For trade, acorn made in England engineer boots UK size 10 by SJC

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  1. Rob The Gob

    Rob The Gob New in Town

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    Hi, you can view them here

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/989257464/sjc-summer-footwear-collection

    I tried them on in the garden and around the house when i got them, then they were stored. I found them too big for my size 10s. Simon, who is 11, says 10s are too small on him.. so I'm thinking maybe they're a 10.5?

    Condition is akin to shop soiled. There's no real wear, but they've been tried on and are no longer pristine. New owner would certainly be pleased. If there is interest I can dig them out and take photos

    Pros: nice leather, made in Northampton by experts
    Cons: probably there are other makers who specialise in engineers that do them better

    I'm a size 40 chest, size 32 waist, size 10 foot. I can consider any reasonable trade but engineers are not needed thanks, I'm just not a fan. Feel free to PM me. Granted this account is new, but I have an old ebay account with impeccable feedback that I can point to if verification is helpful

    Cheers

    Rob
     
  2. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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  3. Rob The Gob

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    Thanks Edward, I did try some big inner soles at the time. But that was a few years back so perhaps I could try again. Maybe I'm lucky and my feet have grown. I probably have gained some weight, which ought to help

    Edit: @Edward it seems you know more than me (nothing) about engineers. So I wonder, how do you rate these? Good or bad I don't mind, I'm genuinely curious
     
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  4. Edward

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    I find them pretty good, really. The construction is on a par with my Red Wings. The leather is really nice - if memory serves, it was a Horween product. It's aged nicely, and is nice and thick. The only thing I sort of regret is not buying a black pair. I only had the scratch at the time for the one pair and opted for the cordovan as that's not so easy to come by. The final boots were a shade orf two lighter than I'd really anticipated, though a coat or two of black polish brigns them down nicely. The overall shape of them is pretty good - I've never handled Wescos alongside them so can't claim they're as good (given the Wescos were three tiems the price I'd expect them to be somewhat better, though with a strong dash of 'law of diminishing returns' thrown in), but SJC really did well with the non-box toe, similar to the Wesco MP last, which is nice, as the bulk of the more affordable engineer boots available in the UK often as not have the bump steel toe. Not that that isn't nice, but it's also nice to have something different. I gather Simon's holding off on footwear for now as it turns out to be much more of a headache to deal with the sizing and grading than clothes, but I'd certainly be open to buying another pair of SJC engineers if he did another run. Maybe in a nice black with a hint of warm, brown undertone; not teacore as such, but something akin to Aero's 'blackened brown'.

    Now, Aero... with Chippewa and Red Wing both rumoured to be getting out of the game on Engineers in the 9"-11" traditional height category, I'd love to see Aero take on this classic and add a really nice engineer boot to their line. If they put one out with the same quality and price range as their other footwear, they could really compete with the big boys of the bike boot world...
     
  5. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    My imperial size is a ten, but as US & UK have a variation I learned that UK ten is a metric 44. But I find metric sizes are not as good as imperial. Metric sizes in shoes increase by half centimetre increments, half a centimetre is about three eighths of an inch, quite a difference for a snug fit shoe or boot. It's worse still for hats.

    Simon's size ten fits me a treat, the one disappointment was Simon's method of sale, he simply didn't explain it to me, nor the fact that there was a long time to wait. However the footwear is better than I could have expected, and having investigated hand made shoes, the need to make a last and the work that goes into it all, I think that overall SJC's footwear is good value.
    sjc boots.jpg
     
  6. Grayland

    Grayland One Too Many

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    An actual photo of your boot would be very helpful.
     
  7. Rob The Gob

    Rob The Gob New in Town

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    a fair point sir. I will take a few more tomorrow. Dinner time now
     

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  8. Rob The Gob

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    looking at them this closely again reminds me of how nice they are and brings back the disappointment I felt at the time. I tried them with thick socks, and with various insoles, but the bottom line is they're just too big for my feet
     

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  9. Rob The Gob

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    Tried em on again and they're definitely still too big for me. I'd say they must be closest to a UK 10.5 UK (closer than 10 or 11). Anyway, I'm still welcoming trade offers but since there haven't been any so far.. how about £100 plus actual cost of shipping via PP FF
     
  10. Rob The Gob

    Rob The Gob New in Town

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    bump
     
  11. Rob The Gob

    Rob The Gob New in Town

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    they're still here
     

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