Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by eckblk, Jun 10, 2011.
Donkey, Kangaroo and Horse. Like a farm of shoes!
So they all have that really blunted look when viewed from above?
Also, those kangaroo boots look awesome.
That was my exact concern with Guidi. But the toe box looks completely normal when they are on It would appear that in photos it is exaggerated due possibly to lack of scale. I think it's important to remember that Guidi runs narrow so the toe box while round is not enormous since it is on a narrower platform. One thing I have found (with Guidi back zips in particular) is that if your feet are wide at all then it's possible for the ball of your foot to protrude and give a very bizarre appearance. This would be the only thing I would worry about with Guidi. I haven't found that to be a problem with the 995 or the 16.
I've ordered 988 with toe cap to keep the original shape of the toe box (not MS) from PNP and Luigi told me that MS doesn't have toe cap.
correct ms = no toe cap
The discussion about how rugged / tough / blunt / any other descriptor used thus far certain boots are needs to be put in context. Yes, compared to most Augustas / Carpes the Guidis are sleeker and narrower (this is probably most evident in the back-zips). But don't forget that they are still a rounded toe style with textured and object dyed leathers, aged hardware, leather soles with stacked heels, and etc. Compared to most other boots they are considered tough looking (back to those descriptors).
MS means no toe cap and the narrower shaft.
I really like those ankle boots. I don't tuck, ever, so ankle boots wear pretty much the same as full boots, anyway. The only concern I have is that they might be too "gothninja", which would limit their versatility for me. Think I can dress them up/wear them in the hospital, Platypus? After a bit of break-in, my Guidis were some of the most comfortable shoes I owned--and I'll be on my feet a lot.
The first time I saw someone wearing guidis, he was wearing chinos and a polo shirt. I recognized the shoes and asked him about them. He just loved them because they were comfortable. They didn't look out of place with anything he was wearing even though you typically see them in the goth/ninja aesthetic.
The right ones (reverse horse) in my size for $1000 usd bnib
I really wanted the ones on the left (scarred culatta), but they sold out
this is a good deal and I haven't found the scarred culatta anywhere else.
Should i just hold out or give in...
Platypus is correct in saying that each company is playing with the same raw materials, yet they all have a somewhat distinct aesthetic. MA+ certainly have the 'cleanest' appearance, but they wear in beautifully over time, and are suitable for many purposes. Guidi's ,Augusta and CCP have a completely different vibe. For me, MA+ are close to perfect, as the sizing is always consistent, which isn't something I can say for the other high end brands.
Lmaozedong: I definitely think the ankle boots would work in that environment / for everyday wear. Both in terms of the shape of the boots and the leather. The donkey leather is probably the most "classic" looking leather Guidi uses while maintaining that texture and object dyed look (this is actually why we chose to carry this style / leather combination as it really works well with the clothing / aesthetic we have).
1k bnib for a1923 is very good, a reverse horse boot w/minimal scarring effect should be cool
I think we all really would like to see an eagle's POV of the toebox of the Guidi back zip (Can Platypus entertain us?)
I am flat foot with minimal to no arch, so those Guidi's would be a no-go?
After handling scarred culatta in person... I am not a fan. It looks like swamp thing designed a shoe leather.
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