their site, they still wanted to defer to RDT. RDT recommended a size 12! i knew that was not going to work based on what all owners have told me. of course i asked Tempo what happens if i take their recommendation and buy a 12 and it's too focking big...they said no returns/exchanges.

anyway, i wear a 10 in RDT coupen and it fits larger overall than my 10.5 vibergs and aldens. i'd be very wary about any sizing info from Tempo or RDT.
 

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Here's sizing advice from Butterscotch LB for RDTs Casper for another data point

 

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Caspers are a half size down from red wing, alden trubalance or viberg 2030. At least for me
 

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are wheelrobes hand lasted and hand welted ?
 

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are wheelrobes hand lasted and hand welted ?
Given the price point, I'd say its just standard GYW. Wish they had more leather options than CXL, but it looks live they been doing special runs for shops lately.
 

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