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Cowboy Boots

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Jack Scorpion, May 17, 2005.

  1. BobHufford

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    Isn't that desirable?

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  2. Hurricane Jack

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    I know what boot trees do. I have 15-20 pair of cedar boot trees.
     
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  3. Hurricane Jack

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    Need spurs with big rowels on the heels for wheelie bars.
     
  4. AlexTheApache

    AlexTheApache Familiar Face

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    I love those denim colored ant eaters with a stovepipe top


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  5. Hurricane Jack

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    Those are nice! My favorites would be these Paul Bonds:

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  6. Desert dog

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    Yeah, those are my favorites too.

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  7. belfastboy

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    I was in a small Oregon town south of Portland on the Hispanic side of town. Went into a clothing store to view the wall of men's boots with varying degrees of toe length. Could not believe what I was seeing and had to Google to find out what the hell they were.
     
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  8. belfastboy

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    [Qw="Hurricane Jack, post: 2356510, member: 37000"]I know what boot trees do. I have 15-20 pair of cedar boot trees.[/QUOTE]
    I was (am) curious as to what diff the shark skin would make on the trees utility??
     
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  9. Stringmaster

    Stringmaster One of the Regulars

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    Nice! How do you think the Osuna's compare to Bonds?
     
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  10. Hurricane Jack

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    I was (am) curious as to what diff the shark skin would make on the trees utility??[/QUOTE]
    Sharkskin & Stingray are tough leathers & need to move to keep from drying out & cracking especially in climates with very low humidity or moisture. Boot trees are not recommended. You can actually split lizard skin by using boot trees.

    The soles of well designed cowboy boots are made to turn up on the toe.
     
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  11. Hurricane Jack

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    Steve uses top notch materials & makes a fine boot. Lots of extra touches such as the sharkskin overlays on the pulls. Top stitching by hand is excellent. You can still see his Mexican influence but he has adapted to the US market well. I love the lines of his boots; true art. And he is easy to work with.
     
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  12. Hurricane Jack

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    Edward H. Bohlin Parade Spurs and Boots

    Like the silver heel caps on Parade boots.

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  13. Bamaboots

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    The soles of well designed cowboy boots are made to turn up on the toe.[/QUOTE]

    Jack, I have shoe trees bust seldom use them. I've got boots of all different kinds of leather, some close to 50 yrs old that have never had trees in them and the toes have never turned "up" any more than the built in "toe spring". I suppose left to dry out the leather would begin to shrink, causing the toes to curl.
     
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  14. Bamaboots

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  15. Hurricane Jack

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    Jack, I have shoe trees bust seldom use them. I've got boots of all different kinds of leather, some close to 50 yrs old that have never had trees in them and the toes have never turned "up" any more than the built in "toe spring". I suppose left to dry out the leather would begin to shrink, causing the toes to curl.[/QUOTE]

    Boot trees are cut differently than shoe trees; mainly the top of the foot opposite the arch is cut higher to support the tongue area of the boot (another reason trees are not just for the sole). The boot toe is usually different also than a shoe toe. And if you have cheap trees with just spring tension as opposed to the break-over, then there isn't enough tension to keep the sole from curling anyway.

    Back when I wore more reptile exotics I never used boot trees in them. For a time I did use them in cowhide, kangaroo & elephant but I don't even do that anymore.
     
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  16. Hurricane Jack

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    Seller has a pair of Paul Bond's with blue collars & a brand on the front. I know those boots from somewhere but can't place them. Take a look & maybe you can. He says they belonged to a Tucson doctor.

    He also has an expensive BIN 10X OR listed.
     
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  17. Bamaboots

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    @Hurricane Jack Yeah, I used the generic 'shoe trees'. I actually have boot trees. I will occasionally use them for polishing purposes but haven't used any in awhile.

    In regards to Osuna boots, I've admired them since I saw my first pair and yours are no exception. Is this the same Osuna boots and repair shop in AZ? Not much of an online presence and does he require a personal visit?
     
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  18. Bamaboots

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    Looked at those boots. Seems I've seen them but don't recall where. Unusual size for the measurements given.
     
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  19. Hurricane Jack

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    Same one. He does (or he did) make some boots in standard sizes for store stock. If inquiring about a particular stock pair just inquire if they were built on American lasts or Mexican lasts. Mexican lasts per size tend to run a little bit wider. Otherwise it would take a visit the first time for customs. After I placed my order Reitzel was down there enough that he would kind of check on the order & walked them thru, kept me advised. I sure miss his boot knowledge & advice.
     
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  20. Hurricane Jack

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    Just can't remember where I've seen them, who they were built for, or recognize the brand.
     
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