Wesco rebuilt engineer boots, before and after

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Richbear, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. Richbear

    Richbear Familiar Face

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    I had these for sale on FL but decided to send them to Wesco to have them rebuilt. I never could wear them before, too stiff and not very compatible with bike riding. They changed the leather on the vamp and counter to their black tie domain leather which is a lighter weight leather than the 7oz. oiled leather they were before, much easier to wear and break in. They relasted the vamp and now they have the motor patrol toe,, #705 sole and heel, much more easier to ride in and a pleasure to wear. Had brown straps put on just to give them more of a custom flare and triple stitched. Best investment I've made in a long time. Pics are from one week of wear. Just thought it would be interesting to show what these folks can do.
     

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  2. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 I'll Lock Up

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    Very very nice Richbear! I like the subtle contrast as well...
     
  3. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    So much better now! Love the longer straps and the toe.
     
  4. red devil

    red devil My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    That is a serious transformation! They look really good now :)
     
  5. Monitor

    Monitor

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    Really impressive!
     
  6. feltfan

    feltfan My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Very nice. I have a pair of their boots with the black tie leather and I like it a lot. Tough stuff, low maintenance, looks great
    even when it takes a beating.

    But it seems like you ended up with new boots- all new leather, etc. Did they charge less than a new pair?
     
  7. nabottle

    nabottle A-List Customer

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    That contrast is KILLER!
     
  8. Richbear

    Richbear Familiar Face

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    The part of the boots that they kept were the uppers and shaft///top part of the boot. The rebuild is considerably cheaper than a new pair of boots.
     
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  9. Sheepdog149

    Sheepdog149 Practically Family

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    Beautiful sir!

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  10. Peter Mackin

    Peter Mackin Practically Family

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    They look fantastic now..didn't like the original boots ...well done.
     
  11. Sheepdog149

    Sheepdog149 Practically Family

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    I want a pair like that =)

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  12. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    Just steeling myself to order a pair of Wesco. Thinking of going with brown domain and motor patrol toe. Not sure what sort of sole to go with though...
     
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  13. SpeedRcrX

    SpeedRcrX One Too Many

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    Love their new 7400

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    It's going to be hard, not to buy them...
     
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  14. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    I like that sole! I'll probably go with the brown heel rather than natural.
     
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  15. Gav

    Gav A-List Customer

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    Are you sending foot tracings in?
     
  16. Richbear

    Richbear Familiar Face

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    No foot tracings required.
     
  17. Richbear

    Richbear Familiar Face

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    This is the #705 sole and heel I went with and I'm really lovin it.
     

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  18. ton312

    ton312

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    Those are spectacular. The remake improved them 10 times over. Really nicely done. Love the contrast brown straps. Screenshot and added to the list of things I want but can't afford!
     
  19. Gav

    Gav A-List Customer

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    For a new wesco customer it is a good idea. Especially when ordering across the Atlantic.

    Foot tracing and measurements will help ensure the best chance of a good fit. Custom is best of course if you are happy to pay the up charge.
     
  20. Gav

    Gav A-List Customer

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    I have a 705 half sole on a pair of whites. And had a wesco boot with it once. I wouldn't bother with it again. It's thick and heavy with minimal traction and doesn't take too long before it is completely smooth.

    Vibram minilug is a good option if you are going full sole in my opinion.
     

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