Truman Boots

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  1. Matthew Cruz

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    @single origin those look awesome. The coyote is nice, because it's already water resistant without spraying anything on it.
     


  2. FrankCowperwood

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    Java waxed flesh

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    Vince says TTS.

    Personal experience for me is .5 size up from Barrie/Trubalance, in part to accommodate width. It's not a wide last. Personally I find they are a little snug across the instep (again sort of a low volume vamp I think), but that this has worked out OK for me.
     


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    thanks dude, super helpful. May need to get around to trying a pair sooner rather than later.
     


  6. FrankCowperwood

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    He's got a bunch Stead leathers coming in as well as a few other things it seems. Suede and smooth. Boots, and Vince, are definitely worth a shot.
     


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    I'm intrigued by Truman boots as well. Partly because I like variety and it would be fun to try another manufacturer. So any additional comments you may have in comparison to the Barrie last would be helpful:

    - how does the toebox feel in comparison?
    - when you say a low volume vamp, do you consider the Barrie to have more volume?
    - how is the heel? Particularly interested in the heel counter. It looks like it comes up pretty high and is curved so that it would cup the heel nicely.

    Thanks.
     


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    Truman toe box is rounded and roomy. I'd say similar to the Barrie/Trubalance I wear. Similar also to Viberg 1035.

    Seems like my insteps are a little high for the Truman last. There's a bit of pressure for me when the boots are new on the highest point of the instep (on the inside of each foot), around where the vamp and the tongue are sewn together. Vince has worked with me on this, and I feel as if I should have been a little more patient with the Jave waxed flesh boots to see how they molded to my feet.

    Heel counter does cup nicely. I feel a if the boots do good job of gripping my feet.

    Hopefully others will chime in with their thoughts as well.
     
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    Helpful input, thanks.
     


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    Curious if you have the gussetted tongue, and if so if that is the problem. I had that in a bad way with my White's until cut back the gusseted tongue myself, and then it was sweet relief...
     


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    Yet another sizing question -

    I'm a 8.5D in Clark's Desert Boot
    8E in Alden Barrie Last (though it has a LOT of room in the toe for me)
    and 8D-8E in Red Wing Gentleman Traveler (again, with a fair bit of room in the toe).

    Based off what I'm seeing here, I should be OK in an 8. Any disagreements? Appreciate any help you fine gentleman can provide.
     


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    We wear the same sizes. Where is the flex point for the shoes you've listed above? Toe room doesn't really matter if the widest part of your foot is hitting the widest part of the shoe.

    Personally, I went with an 8.5D Trumans (my brannock measurement), but I won't have them for another week or so. Since your feet are slightly on the wider side of things (and Trumans are a D width) I'd expect you to be an 8.5 rather than an 8. I'm sure Vince from Truman would help if you tossed him an email.
     


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    That's an interesting thought. My first pair does not have the gussetted tongue, my second pair does. Issues about the same. It's really below the tongue anyway. Maybe it's more precise to say that it's where the quarters and the vamp meet.
     


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    jvillal, my 2 cents is I agree with Charlie, you should go Brannock but definitely email Vince as he could weigh in on the comparisons between the brands you mentioned. Vince is really helpful. I have a border 8.5 d/e Barrie and found enough width in the Truman.

    What leather and sole you thinking of getting?
     


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    Am getting interested in the roughout boot but wonder if anyone can testify to the texture, or post another close up pic or two. One of the things I initially liked about it was that it seemed less nappy than a lot of roughout, and i like that smoother side of roughout. But then a few pics make it seem more nappy than I thought it was... Can anyone testify to how it compares to other roughout? And would love to see pics of boots with wear.

    Finally, probably this is listed somewhere, but am I right that it is natural CXL leather?

    Thanks.
     


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