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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. riraito

    riraito Senior member

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    no one answered the sno-seal or obenauf's question
     
  2. martjc786

    martjc786 Well-Known Member

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    these just came in the mail from nordstrom.com. i like their look a lot, but no goodyear welt, and theyre made in china. the leather feels thick, but soft. toe box is sleek looking with a low profile. http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/3031226/...bo=2376165&P=1 here are some personal pics http://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik...disp=inline&zw http://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik...disp=inline&zw http://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik...disp=inline&zw http://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik...disp=inline&zw notice the lack of symmetry with the soles of both boots. the last pic is an anterior view of the left shoe. is this semi-common with non-goodyear welted shoes? or is it just shitty craftsmanship? soles can always be reglued on, right?
     
  3. amnesiac

    amnesiac Senior member

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    no one answered the sno-seal or obenauf's question

    They're both good, and they both swear that other products out there for waterproofing will weaken the leather over time. SS and OB both have beeswax bases, but in the case of OB it seems to be more of a conditioner and protector that also provides waterproofing/resistance. SnoSeal is primarily a waterproofer that also has conditioners unlike the more homemade option of beeswax cut with turpentine.

    I personally have only tried sno seal which I first heard about from friends who used to do scouts, and I know plenty of people who've used it for 10+ years without "destroying" their boots, especially since we want waterproofing and secondarily have concerns about the finer points of aging leather and nuanced richness of patina.

    At the same time, I've taken a pair of old doc martens that I soaked 2 layers of sno seal into all around new york winters as well as camping and I haven't had a leaky boot or wet sock yet.
     
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  5. wagthesam

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    Bringing back this thread as I'm looking for winter boots.

    I fucking hate slipping on ice. Crepe soles are the best for their non slip powers right?
     
  6. wannabeagiant

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    Does anybody here own red wings and katahdins? I'm a 9.5D in Katahdin and am looking at the j crew red wing rugged classics. Not sure if I should go with a 9.5 or 9. I'm also a 9.5 dress shoe. Any help?
     
  7. JackTheRipper

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    Since everyone is praising the Katahdins, I have like two questions about it and I figured I'd post in this old thread.

    1. Just how slippery is it? I know people have mentioned it being slippery, but would walking on ice guarantee me a fall on my ass? From the look of it, it seems like I'd have to trek really carefully over ice or I'd slip and die. I've had experiences where I almost slipped with my desert boots and I'd prefer to keep my head above my knees.

    2. How waterproof is it? I've been having horrible experiences getting caught in rain while in desert boots which proceeded to get my feet horribly wet.
     
  8. fungz0r

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    Anybody have experience with both katahdins and iron rangers? I'm in need for a winter/fall boot and the katahdins looks good right now, but i was wondering if anybody had anything else to add before i buy them
     
  9. JackTheRipper

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    As 2010/2011 A/W comes around, are there any new boots or updates as to what boots fit the thread title?
     
  10. gululv

    gululv Senior member

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    Same problem here, was thinking about Visvim virgil, but so expensive and hard to find. But what about the gore tex lined boots here?:
    http://www.erikschedin.com/
     
  11. ysb

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    so I just picked these up off of ebay and do not expect them in any way to be durable in the winter, but hopefully they'll provide some traction in the snow. Rachel comey from a few seasons back [​IMG]
     
  12. confab

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    Anybody have experience with both katahdins and iron rangers? I'm in need for a winter/fall boot and the katahdins looks good right now, but i was wondering if anybody had anything else to add before i buy them
    I own both these boots and posted some of the differences on the streetwear shoes and boots thread: link

    I also posted some side-by-side pictures on SuFu: link
     
  13. el Bert

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    Anybody have experience with both katahdins and iron rangers? I'm in need for a winter/fall boot and the katahdins looks good right now, but i was wondering if anybody had anything else to add before i buy them

    You could go with Alfred Sargent Kelso, they come in commando sole and Veldschoen Construction, I found a thread on another forum of that construction which is basically a weatherproof construction.

    https://www.shoehealer.co.uk/product...953&imgstate=1

    http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/f...n-Construction

    here's another thread on boots from this forum, you should check out the last page for the best info.
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=94097&page=2
     
  14. ZN4ST

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    Ok, i get it. Everyone loves Aldens, and Wolverine 1000s, and even those LL Bean Engineer boots; but seriously this isn't gonna work.

    So, StyleForumers, im asking for some help on finding a boot with some requirements.
    Less than 300$
    Black
    Above ankle height

    im stoked to find out what the verdict is.
     
  15. asdf

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    Since everyone is praising the Katahdins, I have like two questions about it and I figured I'd post in this old thread.

    1. Just how slippery is it? I know people have mentioned it being slippery, but would walking on ice guarantee me a fall on my ass? From the look of it, it seems like I'd have to trek really carefully over ice or I'd slip and die. I've had experiences where I almost slipped with my desert boots and I'd prefer to keep my head above my knees.

    2. How waterproof is it? I've been having horrible experiences getting caught in rain while in desert boots which proceeded to get my feet horribly wet.


    1. If you're on actual ice, whatever soles you have don't matter, anything is slippery. If by "ice" you mean packed snow and/or slush, then yeah, they're a little slippery, but I live in Canada, get a decent amount of snow and ice, and I wear exclusively Katahdins in the winter.

    2. I've put dubbin on mine, and stepped in 4-5 inch puddles without any leaks, but as far as i can remember I've never really subjected them to sustained water, just brief dunks.
     
  16. ysb

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    Ok, i get it. Everyone loves Aldens, and Wolverine 1000s, and even those LL Bean Engineer boots; but seriously this isn't gonna work.

    So, StyleForumers, im asking for some help on finding a boot with some requirements.
    Less than 300$
    Black
    Above ankle height

    im stoked to find out what the verdict is.


    you forgot Red Wing GT's. How far above the ankle? I think they're 6". You're looking for 8"?
     
  17. ZN4ST

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    Dammit YSB! Okay, gotta admit the Red Wing Gts are pretty, but they're still 290. Think the best bet is to grab some RW Iron Rangers? Seems like its the best boot for money (230 on amazon), and as a jackass college student, there's really a "boot quality/ booze money" cost benefit utility function working here. The Rangers also look pretty good after a few months, which is what Im hoping for. Check it- http://www.superfuture.com/supertalk...3257&page=1668 Still though, im kinda wondering whats out there. Any more ideas?
     
  18. dave333

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    I wouldn't suggest red wings for college lol. There is way to much beer to be spilled on red wings IMO.
     
  19. srendam

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    Just get the Iron Rangers, the price difference isn't much in the long run which you're probably gonna be owning them for.
     
  20. SteezNuts

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    Dammit YSB! Okay, gotta admit the Red Wing Gts are pretty, but they're still 290.

    Think the best bet is to grab some RW Iron Rangers? Seems like its the best boot for money (230 on amazon), and as a jackass college student, there's really a "boot quality/ booze money" cost benefit utility function working here. The Rangers also look pretty good after a few months, which is what Im hoping for.
    Check it-
    http://www.superfuture.com/supertalk...3257&page=1668

    Still though, im kinda wondering whats out there. Any more ideas?


    If you're still considering, get Red Wing GT here: http://www.bakershoe.com/shop-by-bra...ed-wing-boots/

    Coupon code twitter for $12 off. Free shipping for US over $80 too. Comes to $212.99.
     

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