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Postby OBrien » Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:19 pm UTC

Aren't they fucking great? I have five pairs at the moment and there are four more I want, nay, need! There's just something nice about knowing you're foot's protected by a layer of thick, tough leather that's also gonna support your ankles and keep your feet toasty no matter the weather, and there's something immensly pleasing about taking a dirty, dull, pitted and scarred pair and cleaning, polishing, glossing and buffing them until they sparkle! Plus they're comfy and look the shit.

Anyhow this thread is for others like me who like thier footware to have at least 8 ties per foot and to discuss what they love about them so much. Is there anyone else, or is it just a thing in my family and a couple of my friends?

For those that care, the boots I currently own (and polish every week) and the boots I wish I did and could (and spoilered for those who don't care):

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Doctor Maten's Classic 8-tie in black

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Doctor Maten's Classic 8-tie in navy blue

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Doctor Maten's Classic 8-tie in cherry red

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Classic Cowboy-Biker boots (not sure of the make. I picked them up in a second hand shop in Camden. The leather's not been stamped, the insoles have been rubbed clean of anything they originally had on them and the soles had been replaced before I'd bought them. Damn good boots though. Well done anonymous cobbler!)

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New Rock Biker boots



I want:

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Doctor Marten's Classic 8-tie in purple

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Doctor Marten's Classic 12 or 14-tie in olive green (OK, so the ones here are 8-ties, but the 12 and 14's are hard to find pictures of in green)

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Doctor Marten's Triumph boots in black (these are meant to be womens, but they look damn amazing and they do them in UK size 9, so it's all good)

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Doctor Marten's Made in England Cappers in black (although at £160 a pair I'm waiting on either winning a competition, or waiting to see if I'll get at least £100 for Christmas / my next birthday / a scratchcard. Probably have to buy them when I have a proper job though as my family tends to give presents, not money, and I don't buy scratchcards)
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Re: Boots

Postby TheKrikkitWars » Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:55 pm UTC

I'm a big fan of boots, I have:
a pair of DM 10 eye steelies, which look battered, but have protected my feet from a lot of things, including a 150 kilo lump of steel with 16 "knives" embedded in it.
A pair of devastated Cat Holton's or Sheffield's which must be 6 years old now and are still going strong.
A pair of Karrimor KSB walking boots which need a new sole, the rear stitching on the left boot re-doing, and a new goretex liner.
A pair of Berghaus Mountaineering boots, which are far too stiff and warm for almost anything not involving snow, or really steep rock.

I really want some kind of Rigger style boot, I quite fancy a pair of Cat Gladstone, Colt or Revolver steelies.
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Re: Boots

Postby Izawwlgood » Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:10 pm UTC

I have a pair of hiking boots that have saved my life a few times (sliding off high structures, griptastic!). But generally, I rate my footware in terms of how able I am to run in it.
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Re: Boots

Postby Jacque » Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:31 pm UTC

I've got 3 pair of boots and they do me well.

Hiking: Merrell Moab
These too me up and down Yosemite like a charm.

Work: Timberland Classic 6"
Great for working in the sculpture studio and not getting molten bronze on your toes.

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Re: Boots

Postby PictureSarah » Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:44 pm UTC

These are my favs
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Re: Boots

Postby Oregonaut » Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:52 pm UTC

I wear my black-polished jump boots, I've had them re-soled three times. With speed laces, and great ankle support, they got me through any number of problems in training. Plus, they look better than the tan ones I wore out in the desert. Comfy, supportive, and best part is they were free with ten years of military service... Well, maybe not "free", but they didn't cost *me* a dime.
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Re: Boots

Postby Cloud Walker » Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:50 am UTC

Dang. With all of those loop holes there must be some fun ways to tie them.
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Re: Boots

Postby OBrien » Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:25 am UTC

Yes, everyone I know wit boots more than 8 ties and most with 8-ties all know Ian's
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Re: Boots

Postby Plasma Man » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:54 am UTC

My main pair of boots are currently Hi-Tec Kruger ones, like these:
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I say currently, because I've nearly worn them out and will be looking for a new pair soon. I hope to get another pair of Hi-Tecs as they always seem to fit my feet fairly well, though I will have to see what's on the special offers. They're also fairly sturdy, even though they're walking boots rather than work boots, I have run patient-laden stretchers and other heavy bits of equipment into my feet quite a few times and they've always protected my toes.
I also have an old pair of DMs that are my festival / gig boots and a rather swish pair of zip-sided Cuban-heeled boots that are for smart occasions. I did use them as one of my ballroom dancing pieces of footwear, they were very good for anything where heel-and-toe action was required, but as I don't do that any more they normally come out for fancy restaurants.
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Re: Boots

Postby SlyReaper » Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:47 am UTC

How do you find driving in footwear like that? Does the fact you can't rotate your ankle hinder the whole pedal-working business?
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Re: Boots

Postby femtometer » Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:05 pm UTC

I always feel heavy-footed when I drive with boots (makes sense, I'd say) and a bit stiff. Trust me when I say it's a whole heck of a lot easier than driving in three inch heels, though.

