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Truman Boots

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by gfloridafan93, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. motojobobo

    motojobobo Active Member

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    What are your experiences regarding the stretching of the brown waxed flesh leather?
    It's quite thick, so it probably won't stretch much, right? Different from say standard chromexcel leather, which I found to stretch quite a bit.
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    I have a pair in brown waxed flesh whichi I wear once a week for the last 5 months and I don't notice any stretching thus far. This learher is tough. It has certainly gotten more comfy as it gets more pliable, but no stretch.
     
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  2. indigoeagle

    indigoeagle Senior member

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    Thanks for your replies.
    I'll go for a 11 then and not 10.5.
    Interesting in Barrie and Trubalance I'm a 10.5 with a bit of room, most RWs 10, and Viberg 2030 10.5 with some room.
     
  3. gsgleason

    gsgleason Senior member

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    My original pair of Truman boots have the size written on the tip of the insole. Put your camera phone in the boot and take a picture of the inside of the toe box with the flash on.

    Example: http://i.imgur.com/aqCxRuA.jpg
     
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  4. q1445

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    NAILED IT! Thank you! I did this once befor but I guess I was looking for something a little more distinctive. Confirmed size 12. The seller swore they were 10.5s. Guess I was Dooped.
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  5. gsgleason

    gsgleason Senior member

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    This would qualify for the ebay buyer protection. Request a return and tell them you are not going to pay for return shipping. I've done this before and ebay actually provided the shipping label themselves.
     
  6. FrankCowperwood

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    I wonder what my 11.5s are then... :)

    Whatever they are they fit me.

    Regardless, these aren't 10.5s.
     
  7. q1445

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    I approached the seller. Didn't seem to have the fortitude to admit he was wrong, or take responsibility for his false advertising. I rather move on than continue to deal with a dishonest person. I am sure someone will be in need of a nice pair of Truman size 12 at a good price as the fall and winter approache. In the meantime if anyone has a size 11 for sale please let me know.
     
  8. jcalvert86

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    Critical question.. wait it out for the lactae soles or switch to dainite?

    Will see occasional rain/snow, but most time spent in an office... would like a bit more comfort than dainite, but not something unstable/squishy.
     
  9. budapest12

    budapest12 Senior member

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    You can take action through ebay by opening a dispute. It's probably a lot easier for you than finding a buyer and losing time and money. Not sure why you wouldn't do that since you were misled and this guy won't correct the problem he created.
     
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  10. FrankCowperwood

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    There's a delay with the RLH soles?
     
  11. jcalvert86

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    Seems to be.. mine are just waiting on soles for about two weeks now.

    Not a huge deal, just anxious to have them.
     
  12. gsgleason

    gsgleason Senior member

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    You don't have to go through the buyer at all. You'll just deal with ebay, and I can guarantee you will get your money back. Why take a loss when you don't have to?

    People who post incorrect information on a sale need to be dealt with.
     
  13. FrankCowperwood

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    If you don't take the route of getting a refund, @q1445, you might want to list these by approximate outsole/insole measurements rather than a size since it's hidden away pretty well on these boots. Was reading something in the Buying and Selling on Ebay Thread here, and it's pretty easy for a buyer to send the shoes back to you based on a wrong size claim when the size is not clearly marked on the shoes. If that makes any sense. I'm sure there are some Ebay power sellers around here who can explain it better.

    But you don't want to have to take a return on these if you are going to sell them on.
     
  14. q1445

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    Thanks for the advice everyone. It is definitely appreciated, and I understand what your saying. Here is my 2 cents on it. I feel like I got a good deal on these boots, $330ish including shipping. I am happy to pass them on for the same price here. (An extra 10% on eBay to cover fees) I put in the leg work to figure out the size. I can garentee, and I can verify they are if fact size 12s. I don't want another buyer to get burned by the seller. I think someone will eventually pick them up, and be happy with the info I can pass on, and the price they get from me. I have learned that when buying anything online, you win some......, and you loose some. Don't ever buy anything for more than you think you can turn around and sell it for. I could even wear these if that's what it comes to. I would prefer a size 10.5-11 but these don't feel too bad, just a little long. Keep your ears open for me in a 10.5-11 and let me know if any are up for grabs! Thanks.
     
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  15. TheRiblet

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    I have a pair of the marrone ordered. 13 weeks is a long time. I didn't order them until late September, so they will be my Christmas present to myself :) I saw on their Instagram page that they have some new templates in for wide and narrow boots that they plan on putting to use soon. I ordered mine narrow, so I am hoping this gets me pushed to the front of the line somehow! Originally, I ordered the commando sole but now I am starting to have second thoughts. Any advice on the commando vs danite soles? I was thinking that the marrone looked a bit more dressy, so the lower-profile danite might look better but I still like the look of the commando...decisions....decisions.....Other than getting a custom-shaped surfboard, I can't think of anything I have waited this long for or been this excited about receiving.
     
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  16. M635Guy

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    Personally, I far prefer commando over Dainite, though I'm in the minority...
     
  17. FENWAY

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    ^ X2. Have both and prefer Commando. If you're looking for more dressy, you probably picked the right one.
     
  18. Mr Clemson

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    I like both commando and dainite. Most of mine are on commando, so I went with dainite for my upcoming Truman - the stone rambler - although I too am having second thoughts. I still have time to change the sole (I think), but I need to decide in a hurry.
     
  19. jayveeay

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    commando for me too.
    although the mini ripple is appealing to me these days. might have to do something about that soon
     
  20. FrankCowperwood

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    Anyone have a line on other photos of this graphite horse rump? Would be interested to see what the pull up looks like.

    New widths pose an interesting dilemma: I'd say I could use a shade more room but I hate to order an unusual leather and wait a long time on a sizing gamble.
     
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