Menswear: Shoes and Boots thread

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Tobypricec avatar

403 posts since 6/1/15

posted 7 Jan 2020 17:12, edited 7 Jan 2020 17:12
Danner Bull Run (Moc Toe)? Think they're about £200 in the UK though

or Thorogood
Crackajack avatar

7316 posts since 21/4/05

7 Jan 2020 18:27
Chippewa and Eastland are also cheaper than RW.

I think a lot of highstreet / mid brands are doing work / hiking styles

Mr.X. avatar

2894 posts since 23/6/13

8 Jan 2020 09:58

Danner and Thorogood nah.. US flag branding and embossed script text ruins it.
Grenson - had a bad experience in the past.
Diemme - too chunky

I think I will pay £300 for the Oliver Sweeney's even though I'm going use as beaters until spring. I can't fault the quality on a pair of Church shoes I bought recently but their boots are crazy prices and none of them are to my taste.

Viberg look awesome out of my budget.
Hanto avatar

1867 posts since 30/11/09

8 Jan 2020 10:38
Have a look at the Great Divide. Pretty good prices for Vibergs if you are interested. As people said before, they are built like tanks so could take time to break in. Could try Quoddy, Yuketen or Oak Street Bootmakers.
Mosoona avatar

230 posts since 25/5/15

8 Jan 2020 10:43
Wolverine as well (no idea if decent quality)
andrew_ avatar

472 posts since 23/1/10

8 Jan 2020 14:17
Best place for shoe trees?
Seventyfour avatar

8865 posts since 6/10/05

posted 10 Jan 2020 20:52, edited 10 Jan 2020 20:52
How are people getting on with their Solovair's?
I ordered a pair on 11th Dec (Xmas present off the wife) when they got here the lace holes weren't aligned properly, fuck knows how qc missed them as they where poor. I returned them straight away and they said they would try to get me a replacement before Xmas but may be a little after, they've sent me an email today a month later! telling me they will be at least another month.
If they'd told me that in the first place I could have just bought them from somewhere else. Shit service.
Are they worth it or am I better just sticking the extra to and buying some trickers
mlstrx avatar

31 posts since 1/2/19

28 Jan 2020 19:09
Anyone have any experience of PF Flyers Sandlot fitting?
RickRude avatar

3279 posts since 13/1/12

28 Jan 2020 19:12
Are there any nice or decent smart shoes with a sports sole?
illwill avatar

3795 posts since 17/5/04

28 Jan 2020 20:23
Have a word with yourself FFS
RickRude avatar

3279 posts since 13/1/12

28 Jan 2020 21:21
Okay - so what’s the alternative?
swede avatar

8327 posts since 21/3/09

posted 28 Jan 2020 22:12, edited 28 Jan 2020 22:12
these would suit you rick

Burt avatar

5750 posts since 3/1/10

posted 28 Jan 2020 22:21, edited 28 Jan 2020 22:21
'…Ladies with an attitude,
Fella's just like Ricky Rude.
Don't just stand there, let's get to it,
Strike a pose with sport's sole fit..


rural avatar

17632 posts since 26/9/06

28 Jan 2020 22:23
Laughing out loud
swede avatar

8327 posts since 21/3/09

28 Jan 2020 22:28
Laughing out loud
Best avatar

9802 posts since 21/10/05

28 Jan 2020 22:44
Quality Laughing out loud
andymakesglasses avatar

20300 posts since 26/1/06

28 Jan 2020 22:59
Laughing out loud
morning mist
morning mist avatar

3219 posts since 29/5/05

28 Jan 2020 23:25

RIP Kobe
MLI avatar

4692 posts since 6/10/09

28 Jan 2020 23:44
RickRude wrote: Are there any nice or decent smart shoes with a sports sole?

Didn't Obama have some oxfords with air soles? Ken Cole or something?

Then Hiroshi was rockin brogues with sports soles for a while too?
Anto avatar

3631 posts since 19/1/12

28 Jan 2020 23:48
Cole Haan Lunar Grands Sick!