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  • No no no. You're not supposed to do actual work in work boots.

    Ha, this winter I’ve been doing a lot of work in my mountain lites, they have taken a beatin. I’ve been working in everything but work boots.

  • I went for LL bean duck boots

  • i looked on their website but couldn't find the Bounty Hunter model

    Just saw this: “White's Smoke Jumper built on Semi Dress Last equals Baker',s 'Bounty Hunter'. Bounty Hunter is a registered trademark and owned by Baker's Boots.”

  • The stars aligned (sale markdown & a discount) and a pair of Viberg Derby shoes arrived on the doorstep today. Dream pair would have had a toe cap but I couldn’t overlook these at half the usual price and available in my size


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  • Cheers! Haven’t worn anything more robust than vans for the last year or so, so expect these are going to be doing a number on my feet trying to break them in

  • There will be blood.....

  • Kinesiology tape on your heel was a top tip from @pdlouche , available from Decathlon.

  • Just make sure you bend them in half a lot before each wear to help the sole follow your foot movements. New shoes have really stiff soles.

  • Yeah, when ever I wear my Trickers! Got them a half size small in the sample sale a while back and I refuse to be beaten. Smarts a bit when I remove it but zero rubbing.

  • Whelp it’s gonna be 10 or so weeks before the White’s show up, grabbed some Thorogoods to work in. Need to stop destroying my Danners.


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  • What do you do for a living, kick down trees?

  • What do you do for a living, kick down trees?

    1/2 the week I run a bike shop, 1/4 the week I manage a coupe of rich folks gardens, the last 1/4 I work on my garden/house/car.

  • Excellent turn-ups. Almost gratuitous in size.

  • They’re the trews of the denim varieties where you don’t wash them for the first six months or so, and only come in one length. Can’t account for shrinkage till then, will get them hemmed after the first wash or so.

  • Nice.

    I’m currently in a pair of OG (literally, that’s the brand) combats. Claimed pre-shrunk, and ‘nato’ contract spec. They seriously need a bit of modernising with the crazy wide cut at the ankles. After first wash they’ll get hemmed and tailored to fit a little less grandpa.

  • Said combats (in need of tailoring), with some boots bought off a RM. Mismatched eyelets for that genuine army surplus appeal.

    Comfortable for welding, at least.


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  • @mucker what are the daily beater boots you posted up a few months back?

  • Ha I skip the lace hole in about the same place on my hunting boots.

  • Probably Blundstone, Since then I wore a hole on the sole and they were battered so not worth resoling. Bought a pair of Redbacks, would recommend over blundstone. Also every person in the park is wearing blundstones these days.

  • I have two pairs of good Grenson shoes if anyone here is interested?

    https://www.lfgss.com/conversations/3606­12/#comment15850052

  • Loake were on sale in the debenhams closing down sale, down well over 50%, a few rotters obviously, but some decent pairs as well. Got some of these for work, only £92.

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