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The Original Chippewa Heritage Boot Line

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by bl@ster, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. Kwaker

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    Nice find. Haven't seen the oxfords with the non-wedge sole yet -- must be new. I could only find 2 pair on Ebay and they happened to be in my size so I pulled the trigger. Will post pics when they arrive.

    Also got this suede one:

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  4. bl@ster

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    As a follow up, those Original Chippewa Oxfords came in that I kopped from ebay. Just took some photos and here they are:

    Original Chippewa 4" Tan Renegade Service Oxford:
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    Original Chippewa 4" Chocolate Moss Suede Service Oxford:
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    Fit is exactly the same as the Service Boots. I'm really liking these. Chippewa's supply chain is so terrible though -- it's kind of silly that the only place I could find these for sale online was Ebay.
     
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    Those do look great. I can't seem to find any more on ebay - you may have the only two pair in existence. I sent Chippewa a note asking about availability. Hopefully they're just so new that they haven't made it into the channel yet.
     
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    ^^Those oxfords are great, thanks for posting them!
     
  7. Solomite81

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    Anyone interested in Chippewa originals - shoot me a PM.
    I sell chippewa originals :)
     
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    I've gotta back up Solomite81 on this one. He's the one who hooked me up with the above pictured Chippewa Service Oxfords. He's a straight shooter and will get you what you need in your size, a welcome relief considering how hard it can be to find some of these Chipps on the web. Shoot him a PM if you want the good stuff: http://www.styleforum.net/u/167577/solomite81
     
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    Looks like the J. Crew version of the Chippewa line will be getting a nicer looking retro sole pattern this coming Fall. A nice change, imo. Just wish they'd go back to the older logo stamp on the side. Anyway, here's the pic:

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    ^ Yeah the Khatadins I sold had that sole.


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    that is sweet, IMO.

    where did you find Jcrew's fall shoe lineup?
     
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    How do the service boot line compare to the Chippewas at LL Bean?
     
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    Noticed some new Chippeaw arrivals for Fall over at Zappos. The "brown bomber" leather looks really interesting. I just kopped some of them and will post real pics soon. Until then, here are screengrabs:

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    Got my order from Zappos. As promised, here are pics of the "Brown Bomber" leather on the new boots. The moc-toe boots are leather lined in the toe area and have a foamy type non-removable insole, must be a new feature for the updated line. Here are the pics:

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  16. PopD

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    I have a question for owners of the Chippewa Service boot. Are the insides of the toe area (vamp) lined with leather? The GQ boots and a pair of black 6" Odessas I had featured the drill vamp lining (heavy cotton), and after only a few weeks my toes would just tear right through the linings (yes I cut my toenails properly). So when you reach your hand in and feel the inside of the vamp/toe area, is it leather or still cotton on the (more expensive) service boot line?
     
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    my black rough out service boots are cotton twill lined at the vamp. Or at least it feels that way.
     
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    I don't think Chip makes any roughout Service boots- I bet you mean suede (different from roughout).
    http://www.chippewaboots.com/footwear/original/general-utility/1901M28
    Thanks for checking inside though.
    I loved everything about the boots, but that cotton wore away like wet tissue after only a few weeks.
    I walk a lot, but still was disappointed.
    Figuring I may have had a bad make, I returned them for a new pair (Sheplers), then again after only a few weeks of good wearing (yes with socks and properly clipped toenails) the cotton lining deteriorated in the toe area.

    I'm curious to know if any other Chippewa owners have experienced this.
    When I saw Chip released the service and homestead boots last year, the info on Zappos says:
    • Leather lined for a great in-shoe feel


    and with the higher price, I figured maybe they swapped out the cotton for leather.

    Might just have to save up for some Vibergs.
     
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    Or White's Boots, which would entail significantly less saving time...
     
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    they call it "suede" but the shaft, at the very least, IS roughout.

    Roughout just means that the smooth, finished side of the hide is still present.

    That's how I understand it, but I might be wrong.

    I can tell you that the boots linked to above have the smooth side present on the inside of the boot.
     
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