Menswear: Shoes and Boots thread


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illwill
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3533 posts since 17/5/04

27 Jan 2016 09:21
Damn. Thanks
Crackajack
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7057 posts since 21/4/05

28 Jan 2016 15:01
Owners of Engineer boots or other tall styles - how much heel slippage do you expect?

Got some new boots and while it's a struggle to get them on, and they fit comfortable in the ball / vamp there is a little more lift in the heel than seems ideal.
illwill
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3533 posts since 17/5/04

28 Jan 2016 15:03
Tighten the buckle surely?
Crackajack
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7057 posts since 21/4/05

28 Jan 2016 15:15
Struggle to do the buckle any tighter (two from end). I'm going to try with an insole.

Catch 22 is that if I wear them enough to know if the slipping is annoying I wont be able to return them and they are expensive.
DELFOR
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318 posts since 10/2/09

28 Jan 2016 15:41
Crackajack, I had minimal uplift in mine. But they were also an absolute bitch to get on. Maybe an insole may help
Seventyfour
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8705 posts since 6/10/05

28 Jan 2016 22:50
Try some heal grips
jogon321
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611 posts since 13/4/12

29 Jan 2016 19:50
Sugru

https://sugru.com/guides/how-to-make-your-shoes-more-comfortable
Rez
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7935 posts since 5/4/09

29 Jan 2016 20:08
Have you tried that for real or is it a bullshit 'life hack'?
jogon321
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611 posts since 13/4/12

29 Jan 2016 20:25
I haven't but it looks quite good for a few different things
Crackajack
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7057 posts since 21/4/05

29 Jan 2016 20:47
Spoke to a person in a walking / hiking shop and they recommended Superfeet heel lift pads. Worth a go for £5.
Trystero
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1612 posts since 1/8/07

29 Jan 2016 21:14
illwill wrote: Sizing on Yuk Maine Guides. A full size down?

jamintoons wrote: Full size down on Yuketen Maine Guide for me. They run very big.

half size down imo - as you'll probably want to wear them with thick socks because of the rock hard stitching on the inside of the toe area (sold my pair because they were so uncomfortable due to this)
discobobulated
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690 posts since 21/4/10

3 Feb 2016 19:32
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Alden-X-LEFFOT-Black-Leather-LEFT-Boots-ONLY-Size-8-5-Uk-New-/381534294427?hash=item58d537519b:g:ZSYAAOSwFMZWrP4l

Bargain Alden for the right leg amputeeLaughing out loud
sodomgomorra
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1364 posts since 24/3/14

3 Feb 2016 19:56
There's a story there.
Kingmob07
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8946 posts since 11/5/07

6 Feb 2016 10:21
Know about the usual Ugg shouts, but like these:

http://www.superdenim.com/brands/viberg-boots/viberg-roper-boot-in-roughout-suede-aged-bark.html
nick
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19733 posts since 2/5/03

10 Feb 2016 21:38
Have Dr Martens stopped making the 1919 steel toe boot ?
I can't find them anywhere.
sofashionmuchamaze
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707 posts since 12/12/13

11 Feb 2016 08:35
Do you guys use anything to protect your boots from rain and dirt? Besides Redwings' products I've never been a fan of anything they sell at regular shoe stores, but those won't do much for shiny leather.
Jayboy
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1026 posts since 7/9/11

25 Feb 2016 19:00
Selling a really nice par of APC boots in the classifieds: https://www.fuk.co.uk/threads/acnerafcosvanselvineuniversal-works-and-more/
exactlythat
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2331 posts since 27/10/07

7 Mar 2016 17:20
does anyone know where i can get some white vibram ripple soles?
Greathoudini
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28 posts since 21/11/14

7 Mar 2016 18:45
A good cobler should have them
du tan
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1262 posts since 15/8/03

7 Mar 2016 20:36
I want to buy some Crockett & Jones (Camberley) for less than rrp. Anyone know whether this is likely please?