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Suggest a hiking boot ....

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by aj_del, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    ^^ Very hot in Japan, Trickers makes a lot of them for the Japanese market

    Do you know the origin of the model, what they were used for?
     
  2. aj_del

    aj_del Senior member

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    no idea but if I had to guess for hiking/ mountaineering
     
  3. Kaplan

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    ^^ Paraboots are supposed to be the genuine thing and you can actually hike in them.

    Depending on how comfy they are I might use them on a small hike I've been wanting to take for some time.

    If nothing else I'm sure they'll work fine as a pair of winterboots for me.

    For your use as I understand it, I still feel the Dunhill's have the best combo of sleekness and classic styling.

    FWIW, I'm no fan of the flat soled variants - especially the ones with light contrasting soles.
     
  4. aj_del

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    ^^ I want to do a portion of the West Highland Way so much ... maybe even climb the Ben Nevis Anyways, the Dunhills are nice but my chances of scoring one over the internet are next to zero. BTW, they also make one in alligator. So much for a utility shoe [​IMG]
     
  5. Crane's

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    Hmmmm, Limmer makes good ones.
     
  6. Kaplan

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    I remember comming across another decent looking pair from Merrell, their 'Vintage Alpine Hiking Boots':

    [​IMG]

    - though they might be too clunky for you.

    ^^ I want to do a portion of the West Highland Way so much ... maybe even climb the Ben Nevis

    Climbing Ben Nevis at the end would be part of the plan.

    Just for fun, here's a pic from a month worth of 'tramping' in New Zealand:

    [​IMG]
     
  7. TRINI

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    Those are some great pics.
     
  8. aj_del

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    Like the shoes in this pic as well. Any guesses ... [​IMG]
     
  10. aj_del

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    What so you guys think of this ? Reasonably sleek, sole is not too bulky, plus heel [​IMG]
     
  11. NOBD

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    You're moving in the right direction.
     
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    What so you guys think of this ? Reasonably sleek, sole is not too bulky, plus heel

    [​IMG]


    Not bad at all. Who makes those? If you don't mind me asking.

    -LR
     
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    For urban city walking...I have found the commando sole to be uncomfortable

    But I noticed some of the boots pictured earlier had crepe soles...I suggest you take the sole design into your decision making process. Good luck
     
  14. aj_del

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    You're moving in the right direction.

    Anything with a heel will get a thumbs up from you ...[​IMG]


    Not bad at all. Who makes those? If you don't mind me asking.

    -LR


    Hudson or something like that, they are at Asos

    Came across another pic of the BC one and this time it doesnt look as good as before, maybe because of the diff angle of the pic

    [​IMG]
     
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    For urban city walking...I have found the commando sole to be uncomfortable

    But I noticed some of the boots pictured earlier had crepe soles...I suggest you take the sole design into your decision making process. Good luck


    My understanding of crepe soles were the ones on the Clarks DBs. The soles on the Diemme and Fracap should be different material but I could be wrong.
     
  16. NOBD

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    Anything with a heel will get a thumbs up from you ...[​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    The first rule is the most important one. I think you get it now.
     
  17. Mr. Lee

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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.


    Have you looked at the Frye Rogan model? I just stole a pair at the Sundance catalog/outlet store in Salt Lake--they retail for $300 and these were $69 in 8.5. Maybe they are on sale in the catalog if you like them or call the store?
     
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    ^^ These ones ? Like them very nice though their height is a little more than what I want. But hardly any online deals [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Those are some great pics.
    +1

    Thanks guys - NZ is rather photogenic [​IMG]

    Viberg boots:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    Click pics for links.
     

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