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Stylish, Functional and Durable Winter Boots - Too much to ask?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by korce, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. robin

    robin Senior member

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    goodyear welt will not keep water out. You need a storm welt or goretex lining or a galosh.
    A storm welt on a majority of shoes will not help you either.
     
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    I quite like the ones listed here:

    This is the description for a boot by the Shipton & Heneage guys Zamo linked... [​IMG]

     
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    ^ those look pretty nice too, but I think I'm leaning towards the black ones I posted earlier.

    @Tarmac - ultimately I'm looking for something to wear on winter days when the streets are clearer (doesn't mean it won't be cold outside though!). I've got Sorels and another pair of ugly winter/hiker boots that can be worn when extreme function is necessary.

    But, I do alot of walking (don't drive at all really) so warmth and comfort are important.

    Surprised nobody has guessed who makes those boots I posted yet...
     
  4. robin

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    Ah fuck me. Was going to order some sorel caribou boots but I read that they're no longer made in Canada and suck now (now owned by Columbia?). Are there other similar looking pac boot alternatives besides some beans?

    And what about Baffin? Would the basic entry level ones be overkill if you don't live in the Arctic?
     
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    Don't you hate that shit?
     
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    ^ those look pretty nice too, but I think I'm leaning towards the black ones I posted earlier.

    @Tarmac - ultimately I'm looking for something to wear on winter days when the streets are clearer (doesn't mean it won't be cold outside though!). I've got Sorels and another pair of ugly winter/hiker boots that can be worn when extreme function is necessary.

    But, I do alot of walking (don't drive at all really) so warmth and comfort are important.

    Surprised nobody has guessed who makes those boots I posted yet...


    I would guess Brown's? They look like something Brown's would make. Is there any other company in Canada that makes boots? Not sure.

    They are ok, but are they worth $400?
     
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    ^ I meant to comment on those boots earlier. They look exactly like the Wings and Horns service boots (also made in Canada), just without the distressing. I'm curious on who makes them as well as I'd prefer those to the $800 versions.
     
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    What then to wear if you do live in the city, and admitedly only need a shoe or boot that will keep your feet dry walking on poorly maintained city streets? I need something to keep my feet dry when I'm walking to and from the subway, so that I'm not sitting with cold feet during work all day. I think I'm in the more water-resistant camp. Would the unlined Alden chukka's work?
     
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    I think I'm in the more water-resistant camp. Would the unlined Alden chukka's work?
    The suede one's? Not so much. Check out their Kudu chukka books though - it's calf leather that's been heavily oiled and is very water resistant.
     
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    i want to know the boots you posted!!
     
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    I wear my always trustworthy JEEP BOOT I bought 6 years ago. still look new.
     
  12. ahjota

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    The Nov 2008 issue of GQ has a two-page spread on winter boots. p.212-213. Looking at it right now. Four of the boots are listed as <$400, two of them <$300. I can scan and up it maybe tomorrow.

    Brands:
    Bruno Magli
    John Varvatos
    Timberland Boot Company (not Timberland)
    BoO for Sperry
    Tod's
    Cole Haan
    Ralph Lauren
     
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    Surprised nobody has guessed who makes those boots I posted yet...

    Dayton?
     
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    IIRC, the Danner Mountain Light has gore-tex.
    Thinsulate or shearling bean boots are also an option.
    The Quoddy Grizzly boot comes in shearling, though I doubt it will do much against water.
    Russel mocs would also be functional.
     
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    I don't know -- I just can't imagine busting out a pair of $300 or $400 boots and walking around New York. I'm less concerned with the water and more with the salt and silt and overall disgusting shit that lies on the city streets. surely there is some sort of stylish, functional, affordable option. Don't make me go to EMS and buy a pair of sneakers. Those won't go well with slim jeans.
     
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    ^^^ The pricetags on the boots in GQ appeared to be mostly because these were designer renditions of styles already mentioned in this thread. All appeared to be waterproof, and most seemed to be lined and/or have rubber soles.

    Here are the three that I remember off hand (at work right now):

    Timberland, Tackhead Winter Chukka:
    http://www.timberlandbootcompany.com...efault,pd.html

    John Varvatos, Groove Shearling Boot:
    http://zeta.zappos.com/ViewProduct.a...ductId=7458002

    BoO for Sperry, Boat Boot in leather:
    http://bp0.blogger.com/_F7i70fSPrGU/...s1600-h/10.jpg
     
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    [​IMG] Oil tanned and lined with 24oz wool.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Oil tanned and lined with 24oz wool.


    Beautiful. Who makes them?
     
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    Filson Highlander Boots
     
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    Filson Highlander Boots

    Thank you.

    I noticed their Chukka looks nice too.
     

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