Classic Motorcycle Engineer Boots

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by brylcreem boy, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. Rufus

    Rufus Practically Family

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    Wow... lovely pair... Pity Shamus' suspended... I'd love to know where he got them made!

    :) ruf
     
  2. Speedster

    Speedster Practically Family

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    He had them made here: http://www.westcoastshoe.com/wesco/

    I saved the pictures of his boots back when he posted them in that thread. I want a pair like them as well (some day)
     
  3. brylcreem boy

    brylcreem boy One of the Regulars

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    I just checked out that thread, those are really nice and the thinner sole and a low heel would be nice for me. I'm 6'4" and don't need to look any taller.
    Thanks for finding that thread Jay, I'll let everyone know which ones I go for..
     
  4. brylcreem boy

    brylcreem boy One of the Regulars

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    Well folks.... Thanks for all the input. I ended up getting a pair of Frye's.
    They are a shorter 8 inch version, same style as picture I posted. 2 friends of mine swear by theirs. I ordered them yesterday from Zappos.com. Amazingly fast service, they offer overnight free shipping, when I came home at lunch today, they were waiting on me. They seemed to fit perfect, anxious to break them in, I wore them back to work, very comfortable for a steel toe boot. The only thing that concerns me is that the one on my left foot seemed to break-in awefully quick, it was slipping more than the other foot. maybe I just need thicker boot socks. Most boots I've ever worn slip at 1st, but this seemed a bit much and I thought my socks were pretty thick.
    Anyone else experience this with their engineer boots??
     
  5. Dr Scholls insoles may help.
     
  6. brylcreem boy

    brylcreem boy One of the Regulars

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    Not a bad idea... I can remember a time when I used to walk 14 miles a day reading electric meters, Dr. Scholls provided some relief
     
  7. Rufus

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    Heya B/boy, Hope the frye's work out! Insoles definitely help!

    Engineer boots are great protection, but not the best thing to wear on a long walk!
    But come the day you drop a joist on your toes, You'll be pleased you've got them on!

    The shorter boots are great with jeans. I've got taller ones I bought years back, while rebuilding a house, and they're still going strong.

    Enjoy!

    :) rufus
     
  8. Jovan

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    Look at the fit on those jeans! That is really something. Not too loose, and not too tight either. I wish you still had them. :p

    If money's no object, MotorCowboy.com offers a couple of perfectly functional movie replicas, among other harness boots.

    http://motorcowboy.com/product/CUST1

    http://motorcowboy.com/product/MADH1
     
  9. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Chocies, chocies, eh? I assume my Grinders are mid length - 10", I believe. lnog enough to be a long boot, but a manageable length the wear either over or under the jeans, as occasion dictates. :cool2:
     
  10. BellyTank

    BellyTank I'll Lock Up

    I have a pair of Engineer Boots by Tony Mora.
    They are really very nice.
    Vibram soles.


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  11. john z

    john z Guest

    I have a pair of these, Xelement's. I live in the UK & couldn't find them available here so ordered them from LeatherUp.com in the US. Fantastic quality for the $75 odd they cost, really well made & a great shape. They are comfortable to wear tho' I found they fun a little larger than the equivalent shoe size, say a half size up. I guess they're designed to be worn with thick socks being motorcycle boots so that should come as no surprise. Worthy of note is that they are made in China, not the US. This probably accounts for the relatively low selling price but I must stress they are not cheaply made. I've paid a lot more for less well made footwear & can 100% recommend them. A true bargain.
     
  12. Qwkslvr

    Qwkslvr One of the Regulars

    Comfort

    For sheer comfort, try Frye boots. They make a Brando engineer boot that's very vintage looking.
     
  13. Qwkslvr

    Qwkslvr One of the Regulars

    That's a common problem when buying without trying them on first. Especially with boots. I almost never get a pair from the same box. I find a right or left that fits well, and then keep on searching for a good fit for the other foot.
     
  14. jml90

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    I have a pair of (harness not engineer)that I've had for two years from Double H they're quite nice and I got mine for about $100 something you may or may not like is that they're (at least mine) are an oiled leather.
    I also like these Chippewas, I have them in black, but this brown is really nice
    http://www.stompersboots.com/gtwy_laceup-031.php
     
  15. brylcreem boy

    brylcreem boy One of the Regulars

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    Yeah, normally I never buy without trying on, but so few places carry engineers boots and then the ones that do don't carry all the brands you want to try. I would have sent them back, but I did not realize that one was much looser till wearing it most of the day, I put some in-soles in them and wore thicker socks they seem to be somewhat better after 3 wearings.

    I guess if it persists, I can always try to exchange them.
     
  16. Most footwear can't be exchanged if you have worn them outside. But you can always try. Also you can double up on insoles!
     
  17. Benny Holiday

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    I've worn engineer boots since I was 19, when I first found the style here.

    That's a great photo Captain, what a cool look.
     
  18. BigSleep

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    I have a pair of Frye engineer boots. I have to say they are the most comfortable pair of boots I own. I wear them even when not riding my motorcycle. Can walk all day in them. I would suggest a pair of socks that come up over the top of the boot though.

    Love the look.

    "Hey Johnny what you rebellin' against?"
    "What ya got?"
     
  19. brylcreem boy

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    Yeah, I bought some new boot socks that are taller, that and the insole's made a considerable difference, I gave them the ultimate test, I decided to break em in good walkin around at the fair this weekend with my nephew and girlfriend. I gotta tell ya I had a close call and almost ruined them, we took my nephew on a little boat ride, and while the ride operator was helping us in the boat, some guy tripped behind me, knocking me into the ride operator- the poor ride operator went head 1st into the boat tank... and I almost went with him, I luckily landed on the back of the boat and didn't get wet. I felt sorry for the guy the crowd was snickering and I don't think he realized at 1st it was not my fault. Needless to say, I don't think I will wear them to the fair again.. Big Sleep.... were yours like this breaking in... did one seem to slip more than the other??
     
  20. brylcreem boy

    brylcreem boy One of the Regulars

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    I definitely love the look, I cuff my jeans everytime I wear them so the buckles' show. Here is a pic of the ones I got, this is the 11R, I actually got the shorter 8R, but they are exact same style....
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