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

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Unmarked Custom DB Hunter

Shinki Dark Cherry Horsebutt upper, untructured toe, unstructured heel, fully unlined, dr sole dress rubber soles studded, stitchdown construction...

I am parting with these boots because they are 0.5 too large. if you are a tts 10.5 and interested drop me a pm

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Unlined and unstructured heel, neat. Can you share a pic of the inside of the heel?
 

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Just going to share this bit of neurosis: I am bothered by the imprint that supportive inserts/insoles leave on the heel of leather shoes.

I’m also suspicious that in a brief period of trying such inserts out in my Lofgrens I may have overly compressed the cork or whatever layer that is part of the midsole.

Brought to you by diner coffee and Wellbutrin.
 

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Just going to share this bit of neurosis: I am bothered by the imprint that supportive inserts/insoles leave on the heel of leather shoes.

I’m also suspicious that in a brief period of trying such inserts out in my Lofgrens I may have overly compressed the cork or whatever layer that is part of the midsole.

Brought to you by diner coffee and Wellbutrin.
I never knew supportive inserts/insoles left imprints until the other day when I went looking for a pair of beaten up -in other words patinaed- Vibergs. I thought it was odd when the seller mentioned the imprint on the sole. I asked myself, "why'd the hell describe that? ". Now I know.

I'm more concerned about the scuffs boot pullers leave behind. I bought a pair of Lofgrens and regrettably, a cheap bootpuller. I get too paranoid to use it. Eventually I'll stop caring but it is always really difficult in the beginning.
 

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I never knew supportive inserts/insoles left imprints until the other day when I went looking for a pair of beaten up -in other words patinaed- Vibergs. I thought it was odd when the seller mentioned the imprint on the sole. I asked myself, "why'd the hell describe that? ". Now I know.

I'm more concerned about the scuffs boot pullers leave behind. I bought a pair of Lofgrens and regrettably, a cheap bootpuller. I get too paranoid to use it. Eventually I'll stop caring but it is always really difficult in the beginning.
I don’t think my nerves can handle a boot jack.
 

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Just going to share this bit of neurosis: I am bothered by the imprint that supportive inserts/insoles leave on the heel of leather shoes.

I’m also suspicious that in a brief period of trying such inserts out in my Lofgrens I may have overly compressed the cork or whatever layer that is part of the midsole.

Brought to you by diner coffee and Wellbutrin.
I don't think you've compressed the cork fill or layers of leather much with your insert.
 

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Bumping for a deal on a good pair of boots that we don't plan on making again.
Thanks Jeremy. Sad i didn’t get my sizing dialed in prior to the preorder (and all preorders at that)

contemplating on giving it 2-3 weeks and if no bite, will get it relasted by RC
 
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Jeremy told me it might be relevant to post here, so howdy folks, hope you like really tall boots, because we're brining some really darn cool ones to the states next year.

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Production has not yet begun. These "Transcontinental Boots" are a collaboration between Black Sign Garments and Clinch, with Clinch doing all the production at their Brass Tokyo workshop. Expected delivery for them is Fall/Winter 2022.

Until October 29th, they can be pre-ordered from the S&S website on either the CN WIDE or CN-S Last, which are (in our opinion) Clinch's best lasts.

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They stand a little over 16" tall, and feature O'Sullivan cork outsoles and heels. The hardware is tonal brass, and the leather is Black Gustave Cowhide - a combination-tanned tea core leather from the oldest operating tannery in France.

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Pre-Orders close on October 29th, 2021. Additional photos and information can be found on the S&S Thread here on styleforum, and on our website.
 

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Jeremy told me it might be relevant to post here, so howdy folks, hope you like really tall boots, because we're brining some really darn cool ones to the states next year.

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Production has not yet begun. These "Transcontinental Boots" are a collaboration between Black Sign Garments and Clinch, with Clinch doing all the production at their Brass Tokyo workshop. Expected delivery for them is Fall/Winter 2022.

Until October 29th, they can be pre-ordered from the S&S website on either the CN WIDE or CN-S Last, which are (in our opinion) Clinch's best lasts.

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They stand a little over 16" tall, and feature O'Sullivan cork outsoles and heels. The hardware is tonal brass, and the leather is Black Gustave Cowhide - a combination-tanned tea core leather from the oldest operating tannery in France.

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Pre-Orders close on October 29th, 2021. Additional photos and information can be found on the S&S Thread here on styleforum, and on our website.
I did, in fact, instruct Elliot to post these here. My boot closet is full and I am going to sell off some stuff to make room for these.
 

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@StrangeJeremy While those boots aren’t exactly for me, now that you guys are stocking black sign any chance of carrying their regular footwear offerings? Their military boots and service shoes have always looked rather nice, but very little info on them from what I’ve tried to look up.
 

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