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Winter boots that aren't ugly

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

  1. pasteurisation

    pasteurisation Senior member

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    Precisely, they retailed for CAD360(USD260). I'll have to pay $360 if I decided to do so.
     
  2. meso

    meso Senior member

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    Yeah man definitely order UGGs.
     
  3. TheMangelo

    TheMangelo Well-Known Member

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    and this (that's Celsius, not Fahrenheit):

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    I picked up these:

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    Not exactly attractive, I know, but mink shearling lining, waterproof, and grippy plus handmade in Montreal, Canada. Paid CAD$150 out the door (MSRP is CAD$375).

    I guess they have a bit of a 'tactical' aesthetic to them, which is maybe more suitable for SW&D, but it doesn't matter too much when they're submerged in slush for the several blocks I walk every day to and from the office.

    http://www.pajar.com/ca_en/carrefour.html
     
  4. pasteurisation

    pasteurisation Senior member

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    I still have difficulty in understanding the aesthetic aspect of those winter boots though. Probably, they don't look that bad when worn in person. Excuse me...
    Where did you get your Pajar boots at CAD150? Looks like you got a pretty good deal.
     
  5. TheMangelo

    TheMangelo Well-Known Member

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    Frankly even in person the aesthetic leaves much to be desired. As others have said, if you're looking to handle what a Montreal winter will throw at you and look good, you're SOL.

    You should be able to find the made-in-China Pajars for ~$150 or so. These were on sale at the Bay for CAD$275 and I also had some store gift cards that I took advantage of. I don't think I'd have paid full retail for them, even if they are locally hand made.
     
  6. pasteurisation

    pasteurisation Senior member

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    Agreed. Montreal winter is so difficult to handle with. I'm also one of the members that are desperately looking for a pair of perfect boots for severe winter. That's why I'm here in this thread. UGGs(I posted previously) are not terrible looking boots though. What do you think?
     
  7. brad-t

    brad-t Senior member

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    I dunno, my Timberlands are doing OK and I am in Montreal. Unless you're climbing Mont-Royal or something it should be OK.
     
  8. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    Normal 7" or?

    I've always found mine to be incredibly cold unless I wear a 2 pairs of socks.
     
  9. TheMangelo

    TheMangelo Well-Known Member

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  10. pasteurisation

    pasteurisation Senior member

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    My wife got these boots. I personally hate this style because many wears them(really does) & that they look ugly to me. However, thanks to the tweed shaft I find hers way better than other colour combo of the same style.
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  11. pasteurisation

    pasteurisation Senior member

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    I may have to buy those boots for myself. It is too cold outside(-25°)...
     
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  12. NormanF

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    Put screws in your winter boots!

    Small screws keep falling out and they're pain to replace but nothing beats spiked boots on snow and ice.
     
  13. pasteurisation

    pasteurisation Senior member

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    No worry. I have some anti-slip shoe grips. I use them when sidewalk is icy. However, they make big noise in subway stations. So I believe that your spiked boots do that too.

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  14. NormanF

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    The screws have a clickety-clack sound on dry asphalt. But their serrated edges dig deep in snow and ice. Sliding on slick patches isn't my idea of winter fun!
     
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  15. bafe

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    I have one pair of german felt-shafted hunting boots "filzstiefel", like the ones made by Trabert:
    http://www.trabert-schuhe.de/media/k2/items/cache/a27a3b73d355048c6bab885897085f62_M.jpg
    I've recently aquired a pair of all leather, shearling hunting boots from Hungary. They look very similar to the trabert "tradition" model.
    http://www.trabert-schuhe.de/index....item/56-tradition-hunting-boots-alutherm.html
    Both "zwiegenaht" (doubly stitched) goodyear welted with vibram soles.
    They can be had very cheaply from the right sources, especially from ebay and many german hunting/workwear suppliers. Highly recommended as winter boots if you do not mind tucking your pants in (the shafts are too wide to hide under the pants).
     
  16. pasteurisation

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    Hi bafe, I don't mind at all tucking my pants in as I don't want them to get dirty with winter slush. I checked the website Trabert. Some products are really nice. I like this style a lot.

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  17. bafe

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    Hi pasteurisation, I agree on the tucking, I think it can look good with the right trousers and, after all, when it is really cold style is of secondary importance. Yes, Trabert produces really nice boots, the only problem being the price. If you look carefully, you can find lots of smaller german manufacturers which have products on par with trabert and are more than happy to sell their products for half the price. For example, if you like the "Klassik" model by Trabert, I reccommend looking for the model "Praktiker" by Reck (another german hunting boot manufacturer) which is very similar but is much cheaper.
     
  18. dwyhajlo

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    Yes and no. If you catch the salt early enough, before it's had a chance to do much lasting damage, it can certainly help. However, if you wait, the damage can end up being permanent, even after washing and cleaning with vinegar. I lost a pair of white Comomon Projects Achilles this way - I didn't see the salt on the leather until after it had already begun to crack and peel.

    I have a couple questions of my own that I was hoping people could advise me on:
    -How does nubuck fair in wintry weather? Since it's formed from the outside of the hide, I'm guessing it'll survive a little better than suede, but how does it do with salt, muck, etc.? (I'm looking at these from upthread.)
    -Thoughts/opinions on these Sorels that the guy in the foreground of the picture is wearing?
     
  19. runtonyrun

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    It's that time again when those of us in colder climates are looking for winter boots. I searched last year and couldn't find anything, eventually making do with my Wolverine 1k Mile boots, though both the boots and I felt in the end that it wasn't a great idea.

    I picked these up yesterday - Sorel Men's Ankeny boots. They're the best looking (IMHO), functional boots that I could find, and only CAN$170 to boot.

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  20. jmaudi0

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    should have just gotten LL Bean duck boots.
     

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