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Shoes for winter

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Coffee, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. Coffee

    Coffee Active Member

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    Hi!

    I´m off to London in about 3 weeks and wanted to get a pair of shoes for the coming winter. What kind of shoes would you recommend for a snowy winter. They don´t have to be very warm but they should be able to handle getting a bit wet constantly. Can a leather sole stand this abuse or should I go for rubber soled shoes? I am going to visit at least C&J and Tricker´s while there. Any good picks in their selections?

    I´m also going to Cordings to try a covert coat I´ve been after for some time now
     


  2. TimelessRider

    TimelessRider Senior member

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    I don't like to use leather soles in snow or rain if I can help it. On top of not being safe on icy surfaces, it takes a few days for leather soled shoes to recover from becoming wet. Both C&J and Trickers have good selections for winter/country shoes and boots. Shoes with a storm welt should offer better protection against a wet environment e.g C&J Sedburgh, Grasmere or Cheptsow. I prefer boots as they have have the advantage of keeping your ankles dry.
     


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    Jovan Banned for Good

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    Johnston & Murphy make some nice looking weatherproof boots... whether they're worth it is something I honestly don't know.
     


  4. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    For bad weather I always try to wear rubber lug soles, whether they are John Lobb, Ferragamo, Grenson, Gucci, Allen Edmonds, etc.
     


  5. EL72

    EL72 Senior member

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    For bad weather I always try to wear rubber lug soles, whether they are John Lobb, Ferragamo, Grenson, Gucci, Allen Edmonds, etc.

    Doesn't David Eden make rubber lug soled shoes?
     


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    Niels Well-Known Member

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    I don't like to use leather soles in snow or rain if I can help it. On top of not being safe on icy surfaces, it takes a few days for leather soled shoes to recover from becoming wet. Both C&J and Trickers have good selections for winter/country shoes and boots. Shoes with a storm welt should offer better protection against a wet environment e.g C&J Sedburgh, Grasmere or Cheptsow. I prefer boots as they have have the advantage of keeping your ankles dry.

    I can recommend C&J Grasmere with rubber soles. I live in a climate with lots of snow, melting snow and wet snow in the winter (often temperatures around 0 Celcius) and the Grasmeres were just perfect.
     


  7. dkzzzz

    dkzzzz Senior member

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    If you on a budget, check out Kenneth Cole New York or Lumiani on the internet. Both are better quality and fit than some higher end shoes, particularly those sold under Barney's name.
     


  8. Coffee

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    Thanks for your answers. I like the look of those Grasmere´s. There seems to be an endless selection of elegant and sleek shoes presented in this forum but not too many shoes build for cold/foul weather.

    Does any of you have a pair of Tricker´s rubber soled brogues. I like the look but how´s the quality?
     


  9. Thurston

    Thurston Senior member

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    I am really liking these from Orvis
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    They won't say, but I'm certain that they are the Alfred Sargent Grasmere
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    Orvis wants $350 vs. Pediwear's $175 for the Sargent. The problem is the sole. I want the Danite sole, not another lug sole. Hmm.....
     


  10. lakewolf

    lakewolf Senior member

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    I just got these allen edmonds wartons on ebay for $56 [​IMG]

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  11. lakewolf

    lakewolf Senior member

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    and I do have these Ralph Harrison in deer skin... somebody knows if deer skin is better for wet weather ?

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