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

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

  1. EmergencyIan

    EmergencyIan Active Member

    Definitely Roughouts for comfort. I’m not sure if they’re the best, but the ATF USA made version are really very good, as are their service shoe (boot).

    - Ian
     
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  2. Schmauder

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    Since Red Wings are a little bit too narrow, I had to look for other boots, which I luckily found. Oak Street Bootmakers natural trench boots. The original square leather laces were replaced with cheap round laces, but I will replace these with paracord. The boots are two years old.

     
  3. ties70

    ties70 Well-Known Member

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  4. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    Ties
    It takes a real man to wear those socks.
    And may I say sir,
    You da man!;)
     
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  5. Stony

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    Went and tried on a pair of Iron Rangers today and they absolutely killed my arch. I love the look of them, but the pain isn't worth it. The search continues.
     
  6. blackrat2

    blackrat2 Active Member

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    I have had mine a year and love them, have added an insole to them...but Christ do they take some braking in
     
  7. tjoenn

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    Something very satisfying about shining shoes... am I the only one?

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  8. 33-1729

    33-1729 Active Member

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  9. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    Man you guys are ready for inspection!
     
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  10. ties70

    ties70 Well-Known Member

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    Thorogood Roofers:

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  11. Stony

    Stony Well-Known Member

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    Anyone check out these boots? Warning, pricing not for the faint of heart.

    https://viberg.com/
     
  12. Silver Surfer

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    check out thursday boots. they make wide sizes, and they are $200. additionally,, they are very well made too boot,, hahahahahaha
     
  13. Thomas Koehle

    Thomas Koehle Well-Known Member

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    Redwing "Spirit Lake Boots" - need to replace those laces ...

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  14. Flightengineer

    Flightengineer Well-Known Member

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  15. Obscurator

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    A different Iron Ranger experience here. I disregarded the advice about going a size smaller, bought my usual UK 8, fitted Red Wing insoles, and have a pair of the most comfortable boots I've ever owned, straight from the off.

    I've given them one dressing of Red Wing mink oil in the 2 years I've had them. The main worry is the likely difficulty in getting them resoled or repaired in today's throwaway society.
     
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  16. Officer Dibley

    Officer Dibley Well-Known Member

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    Remove your gear change rubber Thomas !
     
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  17. Bombing IP

    Bombing IP Well-Known Member

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    DSC_0027.JPG DSC_0017.JPG I wear Wolverine 1000 mile boots made in the USA BIP
     
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  18. Officer Dibley

    Officer Dibley Well-Known Member

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    They don't look like they've done a mile let alone 1,000 ! :D
     
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  19. Thomas Koehle

    Thomas Koehle Well-Known Member

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    Will do buddy ... :)
     
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  20. Edward

    Edward Well-Known Member

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    I occasionally would look for vintage low quarter officer shoes on eBay and they never were my size or were pricey.... finally scored a size 10 minty pair with excellent leather and original laces. look to be rarely worn. Paid $150
    These are the Fortune Style 6110 by Richland-Davidson Shoe Co., General Shoe Corp.
    I found a 1944 advertisement as well. Not sure what year these shoes are but hopefully war era. These could easily be post war but they Look great with my Russet A-2 just the same. :)

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