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Winter boots that aren't ugly

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

  1. Uli Kunkel

    Uli Kunkel Well-Known Member

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    Just want to update after 2 winters:

    (1) vass grain leather boots couldn't hold up
    (2) Soldaini cord leather boots are doing ok but had some trouble with salt
    (3) hanwag gruntens are killing it
     


  2. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored

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    Almost bought hanwag horndl couple months ago. Really awesome.
     


  3. Uli Kunkel

    Uli Kunkel Well-Known Member

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    I've owned 2 pairs and they're the best footwear I've owned. Loads cheaper than designers too
     


  4. sipang

    sipang Distinguished Member

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    Have a German milsurp pair made by Hanwag, must be at least 20-30yrs old judging by the design and they basically look like new. Absolutely bombproof.

    Does Vass still make stuff like those cordovan shit-kickers posted a while back ?
     
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  5. Superb0bo

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    speaking of European mountain boots, would have gotten these Bertl´s if they were available in my size
     


  6. Odd I/O

    Odd I/O Distinguished Member

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    Those boots looks good. What is your size in the hanwag gruntens versus the Vass boots?

    I'm a 43.5 F(normal width) in Vass' F last and a size 10 in Viberg's 2030 last. Unfortunately there's no retailer near me to try the Hanwag's on.
     


  7. LookingGood

    LookingGood Well-Known Member

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    Anyone still looking for stylish winter boots?

    I've had this exactly same problem and just discovered the forum so I wanted to share what I found. I found these waterproof chelseas from Cole Haan. I think they would hold up to a harsh Montreal winter if you do obvious things like avoid jumping into puddles of slush and walk only on shovelled sidewalks, head to work, etc.

    They come in Black or Brown and have found them for $250 CAD with tax and shipping included.

    What do you guys think?
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  8. mistersparkle

    mistersparkle Well-Known Member

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    Cole Haans look good in photos, but generally feel cheap in real life. How are the soles, and is the boot lined?
     


  9. LookingGood

    LookingGood Well-Known Member

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    Actually they look exactly as pictured in the photos. Soles also looked good. Not lined but I dont get cold easy so no worries for me. I returned them though because of what people on here said about Cole Haans
     


  10. Tinkertrain

    Tinkertrain Well-Known Member

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    Crockett & Jones Islay
     


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  12. LookingGood

    LookingGood Well-Known Member

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    Just picked up a pair of Crockett & Jones Tetburys for the winter where I am.
     


  13. hayaoyamaneko

    hayaoyamaneko Senior Member

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    another year, still in search of the right boot

    ideal would be black, minimal, no laces but a bit taller than that ugg look, which i find looks weird on taller people

    still searching for these
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    @kindofyoung suggested they were Acne but I was never able to track them down looking through boots from past seasons - anyone happen to know the model name or a similar style boot?
     


  14. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored

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    ^Think those might be MMM, but not certain. Also not certain, but I believe they're based on a Finnish WW2 boot that was lined in felt.

    Acne has done a shearling-lined boot with a front zip in the past, which they've called the 'pilot.'
     


  15. hayaoyamaneko

    hayaoyamaneko Senior Member

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    Thanks synth, I'll do some research on this. *fingers crossed*

    Edit: some of these russian felt boots come very close - still on the hunt
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    Looks like this style is done by Trabert?

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    And I see Trabert was mentioned in this very thread back in 2014. It all comes full circle.

    Though I wonder if it's Trabert in the photo I initially posted, and not MMM or some other designer replica/inspired model as you noted @Synthese
     
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