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I finally received shipping info for my boots. These boots are from the Jan 20th preorder. View attachment 1806490
Mine came in and we’re surprisingly good quality. Surprisingly, the first box only included one boot. I had to message them for them to send me the other. Something about larger sizes not fitting in one box? Odd but both came and were better quality than I expected (although not perfect)
 

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Hkw did you size hok last? I also ordered uk7.5 but as time goes i was getting nervous and sent them message to change to uk8.
I previously purchased some Meermins on their sale so I'm pretty dialed into the 7.5 UK last. The boots fit great, they are a lot longer than 7.5 UK on the Hiro. Brannock 8.5C.
 

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Anyone else receive boots from the custom boot event? Let's see 'em --
 

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Anyone else receive boots from the custom boot event? Let's see 'em --
I received a pair that I ordered, with an eye toward winter, I had them shearling lined. They were supposed to be Natural CXL, unfortunately they aren’t my idea of natural. They are fine other than that though.
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I received a pair that I ordered, with an eye toward winter, I had them shearling lined. They were supposed to be Natural CXL, unfortunately they aren’t my idea of natural. They are fine other than that though.
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These look great. The most recent batches of natty CXL I've seen have looked like this -- frankly I like it better than some of the paler versions I've seen. They'll age well
 

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I received a pair that I ordered, with an eye toward winter, I had them shearling lined. They were supposed to be Natural CXL, unfortunately they aren’t my idea of natural. They are fine other than that though.
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They look amazing, really interested how the cxl clicking turns out as Meermin don't run this leather often. I commissioned a custom pair in brown cxl about a month ago, and although I know grain break is common, I'm hoping to win the lottery.
 

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These look great. The most recent batches of natty CXL I've seen have looked like this -- frankly I like it better than some of the paler versions I've seen. They'll age well
They do look good, but again pale should be the defining characteristic of natural. Those of us that covet natural, do so because of its beauty as it patina’s. Getting a natural that is already brown all but eliminates that possibility, and that reality my friend, finds me disgruntled.
 

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They look amazing, really interested how the cxl clicking turns out as Meermin don't run this leather often. I commissioned a custom pair in brown cxl about a month ago, and although I know grain break is common, I'm hoping to win the lottery.
These turned out pretty well, the loose grain shows up in the typical places, (the boot shaft) but it’s not bad. As you mentioned, that is a common trait found in CXL, and one I personally think adds to its character. I would definitely classify these as brown CXL, not natural.
 
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These turned out pretty well, the loose grain shows up in the typical places, (the boot shaft) but it’s not bad. As you mentioned, that is a common trait found in CXL, and one I personally think adds to its character. I would definitely classify these as brown CXL, not natural.
Yeah, having it on the shaft isn't something that would bother me. I just don't want the vamp of only one boot to have heavy grain break and the other to have nothing.
Although these are indeed considerably darker than most natural cxl you see, I think brown cxl is a lot darker
 

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Yeah, having it on the shaft isn't something that would bother me. I just don't want the vamp of only one boot to have heavy grain break and the other to have nothing.
Although these are indeed considerably darker than most natural cxl you see, I think brown cxl is a lot darker
I must say you are correct, that there are brown CXL much darker than this. I just have to say, I know that we are living in a post truth world nowadays. But, the idea of this being accepted as what represents natural, just means words don’t mean what we thought they meant. Of course the fact people are willing to accept it as natural, suggests at this point I’m……..
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I just recieved unlined chukka boots in rod last uk8. It fits perfectly. Wish the last was a bit wider but its not troubling me as uppers unlined. Just wondering where rod last sits in terms of width amongst all their lasts. Is hok last about the same as rod but slightly roomier in toebox??
 

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I just recieved unlined chukka boots in rod last uk8. It fits perfectly. Wish the last was a bit wider but its not troubling me as uppers unlined. Just wondering where rod last sits in terms of width amongst all their lasts. Is hok last about the same as rod but slightly roomier in toebox??
ROD is the ultraflex version of the HOK last, I reckon it is more or less the same measurements, with the notable difference being that ROD is adjusted to include the ultraflex foam insole.
 

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