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Quick snow boot question: Timberland or STP brands

EL72

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C'mon man, are you serious? And don't give me that "I'm from a tropical country" schtick. Get some boots for walking in the city. These are for hiking Mount Washington in January.

 

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You wont buy a topcoat until you find a proper one "with high armholes and all" yet your willing to be seen in public wearing these?

Get a decent pair of ankle boots with rubber soles and call it a day.

MrR
 

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Actually, I am thinking that it is pointless for me to buy a topcoat in addition to the duffel coat I already have for campus use, when I can have a much better topcoat made the next time I go back to Southeast Asia.

As for the boots, I was concerned because I am apparently more sensitive to cold than I thought, and I was breaking out the wool coat and scarf well before a lot of other people.

Sorry for the tropical country schtick. A new friend of mine from Africa bought a pair of boots similar to the one above (edit: without really knowing what kind of boots are for what use), so I suppose he'd be giving the desert schtick or something analogous.
 

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Originally Posted by josepidal
Actually, I am thinking that it is pointless for me to buy a topcoat in addition to the duffel coat I already have for campus use, when I can have a much better topcoat made the next time I go back to Southeast Asia.

As for the boots, I was concerned because I am apparently more sensitive to cold than I thought, and I was breaking out the wool coat and scarf well before a lot of other people.

Sorry for the tropical country schtick. A new friend of mine from Africa bought a pair of boots similar to the one above, so I suppose he'd be giving the desert schtick or something analogous.


I think you might want to invest in something like this to ensure you aren't harmed by the frigid conditions of downtown Boston...

 

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I'm very sorely tempted. This is the kind of advice a new friend from Moscow is giving as well.
 

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Originally Posted by josepidal
...I was breaking out the wool coat and scarf well before a lot of other people.

Good to know those three hundred posts and months of wardrobe planning paid off for you.
 

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Nice to know your 1,000th post was just for me.
 

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Timberlands aren't that good, IMO. Get some Gore-Tex hiking boots from a brand that makes that sort of thing. I have a pair of Vasque that has treated me very well last year. I walked around in blizzard condition and never got a wet toe. They don't look half bad either. When you're in a blizzard, the last thing you should worry about is how you look. Warm and dry toes become priority #1. BTW, my boots look like this: [URL='http://s7images.sierratradingpost.com/is/image/SierraTradingPost/72964_31?wid=600&hei=600&fmt=jpeg&qlt=75,0&op_sharpen=1&resMode=bicub&op_usm=1.0,0.75,0.0,0&iccEmbed=0']http://s7images.sierratradingpost.co...0,0&iccEmbed=0[/URL]
 

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Originally Posted by josepidal
Nice to know your 1,000th post was just for me.

Sure thing jose. I can't think of a more fitting post. After all, what would SF be without you? ... Nevermind, that was rhetorical.
 

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Originally Posted by josepidal
Actually, I am thinking that it is pointless for me to buy a topcoat in addition to the duffel coat I already have for campus use, when I can have a much better topcoat made the next time I go back to Southeast Asia.

As for the boots, I was concerned because I am apparently more sensitive to cold than I thought, and I was breaking out the wool coat and scarf well before a lot of other people.

Josepidal, I fear that your proposed bespoke topcoat from a tropical tailor will not bode well.
 

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I have a pair of Timberlands that I bought back in the early 90's (when they were still being made in the U.S.). They're still going strong. I don't know about the current quality, but I imagine they'd survive at least one New England winter. Of course, many of their styles are now associate with hip-hop culture (to the extent you care about that).

You could always go with the Bean boots. You'll look like a real New Englander. Just be sure to get the thinsulate lined ones or buy heavy wool socks.

I think I've said this before, but since you're not going to be staying in New England for very long, I would resist the temptation to spend a lot of money on cold weather items.
 

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I think you need to go bespoke...

On the real, you're talking about boots to wear when it's slushy and snowy right? Who cares--get anything!
 

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Originally Posted by DarkNWorn
Timberlands aren't that good, IMO. Get some Gore-Tex hiking boots from a brand that makes that sort of thing. I have a pair of Vasque that has treated me very well last year. I walked around in blizzard condition and never got a wet toe. They don't look half bad either. When you're in a blizzard, the last thing you should worry about is how you look. Warm and dry toes become priority #1.

BTW, my boots look like this:

[URL='http://s7images.sierratradingpost.com/is/image/SierraTradingPost/72964_31?wid=600&hei=600&fmt=jpeg&qlt=75,0&op_sharpen=1&resMode=bicub&op_usm=1.0,0.75,0.0,0&iccEmbed=0']http://s7images.sierratradingpost.co...0,0&iccEmbed=0[/URL]


Jose I have had good luck with hiking boots from LL Bean. They work well for slush, snow and slippery conditions. They aren't too expensive so you won't have to lay out a lot of cash for a pair of boots you will use just for a winter or so.
 

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