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Winter Boots 2011 / 2012

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by chut6, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. fungz0r

    fungz0r Senior member

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    I love how if you go to SZ, some people just walk around in their guidi all year, just wear thicker socks
     
  2. travisd

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    Places that sell paraboot will import Galibier for you. You can get from Pelle Line (near me) for example. They order on Thursdays and it takes about 2 weeks to get the boots from France. http://www.pelleline.com/
     
  3. brimley

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    It'll be warm enough, but the sole on Docs is terrible on ice.

     
  4. mk.ultra

    mk.ultra Senior member

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  5. Tyler2106

    Tyler2106 Active Member

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    Those are really nice! More info on the boots please.
     
  6. mrubens

    mrubens Member

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    Thinking about one of these
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    Thoughts?
     
  7. hoozah

    hoozah Senior member

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    i like last pair the best
     
  8. chut6

    chut6 Well-Known Member

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    I like the last pair too... Just wondering how waterproof they are?!
     
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    Thorogood. Poorman's Red Wing.
     
  10. mk.ultra

    mk.ultra Senior member

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    Thorogood Moc Toe, those are the 8 inch. I have the 6" ones and I love them. haven't tested them in winter yet though, this will be the first year. I sno-sealed them so they should be dry and warm when worn with Wigwam socks. They were $120 shipped and are made in the USA.
     
  11. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    If you want to look good, just order a pair of Trickers Grasmere's with a storm or Barbour welt, a commando sole (for traction), and scotchguard them. They will be fine for city wear, anywhere, under essentially any conditions.
     
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  12. fungz0r

    fungz0r Senior member

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    How well do mountaineering boots like diemme work in the winter?
     
  13. NormanF

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    They are good three season boots. I think boots with a warm lining and grippier rubber outsoles like the Meindl Gastein or Bestard Summit BG3 (new wet surface outsole) would work better in the winter. You don't want to slide like a duck on ice.

    If you want to use the Diemme, get some Stabilicers. They will give you a good traction on ice where the rubber isn't up to the task.

    I hope this helps.
     
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  14. ManofKent

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    +1
     
  15. jimtology

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    What type of soles should I be looking for, for walking in the snow/ice? I had thought that vibram christy soles would work, but I guess not?
     
  16. fungz0r

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    Ah thanks, upon looking more into diemmes, they look good but yeah they aren't good with ice or snow. I might end up going with a pair of viberg hikers, since they have a much better sole.
     
  17. bl@ster

    bl@ster Senior member

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    The Thorogood boots are a great value. I picked up a pair from Eddie Bauer for about %150. Great buy.
     
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  18. NormanF

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    Bestard is a Spanish hiking boot brand still made in Lloseta, Majorca, Spain since 1940. I bought mine from Barrabes.
     
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  19. TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES

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    Would this actually work? I'm just looking for something decent looking that will give me some traction during the winter. The city I'll be living in does a piss poor job of clearing ice.
     
  20. NormanF

    NormanF Senior member

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    I'm looking at this:

    http://www.boncami.com/tenda/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=262{2}23


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    Described as follows on the site:

    Light, breathable and extremely comfortable mid-cut multi-use boot, which, thanks to the design of the soft collar and the lacing, is practically a hybrid between a boot and a low-cut mountain-shoe, combining the advantages of both. Ideal for everything from speedy mountain ascents to easy hiking. Its Multifunction BG3 outsole excels in slippery and wet terrains like snow, ice, wet and mossy rock, wet metal staircases during a Via Ferrata etc.

    SUV MULTIFUNCTION BG3

    The development of the BG3 Multifunction system was born with the idea to try to improve the grip of the sole without having to sacrifice its abrasion resistance and duration. The now world-wide patented innovation of the Italian company Frasson Solemakers consists of an advanced industrial process with permits to use of different materials together, thus benefiting from their different advantages in on single sole:

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    Light, breathable and extremely comfortable mid-cut multi-use boot, which, thanks to the design of the soft collar and the lacing, is practically a hybrid between a boot and a low-cut mountain-shoe, combining the advantages of both. Ideal for everything from speedy mountain ascents to easy hiking. Its Multifunction BG3 outsole excels in slippery and wet terrains like snow, ice, wet and mossy rock, wet metal staircases during a Via Ferrata etc.
    SUV MULTIFUNCTION BG3

    New revolutionary outsole which excels specially for use on all kind of slippery surfaces where a traditional rubber-sole might fail, such as winter walks on snow and ice, trekking on humid and mossy rock, metal staircases along a Via Ferrata etc.

    The development of the BG3 Multifunction system was born with the idea to try to improve the grip of a trekking-outsole on normally slippery surfaces, without having to sacrifice its resistance to abrasion. The now world-wide patented innovation consists of advanced industrial process which permits the use of different kind of materials together, thus benefiting from their different advantages in one single sole.
     
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