Boots: What are you wearing?

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  1. sneha1965

    sneha1965 Supporting Member

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    This winter I'm looking for a good pair of boots. I've always been a Dr. Martin kind of guy but looking for something different to change it up a little bit. What boots do you guys like? Do you have some favorites? What are you wearing?
  2. JimK

    JimK

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    Black Tims...no matter what!


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  3. i_got_a_mohawk

    i_got_a_mohawk

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    Mainly a Dr. Martin guy here, so not much use to you if you want something different:

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    Also have a pair of CATs similar(ish) to these:

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    Tempted to treat myself to a pair of the "For Life" DMs. Lifetime warranty would certainly get used.
  4. Truktek2

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  6. sneha1965

    sneha1965 Supporting Member

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    Ha ha! Well I'm not much taller at 5'10". I think that's under average height these days?
  7. Marlat

    Marlat

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    Lowa Mountain Boots or Altberg Bergen Boots - none of these half ass girls shoes like DM's - get some real boots! :)
  8. PWRL

    PWRL

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    Double H. I was out in the blizzard all night, two years ago, going through two to four foot snowdrifts. Took 'em off at four in the morning when I got home, feet were bone dry. Great boots.
  9. sneha1965

    sneha1965 Supporting Member

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    Dr. Martin's have been my boot of choice for some time. Still like them and I may still get a pair this year. I'm trying to see if there is something I'm not aware of that I may like better.
  10. sneha1965

    sneha1965 Supporting Member

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    Whoa! Those are some serious boots. I work in an office so these would be a little overkill for my needs. I'm looking for something a little more casual but good for snow and ice that we get around here during the depressing season. :meh:

    Thanks for all the responses. I'm checking things out as the suggestions roll in.
  11. i_got_a_mohawk

    i_got_a_mohawk

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    I think I need a new pair of hillwalking boots for the upcoming winter, if it's meant to be a bad one (my last pair didn't recover from the bad winter a couple years ago).

    Though for general day to day use, I don't like thickly lined boots, feet sweat like mofos!
  12. guy n. cognito

    guy n. cognito Supporting Member

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    I've had a pair of Doc Martins for ten years now, and they are just getting broken in. They aren't mountain boots, but I don't encounter many mountains in Nashville......
  13. sneha1965

    sneha1965 Supporting Member

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    The Doc's do take a little time to get broken in but once they are, they are some of the most comfortable boots out there.
  14. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid Supporting Member

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    Makes me think I need to buy a pair to, however since we get real winters up here it most likely won't be DM's ;)
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  16. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

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    I got a pair of Wolverine Multishocks about a year ago. They aren't overly insulated, but they are the absolute most waterproof shoe I have ever owned,

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  17. sneha1965

    sneha1965 Supporting Member

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    Looks like you could crush some serious beer cans with those too.
  18. bobunit

    bobunit I'm here. Now what? Supporting Member

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    Chippewa. Waterproof & insulated (400 gram Thinsulate). :)
  19. carlos840

    carlos840

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    Frye engineer boots, got four pairs of them and they are great! They are all i wear, al year long.
    The oldest ones are 6 years old, been re heeled once and still going strong...
    The gaucho ones are my favorite, once worn in they look really cool, mold to your feet like no other.

    If i lived in a place where it gets real cold i would buy a pair of shearling ones to, here in the UK it's just a recipe for sweaty feet
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    Lucchese 1883 rough outs.
  21. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

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    I dont wear boots often, but when I do, they are Doc Martens.
    I need to get some new insoles for mine, and give them a good polish.

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