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CombatWombat

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Lofgren Combats in black Shinki horsebutt. I dyed the natural edges and welt black because an all black boot better suits my preferences.
Now those are a ton better than the viberg boots ( I had a pair of their service boots that had similar "sloppy" grain and flicked them on quite quickly after I found out viberg don't like doing returns from Australia)
I also love the toe cap look,which I've finally satisfied with a pair of army AB boots
 

Observe

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Now those are a ton better than the viberg boots ( I had a pair of their service boots that had similar "sloppy" grain and flicked them on quite quickly after I found out viberg don't like doing returns from Australia)
I also love the toe cap look,which I've finally satisfied with a pair of army AB boots
The leather is outstanding on these, the grain is striking for sure.
 

barnabus

Practically Family
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london
I bought these boots many months ago and found them immediately hideously uncomfortable. But I loved them so much that I hid them in the back of the wardrobe to fend off my conflicted impulses.

Just last week I dug them out again as I'm having a bit of an eBay purge, only to re-realise how very much I love them.

I tried them back on and to my absolute delight some Narnia-esque magic has broken them in for me in the meantime and they're comfortable now.

So I'm wearing them all the time. Triumph Stoke boots. Armoured for motorcycle use and CE rated.

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barnabus

Practically Family
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952
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london
I bought these boots many months ago and found them immediately hideously uncomfortable. But I loved them so much that I hid them in the back of the wardrobe to fend off my conflicted impulses.

Just last week I dug them out again as I'm having a bit of an eBay purge, only to re-realise how very much I love them.

I tried them back on and to my absolute delight some Narnia-esque magic has broken them in for me in the meantime and they're comfortable now.

So I'm wearing them all the time. Triumph Stoke boots. Armoured for motorcycle use and CE rated.

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Sorry to bang on about this but I'm amazed, frankly. I've been wearing these boots literally all the time since I discovered that somehow they're comfortable now - even for a ride this afternoon. It's astonishing that they've binary flipped from agonisingly unwearable to the actual most comfortable boots I own.

I could not be more delighted.
 

Edward

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Sorry to bang on about this but I'm amazed, frankly. I've been wearing these boots literally all the time since I discovered that somehow they're comfortable now - even for a ride this afternoon. It's astonishing that they've binary flipped from agonisingly unwearable to the actual most comfortable boots I own.

I could not be more delighted.

Always a joy when that sort of thing happens! Were these one of their collabs with Red Wing? They look very much like the RedWings Steve Macqueen wore at a time, which I'm guessing is far from coincidental.
 

Leigh H

One of the Regulars
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288
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Brighton
I've been on the lookout for roughout engineer boots for a while,

i've decided to go with Nicks renegades


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there's also a nice Wesco roughout boot, a collab with Ship John Derroll


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JoeNiblick

One of the Regulars
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260
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Alaska
I've been on the lookout for roughout engineer boots for a while,

i've decided to go with Nicks renegades


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there's also a nice Wesco roughout boot, a collab with Ship John Derroll


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I didn't realize Nick's made these! I've had my eye on a pair, especially since I've seen @dublinprem 's awesome Clinch pair. I thought about going with the ShipJohn Wescos, but wasn't up to dealing with figuring out the fit. But since I already know my Nick's size...
 

JoeNiblick

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260
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Alaska
Little video here reviewing the boots

So I'm looking at placing an order. I'm just having trouble selecting the options from their custom menu. It's not abundantly clear which options go with the sample boots pictured. I've sent them an email.
 

JoeNiblick

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260
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Alaska
I've been on the lookout for roughout engineer boots for a while,

i've decided to go with Nicks renegades

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there's also a nice Wesco roughout boot, a collab with Ship John Derroll

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Here are the two pics from the website I sent them, and their response:

It is 1964 medium brown both smooth and roughout, the tan is much lighter! I cannot determine the last with a photo, it was likely HNW but I don't know for sure. It has a block heel and a moderate height heel stack




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Leigh H

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Brighton
Here are the two pics from the website I sent them, and their response:

It is 1964 medium brown both smooth and roughout, the tan is much lighter! I cannot determine the last with a photo, it was likely HNW but I don't know for sure. It has a block heel and a moderate height heel stack
If you look at the YouTube clip they are the 1964 brown roughout same as the sample photos.

I was torn between Tan and the brown, but went with the brown. The walnut are much darker.
 

JoeNiblick

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Alaska
If you look at the YouTube clip they are the 1964 brown roughout same as the sample photos.

I was torn between Tan and the brown, but went with the brown. The walnut are much darker.

What did you decide for last, heel stack, heel profile, and toe structure?

I actually kind of like the full Vibram sole better, and may skip the Biltrite sole.
 

Leigh H

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288
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Brighton
What did you decide for last, heel stack, heel profile, and toe structure?

I actually kind of like the full Vibram sole better, and may skip the Biltrite sole.
Boot Width D - Most common
Last HNW Moderate Arch
Boot Height 10''
Top Design Rolled
Toe Structure Soft Toe
Leather Style 1964 Brown All Roughout (7-8oz)
Pull LoopYes
Hardware ConfigurationBoth Buckles Heel Stack Classic (5/8" - 3/4" Leather Stack)
Heel ProfileDogger
 

JoeNiblick

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Location
Alaska
Boot Width D - Most common
Last HNW Moderate Arch
Boot Height 10''
Top Design Rolled
Toe Structure Soft Toe
Leather Style 1964 Brown All Roughout (7-8oz)
Pull LoopYes
Hardware ConfigurationBoth Buckles Heel Stack Classic (5/8" - 3/4" Leather Stack)
Heel ProfileDogger

Here's what I decided to go with:

Last: HNW Moderate Arch
Boot Height: 10''
Top Design: Rolled
Hardware Configuration: Both Buckles
Leather Style: 1964 Brown All Roughout (7-8oz)
Boot Height: 10"
Pull Loop: No
Toe Structure: Celastic
Toe Heel Stack: Moderate (3/8"-1/2" Leather Stack)
Outsole: V-Bar
Edge Color: Natural - Default if selecting Honey Vibram or Leather sole Heel ProfileLogger

I *thought* I wanted the tan, but it is pretty light. I imagine it would darken over time, but I decided I didn't want to wait.

I also went back and forth quite a bit about the toe structure. Ultimately, I decided to try out the Celastic toe.

And lastly, I decided I like the look of the full rubber sole, so I went with the Vibram V-bar.

Now to wait, what, five months?

It's kind of like jackets. I'm already dreaming of a second pair with 1964 smooth brown leather, a block heel, and a leather sole...
 

Leigh H

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288
Location
Brighton
Here's what I decided to go with:

Last: HNW Moderate Arch
Boot Height: 10''
Top Design: Rolled
Hardware Configuration: Both Buckles
Leather Style: 1964 Brown All Roughout (7-8oz)
Boot Height: 10"
Pull Loop: No
Toe Structure: Celastic
Toe Heel Stack: Moderate (3/8"-1/2" Leather Stack)
Outsole: V-Bar
Edge Color: Natural - Default if selecting Honey Vibram or Leather sole Heel ProfileLogger

I *thought* I wanted the tan, but it is pretty light. I imagine it would darken over time, but I decided I didn't want to wait.

I also went back and forth quite a bit about the toe structure. Ultimately, I decided to try out the Celastic toe.

And lastly, I decided I like the look of the full rubber sole, so I went with the Vibram V-bar.

Now to wait, what, five months?

It's kind of like jackets. I'm already dreaming of a second pair with 1964 smooth brown leather, a block heel, and a leather sole...
Here’s an example of the tan.

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