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Looking for brown leather boot w/ low profile sole

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Style Noob, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. Style Noob

    Style Noob Member

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    I have spent a lot of time searching through this site and weeding through the BS in search for a pair of boots that fit what I have in mind.

    I like the low profile sole of many chukkas out there (the Frye Manny Chukka is an example of one as well as the John Varvatos Chukka)



    but more boot-like similar to a pair of red wings (Iron ranger) which are probably out of my target price but I like the look and the brand seems to be respected. [​IMG]

    I'm looking for a casual boot, like most folks on here and would prefer something that doesn't break the bank. I have a fairly large size (13/14) so finding pre owned is typically tough. My shoe size and height (6'4") are why I'd prefer to keep it low profile. Thanks
     
  2. Crane's

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    Wolverine original 1000 mile boot would be a good choice.
     
  3. Style Noob

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    These are in the same price as the Red Wings. While similar in look, my question mostly revolved around affordability, not a search for a similar priced and similar looking boot. Sorry for the late response, I forgot I asked the question.
     
  4. pgd3

    pgd3 Senior member

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    I have a project currently, stitching a single leather sole onto an old farm boot (knapp), the boots are cheap and worn but really quite comfortable, and vintaged.

    Once I get the new sole stitched (I lack a stitch down machine), it should be quite low profile.

    For off the shelf shoes, what's the price point you want to hit?
     
  5. Style Noob

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    I want to bump this since I recently got a new job that will allow me to wear some casual boots and with chillier weather on the way, I'd like to try and pick up a nice pair of boots. Price point is under $150 preferable. Doesn't have to be top of the line since boot weather here is no more than 3-4 months, but I would prefer something decent. Thanks.

    I know it isn't a high price for most members here. But spending $300 on boots while living in the desert is just not a good move IMO.
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2011
  6. Style Noob

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    RECAP:

    Wound up going this route. Have the brown 1000 mile and have had them 6-12mo. As someone who typically wears a 14 in athletic shoes, the 12 fit perfect for the Wolverines. Incredibly comfortable out of the box. No break in, no blisters. Glad to finally have cool weather here so I can wear them. My feat never hurt like my crappy dress shoes.

    As someone who waited 1-2yrs to muster up the courage to spend the money necessary for these I recommend anyone on the fence to just buy them, your just delaying the inevitable.

    One thing I am curious of is what is something good to have for maintenance? any special brush to help get scuffs out?

    (I am back on here trolling for a casual Chukka, back in research mode)
     

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