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

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

  1. ahjota

    ahjota Senior member

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    Nice. I like them better a shade more than the Katahdins, and I'd be interested to learn more about them... (price would be good too [​IMG] EDIT: Heh, I looked back at the original post and saw the price there. My B.
     


  2. korce

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    Price is $399CAD - good for all you americans right now I guess.
     


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    limited stock of the models I posted. Wouldn't want to find out there are none left by the time I make up my mind.

    I see, very legitimate reason! [​IMG]
     


  4. Dashaansafin

    Dashaansafin Senior member

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    How about a pair of decently stylish ones for 100 or less?
     


  5. korce

    korce Senior member

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    ^^ You'd be hard pressed to find a better deal in terms of quality, style and price than those LL Bean's for $150 imo. Though I have seen a US website offering the same boot (made by Chippewa, but perhaps without LL Bean branding) for around $69-$89US. Not sure if they were factory seconds or first quality, but worth a look. I can't seem to find the link - but you might be able to google it. These might also be worth a look: http://www.americanequipage.com/serv...ory=ALL&no=860 I have no idea what the quality is in person though. Other than that, maybe try military surplus - should be able to get something for around $50, but they'll be more functional than stylish probably.
     


  6. mrbojangles928

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    ^^
    You'd be hard pressed to find a better deal in terms of quality, style and price than those LL Bean's for $150 imo. Though I have seen a US website offering the same boot (made by Chippewa, but perhaps without LL Bean branding) for around $69-$89US. Not sure if they were factory seconds or first quality, but worth a look. I can't seem to find the link - but you might be able to google it.
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    that link is bootsusa.com
     


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    Anyone else have some sizing experience they can offer on the LL Bean Katahdin's? I'll be getting a pair -- those are exactly what I need for city winters. Stylish and they look functional but not too technical.
     


  8. Dashaansafin

    Dashaansafin Senior member

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    Its between the LL beans and maybe some Timberlands...how are they?

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    Darn the Beans are 170 =(
     


  9. korce

    korce Senior member

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    Its between the LL beans and maybe some Timberlands...how are they? edit- Darn the Beans are 170 =(
    ^Did you not read my post above!? You can get the beans for $69 at bootsusa.com - I'm not sure if they're first quality or factory seconds though. And, they're $150 on LL Bean, not $170 - the waterproof/insulated ones are $170 (and they don't look the same unfortunately).
     


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    LL Bean also does unconditional returns.

    Something to keep in mind.
     


  11. Dashaansafin

    Dashaansafin Senior member

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    ^Did you not read my post above!? You can get the beans for $69 at bootsusa.com - I'm not sure if they're first quality or factory seconds though.

    And, they're $150 on LL Bean, not $170 - the waterproof/insulated ones are $170 (and they don't look the same unfortunately).


    Yea but that site is very hard to navigate...
     


  12. korce

    korce Senior member

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    ^

    http://bootsusa.com/Chippewa%20Boots...er_styles_.htm

    They're the first ones on that page.


    Again....these only show LADIES sizes though. Read carefully before you order or you might be disappointed. Maybe they have some mens sizes too, who knows, but that page only lists ladies sizes.

    Or maybe I'm stupid and totally missing something, but I just see ladies.

    I've been wearing my boots since I got them though and these things are easily worth the $150 asking price. I couldn't be happier with them.
     


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    These jeans will go fine with a pair of jeans and not look out of place?
     


  15. korce

    korce Senior member

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    Again....these only show LADIES sizes though. Read carefully before you order or you might be disappointed. Maybe they have some mens sizes too, who knows, but that page only lists ladies sizes.

    Or maybe I'm stupid and totally missing something, but I just see ladies.

    I've been wearing my boots since I got them though and these things are easily worth the $150 asking price. I couldn't be happier with them.


    I guess you're right - for some reason I just assumed they have men's sizes too. Either way, I was going to call before ordering.

    I have no problem with paying $150, its moreso that with the $CAD down the toilet again, plus the fact that LL Bean charges 18% duty - it would equal almost $250 CAD.
     


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