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Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Creeping Past, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. Bfd70

    Bfd70 One Too Many

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    @Dav runs a “Boot” camp!
     
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  3. regius

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    [​IMG] Wesco, 100th, heel feels too high


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  4. Mich486

    Mich486 Practically Family

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    If you wear them a bit (say 30 times) I reckon that part of the heel will be gone.


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  5. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    As long as the full flat of the heel and some part of the front sole both touch the ground when sitting under their own weight, I think they'd be fine.
     
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    Edward, very interesting insight. So, the heel DONT fully touch the ground & that’s the first thing I noticed. I called Wesco & spoke to some cobblers, that the front area of the heel actually lift off from the ground about two mm, as if the whole sole of the boots is curling up into a fetus position. They say it’s by design & the weight of the wearer will lower the arch & flatten. I was tempted to think this is why I get a concussion from the rear of the heel every time I land on my heel, but it could also involve other factors. Like the leather midsole is still stiff & doesn’t bend easily, such as that the heel is high & not angled like a cowboy heel.


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  7. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Hmn, I've had a pair with the opposite issue (i.e. the 'excess' is at the front rather than rear of the heel). I'd be inclined to assume Wesco know what they are at and just wear 'em in, but if it's causing physical discomfort it might be worth having that part of the heel ground down. Worth asking a cobbler first.
     
  8. regius

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    I think one of the stacks of the leather portion could be ground down to be more “parallel”, now they are a trapeziums shaped resulting in the rear height to be more prominent. Will ask cobbler


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  9. deaner33

    deaner33 New in Town

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    It always sucks when a pair of boots just don’t fit right. It’s not always a width or length thing. I’ve got a few pairs in the back of the closet waiting to go to a cobbler to try to get the fit right. Others I just give up on.


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  10. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    OMG, I just tried on a pair of Rios engineers...
    Beautiful boots!
    They are very narrow though.
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  11. Dav

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  12. Dav

    Dav One Too Many

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    After a couple of weeks wearing the colour 8s it's time to drop back to rotation, brown Role Clubs RC2307 last, oh man I love these things :) IMG_20190514_092740-1459x1094.jpg
     
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  13. leolou

    leolou New in Town

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    Hi Dav,
    I got different kind of Engineer Wesco,Attraction,Mister Freedom,Buco,Phigvel etc
    How could you describe the RC for the comfort ?
    Thank you


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  14. Dav

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    For me they're the most comfortable boots I own, this new pair is a little tighter to get on than the first, not sure if that's one of the differences between the two lasts.
    As long as you get your measurements right I think you'll find them very comfortable.
     
  15. Dav

    Dav One Too Many

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    Here's another quick snap of the 1940 last, I’ve found the right polish now, that other was too ox blood.
    As you can see the toe box has molded to my foot rather quickly, wet grass will do that, making them just so comfortable.
    Sorry for hogging the thread of late, but I've just been enjoying my boots recently :)
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  16. leolou

    leolou New in Town

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    Thank you really nice boots.
    The work of Brian is really incredible.


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  17. Bfd70

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    I’ve been enjoying your boots recently too. Keep it up!
     
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  18. Mich486

    Mich486 Practically Family

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    They are clearly great boots Dav. The only thing that would bug me a little is the big toe peeping out but I guess with an unstructured toe is unavoidable and maybe desirable?


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  19. Dav

    Dav One Too Many

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    I know what you mean, to me though that is all part of the attraction.
    I think Brian will do structured toes if you ask.
     
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  20. Mich486

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    That 1940 last it’s really nice and sleek, I have to keep repeating myself I have already three pairs of Engineers and definitely don’t need a fourth.


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