Boots / shoes to wear with your flight jacket s...

Discussion in 'Related Gear' started by ties70, May 21, 2018.

  1. ties70

    ties70 Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys,

    I have spent the beautiful day in our garden....and cleaned some of my boots. Guess there is another obvious Obsession!

    Four Pairs of Redwings, two Pairs of Thorogoods, one Pair of Whites's....


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  2. Persimmon

    Persimmon Well-Known Member

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    VLJ’s......very own Imelda.

    Looking good
     
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  3. Skyhawk

    Skyhawk Well-Known Member

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    Nice! I like to wear low top boots as well with flight jackets. Moly current pair are low top Doc Martens. Or high top All Stars.
     
  4. Cocker

    Cocker Active Member

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    Either Dr Martens 1490 or hi top PF Flyers. Looking for a pair of Red Wings soon, I need some low tops. But, the budget, man...

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  5. Thomas Koehle

    Thomas Koehle Well-Known Member

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    2 pairs RW rangers
    1 pair RW engineer boots
    2 pairs harness boots
    numerous cowboy boots
     
  6. Grant

    Grant Well-Known Member

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    Great thread Ties! I usually wear a pair of rough out boots, either Army or USMC.

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  7. Technonut2112

    Technonut2112 Well-Known Member

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    Either H.S. Trask Bison-hide ankle-boots, Red Wing 202's, or for winter, a pair of H.S. Trask cap-toe boots with sheepskin / shearling ankle shafts:

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  8. D97x7

    D97x7 Active Member

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    Engineer boots seem to be me of recent years, 6 various pairs at the moment.
     
  9. MikeyB-17

    MikeyB-17 Well-Known Member

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    Now we’re talking! My daily wearers are a pair of Red Wing style Wolverines(with Red Wing soles). Other favourites are a pair of well-worn Red Wing work boots, Van’s Old Skool suede boots, classic Doc Marten 1460’s, any number of moc-toe boots, and a pair of very old Walker engineer boots. I’ll dig out some pics later.
     
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  10. ties70

    ties70 Well-Known Member

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    Oldest Pair of Redwings is 15 years old, and with the exceptions of the Rangers all have been resoled.
    The 1907s mocs are on their fifth sole already.

    From my personal experience the Thorogood soles are far more durable than the Redwing soles...next time the 1907s need a resole they get Thorogoods instead of the original Redwings.

    Best regards,

    Ties
     
  11. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    Interesting.... here in the US it’s almost as expensive to put replacement soles on shoes and boots as it is to buy a new pair. Shoe repair places are slowly disappearing. ( not hijacking the thread , just making an observation)
    PS ...How’s it going Ties!!
     
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  12. Smithy

    Smithy Well-Known Member

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    I tend to be wearing RM Williams if I'm wearing a flying jacket.
     
  13. ties70

    ties70 Well-Known Member

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    Hey Burt,

    i am doing great! Do you still have the Perry?

    A replacement for the Redwing soles ranges from USD 80 - 100. Sure, that's pricy but a new pair Starts at 350 USD here in Germany.... What you get in return for spending the money on new soles is some more years of wear from perfect fitting worn in boots.

    Ties

    PS: Maybe you should think of a "cost per wear" ratio: Spending 80 USD for new soles and wear them once...? But wear them maybe 100 times, a 120 times....you get the idea....
     
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  14. blackrat2

    blackrat2 Active Member

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    RW IronRangers here,the occasional suede finish Nike trainers if I am popping out for a short time
     
  15. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer Well-Known Member

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    just plain old blue sperry top siders, white in the summer. been doing so since the early '60s. if the flueshits, wear it.
     
  16. Grant

    Grant Well-Known Member

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    blackrat, with you on the RW Iron Rangers. Here's my pair that's off to Red Wing soon for new heels/soles.

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