Menswear: Shoes and Boots thread

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illwill avatar

4137 posts since 17/5/04

27 Jan 2016 09:21
Damn. Thanks
Crackajack avatar

7960 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 avatar

4137 posts since 17/5/04

28 Jan 2016 15:03
Tighten the buckle surely?
Crackajack avatar

7960 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 avatar

368 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 avatar

9375 posts since 6/10/05

28 Jan 2016 22:50
Try some heal grips
jogon321 avatar

704 posts since 13/4/12

29 Jan 2016 19:50
Rez avatar

8678 posts since 5/4/09

29 Jan 2016 20:08
Have you tried that for real or is it a bullshit 'life hack'?
jogon321 avatar

704 posts since 13/4/12

29 Jan 2016 20:25
I haven't but it looks quite good for a few different things
Crackajack avatar

7960 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 avatar

1633 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 avatar

1050 posts since 21/4/10

3 Feb 2016 19:32

Bargain Alden for the right leg amputeeLaughing out loud
sodomgomorra avatar

1603 posts since 24/3/14

3 Feb 2016 19:56
There's a story there.
Kingmob07 avatar

9147 posts since 11/5/07

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

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 avatar

851 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 avatar

1026 posts since 7/9/11

25 Feb 2016 19:00
Selling a really nice par of APC boots in the classifieds:
exactlythat avatar

2345 posts since 27/10/07

7 Mar 2016 17:20
does anyone know where i can get some white vibram ripple soles?
Greathoudini avatar

28 posts since 21/11/14

7 Mar 2016 18:45
A good cobler should have them
du tan
du tan avatar

1270 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?