I have a well-loved pair of these:

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And somewhere at my parent's house there's a pair of 12-hole brown DM's that I've never seen, I'll get them one day though.

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Re: Boots

Postby Bearboy » Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:03 pm UTC

Got a pair of generic brown hiking boots.

My dad is in the Australian Navy and has these beastly black steel capped boots with metal zippers on both sides of the laces and eyelets which looks headkickingly awesome. I so want a pair but the Navy work even sell spairs in there Qstore(My dad has gotten me overalls, dress shoes, hiking packs, sleeping bags and other useful shit but they won't sell there awesome boots).

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Re: Boots

Postby semicharmed » Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:17 pm UTC

I really, really would like to purchase these, but I'm worried that they'll be too high and too small around. And since I need to have them shipped to me in Ukraine, I'm worried I'll bite the bullet, order them, and then they won't fit.

I do need a winter boot - I'm a PCV in Ukraine right now - since the ones I got from a Volunteer who left aren't nearly high enough for serious snow, but everything I've tried on both here and in the States hasn't been able to zip or slide up my calves. I have short legs and apparently epic calves, which is a poor combination for boots.

At least for boots that need to be waterproof and warm, and preferably not lace-up - I'll be needing to wear them at school and have them look semi-professional. Any of you boot-wearing folks have suggestions?

Also, PicSar, I wish I had the patience for lace-ups, those boots are fantastic.

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Re: Boots

Postby Endless Mike » Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:31 pm UTC

I've got a pair of basic black Timberlands that I kind of hate since they seem loose no matter how tight I pull the laces, so I tend to not wear them, which, unfortunately, means they're in decent shape so I don't want to get rid of them. I also have a pair of these for motorcycling:
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I got them slightly used for about half retail. (The guy had used them maybe five times before he decided to stop street riding and go back to dirt biking.)

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Postby TheKrikkitWars » Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:35 pm UTC

semicharmed wrote:I do need a winter boot - I'm a PCV in Ukraine right now - since the ones I got from a Volunteer who left aren't nearly high enough for serious snow, but everything I've tried on both here and in the States hasn't been able to zip or slide up my calves. I have short legs and apparently epic calves, which is a poor combination for boots.


Supergaiters, and you're done... Ugly but very effective for your usage and leg size issues.

Or buy some Valenki and add a pair of Galoshes when you're not on dry snow. ('Socialism Style' may have been out for a while, but it's cheap and Valenki are warm as fucking fuck).
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Re: Boots

Postby Posthumane » Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:38 pm UTC

Semicharmed - for winter boots in serious snow I would suggest one of two options. The first is get a pair of nice warm boots that only go part way up your shin (i.e. not incredibly long) and then get a pair of waterproof gators (this is a piece of waterproof material that straps around the top of your boot and effectively raises the top edge so snow doesn't come in over the top). I have a set similar to these (http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_deta ... 4302733919) which I use with a pair of Windriver boots. The boots themselves are only about 25cm tall, but the gators come up to my knees. The advantage of these is they can be used with any boots/shoes you own if you get the right size, and you can leave them off when you don't plan on crashing through snow drifts.

The other option that a lot of people around here seem to wear is the cheap winter boots that have a rubber lower section (sole, sides, and toe box) and a loose fabric top that comes up to under the knee. They have a separate liner for warmth, and the fabric top is quite large but has a drawstring/elastic at the top to keep snow out. They are good for cold/snow, but they don't have much support so they kind of suck for hiking in the mountains.

As to the OP, about 6 or 7 pairs of boots, which I consider to be too many for my liking, but most of them were issued to me by the government. Ideally I would want one pair of boots for summer hiking, one pair of warm winter boots, a pair of steel toed work boots, and a set of armoured waterproof riding boots.

Edit: ninja'd. Yeah, pretty much what Krikkit said.

