Footwear to go with our jackets

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by red devil, Nov 4, 2017.

  1. Blackadder

    Blackadder Call Me a Cab

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    Which model do you have? Lot 268 or 444? There are vast improvements on the 444. I am so close to throwing away my early batch 268.
     
  2. edmond

    edmond Vendor

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    what i have are the newer ones from 2019 444's

    pls see the photos

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    that area hurts when i walk fast cause its hitting the start of my ( flesh) heel
     
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  3. edmond

    edmond Vendor

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    whilst my wescos have a tab of a space maybe like 2mm
    pls see the photo they say it cushions and adds tot the comfort ( spring) of the heel when you walk and put pressure on the heel ive read it on some cowboy boots too
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  4. Jin431

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    @Edward thanks, I'll post photos later after I try darkening the spot where the alcohol run off is

    @dudewuttheheck these motor dress engineer boots in brown overdye horsebutt are so well built. I went half a size down from my brannock and it feels great, little heel slip but I read that's quite normal for these boots. I like them a lot, the leather used is so thick and quite rich and construction is outstanding. The shaft isn't so slim like the onderhouds, the instep is quite snug and it's hell to take them off but they feel like a proper pair of knockaround boots compared to the dressier onderhouds.

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  5. dudewuttheheck

    dudewuttheheck My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    @Jin431 those look incredible! I am a huge fan of Motor and love my lace ups from them. I do really want a pair of these as well. Love the design. They definitely are designed more like a true engineer as well. It's one of the better engineer designs out there imo. I still think their boots are an absolute steal for the price.
     
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  6. MoFo

    MoFo Familiar Face

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    They are very comfortable!
     
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  7. Turnip

    Turnip One Too Many

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    Jarrow Marcher

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  8. Turnip

    Turnip One Too Many

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    What the hell is THAT please? Is that anyhow typical for riding boots or so? Or is that the first week trainee edition? o_O

    Walking could at least not have been the purpose of these boots...
     
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  9. Jules Myers

    Jules Myers One of the Regulars

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  10. Woodtroll

    Woodtroll Practically Family

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    It makes no sense to me why those heels would be made like that. They certainly are not made for walking, and even though engineers are not designed to walk long distances in, those look like they would be particularly uncomfortable.
     
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  11. Bfd70

    Bfd70 Call Me a Cab

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    Those are crazy gorgeous
     
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  12. Turnip

    Turnip One Too Many

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    So rather kind of an equivalent to women‘s sitting shoes…
     
  13. Jin431

    Jin431 Call Me a Cab

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    Thanks man! I have liked the look of them from when I first saw them earlier this year and your recent engineer list just steered me more to go for it. I agree that it's quite a good deal, the leather alone is worth it and then you add the construction/design/last they use then it's definitely worth it. The dress engineer they make is not dressy at all and I quite like that it will not take rolls/creases right away, that I have to earn them by wearing them for some time.

    Thank you, if this is how good they hand dye all of their leather goods then they must make mean looking jackets for sure

    I've had it for 2 weeks or so. I got it from another regular member here @JCSD but I'm not aware how long he has had it before it went to me. It's quite comfy to wear although I can only wear thinner socks with it.
     
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  14. Woodtroll

    Woodtroll Practically Family

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    I'm not familiar with those, but as I'm sure you already know, engineers were initially designed for standing, stationary work - very purpose-specific. Although I understand that they work pretty well for motorcycle riding, too. ;)

    Either way, I can't imagine the heel that Edmond showed in his photo would be comfortable to stand in, either. I'm not sure if it is a flaw in design or execution, but hard to believe it's intentional.
     
  15. dudewuttheheck

    dudewuttheheck My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Yeah I've always liked how these look. As you said, they don't actually look dressy. They just look different than their first engineer design. I would also agree that the leather alone makes then worth it, but everything else makes them a steal. I hope they keep remaking them because I want to get a pair eventually.
     
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  16. Jin431

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    Leather is so good here, i thought that my black Maryam horse butt Truman service boot/Onderhoud engineer was thick but the leather uses for the motor dress engineer makes those feel midweight. Looks like a yearly offering, I was told if I don't order for this years batch then the next restock will be next year
     
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  17. dudewuttheheck

    dudewuttheheck My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Yeah I remember that from when I tried them on. I was super impressed. I guess I will have to wait until next year then!
     
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  18. Psant25

    Psant25 One Too Many

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    E6756290-BCED-4D72-866E-E87A13646B0A.jpeg CB2E4B14-F909-4DA3-89A7-2CCD2A23E0C0.jpeg 997085A7-3DDB-4D19-8B76-46ADA0CC759A.jpeg 9A7D78B7-F0A8-4E37-A176-4D1167BDA565.jpeg Got my whites rebuild back. 10 weeks. Mp w/ cap toe (too narrow) to mp-55 last. Replaced heel counter and backstay too. Just the uppers and tongue are original. Same soles w/ low block style mp heel. Need to take em to my heel guy (local cobbler). Wish they would take more time on the heels. Overall fit much better on the 55 last. Still might list them and lose my arse. Any takers 9.5D shoot me a DM. Brown cxl boots that are sturdy as hell.
     
  19. Monitor

    Monitor

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    MiuMiu's after a couple of weeks. Worth every cent.

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  20. Jin431

    Jin431 Call Me a Cab

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    RW Blacksmith Copper (waxed and oiled nubuck)

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