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Suggest a hiking boot ....

aj_del

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Hi

I started liking the hiking boot look when these Diemme boots first appeared at Tres Bien Shop aroud 6-8 months back and didnt buy them due to limited utility and SF groupthink that they are ugly.



Then I came across these Fracap ones which I loved but again desisted from buying.



Now I saw these recently posted in the non-sart looks threads and I started wanting a pair again.

Originally Posted by aj_del
ANy idea who makes these boots ? They look sleeker than Fracap/ Diemme


Originally Posted by aj_del
^^ Thanks, looks like they are 1000 USD which is around 700 more than my budget. I should probaby get these AEs http://pics.ae.com/is/image/aeo/0211_5666_203_b?$pdp-265$ for 60 USD



Clockwise from top:
MAGNANNI ($425), DUNHILL ($650), FRYE ($298), BRUNELLO CUCINELLI ($985), MONCLER V COLLECTION ($740)


Originally Posted by JPHardy
Yeah Spoo, when did this happen?

AJ,

I think you will like these:



So basically what I want is a boot with the look of the hiking boots without the super heavy sole. Something more suitable for the city with casual clothes rather than actual hiking.

Any suggestions ..

Thanks
 

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Thanks everyone for your suggestions, I appreciate it.

Sadly none of them are what I am looking for. Honestly all of them look like regular boots rather than hiking boots.
 

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I really like this pair;



Just can't justify the purchase though.
 

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^^ I saw that, its a little too SWD for what I had in mind. Its on sale at endclothing.co.uk in case you are interested. The suede one looks better to me .
 

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I just brought myself a Danner and enjoy using as a walking boots for bad weather. Very comfortable and durable.
 

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I like these, aj_del:



Heels (!), nice colours, simple design.
 

aj_del

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^^ just need to sell 10 sf secret code at a hundred bucks a pop and they will be mine
 

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Originally Posted by aj_del
^^ just need to sell 10 sf secret code at a hundred bucks a pop and they will be mine

Ah, BC right? I understand. I remember seeing some nice Santoni's. Probably not cheap either, though. (I don't mean the ones on the sleek George last, you might find in a Google search.)

I like these, except for the nose (which would be a deal breaker for me):



See here.
 

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Of the ones posted so far I like the Dunhill's the best - the ones with the yellow laces below:



But I wouldn't know where to get them, so in the beginning of December I ordered a pair of brown Paraboot Avoriaz instead:


not my pic

I'm still waiting for these as they were out of stock when I placed the order @ Pediwear (they said 6 to 8 weeks).
 

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^^ Paraboots are supposed to be the genuine thing and you can actually hike in them. I have no requirement of hiking boots. The last 2 'hikes' (see pics below) I undertook were of the kind where I took my then 2.5 year son along on his pram. My AS chukkas worked fine for that. As such the 'hiking boots' I want are actually just CJ Coniston level tough boots with a hiking boot look.
 

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