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Engineer Boots, Harness Boots...

Viv

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Lille
Horween CXL forever, right?
Simmonsbilt Drifter jacket/John Lofgren Engineer boots.
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Edward

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After some research and actually looking at boots I ordered some Carolina boots. 179 and a 30 coupon making them 149. I'll post when they come but they do seem to be the equal to Chippewa and Chippewa doesn't make an engineer without a steel toe anymore. There may be some old stock somewhere but still, twice the money, nope don't think so.

Non-steel Chippewas are still available here in the UK, thougth I don't know whether that's a limited stock thing or no, they're not all that erasy to find. (I'm guessing there's les demand for engineers here, either that or more are happy with Grinders?) I'd like to try Carolinas, but never seen them outside the US and this is one type of boot I wouldn't risk ordering from overseas without being certain on sizing.
 

bluesmandan

A-List Customer
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303
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United States
After some research and actually looking at boots I ordered some Carolina boots. 179 and a 30 coupon making them 149. I'll post when they come but they do seem to be the equal to Chippewa and Chippewa doesn't make an engineer without a steel toe anymore. There may be some old stock somewhere but still, twice the money, nope don't think so.

Look for Chippewa’s Pierce or Whirlwind Engineers.


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Bfd70

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Nice Bjorn. I certainly like the look of a flat narrow toe box but my feet ain’t havin it. Working on a new pair of Wesco too.
 

Mich486

One Too Many
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You can have a toe box that is both flat and wide I don’t think they are mutually exclusive. I guess nobody “needs” a tall toe-box, height it is more down to taste while width it depends on your foot.


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Bfd70

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Do you know of any that fit this description? It’s really hard to tell from pictures and it’s not really something that is measured. Lofgrens appear in some photos to have a wide toe box. Wesco MP is a little narrow for me. Their Boss is great.
 

Mich486

One Too Many
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Lofgren/Attractions/Phigvel all have non-steel non bulbous toe box (they have a fairly standard toe-box compared to other type of leather a hoes) and are definitely not what I would call narrow. I have fairly chunky feet and both my Attractions and Phigvel work very well in width. I never tried the MF on but they also look on the wide side.




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regius

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3,299
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New York
I like a high toebox, so I decided to go with the 9109 last. These are the NOS Wesco Anniversary 1939 Boss boots in tea-core Horween horsehide. A couple of dog walks and a commute so far.

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How does the heel feel! I have these too but they walk funny. Like on a wooden block


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Bfd70

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Whoa! Nice all around. Would like to hear more about the lone wolf. Particularly interested in fit, heel height, and shaft circumferance
 

Bjorn240

One of the Regulars
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Westchester County
How does the heel feel! I have these too but they walk funny. Like on a wooden block.
You think? I think they walk quite nice and that the green sole is maybe a little softer than a Vibram 705. I guess I end up walking a bit more than a mile in them each day on the commute (little more today as I had dinner with my brother in the Village) and they seem fine to me. In all honesty, as I was running for the 7:54 Hudson Line train at GCT today, I actually thought to myself that they are remarkably comfortable for an engineer boot. But then I grew up in Sweden and love clogs, so... ?
 

Bjorn240

One of the Regulars
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235
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Westchester County
Wesco MP is a little narrow for me. Their Boss is great.
I think there are two MP lasts - MP1339 which is narrow and MP95 which is wide. Almost all the MP boots are built on MP1339 but the charcoal anniversary boots were MP95 I think. Chris Warren at Wesco could point you in the right direction.
 

Bfd70

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I’m working on a pair with him currently. It seems based on my measurements that my feet are narrow, so narrow last....but my great toes are arthritic, necessitating a wide to box....sigh.
 

Bjorn240

One of the Regulars
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235
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Westchester County
I’m working on a pair with him currently.
Cool! Want to tease us with some specs?

I'm planning my next pair now. Thinking 9165 last Boss boots in charcoal roughout (vamps and counters) with smooth charcoal shafts and a smooth shifter patch on the left boot only. Morrison tops (lined too) and no instep strap. Vibram 100 sole. Just haven't decided between single and double midsole.
 

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