Menswear: Shoes and Boots thread


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illwill
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3672 posts since 17/5/04

15 Oct 2019 08:31
Definitely.

Fracaps and Diemmes are fashion shoes primarily.
swede
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8047 posts since 21/3/09

15 Oct 2019 08:37
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MrW
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2537 posts since 1/8/11

15 Oct 2019 09:26
Hanto wrote: Do fancy a pair of Viberg's. I don't wear my Iron Rangers as much as a used to but I feel that a boot could be a good idea, given the constant rain and the fact I predominantly wear suede. Worth the money?

Got a couple of pairs, can’t fault the quality but definitely try and hold out for a decent discount if you can. Both my pairs are roughout suede and they’re fine in all weather. If possible, go somewhere you can try them on to get sizing right. They can take a lot of wear to break in so not always obvious if the size isn’t spot on.
Hanto
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1748 posts since 30/11/09

15 Oct 2019 09:41
MrW wrote:
Hanto wrote: Do fancy a pair of Viberg's. I don't wear my Iron Rangers as much as a used to but I feel that a boot could be a good idea, given the constant rain and the fact I predominantly wear suede. Worth the money?

Got a couple of pairs, can’t fault the quality but definitely try and hold out for a decent discount if you can. Both my pairs are roughout suede and they’re fine in all weather. If possible, go somewhere you can try them on to get sizing right. They can take a lot of wear to break in so not always obvious if the size isn’t spot on.

Cheers for this. Where have you found does good discounts in the past? Not a huge amount if stockists unfortunately.
MrW
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2537 posts since 1/8/11

15 Oct 2019 10:38
Rivet & Hide did discounts a while back across all stock, think they've excluded Viberg now though. End has some at 40% off, Superdenim some at 25% off. Great Divide worth keeping an eye on.
Hanto
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1748 posts since 30/11/09

15 Oct 2019 11:58
I am strangely tempted by the slippers they have on there!

Will keep an eye out. Thanks.
Birdman
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1359 posts since 10/3/10

24 Oct 2019 22:41
Anyone ventured to the Northampton shoe maker factory stores recently and able to comment on selection/prices? Interested in C&J/Church/Trickers/EG/Cheaney/Sanders etc. Thanks.
toocan
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725 posts since 7/11/07

29 Oct 2019 09:12
I have some Redwing Chukkas in a 9 (these https://www.endclothing.com/gb/red-wing-3140-heritage-work-chukka-yrp9957or.html)
I'm a 9 in Grenson and most other brands however I can barely get my foot in (wide feet) and they feel so Ridgid is it just a case of breaking them in or should I sell em and size up?

roophees
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1530 posts since 18/12/10

29 Oct 2019 09:14
if you can't get your foot in they prob don't fit tbh. Rigidity is another thing, mine were painful for the first 10 or so wears, but afterwards the chukkas are the comfiest boot I own. Worn them 2x a week for the past 4-5 years and only now looking to get a resole. leather still looks amazing
Radio Babylon
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241 posts since 17/11/06

29 Oct 2019 09:19
I went TT on Chukkas and they're fine, although my feet aren't particularly wide.

They cut my feet to bits to begin with, had to take them off and walk about three miles in my socks in the rain when I couldn't get a cab one night.

They're comfy as fuck now though Smiling
toocan
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725 posts since 7/11/07

29 Oct 2019 10:23
Thanks, If I size up I cant see that making much difference too the width?

Options would wear em and try and break them - downer is I can't return em and lose probably 50% of their value to sell them on
Buy a 2nd hand pair of 9s and back these see how they feel
Back em and try some moc toe assuming they are wider
swede
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8047 posts since 21/3/09

29 Oct 2019 10:32
Radio Babylon wrote: They cut my feet to bits to begin with, had to take them off and walk about three miles in my socks in the rain when I couldn't get a cab one night.

Laughing out loud Laughing out loud
Burt
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5554 posts since 3/1/10

29 Oct 2019 10:49
Rule on RW Chukka's has always been up at least a half size.
deuce
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13693 posts since 21/1/08

29 Oct 2019 10:50
you know you're a fashionista when… Laughing out loud
jplxx
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1218 posts since 3/11/09

29 Oct 2019 11:24
selling these https://www.fuk.co.uk/threads/visvim-serra-us105/
joe6886
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796 posts since 16/11/08

30 Oct 2019 21:08
I’m looking to buy some dr.sole cushion sportsman soles for my virgils and not sure on sizing. My boots are a us9 and the overall length is about 305mm

On the site the options are:

8 which is 300mm in length or 10 which is 320mm, both of which are too wide anyway going off their measurements.

Are they supposed to be a direct fit or would they get trimmed down anyway? Literally have no idea what the process is.
Crackajack
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7154 posts since 21/4/05

30 Oct 2019 21:20
They will just sand them down to size after gluing them on so get the bigger one.
joe6886
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796 posts since 16/11/08

30 Oct 2019 21:33
Ideal, thanks mate
-DiscoTits-
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732 posts since 26/11/07

posted 30 Oct 2019 23:21, edited 30 Oct 2019 23:21
I’ve got 2 different pairs of red wings, moc toes and chukkas, and yeah they were a bit stiff to break in etc but they didn’t tear up my feet like most seem to say is the case. You lot need to stop getting weekly pedicures.
spitfiredealer
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2059 posts since 12/6/10

31 Oct 2019 05:58
Wore a new pair of chukka’s to SW4 one year it was wet. Had to go to the first aid tent after about 2 hours because my feet were cut to bits. Laughing out loud

Moc toes never did that on any of the pairs I have had. Mind you I have never worn them to a dance festival