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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. Steel28

    Steel28 Senior member

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    I was thinking to get Plaza cap toe, it was a coin flip..:)
     


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    I'm not very knowledgable on women's shoes, but check out Frye. They're high quality, made in the US and are at a similar price point to Alden. I think they mainly make boots tho, not sure if they also make shoes. Probably a better choice is Carmina, sold exclusively in the US by Epaulet. They're not made in the US however, but they are very high quality.
     
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    Look at Carmina.
     


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    Also Meermin. Both spanish companies that make good looking lady "shoes"
     


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    LOL, that's what I thought as well
     


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    I know I've posted about rain before, but here's another one. Japan enters its rainy season in mid-June, so it's on my mind.

    I'm thinking that, if properly sprayed with AE/Meltonian/etc protector, suede chukkas (or PTB) with the oiled flex-welt might do the trick. Now, I'm not talking about trudging through a downpour, but rather on days when I think there might be a shower in the afternoon. I avoid wearing my shells on such days, and I'd like some alternatives to my Indy boots. Am I crazy for thinking that suede might work for this?

    I guess a Chromexcel chukka or LHS might be useful for this purpose too. Seems hard to find them in a dark color.
     
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    ^ Yes, thanks - I agree that having a pair of Swims or Tingleys on hand would be useful. But I'd also love to have a pair of shoes or boots apart from my Indy boots that I could wear without worrying about the weather as much.
     


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    NP, in that case have you considered the much chunkier Danner boots? I have a pair of black Mountain Light IIs and they are SUPER comfortable. The boot is totally waterproof thanks to the Gore Tex liner inside and I walk with total confidence in shit weather with them. Plus, you can actually take them on hikes if need be! Maybe consider a pair of suede ones too, I know JP has some cool models we don't get here.
     


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    ^ I've got a pair of Goretex Keens that are very comfortable boots and great in foul weather, so I think I'm OK for really bad rain or even snow. I just want some nice shoes that can be dressed up a bit and not have me always worrying about whether there might be a sprinkle of rain. Actually, my Black and Tan Indy boots from Epaulet, made in Horween's Pegasus leather, are my go-to rain boots recently. I'd just like to mix it up with something that might be a little easier to dress up than the Tru-Balance Indy style. Thanks for the great suggestions!
     


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    ^^ I'm also in Japan, and just picked up a pair of PTBs that I will need to pick up some galoshes for. It rains so often here (Tokyo), not just in the rainy season, but throughout the summer in the form of, as they say, "guerrilla rain", caused by the urban heat island effect. I'm thinking about something in Kudu for a foul weather shoe, but there's not a lot available.

    There is a chukka from TSM.

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    I would like a LWB in kudu, but can't locate my size anywhere.

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    ^ Ha! I was just looking at that kudu chukka on the Alden San Francisco site. The kudu LWB looks very cool, but I'm not sure I like the plantation crepe sole.
     
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    Nice pic!
     


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