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The Desert Boot and Chukka appreciation/review thread

leparrain7

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Knowing that every feet are a world, my experience is what I wrote before in this thread, even though not everyone might agree with it.

These are mine, which are different from the one posted by @Johnniegold




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thank you for your answers, it's true that it looks lower like last, well, I'm between 8.5 and 9 and I ordered a 9 yesterday, we'll see what happens ...
 

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How is the fit on the Hi-tops at Sanders? should you take a size smaller or stay true to your size?
As @Mercurio indicated, I am wearing a different model shoe. While he is wearing the Hi-Top, I am wearing the Luther model, both made by Sanders.

There are subtle nuances between the two but the one that would impact sizing would be the toe box area. The Hi-Top has a more tapered look while the Luther has a more rounded toe box which provides for a roomier fit.

Here are the different two models:

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If you are familiar with Alden sizing and their various lasts then think Barrie last (Luther) as opposed to the Aberdeen last (Hi-Top).

Conventional wisdom says to go up a half-size in the Hi-Top for reasons as indicated by @Kingstonian.

With the roomier Luther model, that half-size more may prove to be a tad too roomy so TTS may be just right.

Good luck with your order. You should be fine.

Speaking to the Luther model, I can say that it is a comfortable chukka that I enjoy wearing and the unique bumper outsole gives it that distinctive playboy style, coupled with the polo snuff suede, well... IMO, it’s just cool, man. 😉😀😎
 
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As @Mercurio indicated, I am wearing a different model shoe. While he is wearing the Hi-Top, I am wearing the Luther model, both made by Sanders.

There are subtle nuances between the two but the one that would impact sizing would be the toe box area. The Hi-Top has a more tapered look while the Luther has a more rounded toe box which provides for a roomier fit.

Here are the different two models:

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If you are familiar with Alden sizing and their various lasts then think Barrie last (Luther) as opposed to the Aberdeen last (Hi-Top).

Conventional wisdom says to go up a half-size in the Hi-Top for reasons as indicated by @Kingstonian.

With the roomier Luther model, that half-size more may prove to be a tad too roomy so TTS may be just right.

Good luck with your order. You should be fine.

Speaking to the Luther model, I can say that it is a comfortable chukka that I enjoy wearing and the unique bumper outsole gives it that distinctive playboy style, coupled with the polo snuff suede, well... IMO, it’s just cool, man. 😉😀😎
thank you for your very detailed answer.
it's clear that I thought it was a Hi-top 😜
 

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As @Mercurio indicated, I am wearing a different model shoe. While he is wearing the Hi-Top, I am wearing the Luther model, both made by Sanders.

There are subtle nuances between the two but the one that would impact sizing would be the toe box area. The Hi-Top has a more tapered look while the Luther has a more rounded toe box which provides for a roomier fit.

Here are the different two models:

View attachment 1608496View attachment 1608497

If you are familiar with Alden sizing and their various lasts then think Barrie last (Luther) as opposed to the Aberdeen last (Hi-Top).

Conventional wisdom says to go up a half-size in the Hi-Top for reasons as indicated by @Kingstonian.

With the roomier Luther model, that half-size more may prove to be a tad too roomy so TTS may be just right.

Good luck with your order. You should be fine.

Speaking to the Luther model, I can say that it is a comfortable chukka that I enjoy wearing and the unique bumper outsole gives it that distinctive playboy style, coupled with the polo snuff suede, well... IMO, it’s just cool, man. 😉😀😎
Can’t argue with that!
 

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Not sure if this has already been mentioned, but the Sanders Japan hi-top model is noticeably rounder in the toe. Might be an option for anyone looking at the hi-top but wants more room.

 

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Not sure if this has already been mentioned, but the Sanders Japan hi-top model is noticeably rounder in the toe. Might be an option for anyone looking at the hi-top but wants more room.

Thanks for that. Very interesting.

It’s like Sanders took the shape of the Luther toe box and put it on the Hi Top.

A common statement about the Hi Top is that narrow fit in the toe box.
 

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All I need are loafers and chukkas. The chukkas:
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Top: DW Frommer George boots (higher quarters than a chukka) in water buffalo, Vass F last chukkas, DW Frommer in shell
Bottom: LP Open Walks, Rider Boot RBCB1 in #6 (though much darkened over 13 yrs), AS for BB desert boots (dyed w/ Angelus gray, brown and light blue)
 

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I love my Timebrland Wodehouse Chukka, I like the aesthetic, comfort, and supple yet distressed feel of the leather. No one here shares those, so I’m assuming I could do better (they’re not Goodyear Welted for one).
what do you guys think of those? I’ll have to buy a new one next year and wondering what could be a better buy with the same characteristics and design
 

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