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Re: Boots

Postby Plasma Man » Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:04 pm UTC

SlyReaper wrote:How do you find driving in footwear like that? Does the fact you can't rotate your ankle hinder the whole pedal-working business?
I don't drive. That's why I buy walking boots: I walk everywhere. Unfortunately it does mean that they seem to wear out fairly quickly, I get through about two pairs a year. It does annoy me that they don't last longer, but I wear them pretty much every day, so I don't suppose I can complain too much.
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Re: Boots

Postby Paranoid__Android » Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:38 pm UTC

I wear trainers on a day to day basis. :D

But I do have some Hitec walking boots and some light composite safety boots.
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Re: Boots

Postby icanus » Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:42 pm UTC

I wear builder's safety boots. Black, 16 hole, steel toecaps. I own two pairs of them - one for everyday use, and one kept in the cupboard for weddings, funerals and interviews (I buy a new pair every 5 years or so for smartwear, bin the everyday ones and demote the old smart pair to everyday use). Back when I was a teenager I used to have pairs of red, blue and green DMs which I'd mix and match, but it got to be too much of a pain to keep track of so that they wore evenly.

I pretty much can't wear trainers any more - after 15+ years of having steel capped boots, every time I try trainers I either trip over because I'm top heavy or break a toe because I forget that I can't just stomp through anything in my way.

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Re: Boots

Postby EvilDuckie » Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:18 pm UTC

Picked up my 3rd pair of DM's (Vintage 10-hole 1490s in black) in London last Friday. I started wearing DM's back in April and love them so far.
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Re: Boots

Postby the_bandersnatch » Wed Oct 06, 2010 3:36 pm UTC

I love Boots; I use them for all my pharmaceutical needs.
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Re: Boots

Postby electronic mily » Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:50 pm UTC

Boots are pretty much my preferred footwear, second only to roaming the earth barefoot. Omitting rain-and-snow types and one pair of cheap black things that have pretty much disintegrated, I have one pair of cowboy boots and one pair of "good brown boots," aka "I am a pioneer woman on my way to town" boots.

I've been looking for really good lace-up black boots to replace the aforementioned disintegrated ones, but it's hard because I have tiny feet and insist on not looking like a clown. It's hard to find serious leather boots in women's sizes. I'm thinking I'm going to go ahead and get a pair of DMs, despite my neurotic problem with having brightly-colored stitching on my shoes.

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Re: Boots

Postby TaintedDeity » Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:08 pm UTC

I found a pair of black, knee high, leather boots. Slightly pointed toe, a small heel on the back (like, the perfect pair that I've been looking for for years) for only £30. The cheapest I have seen them previously is about £60 and that's online. I've literally never seen a pair of boots like this before in real life. Damn I love vintage shops.
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Re: Boots

Postby EvilDuckie » Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:24 pm UTC

electronic mily wrote:I'm thinking I'm going to go ahead and get a pair of DMs, despite my neurotic problem with having brightly-colored stitching on my shoes.


It depends on the model, but the classics only have yellow stitching around the sole, all the other stitchwork is black.
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Re: Boots

Postby OBrien » Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:38 pm UTC

electronic mily wrote:I'm thinking I'm going to go ahead and get a pair of DMs, despite my neurotic problem with having brightly-colored stitching on my shoes.

Black shoe polish applied to the stitching + a lighter to melt it into the fabric + repeating for about 5 - 10 minuites = problem solved!
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Re: Boots

Postby electronic mily » Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:48 am UTC

OBrien wrote:
electronic mily wrote:I'm thinking I'm going to go ahead and get a pair of DMs, despite my neurotic problem with having brightly-colored stitching on my shoes.

Black shoe polish applied to the stitching + a lighter to melt it into the fabric + repeating for about 5 - 10 minuites = problem solved!


:) Yup, I figured I was heading in this direction myself. Not to mention my weird thing about tags/labels. "Look, I have purchased a quality product, distinguishable as such by these well-known characteristics! And now... to make it completely unrecognizable!"

Hadn't thought about having to melt it into the fabric, though. So thanks for that.

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Re: Boots

Postby OBrien » Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:12 am UTC

No problems, but if the tags bother you, try wearing the boots for a while, getting them off and on without using the tags. It's pretty hard, you may want to stain it rather than cut it off.
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Re: Boots

Postby AJR » Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:51 pm UTC

These are my hiking boots:
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I also have a pair of DMs (brown, six hole) that don't get much wear ATM, as I generally cycle around town and they're not very practical on the bike.

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Re: Boots

Postby crowey » Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:59 am UTC

I have the same hiking boots. They're excellent, I've done over 1000 miles in 'em. No blisters, and never even had to replace a broken lace :mrgreen:
I have a pair of brown doc marten Jolie rivet boots that I basically live in over the winter. They're comfortable and look good (and come in size 9 so they actually fit me), not quite the DM classic look either, which is good IMO.
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These are on my current want list, but I don't like the combo of zip and laces. I know getting lace-ups that tall on would be a major pain in the arse, but it's all about the image.

