Menswear: Last Purchase (PICS thread, your OWN picture, NO stock pictures)


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EssexBoyII
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6885 posts since 5/6/07

15 Jun 2020 12:36
Seventyfour wrote: Where did you cop the satisfy Essex?

They done a secret pop up thing. PM Pops - he sorted me with the link. Might have finished though now
darko
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994 posts since 4/10/12

posted 15 Jun 2020 18:17, edited 15 Jun 2020 18:17
sodomgomorra wrote:
For hiking in the Alps. Disgustingly ugly, but whatever. First time departing from classical fuck heavy leather hiking boots, we'll see.

trail runners > boots, you won't look back

I use a pair of hoka speedgoats for hiking, believe me they make your salomons look beautiful but they're super comfy. highly recommended
illwill
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4058 posts since 17/5/04

posted 15 Jun 2020 18:35, edited 15 Jun 2020 18:35
Can't agree. You need ankle support if you're walking on loose surfaces.

And the number of times water has gone over the top of my boots. Trainer are pointless unless you're actually running.
sodomgomorra
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1601 posts since 24/3/14

posted 15 Jun 2020 19:48, edited 15 Jun 2020 19:48

@illwill: I read that there is no definitive proof that high top boots support ankle stability, and that it doesn't decrease the rate of ankle related injuries in hikers.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11686947/

". The main finding was a significant reduction in the number of ankle sprains in people allocated external ankle support (RR 0.53, 95% CI 0.40 to 0.69). This reduction was greater for those with a previous history of ankle sprain, but still possible for those without prior sprain. There was no apparent difference in the severity of ankle sprains or any change to the incidence of other leg injuries. The protective effect of 'high-top' shoes remains to be established. There was limited evidence for reduction in ankle sprain for those with previous ankle sprains who did ankle disk training exercises. Various problems with data reporting limited the interpretation of the results for many of the other interventions."

I can't wear high tops anyway because the ball of my ankle is messed up.
darko
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994 posts since 4/10/12

posted 15 Jun 2020 19:53, edited 15 Jun 2020 19:53
illwill wrote: Can't agree. You need ankle support if you're walking on loose surfaces.

And the number of times water has gone over the top of my boots. Trainer are pointless unless you're actually running.

lol no you don't need ankle support from a massive pair of heavy/clunky boots, it's an absolute myth. there's a huge hiking community (search r/ultralight on reddit) who would massively disagree with that statement

thousands of people who have walked thousands of miles doing long distance trails across mountainous areas like the GR series in mainland europe, alaska high routes, the appalachian trail and pacific crest trail swear by trail runners

check out andrew skurka's (well-know UL backpacker) website for more info: https://andrewskurka.com/section/gear/footwear/ or https://www.cleverhiker.com/blog/ditch-boots

also what happens when water goes over your boot? you have wet feet for hours as most boots aren't breathable in the slightest. I get wet feet in my hoka's and they dry out pretty quickly

ps i am not shitting on your purchase sodom they look like good shoes, salomon are v. well-built and worth investment
(for future fukers i would never recommend anyone buys columbia shoes/boots - so many reports of them falling apart like paper mache after a few hundred miles)
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

15 Jun 2020 19:56
I've got the boots of those but use my asics trail runners way more. Next on the list is a pair of Salomon Speedcross goretex.

bertoni
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1364 posts since 29/9/11

posted 15 Jun 2020 19:57, edited 15 Jun 2020 19:57
Lightweight boots like Salomons don’t provide much support but they offer more protection from water when crossing streams etc. Heavier boots like La Sportiva etc definitely offer more warmth and ankle support though when carrying heavyish loads in winter.
sodomgomorra
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1601 posts since 24/3/14

posted 15 Jun 2020 20:26, edited 15 Jun 2020 20:26
We'll see. That all sounds reasonable I'm willing to believe it's the future.

These were the type of boots I used to wear with thick bright red socks. Such good looking shoes. Love it.



Anto
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3853 posts since 19/1/12

15 Jun 2020 23:04
I'm another fan of trail runners over boots these days

Currently on a pair of Arcteryx Norvan LD GTX, which are extremely comfy, but i've got the impression that won't last very long unfortunately…Sad
discobobulated
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909 posts since 21/4/10

16 Jun 2020 12:52

abagnale
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816 posts since 6/1/14

16 Jun 2020 13:02
Cool
C-Stylez
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5196 posts since 4/7/12

16 Jun 2020 13:17
Cool Disco's with the heavy hitters
bertoni
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1364 posts since 29/9/11

16 Jun 2020 13:31
Cool Disco……another jacket then? Hahahahaha

Not sure about the Visvim writing on the sole of the shoes though… would look better without imho.
swede
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9070 posts since 21/3/09

16 Jun 2020 14:17
nice pickups Cool good to see some proper spending going on
Crackajack
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7663 posts since 21/4/05

16 Jun 2020 14:39
^^ Respect to those supporting indie retailers and the economy at the moment. Full price hitters especially Cool (sorry Swede)
C-Stylez
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5196 posts since 4/7/12

16 Jun 2020 14:48
No respect for serial returners either Evil
leemc77
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2566 posts since 24/10/06

16 Jun 2020 14:51
Pheeooorrr John, that’s lottery winner spending right there Cool
deuce
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13895 posts since 21/1/08

16 Jun 2020 15:04
Crackajack wrote: ^^ Respect to those supporting indie retailers and the economy at the moment. Full price hitters especially Cool (sorry Swede)
Laughing out loud
discobobulated
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909 posts since 21/4/10

16 Jun 2020 15:30
@bertoni - Laughing out loud Can't shake my addiction. This is my 3rd Iris Oops . Had to size down as these come up much bigger than other versions.
padawan
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4351 posts since 27/6/03

16 Jun 2020 15:43
Skagway are great!