New boots wanted

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New boots wanted

Post by Sam » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:03 am

Got some cowboy boots, some darker brown ostrich and a pair of snuff tan Double H. Also a pair of chocolate brown Frye zip up boots, a little taller than ankle Also some suede chelsea boots

So looking at a work boot/fatigue boot, wear mostly fall and winter with jeans and khakis, and in foul weather (when it is not pouring and in that case, I go to my LL Bean duck boots). Had some Sperry Chukkas but not that thrilled with them. Been reading the engineer and harness boot thread, got me wanting to get new ones

Choices are something from:

Allen Edmonds, the Normandy or the Higgins Mill
Wolverine
Red Wing, perhaps iron Rangers
Chippewa

Wanting to stay round $200. Ebay is an option and Allen Edmonds runs specials and has the shoe bank.

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Re: New boots wanted

Post by brothers » Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:37 pm

Sam, you reminded me, I am looking at a couple of winter-friendly pairs of shoes/boots over at LL Bean. I'm thinking of something I can wear in cold weather for every day while I'm at home doing projects and chores, or out running around town on my routine errands.

On your subject, Red Wing is my own choice out of those you've mentioned above.
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Re: New boots wanted

Post by fallingwickets » Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:32 am

i like the ll beans because: they are warm, do the water resistant thing and most of all are EASY to put on and take off ( a big consideration for us geriatrics living la vida arthritis :D :D )

red wings are heavy, dont seem that water resistant to me and the soles catch a lot of debris with the thread design

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Re: New boots wanted

Post by Sam » Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:52 am

ended up getting some Allen Edmonds Normandy boots in dark brown on Ebay. Lug sole though

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