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Postby semicharmed » Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:21 am UTC

I found boots! Waterproof, leather, fleece lined, school-appropriate boots.

These boots! Basically everything I was looking for, including fitting around my calves. Plus, they look awesome on me, which is really the important thing here. Everything else is just icing on the awesome boot cake.

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Re: Boots

Postby charolastra » Fri Dec 24, 2010 2:12 pm UTC

For those with the homg my calves are too wide/athletic/misshapen problem, if you are female, try plus sized stores. They tend to have a wide array of extended calf boots. I recently picked up a pair from Torrid on sale and they are delightful- black and almost up to my knee. My other favorite pair are from Evan's (plus sized store in the UK) that I bought while living in London- they're brown suede ankle boots with fringe. They are so ridiculous and I love them.

And say what you want about Uggs, but I have a pair of particularly ugly lace up Uggs that keep my feet and legs toasty in the winter. In college, they're about all I wore from October to April.

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Re: Boots

Postby OBrien » Fri Dec 24, 2010 2:28 pm UTC

My brother just got these for his birthday. I envy him so much.
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Re: Boots

Postby Ortus » Fri Dec 24, 2010 2:31 pm UTC

While not boots, I love a particular brand of shoe. Five-ten makes the best climbing/running/freerunning/BMX/downhill shoes.
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Re: Boots

Postby Foremorrow » Sat Dec 25, 2010 4:44 am UTC

I only have blundstone boots (two pairs), which are the traditional Australian boots.

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I've been thinking about getting some boots which are more waterproof because water can get through the elastic bit on the sides.
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Re: Boots

Postby OBrien » Sun Dec 26, 2010 12:33 am UTC

Eeeeee! One of my Christmas presents was a hand-written £70 voucher for DM's from my parents. Yaaaay!
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Postby TheKrikkitWars » Sun Dec 26, 2010 1:54 am UTC

Ortus wrote:While not boots, I love a particular brand of shoe. Five-ten makes the best climbing/running/freerunning/BMX/downhill shoes.


They also make boots that are designed for use in the water, the Canyoneer, and the SAR (Search and Rescue) which is a steel-toe verison of the former... And they make the Guide Tennie... I love five-ten

I've also decided that one of my old pairs of boots has died, and needs replaced, so i'm trying to source some Scarpa Mescalito's, but as they were discontinued several years ago, I'm struggling, there is one store that has a lead on some though... fingers crossed!
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Re: Boots

Postby GenovaHeightsGhost » Sun Dec 26, 2010 3:01 am UTC

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I have these boots, sans loops at the top! Well...actually, they belong to my darling mother. But she lets me borrow them! (They're also an integral part of making a kickass Trinity costume. I speak from experience.)
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I got these as a gift, and boy, do they rock. Loudly. They're comfy, versatile (The wrapped material resembles an ace bandage with Velcro at the end, allowing for the height of the boot to be adjusted to the wearer's liking.), and I feel like a superhero when wearing them. They also eliminate the frustrating "can't-fit-the-boot-over-my-calf" issue. And that's coming from someone with vicious leg muscles. But they're terribly expensive, hence the gift.

I'd love a pair of knee-high combat boots with both buckles and laces, though. /le sigh
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Re: Boots

Postby Ortus » Sun Dec 26, 2010 3:52 am UTC

TheKrikkitWars wrote:
Ortus wrote:While not boots, I love a particular brand of shoe. Five-ten makes the best climbing/running/freerunning/BMX/downhill shoes.


They also make boots that are designed for use in the water, the Canyoneer, and the SAR (Search and Rescue) which is a steel-toe verison of the former... And they make the Guide Tennie... I love five-ten



One of my friends is a rock climber, and he told me about Five-Ten... then I got in to freerunning/tricking, and literally everyone I met from that uses or has used Five-Ten. Amazing shoe(s).
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Re: Boots

Postby Hoags » Sun Dec 26, 2010 11:21 am UTC

I got myself a pair of these Walklander Safety Boots. The ankle was stiff and a bit painful until I broke them in, but now they're comfortable, warm, dry and protective.

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Re: Boots

Postby Sungura » Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:25 pm UTC

Picture Sarah, I LOVE YOUR BOOTS they are awesome and I want them.

That is all.

I have 2 pairs of boots, one for walking in snow the other to be more dressy.
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