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

Fenderplyr

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Can anyone give some insight on the m-43 break in? I have a 9.5 that feel nice but slightly tight over the top of the toe. I've never owned unstructured toed boots before, will the tightness break in with some wear?
 

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Can anyone give some insight on the m-43 break in? I have a 9.5 that feel nice but slightly tight over the top of the toe. I've never owned unstructured toed boots before, will the tightness break in with some wear?
I'd be a little concerned about the tightness around your toes, unstructured toes generally lose space as they collapse but shouldn't be tight. IMO any tightness around your toes won't get better with wear.
 

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I have my eyes set on the Rolling Dub Trio Coupens. How should I go about selecting the correct size? My feet are 26-26.5 cms sitting/standing and fairly wide.
 

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Yeah they're cool looking. I don't have any myself, but here is Standard & Strange's guidance: https://standardandstrange.com/products/coupen-mid-cut-boot-brown-horsehide
I don’t quite understand the size chart on the Rolling Dub Trio website. Why would men / women with different length feet wear the same size boots? And what does the last column show?
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I don’t quite understand the size chart on the Rolling Dub Trio website. Why would men / women with different length feet wear the same size boots? And what does the last column show?
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The last column says sneaker size which is never a good comparison. I've tried the coupens on in the RDT shop in Asakusa, and generally I'd say go a full size down from your brannock size. You could do half size down if you had a really wide foot and/or fill out the volume with thicker socks.
 

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I don’t quite understand the size chart on the Rolling Dub Trio website. Why would men / women with different length feet wear the same size boots? And what does the last column show?
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I’m no RDT sizing authority, but I would think it’s because women feet are very likely to be much narrower than male feet, even assuming the same length.

Like, my wife has big stompers and her feet are almost as long as mine, but half the width. And my feet are only D width.
 

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Hi everyone, new here but have been appreciating from afar for a long time. I have some Lofgren Natural CXL Engineers in 8.5 I picked up last week. Fit felt perfect, they were hard to get into but nice once my feet were in. However, after wearing them for a week they've loosened up to the point of being far too big.
Curious if anyone is interested in trading for a size 8, or was interested in purchasing them for a discounted price (worn for a week, no box) Looking forward to any replies! Thanks
 

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Anyone with high arches and a high instep own a pair of lofgren engineers? I've always had trouble with too much heel slip for non laced boots. Wondering if it would be foolish to order the engineers over the m-43
 

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selling these brand new m-43s in a size 9.5. I ended up keeping the size 10 so these are sitting around ready to go for $700 shipped
 

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to all the RDT Coupen wearers, how well does it break in? Should I expect discomfort and ankle blisters for a longer period of time with these things? Appreciate all the tips
 

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Hi everyone, new here but have been appreciating from afar for a long time. I have some Lofgren Natural CXL Engineers in 8.5 I picked up last week. Fit felt perfect, they were hard to get into but nice once my feet were in. However, after wearing them for a week they've loosened up to the point of being far too big.
Curious if anyone is interested in trading for a size 8, or was interested in purchasing them for a discounted price (worn for a week, no box) Looking forward to any replies! Thanks
Have u tried wearing them with a thicker sock? A leather insole is worth trying as well. If the length of the boot is ok getting a smaller size won't help. If they were hard to get into at first a smaller size may be impossible to get on. Did u go down 1/2 size from brannock?
 

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Is there a place in a Paris where I can try on CLinch or John Lofgren? Especially interested in John Lofgren Donkey Punchers.
 

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