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18 hours ago, Duke Mantee said:

@oomslokop has some great pics of these worn I think

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pretty cool oxidation on the copper eyelets, probably from not having been worn since the start of the pandemic lockdown (for me) in march during which i've worn shoes to go out a total of three times XD

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3 hours ago, Dan_F said:

@Broark How would you say these fit in relation to Brannock sizing?

I'd say similar to Lofgrens, quite a lot of room in the toe box so people with narrow feet can probably go half a size down from JL

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@Dan_F I agree with @Ar_thor's suggestion above, these do feel similar to my Lofgren boots.
Both Lofgren's are size 12, I have a fairly wide foot so I go true to my Brannock size. If you have a more narrow foot you could likely go half a size down.

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one thing tho, there's quite a reduction in length when u go down half a size. mine is an 8.5, the girth of the 8 probably is better, more comfortably snug for me, but the length is too short, was very noticeable when i tried em on. so i opted for the 8.5 and wear them with blundstone insoles, which are not that thick and solve the tiny bit too girthy feeling. 

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Levi’s 702 & RDT Roots. 

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I need Paraboot sizing help. Been eyeing the Chambord in black for a while but will realistically have to order online without trying them on.  

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Exactly same size as plain standard Chucks for me. I have a pair of Paraboots Michael.

 

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Same as @volvo240thebest. Important to note that Paraboot shoes can be listed in EU, UK, or US sizes, which makes things tricky. For example, both a 43.5 EU and 44 EU correspond to a 10.5 US on Paraboot's size guide: https://www.paraboot.com/en/size-guide. I ended up ordering both EU sizes that corresponded to my US size and returning the slightly larger pair.

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the beauty of black CXL 
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decided to give them some love @MJF9

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@shredwin_206 looking good mate... will be interesting to see how long they last at this rate

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2 minutes ago, MJF9 said:

@shredwin_206 looking good mate... will be interesting to see how long they last at this rate

They’re great boots but the horween cxl is very soft. 
probably not the best leather for a work boot. 

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Anyone got sizing advice on Canada West Romeos? I'm a US8 Brannock, typically wear a US8,5 in trainers, if that helps. 
Thanks lots in advance!

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Kinda like the shape and looks

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Looks like Attractions is now offering their Lot. 444 engineer boot in size 12! I've always had my mind set on a pair but they only went up to size 11 in the past.
Went over to their website to see if I could email them about ordering in a size 12 and they actually have it listed as an option to buy now.
These have always been the ideal black horsehide engineer boot in my mind. Clinch is another option too but the price is a bit up there these days.
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I want them too but not with a half sole.  Evil Act sells them with the 430 sole.

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Anyone think the new Wesco chukka boots just look...off?
I remember I posted these before, but something just doesn't add up.
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no. just no

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At first I thought they looked ok but after seeing the on foot shots I've changed my mind! 

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I don't mind the look. But is the outsole suppose to bend like that. Does that gap acts as a heel?

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1 hour ago, dudewuttheheck said:

They look like toddler shoes that someone enlarged.

This is it! Couldn't put my finger on it, but this is exactly what they remind me of. :blink:

Also, Attractions got back to me. They'll be restocking the Lot 444 in size 12 in January/February of '21.
People who own a pair, how easy/difficult are they to get on and off? I still have this issue with my Lofgren horsehide engineer boots.
But I think the issue is more with my ankle, I had reconstructive surgery on it a decade ago and my range of motion on my right ankle isn't as good as my left.

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6 hours ago, Broark said:

This is it! Couldn't put my finger on it, but this is exactly what they remind me of. :blink:

Also, Attractions got back to me. They'll be restocking the Lot 444 in size 12 in January/February of '21.
People who own a pair, how easy/difficult are they to get on and off? I still have this issue with my Lofgren horsehide engineer boots.
But I think the issue is more with my ankle, I had reconstructive surgery on it a decade ago and my range of motion on my right ankle isn't as good as my left.

Yeah, that's why I think they look so atrocious. It's a shame because I really like a lot of Wesco's boots. 

For me, they are probably the easiest engineers for me to get on and off. Unlike you, I find my Lofgrens pretty easy to get on and off, but mine are CXL, not the horsehide that you have. The Attractions are even easier for me personally. People have described them as "leaning forward" and I will admit they do feel like that a bit, but it doesn't bother me. 

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Saw these new Chelsea boots made by Paraboot for Arpenteur on Instagram yesterday, quite like the look of them.
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You're not wrong, however I'm sure the quality is a bit better.
I've been wanting a Chelsea boot but most are too pointy for my tastes.

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I've worn Blunnies as my main boot for years, went through a couple pairs in the 00's.

A few days ago I wanted to wear them again, dug them out of the closet and...the rubber sole disintegrated.

they were stored in the basement where I keep the shoes I don't rotate everyday. I understand that colder temperatures and higher humidity may have ruined them a bit this happened only to Blundstones, all other soles are sound.

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And that's why I'm wanting to avoid them. :D

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