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18 minutes ago, Aries said:

I went TTS.

edit: I.e., they fit similar to Alden Trubalance.

thanks Aries. And is the fit good for you or on the looser side?

As reading up on alden lasts (as i have no clue on Alden), the consensus seems to be size down half for the trubalance.

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The fit was spot on for my foot. The consensus is indeed to size down for TB, but of course that 'size down' is relative to other sizes you take in other shoes, which again are on different lasts, sized differently depending on brand, and so on...!

For example - I've owned 9.5-11 in Alden Trubalance (currently own the 11s); all have fit my foot more or less, with changes in socks.

I wear a 10.5 in Viberg if that helps, but also own a 10 and 11 in Viberg; again, both fit.

And yet, in notoriously small, narrow lasts like Brass Clinch Tokyo's 'Closed Narrow' (CN) last, where everyone says to size up 2(!), I actually fit into an 11 fine, where I was told I'd need at least a 12 (fits fine too with insert), probably a 13 (nah, would be way too big).

tldr; take all size advice with a grain of salt.

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On 8/1/2017 at 4:22 AM, Dr Feelgood said:

Gotz My New Boots

TXTURE "Sanity Boots"Mto

●Brown X Blue Roughout

●Siuri Last(new version)

●360°Norwegian Stormwelt (2tone chainstitch)

●Double Midsole

●Its Hide Sole + Cuban heels

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They look similar to White's LTT Smokejumpers.  Very nice!

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Which reminds me, I should do a 3 month review of my double sole SJ shortly.  They went from feeling like walking on a 2x4 to feeling like slippers lol.  

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Thanks Aries. I've taken a chance with half size down, as that was largest size i could get for the Lone Wolf carpenters I wanted, so hopefully it works out for me

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Red Wing Japan 2966 engineer boots after a year of wear. We just got a fresh batch, unfortunately, even with a huge order, RW wouldn't make us anything larger than an 11US, which fits like a 10.5US.

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Just found out Trickers himalaya collection is on their store. Been waiting for the navy stow type boot (called Hardie) since I saw sneak previews of it earlier in the year, but it's £495! :o

Also found out they have price hike on all products few months ago, standard boots are now £425! :o

I've become a big Trickers fan, but even I'm not sure about these prices. What do others feel about their pricing now?

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One year wait is over. The process wasn't the smoothest but the end result made it all worthwhile. Role Clubs in brown horse hide from my ig.

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^ Nice! His work looks better every year~

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Shameless Plug:

Styleforum X Viberg GMTO is currently on its voting stage ... just thought I'd ask here, for the last time, if there any interests here for ...

6" ScoutBoots: Black ScotchGrain Horsebutt (Italy)

•2040 Last •Stitchdown •Allaround Grey Tonal Stitching •8-Gunmetal Eyelets •Pingpong toe ... as for the proposed sole, Black Gloxicut__ but I'm flexible to a dark-stained, stacked midsole on full/mini ripple.

Bottom photo is the actual leather that'll be used.

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This is my friend shoes and does anyone experience this before redwing gt lug sole crumbling to pieces like its melts , i never saw this happens to any redwing shoes before. Can it be expired?

 

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I've seen the RW Beckman soles start to crack and break in a similar fashion with little wear time. For some reason they use a very cheap rubber sole on these models. I'd probably have them resoled right after buying.

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Definitely time for a resole.  

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1 hour ago, Iron Horse said:

I've seen the RW Beckman soles start to crack and break in a similar fashion with little wear time. For some reason they use a very cheap rubber sole on these models. I'd probably have them resoled right after buying.

definitely change my view toward them 

 

1 hour ago, mlwdp said:

Definitely time for a resole.  

Resole for sure, just wanted to know what causing this. Im familiar with polyurethane disintegrating on sneakers but on boots? is it humidity is the main culprit? 

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Could be humidity too; here in Taiwan it's pretty darn humid during the rainy seasons, for example, and here is where I've seen the Beckmans at Dr. Sole in for resoles with cracked rubber soles.

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@jigsaw Some solvents and oils can do that to plastics / rubber. What does your friend do for a living?

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^ These Tricker's I've worn on and off for the past 5/6 years. Due for a resole soon. Going to bring them to Dr. Sole when I visit Taiwan later this year.

 

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^ Plug for Godspeed. McCoy's monkey boots.

 

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^ Gold Bond by Sears, from the 60s. Had tried to offload them via Insta, but no interest, :P

 

 

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In Paris for a few days. Descended upon a Paraboot shoes store for a few items...

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@JDelage - I just felt some slight tremors way up here in the Rockies from that small nuke you just dropped ;) 

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2nded - nice ones!

been eyeing the brand too, trying to find out if they do HH runs or if I just made that up...

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@Foxy2 HH run? Do you mean horsehide? If so, yes they have a few models in cordovan, incl. Chambord IIRC. Not sure they're worth the 300 Euro premium over leather though. If you're ever in Paris, the place to go for cordovan is Carmina, on Avenue de l'Opera.

Paraboot has a long history & reputation in France as no nonsense quality shoes. I have a pair of Chambord I've been wearing for more than 20 yrs.

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yes, HorseHide.

I remember Paraboots from my youth as beeing one of the (very) few decent french shoe brands and saw them gaining popularity in Japan over the past decade(s).

working losely with an importer here in Moscow I'm kind of curious if I should get a pair...

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Got my Lone wolf carpenter boots black x brown. They are amazing!  That feeling of putting on the boots and thinking "fuck yea" is just awesome.

half size down seems to have good choice, but won't know fully until I break them in.

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3 hours ago, Niro said:

Got my Lone wolf carpenter boots black x brown. They are amazing!  That feeling of putting on the boots and thinking "fuck yea" is just awesome.

half size down seems to have good choice, but won't know fully until I break them in.

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Before I was considering and doing my White's, these were on my mind heavily.  The sizing, however, turned me away even though Vintage Paradise's prices were very good.  Didn't want to deal with the unfortunate task of having a boot that doesn't fit and having to sell them instead.

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Yea I was quite worried about the fit. My fears have eased now, but I won't know for sure until i've worn them for a while.

 

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