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  1. tod

    Shoes that look better with age...

    @mlwdp What is the strap on the side, do you know? I was wondering if the little pocket there was a knife pocket, I can’t figure out how that strap would work.
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    ^^ Two things about resoling; 1. It's usually not cheap. I think Baker's is $170, plus shipping each way, so probably well over $200 total. So, it's not a bad time to think about getting a new pair of boots if you have any other reasons for doing so. 2. Resoled boots do not always come back the way you want them to! (I know from experience.)
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    ^^ With regard to the RDT Coupen boots, I have to admit that I have been slightly disappointed in the build quality of my pair. The stitching on the vamp began to come apart fairly quickly (say a year or so of wear), and now the glued in heel pad inside one of the boots has some undone. The latter is a small thing and probably easy to re-glue, though I have not done it yet. But the former is a bit more serious. Anyway, I still like them, and love the way they look; but I've sort filed them under "high end disappointments."
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    Hmm, I had in my house a pair in 9,5 EE a few weeks ago and returned them. Perhaps just out of stock now...
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    They make black in EE now too, on the Res Wing site. Though their EE is not in fact very wide.
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    Ah yes, those definitely do not look easy to break in!
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    I find my Smokejumpers/Bounty Hunters perfect for riding. Had no break in problems whatsoever. And I have to say I much prefer having a heel on a bike, rather than the flat Vibram. Here they are on the mean streets of Wash DC..
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    Airport security..
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    Appreciate the feedback. (And apologies for the repetition for those who've seen these on another board.) As far as the heel goes, I know lots of folks like their boot heels taller than me, but all I can say is I've worn a lot of boots over the past 35 years or so and discovered early on that 1" to 1.25" feel good to me and anything taller doesn't. I feel like I'm walking downhill with taller heels. Aesthetically, I am quite sure that they would not look bad to me -- my White's and Chippewas both have 1" heels and they look great -- assuming the work was not botched, which is why I was wondering about the feasibility of removing a lift. Anyway, still undecided on keeping them or not...
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    One lift is about 1/8”, and honestly I don’t think that’s going to make a noticeable difference in the toe. I may be wrong, but there are lots of white’s boots, for example, that are lowered by a quarter inch and it doesn’t seem to affect the toe visibly.
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    Yes, you remember rightly! I also couldn’t quite live with the higher heel on that RDTs. I have learned that anything over an inch just doesn’t work for me. I’m a real “heel striker.“ As far as fit goes, one of the main issues is that I have high and sharp instep and it’s pushing right up against the place where the tongue and vamp come together. If that makes sense.
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    And the Cat’s Paw:
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    In my current search for a new pair of boots I decided to finally try out for size a pair I’ve always admired from afar, the Toys McCoys Surveyor Boots. I have to Admit that I love the way they look! But am not Sure about fit and comfort. A few observations: there is a bit less shiny and it appears in those pictures, which I’m glad for. Love the rivets! The tongue is a very thin sort of suede I guess, almost feels like fabric, which I’m not really a fan of. Also, the heel feels just a little too tall to me. Anyone know how easy it would be to get one of the lifts removed, while still retaining the cats paw heel? A few pics here:
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    Anyone here try Dundas boots? A Norwegian co, but I guess the boots are made by William Lennon in the UK maybe..? Anyway, just curious as to feedback on fit, constuction, etc, and would love to see pics of them being worn -- in some that I've see the sprung toe is extreme, but in others not so much.
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    Thanks!