Menswear: Shoes and Boots thread


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MLI
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5173 posts since 6/10/09

29 Jan 2020 04:42
yeah that's what I said
macgy
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218 posts since 26/11/11

29 Jan 2020 09:13
Have anyoen had Rew Wing Postman's resoled? Either at the RW factory or with a vibram sole?

Mine have seen a lot of wear and now the sole itself has split. The leather of the shoe itself is well creased and all but should hold for another round. I am however in doubt how it will look with a worn shoe on a new sole.
djp
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4 posts since 19/11/13

29 Jan 2020 09:58
Had a pair of Postman's resoled through redwinglondon.com a couple of years ago. They cleaned and reconditioned the leather as well, looked great when I got them back. £80 or so iirc.
Crackajack
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7562 posts since 21/4/05

posted 15 Feb 2020 21:43, edited 15 Feb 2020 21:43
Are any Wallabees Made in Ireland, uk, Italy etc? I know Padmore used to be, Clarks don't seem to do any
swede
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8840 posts since 21/3/09

15 Feb 2020 21:46
padmore and barnes cracka
mirrored
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1174 posts since 8/7/08

15 Feb 2020 21:47
clarks did some made in Italy wallabee boots a season or two ago, no lows though
Crackajack
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7562 posts since 21/4/05

15 Feb 2020 21:54
swede wrote: padmore and barnes cracka

Why don't they list made in Ireland / where manufacturerd on End etc? I assumed they are made in China otherwise
zappa1903
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272 posts since 26/8/14

15 Feb 2020 21:55
Crackajack wrote: Are any Wallabees Made in Ireland, uk, Italy etc? I know Paramore used to be, Clarks don't seem to do any

If you like cheetah or leopard print, the clarks website has ones made in Italy.

I think Clark’s still do some collab or special edition ones but I guess your just after a pair of originals
Crackajack
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7562 posts since 21/4/05

15 Feb 2020 21:59
Yeah plain originals in a brown or beige. Looking at some pics of the Padmore they say designed in Ireland made in EU on the insole. Still dubious…
crutch
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450 posts since 22/11/12

posted 15 Feb 2020 22:18, edited 15 Feb 2020 22:18
Clarks do Wallabees made in Italy - tend to be more ‘special’ drops/packs rather than classics. Definitely worth the price increase imo, the shape is great.

Padmore are made in portugal. Another difference is they use a thinner suede + leather lining whereas Clarks use heavier unlined suede from Steads in the UK (even in the Vietnam production).
crutch
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450 posts since 22/11/12

15 Feb 2020 22:22
With checking here occasionally too as the made in Italy ones do crop up now and again, there’s a couple up now but probably not the colours you are looking for

https://www.clarksoutlet.co.uk/c/mens-originals?q=%3Arelevance&page;=0
Crackajack
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7562 posts since 21/4/05

15 Feb 2020 22:40
thanks crutch, good info. Shame the Padmore seem to be done on the cheap.
crutch
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450 posts since 22/11/12

posted 15 Feb 2020 23:03, edited 15 Feb 2020 23:03
I guess it’s a different feel, I think it makes for a bit more structure and the thinner suede feels a bit more refined? There’s differences in the pattern and shape so depends which you like best.

At the end of the day with shoes like a Wallabee the cost is in the material and the labour, it’s a simple to make shoe but the hand stitching is time consuming/expensive.

They look to be the same price point so p&b must be using cheaper materials to offset the increased cost of Portuguese production (assuming that margins etc are roughly the same) Steads is great quality - used by loads of the top premium brands.
jplxx
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1540 posts since 3/11/09

25 Feb 2020 18:02
Fucking he’ll it’s hard to break in danner mountain lights. Getting cut up like fuck the every time. Same for others?
roophees
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1719 posts since 18/12/10

25 Feb 2020 18:06
Hows the sizing on those? Everyone saying TTS, but then some saying same as Red Wing sizing, which is defo not TTS.
Crackajack
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7562 posts since 21/4/05

25 Feb 2020 18:14
Not for me. If it's your heel slipping try tying like this:



Doing so improved the fit on mine, but more as foot was sliding forward.
Crackajack
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7562 posts since 21/4/05

25 Feb 2020 18:17
roophees wrote: Hows the sizing on those? Everyone saying TTS, but then some saying same as Red Wing sizing, which is defo not TTS.

They are a narrow fit in the forefoot IMO, shape isn't great for everyone. Would recommend going up 1/2 from brannock size and wearing with an insole and decent socks but really a shoe to try on…
jplxx
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1540 posts since 3/11/09

25 Feb 2020 18:18
Yeah I’ve tried that knot but still getting cut up at the heel. Only had them since Christmas so haven’t broken in yet only worn once a week maybe for a few hours.

Fit seems on point just usually happens maybe once or twice with new boots for me then all good but pain is unreal. Couldn’t imagine going up a hill/mountain with them.
jplxx
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1540 posts since 3/11/09

25 Feb 2020 18:18
roophees wrote: Hows the sizing on those? Everyone saying TTS, but then some saying same as Red Wing sizing, which is defo not TTS.
I’d say they fit big.
friday
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54 posts since 22/3/13

25 Feb 2020 19:01
anybody tried the plain toed derby boots from meermin? https://www.meermin.es/en/11463714170000ce-17-114637-brown-suede-e-marron.html

wondering what the fit is like compared to visvim virgils