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

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

  1. constantine.

    constantine. Senior member

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    I've never been introduced as to why I need to use shoe trees. Why are they necessary?

    when you wear shoes, your feet heat the shoes up.
    when the shoes are warmer, the leather is more malleable.
    so if you remove your shoes after wearing them for a while, the leather forms to the absence of a foot in the shoe and it changes the shape.
     
  2. Trackstarr

    Trackstarr Senior member

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    My unsneaker collection:

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    From left to right: One True Saxon Moc ("Karl"), Dack's Black Brogue, Dack's Brown Brogue, Canali Chukka's, Dayton Service Boots, Paul Smith Dickens - Missing: Black Clark's DB's

    those mocs are beautiful[​IMG]
     
  3. bluemax

    bluemax Senior member

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    when you wear shoes, your feet heat the shoes up.
    when the shoes are warmer, the leather is more malleable.
    so if you remove your shoes after wearing them for a while, the leather forms to the absence of a foot in the shoe and it changes the shape.


    Also, cedar shoe trees absorb nasty foot stank.
     
  4. blackplatano

    blackplatano Senior member

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    I've never been introduced as to why I need to use shoe trees. Why are they necessary?



    Feet sweat alot. Sweat accumulates and eventually rots the leather and makes the shoes stink. Cedar absorbs the moisture and prolongs the life of the shoe. It also minimizes creases since the shoe would be filled in.
     
  5. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Senior member

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  6. constantine.

    constantine. Senior member

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    that's some leather daddy meets astronaut type shit
     
  7. choptreesv

    choptreesv Senior member

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    Just starting to break in my ultimate indys

    [​IMG]
     
  8. sarcastoc

    sarcastoc Member

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    Hey I don't want to start a new thread for such a small question, but could any of you recommend me a nice casual pair of boots? I'm looking to stop wearing sneakers all the time, and I was really interested in Clarks beeswax Desert Boots, but it seems I can't find any available. So is there any other recommendations out there?
     
  9. korce

    korce Senior member

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    ^You can get Clarks DB's in Beeswax from Get Outside (www.getoutsideshoes.com). They're based in Canada, so you'd have to pay to ship to the US, but they have 'em. I tried to order a pair from a Clarks dealer in the fall in beeswax, but they said there wouldn't be any available until last December. So, you could try your local Clarks dealer/store and see if they can order them for you. Of course, there are lots of other great colors in Clarks DBs - I like the all black suede, and the brown suede personally. Also, there is a thread specifically for Clarks DBs around here - so you can check out more there.
     
  10. korce

    korce Senior member

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    those mocs are beautiful[​IMG]

    and soooo comfortable!

    wore them yesterday for the first time in months - i'd forgotten how awesome they are.
     
  11. Jay_1989

    Jay_1989 Senior member

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    I'm about to pull the trigger on the LL Bean Katahdin boots.

    http://www.llbean.com/webapp/wcs/sto...2767-sub2&np=Y

    I've been eyeing them for quite awhile and now that the weather has turned, I finally have a good reason to order them.

    i would consider LL Bean to be the anti *street*wear
     
  12. korce

    korce Senior member

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    ^ Those boots have gotten a lot of love on this forum...
     
  13. erdawe

    erdawe Senior member

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    i would consider LL Bean to be the anti *street*wear

    that cuz timbs are mayne
     
  14. Trackstarr

    Trackstarr Senior member

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    Where can i get a crepe sole resoled?
     
  15. grundletaint

    grundletaint Senior member

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    My unsneaker collection:

    [​IMG]

    From left to right: One True Saxon Moc ("Karl"), Dack's Black Brogue, Dack's Brown Brogue, Canali Chukka's, Dayton Service Boots, Paul Smith Dickens - Missing: Black Clark's DB's


    fit.....pics......service....boots??????
     
  16. Mazda

    Mazda Senior member

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    Isn't a grundletaint kind of like a vaginacunt?
     
  17. choptreesv

    choptreesv Senior member

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    Hey I don't want to start a new thread for such a small question, but could any of you recommend me a nice casual pair of boots? I'm looking to stop wearing sneakers all the time, and I was really interested in Clarks beeswax Desert Boots, but it seems I can't find any available. So is there any other recommendations out there?

    not sure what kind of shoe that you're looking for, but some favorite boots around here...

    Alden Indy
    Red Wing GT
    Red Wing Iron Ranger

    Theyre more of a workwear look though
     
  18. grundletaint

    grundletaint Senior member

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    Isn't a grundletaint kind of like a vaginacunt?

    depends on what you think a vagina is, i guess
     
  19. Fiddy

    Fiddy Senior member

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    Tricker's Stow in black finally landed...

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  20. choptreesv

    choptreesv Senior member

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    Considering ONE of these...really love both. any opinions? Alden PTB w/ crepe sole from Leathersoul [​IMG] [​IMG] http://www.leathersoulhawaii.com/200...hell-cordovan/ or Paul smith ricard boots [​IMG] [​IMG] I'm really just looking for a clean, low profile boot that I can wear with denim slightly dressed up. i'm leaning towards the ricards because the aldens look a little chunky. i cant help but think that the aldens will last a lot longer though...
     

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