Winter boots that aren't ugly

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by brad-t, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. constant struggle

    constant struggle Senior member

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    Does anyone know if storm welted shoes actually work? If so why not get a nice pair of english country boots with a storm welt
     
  2. macuser3of5

    macuser3of5 Senior member

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    i posted those because you said you'd rather wear the sorels than have a 300 dollar pair fall apart. i think the bean boots look better than the sorels and are cheaper.
    Sorels are also heavily insulated, so there is that to consider...
     
  3. Harrington

    Harrington Well-Known Member

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    Bean boots and Sorels both get my vote. Stralas are nice for fall + spring, but they had issues with Toronto winters, so I'm thinking they'll die in Montreal.

    There's also the cheap Red Wing lines that are still aimed at people that, you know, work in them, like the 4473 and 953. 4473s are basically well-made combat boots, with some decent insulation, and you should be able to find them for ~160.
     
  4. GraphicNovelty

    GraphicNovelty Senior member

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    Military Surplus for both boots and socks.

    You can even get the white ones for riding your Tauntaun.
     
  5. AR_Six

    AR_Six "Sookie!"

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    For real weather I either use my Indys which are bomber or my NiCo combats which are bomber-er. [​IMG] [​IMG] Like people don't know what indys look like by now. Realistically, though, I think I'd wear any boot in snow. I mean they're boots, getting beat up is what they're meant for in my estimation. If I get Augusta / CCP / Guidi I'm wearing the fuck out of them in the snow. Especially if they're cordovan.
     
  6. dtmt

    dtmt Senior member

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    it seems like everyone only read the first half the title of this thread.
     
  7. ktrp

    ktrp Senior member

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    Are you looking for something insulated for warmth, or are you looking for something that's just got ankle support, water resistant over the ankle and good traction?
     
  8. brad-t

    brad-t Bae Blade

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    Nil Senior member

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    it seems like everyone only read the first half the title of this thread.

    +1 Mostly ugly as shit so far. Sorels and Bean boots? C'mon son.
     
  10. Johdus Fanfoozal

    Johdus Fanfoozal Senior member

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    Chippewa 25290

    Not a traditional winter boot, but slather with sno-seal, wear thick socks and you have a decent-looking boot with a good lug sole for traction in snow. Goodyear welted so it should last for years and take a beating. Runs about $120-$150.

    And the silly American flag is removable.

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    More pics: http://www.engineerboots.jp/chippewa/25290.htm
     
  11. KitAkira

    KitAkira Wait! Wait! I gots an opinion!

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    yes, he said the sole fell apart, which is a bit of a deal-breaker for winter boots
    They're leather soled anyway, put a $25 lug sole on and it's a non-issue
     
  12. Michigan Planner

    Michigan Planner Senior member

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    I think "Ugly" would change a lot depending on what you are planning to wear them with. Something like the Bean Boot or the Sorel 1964 would probably work great for the J. Crew or workwear crowd, but if you are more the SuFu or High Fashion type, it may be a bit more difficult to find something that is equally functional and affordable.
     
  13. macuser3of5

    macuser3of5 Senior member

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    +1 Mostly ugly as shit so far. Sorels and Bean boots? C'mon son.
    when it's -30 with 30mph winds I'm not shoveling snow in my MJ boots son. edit: and I don't own anything from j crew
     
  14. 7_rocket

    7_rocket Senior member

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    when it's -30 with 30mph winds I'm not shoveling snow in my MJ boots son.

    edit: and I don't own anything from j crew


    You live in Alberta? winterpeg?
     

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