You should get Brian the bootmaker to make you something...
Alden chukkas would be perf
Na, some LHS's would be better, but realistically, Yuk's are where it's at for here.
@>>>>>> appreciate his work but just not my jam
Funny you mentioned him, I hit him up for a quote for a pair of engineers, over 1600 bucks for CXL. Think I’ll go with Lofgrens.
I don't think that's 'unreasonable' given that he will need to handcraft a last for you and he's the only person involved in the operation. Bear in mind that $1600 to an American is also much more affordable than $1600 to an English person given exchange rates and whatnot.
Didn’t realise they’d be bespoke with a last made up tbh. Thought it would be more of a MTO thing, so yeh it’s a pretty fair price.
Those Superga’s are nice. My ex and I saw/bought her some great retro NOS pairs (textile) in an old shoe shop in Italy. Always gutted none were in my size.
He does seem to consider the age and condition of the shoe, the style and material of the upper, and stick the same fucking sole unit on all of them
Apologies if it’s been covered before,
Recommended steel toes?
There are different constructions but he'll use the same branded sole unit unless it's Vibram or a pair of sneakers, etc... I like what he did to that pair of Visvims, the HUF AM90s he fixed up, not so much... That sneaker sole is super clunky, bit too fashion for my liking...
I would love a pair of his engineer boots, been meaning to buy a pair of Carolinas for the last twenty years but never found a pair to try on for size...
Not exactly shoes but I got oil on these suede birks ages ago and yesterday decided to try and paint them with dylon. I think they can out well!
What did you drop on your right index toe?
all those toes look fairly mangled
Nothing, I just run a lot
I just run a lot
I just run a lot
And you cycle too, fuck you are 2/3 a triathlete. Always knew you were a wrongun
I swim too
If anybody is interested, Red Wing 3335 Wacouta Boots, Copper 50% off at John Lewis for £124
Red Wing at John Lewis now? Wow...
Nice tip 👍like those but do not need.
Found some boots I’d forgotten about in the hoard. For sale unworn in box Grenson Arlo in smooth black UK 9.
Unworn in box Chippewa monkey/lineman boots in oxblood. UK 8.5 but fit like UK9 (like redwing moctoe).
£150 each plus shipping. I am in Sweden so easier if you’re local as shipping will be expensive.
Got a pic of the chippewa monkey boots? Been tempted on a pair of monkey boots for ages
I can get pics later but these in oxblood https://www.scorpionshoes.co.uk/chippewa-5-inch-lace-to-toe-field-mens-boots-in-black
Yep I’d say that’s it
How do Redwings come up sizewise? Seen a reduced pair but suspect they may be a little big.
On modern Red Wings go down a size
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