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  1. tod

    Shoes that look better with age...

    What last did you have them rebuilt around..?
  2. tod

    Shoes that look better with age...

    Chippewas. Cheap boots that end up getting very interesting patina after a few years.
  3. tod

    Shoes that look better with age...

    They look great! I think this is exactly what supposed to happen with natural leather.
  4. tod

    Shoes that look better with age...

    I have always liked the fact that this WW2 GI Joe is wearing my Chippewa boots.
  5. tod

    Shoes that look better with age...

    With my RDTs I was surprised to find that the metal toe taps wore out faster than the sole. And they were very slippery. As Posted here before, I had them re-soled early on with wedge soles, which have held up very well (better than the RDT uppers!).
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    The red thread represents my attempt to do some DIY reinforcement, which I failed at..
  7. tod

    Shoes that look better with age...

    I love my RDTs, but I have to admit some disappointment in how the stitching on the vamps began to come loose pretty quickly. They have held together, and I don't wear them all that often, but still an unexpected breakdown.
  8. tod

    Shoes that look better with age...

    Yes indeed..
  9. tod

    Shoes that look better with age...

    Do you know if this leather ("regular CXL black horsehide") is different from his "hand tinted HH," which I see so many pics of? I like yours better than a lot of the pics I see of RC boots with wear, where the HH gets all creased up. I know some folks like the latter, and I understand why, but this looks better to me.
  10. tod

    Shoes that look better with age...

    Yes, died through.
  11. tod

    Shoes that look better with age...

    Ha, that's why prices had to go up every year! 15 million dollars represents a lot of Indy boots...
  12. tod

    Shoes that look better with age...

    Yes, I've been tempted by these 4Q collabs as well. But ultimately I'm a toecap guy.
  13. tod

    Shoes that look better with age...

    Chippewas after 3 years or so of regular wear. It’s a shame they discontinued these. They were affordable, looked good (to my eyes), and were hardwearing. Not fancy, but got the job done. I wore my last pair for over ten years, and had to get these replacements on the ebay. Still a few floating around, but starting to dry up.
  14. tod

    Shoes that look better with age...

    I found the SJs to be much more narrow in the toe box than the SD last. It's a little surprising as they look chunkier, but to me they were like two widths narrower... Just in the toe box.
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    Thinking about ordering a pair of Truman boots for the first time. They've got an MTO with some nice looking horsehide going. I've seen both good and bad about them on the interweb; wondering if anyone here in the trusted group has had experience with them. And especially if anyone has owned or handled their horsehide from Maryam tannery in Italy.
  16. tod

    Shoes that look better with age...

    Ah right, they look good.
  17. tod

    Shoes that look better with age...

    Remind me what the brown medallion cap toes are..?
  18. tod

    Shoes that look better with age...

    Wolverine sells them directly.
  19. tod

    Shoes that look better with age...

    I’ve had two Chippewa engineer boots over the past 15 years, and they always have the coolest looking tongue marks (if you like tongue marks).
  20. tod

    Shoes that look better with age...

    Thanks. An old flathead Harley it turns out. Pretty nice!
  21. tod

    Shoes that look better with age...

    My goodness -- Is that an Indian in the background? What year?
  22. tod

    Shoes that look better with age...

    Dang, too small for me. I remember when they first offered these, right at the launch of the new website. Wish I had got them then. GLWS.
  23. tod

    Shoes that look better with age...

    So, when are these Vibergs going on sale, and what size are they?
  24. tod

    Shoes that look better with age...

    What laces are those? Nice and wide..
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