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Cowboy Boots

Discussion in 'EDC Clothing' started by skip0911, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. Lane DeCamp

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    Leather boots don't cope as well when it's wet -- they slip more and also deteriorate faster. If you get some boots you like with leather soles, at least think about some thin Danite glue-on rubber soles to protect the leather sole and heel. Leather makes most sense in an actual riding boot, where the leather sticks to the stirrup but also slips in and out easily.

    Fancy boots are not for daily use, at least unless you don't mind wearing through them quickly. To look good they need to be in good shape, and they lose that with much use. Ostrich and a couple other leathers are durable as well; many finishes are not. But if you want to wear them day in, day out, get some nice but plain boots that are above all comfortable. Ariat makes some very good boots for daily use.
     
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  2. MedusaOblongata

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    From left to right, Ariat Workhogs, Laredo Python Skin, Lucchese Caiman Skin, Lucchese Lizard Skin, Ariat Boots, Red Wings 4416 Logger Boots, Danner Stryker, Red Wing Steel Toe Romeo Boots (which I wear under my suit to the office).

    Leather soles might be ideal for riding horses, but they're terrible for everything else. I slip on carpet and wet grass. If I buy a pair of leather soled boots, I add to the budget aftermarket lug soles right away.
     
  3. ArkansasFan30

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    I briefly had a pair of Justin Stampede boots with round toe and rubber sole. The footbed was great! Water proof too. I just couldn't get past the ridiculous upper and the way they rubbed my lateral calf areas.

    I thought since I finally had that style of boot I could wear a boot knife. Total discomfort and quickly abandoned.
     
  4. MedusaOblongata

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    I've had luck clipping a folder inside the top of a pair of boots, but haven't found a good fixed blade setup.
    I would definitely like to see some better fixed blade boot/knife options.
     
  5. wazu013

    wazu013 EDC Junkie!!!

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    The last pair I bought were Carolina Well X Loggers. Before that it was a brand named Kodiak out of Canada but they discontinued the style I liked. I always had a pair of Chippewa Engineer boots around as well. Living in Buffalo, NY at the time I needed warm and dry more than beauty. Now I live in Florida with 65 year old feet so it's casual friday every day.
     
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  6. Moshe ben David

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    My ropers are also Justin; somewhat rounded toe; but leather sole and stacked leather heel. At the tallest, the upper is just under 10" -- significantly less than the uppers were on my 'regular' boots. Don't chafe my calves at all.

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
  7. race2c

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    My primary pair is Twisted X and the rest are Tony Lama. Tried Justin and Ariat along the way....wasnt a big fan.
     
  8. Cannonball

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    Justin Drillers...I have the plain and steel toe versions
     
  9. ghuns

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    I have two pairs of Dan Post lizard skin boots. A black pair I wore at our wedding in 1994, and a brown pair I bought in 1991.

    The brown pair are practically brand new in the box. At the time I bought them, the store had two pairs on clearance sale for $89 each. I bought them both. Wore one pair for years, resoled them a number times. They finally fell apart. I gave the other pair to my dad. Awhile back, I was at my dad's house and mom was cleaning out his closet. I saw the box and opened it up. Brand new, never worn. I walked out with them. Dad said, where you going with those? I said, I'm repossessing them.:D
     
  10. Recoil Rob

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    I bought 2 pairs of Acme western style boots back in the late 70's, on sale at Sy Syms for $50, one brown, one black. Wore them for years, they never broke in, my feet hurt. Finally gave up on western boots, sold them on Ebay about 10 years ago.

    My good friend Zeke was a mentor to me in the area's of hunting and fine shotguns, he passed away some years ago. Zeke was married when younger and then divorced and remarried. He and his first wife were on good terms. One day she's driving around an upscale neighborhood in CT and sees 2 pairs of western boot on a pile of trash to be picked up. She stops, pulls them off the pile and thinks, these may fit Zeke. They did and she gave them to him, he wore them often. After Zeke passed away I helped his second wife sell large parts of his hunting and fishing collections. One day she asked me if I wanted his 2 pairs of boots. I said if they fit me I would. I pulled them on and they fit me perfectly, none of that pain I had associated with my early Acmes.

    I wore them for a few years and they finally needed new heels and sole. I was wondering were to have the work done and though to see if the maker was still in business. Turns out they are Paul Weller boots, I contacted the company and Paul's son Dave told me they were made by his dad and that entry level models were about $2500/pair!. He repaired the boots for me and hopefully they'll last me a long time.


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  11. skip0911

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    I continue to be amazed that Cowboy boots are not more popular with the members here.
    Post photos if you can.
     
  12. crwoody

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    [​IMG] Justin Buck boots. This thread was meant for me. Met a guy from Texas who got me hooked on cowboy boots over the winter.


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    I have very good older, long-time friend that was once a western television star. I won't drop a name, but he would be instantly recognizable to those older than 55. Every couple of years, I join him for a couple of weeks in his sprawling ranch in the Western US. That occasion occurred this past holiday season.

    This is the only time that I don cowboy-style boots. My choice is the Frye Weston Roper. The low heels and the chisel toe make for a very comfortable all-day wear and dressy enough for a night out on the town with black jeans. I ALWAYS install shoe trees on all my footwear immediately after taking them off my feet and storing them. They go a long way in preserving the original shape.
     
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  14. neo71665

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    Justins are my go to for about 20 years now. I've tried others but keep coming back.
     
  15. Elmiro Dungfoot

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    Nocona Boots always hurt my feet, no matter how I tried to break-them-in. My go to boots are Tony Lama, Lucchese, and Larry Mahan. Never was a fan of Acme, Dan Post, Dingo, or Laredo either, basically junk. Boulet are also, great Canadian-made boot. Blackjack is another company, that I've looked into.
     
  16. jcombs

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    Have had a pair of Ariat Ramblers for years and just added a pair of Double H to the shoe rack as well.
     
  18. chevyscrounger

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    I have 3 pairs of ariat hybrid ranchers in various stages of use.

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  19. ghuns

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    Breaking in a new pair of Justin Stampedes...

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    Cool thread! I too have been wearing boots more and more. I will have to post some pictures later but here is what I have so far.
    Frye- ropers really fantastic hand made in the USA. Most comfortable.
    Los Altos- ostrich leg boots
    Durango- harness
    Durango- work boots
    Each I wear for a particular purpose. Not really interested in spending $2000 on a pair of boots either. The most I've spent on any one pair is around $400.


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