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Winter Boots

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Verna, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. Verna

    Verna New Member

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    I'm a college student who goes to a fairly large public and have to walk 20+ minutes to class every day. I don't own an actual pair of boots (I only have heavy duty ones for when I'm outside for 3+ hours, and they are pretty ugly looking). Last winter I wore the crap out of my couple pairs of shoes due to snow, ice, slush, etc. They are all pretty much ruined.

    I am in dire need of a good pair of boots to walk to and from class in. I'm looking to spend no more than $150. I would like something that is somewhat fashionable, but is also comfortable for me to walk in and good traction so I won't slip and fall!

    Any ideas? Thanks for the help!
     
  2. Jekyll

    Jekyll Senior member

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    Here you go, darling.
     
  3. slide13

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  4. wannabeagiant

    wannabeagiant Senior member

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    The Katahdin is an awesome boot, probably best value you will find. They raised the price to $160.
     
  5. stylesmurf

    stylesmurf Senior member

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    What makes it such a great boot?
     
  6. slide13

    slide13 Senior member

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    I think it looks great myself but the quality is really high, super soft but thick leather and overall just a well shaped and constructed boot that feels like it will last a long time.
     
  7. AR_Six

    AR_Six Senior member

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    Aside from my kodiak boots for serious weather when looking good goes out the window, my winter boots will be Nice Collective Combat Boot [​IMG] Alden Vintage Indy Boot [​IMG] Indys are always available. I think NiCo is coming out with more boots this year as well. Anyway both of those are solid options. They will run you more than $150, but should you decide to up your budget, worthy of consideration.
     
  8. willy cheesesteak

    willy cheesesteak Senior member

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    I would love those NiCo's in all black
     
  9. AR_Six

    AR_Six Senior member

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    They're black underneath... so they'll get there. I can't remember what actual f/wear they're doing this year.
     
  10. whodini

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    They're black underneath... so they'll get there. I can't remember what actual f/wear they're doing this year.
    Same but including a silver-painted version. It's ridiculous.
     
  11. AR_Six

    AR_Six Senior member

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    ?!!

    Okay, that I will have to see to comprehend.
     
  12. Stazy

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    Nice Collective Combat Boot

    Alden Vintage Indy Boot


    Every winter I ruin a pair of shoes due to salt stains...Do you just wipe your boots down after every wear or what?
     
  13. AR_Six

    AR_Six Senior member

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    Not a lot of salt issues here on the west coast, but I don't see why you wouldn't if it's fucking up your shoes.
     
  14. ethanlee29

    ethanlee29 Senior member

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    wow those katahdins look great
     
  15. hboogz

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    The color on the LL bean website doesn't look anywhere near the color of the boots listed in the pic attached to this thread..wow.. i'm sold.

    do any of you know how they fit ?
     
  16. eckblk

    eckblk Senior member

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    I would love those NiCo's in all black

    Nico Scrap Metal boot- ships with regular laces aswell

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Notreknip

    Notreknip Senior member

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    I excitedly picked up the Band of Outsiders x Sperry Boiled Wool Boots for this year's evil Canadian winter. Unfortunately they're much too small (the 8.5 fits like a 7.5/8) - which is a shame because I absolutely love them. [​IMG] I guess they'll be going up in Buy/Sell soon. Hopefully I'll find a trade. They are made in China, but I still think they're worth at least $200 (to me) and seem like they'd wear decently for a few years. I'd suggest them to anyone looking for something a bit different.
     
  18. Stylin-1

    Stylin-1 Senior member

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    LL Bean Katahdin Iron Works boots. These are made by Chippewa and they are super high quality for $150 in my oppinion. I wore mine all last winter and they were excellent and stylish.

    [​IMG]


    Get 'em here: http://www.llbean.com/webapp/wcs/sto...rom=SR&feat=sr


    I think I'm going to buy a pair of these. Can't beat the price, but I wish they'd used conventional eyelets throughout.
     
  19. riraito

    riraito Senior member

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    this thread makes me swoon.. and my bank account cringe
     
  20. mlyngard

    mlyngard Senior member

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