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Winter boots that aren't ugly

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

  1. LaymanX

    LaymanX Senior member

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    Yeah.. my buddy wore his shiny Alden shell cordovan Indy's through a Toronto winter. They became dull and lifeless after a while with the salt wreaking havoc on the oils in the shell, and Saphir Reno did nothing to help it. They would shine up briefly and then quickly revert back to the dull look.

    So technically speaking they will survive a winter but they will definitely not look very good after.
     
  2. johnH123

    johnH123 Senior member

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    Get some Blundstone boots in the chisel-toe, non-lug soled version. Waterproof, rubber soled and not horrible looking. They're cheap and relatively disposable as well.

    I wouldn't wear $700+ boots in Canadian slush and salt, that's jsut silly.
     
  3. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    I would definitely avoid salt in my shell boots and try not to wear them through slush and puddles. But over fresh snow, on wet sidewalks, etc, I do wear them. Leather defender, brushing and occasional Saphir should do the trick.

    Vinegar apparently works on salt stains as well.
     
  4. pasteurisation

    pasteurisation Senior member

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    Well, a question is "is it really worth taking well care of expensive shoes like Alden's shell cordovan in order to ware in severe winter?". My answer is negative.
     
  5. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    Black cordovan Alden boots from Context after trecking through Manhattan last night in the snow:

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    Needed some nice shoes for a holiday part and these fit the bill perfectly. I highly recommend commando soled cordovan boots for this purpose.
     
  6. Max_Yeah_True

    Max_Yeah_True Senior member

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    The only winter boots I really know about are Timbs, though I've never owned a pair. I'm in Montreal and it's about time I get a new pair of winter boots. Any recommendations for something that would work well or brands that I should check out?
     
  7. brad-t

    brad-t Senior member

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    I got black Timbs and they actually look pretty good and are warm and waterproof. Best option I've found.

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  8. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Senior member

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    I'm imagining Brad in a big denim jacket, baggy jeans and Timbs with a fitted. :lol:
     
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  9. brad-t

    brad-t Senior member

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    haha, under pants they just look like a chunky black boot, shape isn't so bad either
     
  10. TBSDSpaniard

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    Are these warm?
     
  11. johnH123

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    Not really. They've got a lot of 'volume', so they're meant to be worn with thick socks. I've found them to more more than sufficient down to -25 Celsius or so with warm socks.
     
  12. TBSDSpaniard

    TBSDSpaniard Senior member

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    my feet were freezing today in the slush and cold. I am in and out of the car alot walking through snow and slush.....im wondering I could potentially wear a pair of 566 or 584s in Toronto over the winter? I've killed a few nice shoes with winters in Canada.

    Any recommendations?
     
  13. johnH123

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    Those would be more than sufficient, Toronto isn't that cold. The boots are waterproof so as long as your feet keep dry, you're all good. There really isn't a winter boot that can do waterproof, warm and stylish all at once (especially if you face salt and slush every day and don't want to invest a lot of money in boots that will be destroyed in a couple years).

    I wear the 062 model with thick socks and insoles and I don't have any problems with cold feet. That's just my opinion though, I don't like heavily insulated boots as I prefer the versatility of switching up socks depending on weather. Where I live it can be -15 degrees one day and then +2 degrees the next day.
     
  14. rockket

    rockket Senior member

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    do either the blundstones or the timbs work with tapered jeans/small leg openings?



    looking at the 063 chisel toe blundstones or timbs brad posted specifically.

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  15. Superb0bo

    Superb0bo Senior member

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    ^^ Just ordered those aswell. Wearing the 510´s everyday, need something rotate.
     
  16. brad-t

    brad-t Senior member

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    I wore the Timbs with skinny leather pants today and no problems.
     
  17. NormanF

    NormanF Senior member

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    In sunny weather, I wear Galibier Super Rando. Nice casual all around hiking boots.

    When there's snow and ice, I wear Sole Spike studded Meindl Gastein lambskin-lined winter boots.

    That's my go-to winter boots footwear.
     
  18. johnH123

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    They work fine, they're a bit chunky but that's just the way it is with winter boots. I wear mine with straight leg pants and tapered denim, I don't think it looks too bad. Everyone around here wears Blundstone boots anyways so I don't exactly stick out.
     
  19. rockket

    rockket Senior member

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    thanks brad and john. i'll probably pick up one or the other over the holidays.

    i've been meaning to get a chunky black boot and a winter boot, so hoping the blundstones or timbs can check both boxes.
     
  20. pasteurisation

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