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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. Dillardiv

    Dillardiv Senior member

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    Anyone want to post fit pics of the Katahdins?
     
  2. yfarmanara

    yfarmanara Well-Known Member

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    I'm about to pull the trigger on some red wings, the RW Inspired ones. Can anyone give me an idea of how they fit? I'm a pretty true 10.5, but I heard they fit a little big.
     
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    I cannot believe I've perused 4 pages of this and no one has mentioned Bean Boots:

    http://www.llbean.com/webapp/wcs/sto...rom=SR&feat=sr

    Rain, snow, sleat...they work. Cheap, and they're so guaranteed to be awesome you'll never have to buy another pair again. EVER. I really have no idea why anyone is debating this...
     
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    I cannot believe I've perused 4 pages of this and no one has mentioned Bean Boots: http://www.llbean.com/webapp/wcs/sto...rom=SR&feat=sr Rain, snow, sleat...they work. Cheap, and they're so guaranteed to be awesome you'll never have to buy another pair again. EVER. I really have no idea why anyone is debating this...
    Because they look retarded?
     
  5. Doin' Fine.

    Doin' Fine. Senior member

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    Because they look retarded?

    NO U.
     
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    willy cheesesteak Senior member

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    Retarded or not I'm still getting a pair.
     
  7. mmm

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    Sorel's look somewhat similar but with less retard.
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    Because they look retarded?

    +1

    Sorel's look somewhat similar but with less retard.

    Great for the outdoors. Extremely warm and dry. Not an everyday boot, though.
     
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    Its true that you probably dont want to wear the sorels everyday but for the people who were willing to go with the bean boots Id say the sorel's are a better choice.
     
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    FWIW-- I just got the LL Bean Katadhin Boot in size 11 and they fit great. I'd like to weatherize them and wondering which product works better -- some sno-seal or Obenauf ?
     
  11. korce

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    Its true that you probably dont want to wear the sorels everyday but for the people who were willing to go with the bean boots Id say the sorel's are a better choice.

    I just wish that Sorel's were still made in Canada. I'm still rockin' the same pair I had 10 years ago, and they're going strong. Somehow I doubt the Vietnamese made ones have the same quality...certainly the leather doesn't compare at all (except for the $400 bison ones...)
     
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    lol @ the wh boots in the first page (i roll on 40post per, bitches) before the boots actually came out and were hyped. Still like the distressed models better but pretty cool.


    I like those black sorels and the geller coated parka on the first page though. The rest of the fit is lame but those two pieces are spot on. Might look into those sorels to wear this winter
     
  13. PinkPantser

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    (i roll on 40post per, bitches)

    word.
     
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    I also a bit surprised of the lack of bean boot recommendations. I have the the 10" bison which is good, especially in wet/cold conditions. You´ll need some good wool socks in freezing weather though, since the rubber offer little in the way of insulation and warmth.
    Sorels are probably better for really cold weather.

    Red Wings 875 and simliar style´s have served me well as winter boots (in the city). Good enough traction, the thick leather gives both warmt and breathes.
     
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    I'm about to pull the trigger on some red wings, the RW Inspired ones. Can anyone give me an idea of how they fit? I'm a pretty true 10.5, but I heard they fit a little big.

    I have a pair, and ordered a half size down from what i usually buy. I wear a 12 in most shoes, converse, vans, adidas. Got an 11.5 in the RW inspired boots and they fit good with the sufficient toe room that i like. With a thick pair of socks they fit like a glove.
     
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    I have a pair, and ordered a half size down from what i usually buy. I wear a 12 in most shoes, converse, vans, adidas. Got an 11.5 in the RW inspired boots and they fit good with the sufficient toe room that i like. With a thick pair of socks they fit like a glove.

    thanks!
     
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    You couldn't pay me enough to wear bean boots anywhere but on a farm.
     
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    You couldn't pay me enough to wear bean boots anywhere but on a farm.

    What, wheres the preppy PP??
     
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    mlyngard Senior member

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    I'm about to pull the trigger on some red wings, the RW Inspired ones. Can anyone give me an idea of how they fit? I'm a pretty true 10.5, but I heard they fit a little big.

    True to size. Just got a pair. Go up to 11 to allow for thicker socks.
     

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