The streetwear shoes and boots thread...No sneakers please

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Johnny_5, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. dtmt

    dtmt Senior member

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    How do you guys take care of your leather soled boots? What is the best solution. I want them to last as long as possible. Any help is appreciated.

    Just take them to a cobbler and have the soles replaced when they wear out. It's really not that expensive.
     


  2. ma1

    ma1 Senior member

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    anyone have any thoughts on alternatives to bean boots and sorels?

    they must be
    1. insulated
    2. at least 8" tall
    3. able to survive fierce salt/snow
    4. not look like shit
     


  3. Usul

    Usul Senior member

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    anyone have any thoughts on alternatives to bean boots and sorels?

    they must be
    1. insulated
    2. at least 8" tall
    3. able to survive fierce salt/snow
    4. not look like shit


    How about Bean shoepacs, or the Maine Hunting Shoe?
     


  4. snake

    snake Senior member

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    Just take them to a cobbler and have the soles replaced when they wear out. It's really not that expensive.
    +1 I just wipe them down with water if they're dirty and stick shoe trees in them when storing.
     


  5. andr3pwd

    andr3pwd Senior member

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    Hi there, First time posting on the streetwear threads. Apologies for cross posting from the Men's Clothing forum but think this question is more apt for you guys. Can anyone ID these boots/shoes? [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] For this coming Michigan winter looking for some winter/hiking style boots to wear instead of galoshes when going between parking and office, running out at lunch, walking the dogs and so on. These pics are from the Belvest web site for the 2010 winter collection (The Belvest site is flash based so can not link directly to images but you can find some here, http://www.belvest.com/). Any ideas? Closest I have found is Fratelli Borgioli but they do not appear to be alpine/winterized enough: http://www.forzieri.com/usa/product_..._valore5=&nc=1 http://dynamic.forzieri.com/is/image...-012-1x?scl=1} Other options from Merrell, Danner, Orvis, Paraboot or Doc Marten's seem much more bulky but might be what I need to settle on: [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] So any ideas on lightweight and hopefully waterproof and insulated with good traction hiking shoes? Thanks Andrew
     


  6. Stylin-1

    Stylin-1 Senior member

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    ^^ Good Lord, that guy allowed himself to be photographed dressed like that. I get a headache looking at all the plaids, stripes and checks.
     


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    Hi there, First time posting on the streetwear threads. Apologies for cross posting from the Men's Clothing forum but think this question is more apt for you guys. Can anyone ID these boots/shoes? [​IMG]
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] what is with this fucking trend. where are these coming from? who likes these kinds of boots?
     


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    halisray Senior member

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    what is with this fucking trend. where are these coming from? who likes these kinds of boots?


    Have never seen these work [​IMG]
     




  10. andr3pwd

    andr3pwd Senior member

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    Me too, except only the Visvim has a sole that would provide traction
     


  11. andr3pwd

    andr3pwd Senior member

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    what is with this fucking trend. where are these coming from? who likes these kinds of boots?


    Trend? i don't really care about trend. I figured belvest was just using as a prop and I like them. I live in Michigan, beaucoup ice and snow and i want some decent hiking-style boots - but not huge bulky things. Just enough to save my real shoes.

    I am leaning toward Fracap M100's but not sure how bulky they are - the photos suggest a moer shoe like shape but not sure:
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  12. supandcu

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    Sorry if this is a dumb question, but should it be done right away? Thank you.
    Topy's added now, cost me 30 usd, but he did a good job. I'm happy.
     


  13. KitAkira

    KitAkira Wait! Wait! I gots an opinion!

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] what is with this fucking trend. where are these coming from? who likes these kinds of boots?
    Hiking boots worn casually (especially if they're designer and worth big bucks) make me want to vomit all over them. Those d-rings are terrible.
     


  14. andr3pwd

    andr3pwd Senior member

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    Not sure anyone is advocating wearing hiking boots casually - I agree - I want some that are more like a hi-top/hiker hybrid for relatively functional purposes because most boot options are more ugly or lack traction. The ones I found on the Belvest site appear to meet my needs but can not find anything like these on the market. BTW, Fracap isn't a high end designer per se. They are a small, traditional (including military) boot maker in Lecce, Italy: http://it.fracapsrl.it/ The boots I included above just appear to be on a more narrow last but still waiting for a stockist to confirm.
     


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