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New boots

Discussion in 'off topic' started by lordsummit, May 10, 2015.

  1. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    But useful for your next "North African campaign'...
     
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  2. palacefan

    palacefan pfm Member

    Obviously out of touch because I thought this was about Ian Drury " New boots and Panties" but never mind!
     
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  3. JensenHealey

    JensenHealey pfm Member

    You are, of course, free to start a thread on 'New Panties' if you wish.
     
  4. Bart

    Bart pfm Member

    I always fancied some cowboy boots with fancy stitching and maybe a bit of silver tagged on somewhere.
    (Spurs would be too ostentatious I feel).
    I would probably have had some were it not for the voice of reason (swmbo), and would probably never have had the nerve to wear them.
    P.S. I saw mention of desert boots earlier, are people still wearing these, have we learned nothing?
     
  5. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Cowboy boots should only be worn by actual cowboys.
     
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  6. palacefan

    palacefan pfm Member

    Sadly even the thought is too many years in the past ( old panties perhaps) so I will leave that to you younger guys!
     
  7. I.D.C.

    I.D.C. pfm Member

    I love Loaks shoes and boots quality. Send them back to the factory for new heal and souls after years of wear. They come back like new.
     
  8. Bart

    Bart pfm Member

    Surely exceptions can be made for line dancing and hoe downs
     
  9. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    No. Unless the people taking part are actual cowboys
     
  10. Seanm

    Seanm pfm Member

    The trouble with re-soling those Red Wing chukkas is that they don’t include the tougher outer layer, and they wear much more quickly. They’ve stopped making new ones with the layer as well. Takes a couple of years off them at least.
     
  11. lordsummit

    lordsummit Moderator

    I’m going for Vibram soles. The cobbler I’ve chosen says they should be tougher than the original. After much cogitation I’m going light coloured again. At least until the morning when I may change my mind...
     
  12. Durmbo

    Durmbo not French

    Some years ago I found a pair of as new cowboy boots at a charity shop, cost almost nothing. Leather soles, really well made. I would have kept them had they not been a weird sort of platinum patent leather. I sold them for many times what I paid but regret it as they were extremely comfortable and perhaps could have been dyed.

    My stepdaughter has black cowboy boots: they look grand on her.

    My default is 8 up DMs, cherry red. Comfortable and timeless. I've had some great second hand buys.
     
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  13. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    DMs are generally ugly, the Chelsea boot is ok though. Always best to buy quality British brands like Trickers, not cheap but there is a 40% off sale at the moment.
     
  14. cooky1257

    cooky1257 pfm Member

    Exactly what I thought! I cant read the thread title without completing the sentence ;-)
     
  15. Spiderous

    Spiderous pfm Member

    Thanks to lordsummit’s recommendation I can happily endorse The Shoe Healer in Doncaster for Red Wings chukka repairs

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    After...
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  16. lordsummit

    lordsummit Moderator

    Indeed, got mine back on Monday, they used mine on Facebook for a transformation shoot. Really impressed with the workmanship

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    They look amazing now.
     
  17. SteveT

    SteveT pfm Member

    With those gold lame highlights they will be calling you twinkle toes when you hit the streets........
     
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  18. GruntPuppy

    GruntPuppy pfm Member

    I am a firm fan of thinsulated patrol boots, the current pair is doing very well indeed. Bit of a bad patch the last few days, but I consistently do at least 7 miles a day split over 3 walks, and they're still going strong.
     
  19. lordsummit

    lordsummit Moderator

    Who needs gold lame to be called twinkle toes..?
     
  20. kevinrt

    kevinrt pfm Member

    Spiderous, Lordsummit

    did you have a choice of sole types? Was the original style sole an option? Are they Redwing soles or made by someone else?

    regards
    Kevin
     

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