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WWI Looking Boots

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by FulfilledDeer, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. Foxbat25

    Foxbat25 Member

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    Belated response I know but you wouldn't have any photos of the M1904 marching shoe to upload yet?
     
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    damn are these you said are goodyear welted? They look good. Do they have a slim profile as appears on the photo?
     
  4. bl@ster

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    Yes, they're Goodyear welted. The construction quality isn't the greatest (see the stitching) but you get what you pay for. I don't know if I'd say slim -- they are only offered in wide sizing. But I threw a thick insole in there and they fit fine and I have medium to narrow feet.

    For $145 I'd say they're a good value and fun to watch the patina develop. Someone in Fedora Lounge posted theirs that have more wear:

    http://www.thefedoralounge.com/showthread.php?57776-WW1-Boots-post-yours-here
     
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  5. meso

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    Yeah, stitching looks kind of cheap.
     
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    if you want something similar to what you pictured and they are more like ww2. at least the 1st one is.
    try "cochran boots" they made the original jump boot during the war and still do.

    the second is present days boot.
     
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    boisvert New Member

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    What's wrong with Aldo?
     
  9. Foxbat25

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    Thanks for uploading they look great! Did you have to coat them or do you just leave them natural?
     
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    Right now they're just natural. At some point I"ll put some mink oil on them.
     
  11. TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES

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    If i were to get those I'd put some dark brown polish over them, wax them and swap the laces for some leather ones. I'd say you'd have some great boots
     
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    The Wolverine Montgomery boots look a bit like the first set posted!
     
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    If anyone has more intel on these... Bought five years ago through SF... Grenson's... WWII Italian repro boots (?)...

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