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

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  1. El Argentino

    El Argentino Senior member

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    From my view, a black boot can be a very good thing. Especially when it fits and feels good. However this boot is very compartmentalized by the vibram, light-colored sole. It makes it appropriate for a relatively narrow number of wardrobing possibilities.

    I think you could find something that would be more conducive to multiple aesthetic possibilities while maintaining fit.

    Disclaimers: I don't like pebble grain, or large lugg soles.
     
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    They are not for me. But if you like them - keep them. :nodding:
     
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    Only 10.5 and 12 are available. Once you try the other sizes and select a width (even the other sizes shown) you will get a pop-up box telling you they are not available. Makes a guy wonder why those sizes stay on the list ......
     
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    Looking good man :nodding::slayer:
     
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    Color 8 is king, but the cigar chukka wins the shell chukka award IMO. Nice. :D
     
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    The light colored sole seems to be a pretty common trend in black boots today. Right now I'm leaning towards 60% selling, 40% keeping.

    How limiting do you think that sole makes the boots? Does it wreck its synergy with monochrome colored outfits? I could still rock them with a pair of denim or duck canvas jeans...
     
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    The big white soles were very popular a couple of years ago, I think largely due to red wing. They have stuck around a bit. You said you are in college, right? This is a good casual boot that can be worn with denim. If you got a good deal on them and think you would wear them a lot, keep em.
     
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    Another $500 saved due to the fact no one is stocking these navy CXL models in E widths
     
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  10. Distorbiant

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    They look like a nice, plain shoe.
     
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    10"!!! dear god. that's like swimming.
     
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    +1
     
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    Yes it did. :)

    The guys at Sky Valet are good to work with. I've bought Alden, EG, and C&J from them.
     
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    i really dislike how their website states 'in stock' but it's really not:

    http://screencast.com/t/uaY9gsNe
     
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