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Feet Up! The Work Boot Thread

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Robert C, Feb 3, 2006.

  1. Ernest P Shackleton

    Ernest P Shackleton Practically Family

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    I always thought those Thorogood Roofers were sharp looking. Danner used to make some boots with that abbreviated toe box. I think it was one of their elk hunting boots. They might still make them for all I know. I used to see them in the Cabelas catalogs, and I haven't seen one of those in years. They also remotely remind me of the old Grafters Monkey Boots because of their height and look. I should add that Monkey Boots are the most uncomfortable shoe I've ever worn.
     
  2. Kane

    Kane Familiar Face

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    Just got my Red Wing 608’s back from a factory resole. I love these boots. Very light and comfortable, although the sole wears more quickly than my Vibram soled 899’s. This is my second resole for this pair of 608’s. I read were people are concerned about the break in time for Red Wing boots, but you can keep resoling them so long as you maintain the leather uppers. So a little break in discomfort will yield many years of comfortable service. And RW 608’s require very little break in time.

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  3. Been wearing my vintage oxblood 1490 docs today. Bought these approx a year ago, NOS vintage made in England. I reckon they were made sometime early 1980's. 20190101_135518.jpg 20190101_135641.jpg 20190101_135656.jpg 20190101_135731.jpg 20190101_140158.jpg 20190101_153116.jpg 20190101_153150.jpg 20190101_153208.jpg
     
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  4. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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  5. Really? I've always laced my boots that way. Quickest way i reckon,basically it's just like sewing them together rather than faffing out with alternate left / right.
     
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  6. regius

    regius One Too Many

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  7. So i use the shoe shop / factory lacing then. Who knew?? o_O
     
  8. Bamaboots

    Bamaboots I'll Lock Up

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    Danner still offers them. I have a pair of their Ft. Lewis boots which used to be called the Ft. Lewis "Go Devil" boots. They offer some other models similar to this which we referred to as 'lace-to-toe' boots.
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    I owned some Herman Survivors back in the late 70's that were similarly constructed.
     
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  9. Bamaboots

    Bamaboots I'll Lock Up

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    I know you're familiar with these.
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  10. regius

    regius One Too Many

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    Innocent Kid, can you post a step by step on how to achieve the horizontal/parallel lacing?


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  11. Bamaboots

    Bamaboots I'll Lock Up

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    Not so innocent old man. No.
     
  12. regius

    regius One Too Many

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    Bamaboots, I was address the user Innocenti Kid.


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  13. regius

    regius One Too Many

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    So I’ll post one here, it’s a Long but pertinent video instruction,


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  14. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    Regius:
    Ones i saw on Army guys went straight across bottom eyelets then either side up 2 eyelets, across, up 2, repeat to top, then do other side the same for eyelets not used. Think that’s right. I tried it on a pair of jungles. If i recall, the downside was they didn’t cinch up worth a s**t but looked cool. I wasn’t Army so we had to do left over right cause we weren’t cool. Lol
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    Ps: innocentkid’s looks like it does a “Z” spiral thing then a tag end all the way up?? Idk
     
  15. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    Geez...i just looked at all 57 of these now i’m dizzy!!
    I know now why Jarheads just do left over right! Leaves time to shine bullets! Lol
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  16. buler

    buler My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    The real question is whether you are tying your boots/shoes correctly. Do you think you are? You are probably wrong. For 2019 start doing it the right way. I found this out a year ago and now I don't have to double knot.

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  17. Bamaboots

    Bamaboots I'll Lock Up

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    Another good reason to wear cowboy boots.
     
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  18. This is the method I use regius, https://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/shoeshoplacing.htm

    (btw....it's Innocenti Kid... after the Italian engineering company that was based in Milan that made the Lambretta motor scooters from 1947 - 1972 :) )
     
  19. Back to work so back to my daily wearers. Solovair 11- hole derbys. Approx 14 months old. I spend a round 10 hours a day in these 5 days a week walking around 5 miles a day all through the Autumn / winter / spring months, so they'e done about 700miles! 20190102_200141.jpg 20190102_200208.jpg 20190102_200338.jpg 20190102_200428.jpg 20190102_200503.jpg 20190102_200538.jpg 20190102_200721.jpg 20190102_200722.jpg 20190102_200724.jpg
     
  20. Breaking out and breaking in a pair of new Browning kangaroos that have been in the back of my closet for probably 20 years.

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