Engineer Boots

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by 58panheadfan, Feb 18, 2017.

  1. rocketeer

    rocketeer Call Me a Cab

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    I think King Kurt were the biggest name back then. I never went to any psycho events then though I do remember the Meteors, Guana's, The Cramps. Restless and The Polecats were on the borderline of Rocka/Psycho as were the Stray Cats though King Kurt were the only group I saw on TV and apparently they threw slime everywhere at their live do's as well as on Top of the Pops.
     
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  2. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Ah, The Meteors and The Cramps..... I hope I get the chance to see the former. I wish I'd seen the latter....
     
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  3. bn1966

    bn1966 Call Me a Cab

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    I've seen the Meteors on occasion & King Kurt..last saw King Kurt in 2016 :)..still Rocking!!
     
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  4. devilish

    devilish A-List Customer

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    I have been lucky enough in my youth to see The Cramps, The Meteors, Guanabatz, Restless, Demented Are Go, Sunglasses After Dark and King Kurt. With a few other minor leaguers thrown in. Still listen to them all from time to time but The Cramps remain firmly fixed in my top ten bands of all time. Lux going was a sad day for me!
     
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  5. ButteMT61

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    As well. David Arnoff is a friend. His Mom was my dad's secretary for years. He did the covers/photos for the Cramps, inter alia! We listened to them a bunch on this last trip
     
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  6. Harris HTM

    Harris HTM Practically Family

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    Do you mean these boots Edward?
    http://www.aeroleatherclothing.com/product-detail.php?id=3204
     
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  7. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    Lux and Ivy lived 3 doors up from me for 10 years. It was sad indeed when he passed. She became a recluse.
     
  8. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    I actually tried the brown in a seven when I was over last month, and if you're looking for an easy-to-wear biker boot that'll keep you toasty in winter, they are ideal: very comfortable and the shearling means there's little in the way of heel slip or friction. Wouldn't want to pull them on in June, mind, but they look great on.

    As far as The Cramps go, I love their early stuff. They were obviously such hard livers in real life - Lux's face just spoke of a man who took his excesses as seriously as he did his music. Love the story about their first drummer 'auditioning' for the role by chucking a brick through a studio window. I like to imagine Lux opening the studio door to him, running a comb through his quiff and sneering "Yes, what do you want?".
     
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  9. Edward

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    Oh! Those are the ones - I hadn't seen they were out. They've done them nicely.... they look chunky, but much classier than a lot of the originals I've seen. I just wish they could add a buckle at the ankle, but I know that's not true to the originals. I'd definitely opt for a pair of these if I was gonig to get into long bike rides in Winter!
     
  10. Benny Holiday

    Benny Holiday My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Saw the Cramps in Sydney back in 1995, twice. They were a sight and sound to behold live. Their emphasis on the jungle tom-tom beat provided a lot of inspiration when I wrote My Baby Looks Like Betty Page the same year. That, and I suspect a bit of subliminal inspiration from my early teen years soaking up everything Adam Ant released.
     
  11. Harris HTM

    Harris HTM Practically Family

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    If I remember well you also own a pair of Jarrow Marchers Sloan? How do these boots compare sizewise to the Marchers?
    I own a pair of Marches size 7.5 and fits perfectly. If I look at the sizing of the shearling lined boots though I see a size named 7/7.5 and the next one 8/8.5. Pretty confusing, I guess it has to do with the bigger tolerances due to the shearling.
     
  12. Plumbline

    Plumbline One Too Many

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    I get the market ... but they're priced above Alt-Berg's and deep into Daytona territory ... with none of the protection or features of either of these :( ... for the bike I wear modern bike boots ( having had a V-Max land on my ankle and use it as a sandwich filling between it and the road at 30mph it's Daytona every time for me since that day )

    I've got a couple of pairs of Frye engineers as "Jean Boots" ... anything above 11" and I struggle with calf width on std. boots including RW Pecos never mid Chippewa's which are made for matchstick legs. I also prefer the look and feel of Harness boots as opposed to engineers ... they just tend to feel more secure on my feet.
     
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  13. Harris HTM

    Harris HTM Practically Family

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    Agree. Except for the matchstick legs and Chippewa's!
     
  14. El Marro

    El Marro One Too Many

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    That's a great rock and roll tune! Thanks for sharing.
     
  15. OneEyeMan

    OneEyeMan Practically Family

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    Hey guys, where can I find these thermoformable insoles? I did a quick search, but nothing.
    Thanks
     
  16. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    I sized down on both to a seven, perfect fit on the Jarrow Marchers, so I reckon there's not much between them. As you say, the tolerances of the shearling mean that you've got a reasonable amount of wiggle room on them.
     
  17. El Marro

    El Marro One Too Many

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    They are made by a company called Archmolds. The Archmold Maximum is the model I use in my boots.
     
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  18. OneEyeMan

    OneEyeMan Practically Family

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    Thanks, just ordered a pair.
     
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  19. 01flhr

    01flhr One of the Regulars

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    My redwing branded beds have yoursole.com printed across the bottom of them but thats it. Ive had the redwing recommended for your foot insoles in them and they werent worth having so i returned them and got the heat moldable ones i have now. Ill have to check out the archmolds too, i cant imagine them being too different. Another brand i know makes insoles for skates are sidas insoles that come with some graf brand hockey skates. I have no experience with them though. I wouldnt be suprised if sidas makes multiple insoles for boots and shoes also.

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  20. El Marro

    El Marro One Too Many

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    The salesman at my local Redwing store told me that Archmolds makes the heat moldable insole for Red Wing as well. Having owned both Archmolds and Red Wing insoles, I believe he is correct.
    OneEyeMan, I don't think you will be disappointed. I have been using these insoles for about 10 years now and I wouldn't even think about trying something else.
     
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