Show us your new shoes (Vol 2)

Show us your new shoes (Vol 2)

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Goaty Bill 2

3,008 posts

57 months

Sunday 10th December 2017
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Goaty Bill 2 said:
In my search for the perfect, classic co-respondents

From New&Lingwood




All I have to do now is convince myself to spend £160 more than I would have done for Barkers, which might have been much easier to do had I not just bought one of their overcoats.
getmecoat.
More lovely in life than in the photos, and very comfy.
As these are outside my normally expected/accepted price range, man maths must in earnest be applied to the 'problem'.


kelv_w

91 posts

39 months

Monday 11th December 2017
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Breaking out the boots




Goaty Bill 2

3,008 posts

57 months

Monday 11th December 2017
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Unless I am greatly mistaken, those look like before and after pictures?


g3org3y

13,054 posts

129 months

Monday 11th December 2017
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Kelv, they look really nice. They'd be too fancy for me to use in the snow though. Yesterday I was using my Timberland boots, very effective and my feet remained dry.

Today looks like a day for dainite soles.

kelv_w

91 posts

39 months

Monday 11th December 2017
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Thanks..
Here's the Loake shined up, definitely a dainite day.


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FreeLitres

5,467 posts

115 months

Monday 11th December 2017
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Great looking boots kelv_w!

Are those brown ones C&J?

ambuletz

7,427 posts

119 months

Monday 11th December 2017
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I wonder if anyone could advise me on a new pair of shoes for work?

Curent shoes: A god awful pair of square toed chelsea-type boots. Bought from clarks around 10years ago. I think the leather is wearing off ontop of the toes as I'm starting to see green bits.



Requirements:
- comfy!!
- round toe
- black leather
- no more than £100.
- maybe a chelsea boot?
- something more versitle/timeless.
- formal enough for work (shirt and tie), office based.
- ideally a type of boot, something that goes up to/over the ankle.
- I'm as tall as tom cruise, a little heel wouldn't be too bad.
++ if i can try it in a store then that's a massive benefit.

Thoughts:
I really don't care about brand. I just want a comfy, reliable work-horse of a boot that i can wear to work. the odd formal occasion and even wear if I want to dress up semi-causal for a night out. I'm think a chelsea boot. My last pair served me well but I hate the square/flat toe and much of the rubber is now gone so it's not comfy to wear. I end up wearing trainers on my commute and then swapping them out once I reach work, vice versa. comfort is key. if the shoe has rubber that's too hard it impacts on my shins, giving me shin splints very easily.

Edited by ambuletz on Monday 11th December 22:45

campionissimo

416 posts

62 months

Monday 11th December 2017
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Bought these today - a surprising find, never normally venture through their doors - just £79 in FatFace.


FreeLitres

5,467 posts

115 months

Monday 11th December 2017
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Check out Anatomic Gel Co.

http://www.anatomicshoes.com/eu/

Very comfortable

kelv_w

91 posts

39 months

Tuesday 12th December 2017
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FreeLitres said:
Great looking boots kelv_w!

Are those brown ones C&J?
Thanks FreeLitres. Indeed they are. C&J Skye III boots

g3org3y

13,054 posts

129 months

Tuesday 12th December 2017
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@ ambuletz - A Chelsea or Chukka boot sounds like a good all round option. Worth waiting until Jan for the sales?

@ campionissimo - They look nice. smile


I only have one pair of shoes with dainite soles. I wore them yesterday. It's ruddy icey again today. I've had to wear them again. Same shoes two days in a row. cry #firstworldshoeproblems

FreeLitres

5,467 posts

115 months

Tuesday 12th December 2017
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Has anyone bought any Dr Martens boots recently? What is the quality/stiffness like these days?

I had a pair of black 8-eye boots many years ago and I really fancy getting a pair for old times' sake. I like the idea of the brown distressed/waxy ones:


Thankyou4calling

6,694 posts

111 months

Tuesday 12th December 2017
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I can’t vouch for the quality but have frequently used the DM factory shop in Wollaston northants.

Worth venturing too as it offers excellent savings and a good choice of footwear, clothing, belts etc.

Nice village too.

kelv_w

91 posts

39 months

Thursday 14th December 2017
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Got a similar Docs with waxy leather. I think it's good value for money especially during sales. I snagged one for £35 from last year's sale.
Leather is ok, mine has a slight distressed look. It's not entirely too soft or hard either but I've not worn it regularly to break it in properly. However it's comfortable and fits well. My only complaint is the shoelace keeps undoing itself


FreeLitres

5,467 posts

115 months

Thursday 14th December 2017
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Thanks kelv_w

Have you applied some kind of cream or product on those? I like the idea of the distressed look where the creases and scuffs go really pale. I know I tend to go quite heavy on the shoe care products though so I'd have to just leave these alone to get that look.

I'm still tempted by the DMs but deep down, I know they would be a substitute for the boots I really want - Cheaney Jarrow in the tan Chromexcel. I can't really justify another £375 on footwear. frown


CharlesdeGaulle

9,854 posts

118 months

Thursday 14th December 2017
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FreeLitres said:
I'm still tempted by the DMs but deep down, I know they would be a substitute for the boots I really want - Cheaney Jarrow in the tan Chromexcel. I can't really justify another £375 on footwear. frown

Can't quite make my mind up. Oliver Twist or Jarrow marcher?

FreeLitres

5,467 posts

115 months

Thursday 14th December 2017
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I believe the boots are named after the latter.

Similar to the Aero Jarrow Marcher boots
http://www.aeroleatherclothing.com/product-detail....

kelv_w

91 posts

39 months

Thursday 14th December 2017
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FreeLitres

I did apply a light coat of Bick 4 Conditioner as I had to give the boots a wash down after a week in NY and trudging through heavy snow early this year.
I wished I had left it alone as it darkend up a bit and a little shiny now lol. I'll use my Docs if the weather is really crappy and save my nicer shoes from being trashed. smile

Personally I would get both the DMs and Cheaney boots




FreeLitres

5,467 posts

115 months

Sunday 17th December 2017
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Oops, I've done it again.

New arrival at TKMaxx. Not a style I would have usually gone for but at a price I couldn't refuse.

Sure to get the hearts racing here - Cheaney Tweed boots in Wallnut grain with a tweed vamp:





My Man-logic played a key role in this purchase though:

I already have tan boots in this last but these are half a size bigger and I wanted to try them on
If I don't like them when they arrive, I might list them on eBay to make a couple of quid
If they don't sell, I will b able to return them to store for a full refund

Edited by FreeLitres on Sunday 17th December 09:39

g3org3y

13,054 posts

129 months

Sunday 17th December 2017
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I really like them. TK have had quite a few Cheaney in of late but unfortunately usually in the extremes of size. Not had much luck in the 8-9 range. frown