Boots

Discussion started by mr626, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. Rami

    Rami Active Member 2017 Sabbatical Fail 2018 Charity Auction Winner

    @Mark1966

    Now that I have been wearing the rm William for a month I am wondering if I should get another to rotate.

    Thoughts?
     
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  2. Mark1966

    Mark1966 Shavepocalypse 'Prepper' Staff Member Site Moderator Grand Society 2016 Sabbatical Fail 2018 Charity Auction Winner

    Well you certainly should not be wearing any shoe or boot each day, alternate days at most is recommended.

    I've got a mate who is raving about the new 'Sydney' style boot for work use. Has has purchased two now and they are all he wears for work.
     
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  3. glenos

    glenos Member 2018 Sabbatical 2015 Sabbatical

    So you are saying I must buy these,[​IMG][​IMG] I cannot go about wearing the same ones everyday.
     
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  4. Rami

    Rami Active Member 2017 Sabbatical Fail 2018 Charity Auction Winner

    Any good deals on them?
     
  5. Mark1966

    Mark1966 Shavepocalypse 'Prepper' Staff Member Site Moderator Grand Society 2016 Sabbatical Fail 2018 Charity Auction Winner

    If you are wearing them extensively all day then yes, the recommendation would generally buy another!

    Nungar always seem to have the best prices on RM boots - $405 rather than $545 retail

    Not sure if any are hitting the Sydney Clearance store yet - https://www.rmwilliams.com.au/Store-Details?StoreID=Clearance_Homebush&lang=en_AU
     
  6. glenos

    glenos Member 2018 Sabbatical 2015 Sabbatical

    Nah, only from home to the office and back again, I have a pair of shoes for during the day.

    I might have to get some soon, my current boots have a blow out after only 6 months. I'm trying for a warranty claim first, they have had bugger all use.
     
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  7. Dale.Whiley

    Dale.Whiley Active Member 2017 Sabbatical

    RM's are like razors & shave brushes; you require a 7-day set.
     
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  8. Rami

    Rami Active Member 2017 Sabbatical Fail 2018 Charity Auction Winner

    @Mark1966

    I squarely blame you. Got a comfort craftsman in chestnut. Them shoes better last me for a few years.
     
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  9. Mark1966

    Mark1966 Shavepocalypse 'Prepper' Staff Member Site Moderator Grand Society 2016 Sabbatical Fail 2018 Charity Auction Winner

    Don't wear the same pair day in and day out and they will!

    I've noticed that my Kangaroo Comfort Craftsman will need a resole next time the heal rubbers wear out. Prices from RMW are -
    • Full Re-Sole and Heel - $165.00
    • Full Re-Last - $220.00
    I checked and I purchased them in May 2012 - so it will be six years by the time it is done ...

    In other news my daughter visited on the weekend. She was wearing a beaten up, heel worn out paid of Timberland boots. She went home with some RMW Comfort Turnout boots, 'seconds' at $349 but still magnificent!
     
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  10. Rami

    Rami Active Member 2017 Sabbatical Fail 2018 Charity Auction Winner

    That’s why I got 2, just hope I don’t need a 7 day set :whistle:
     
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  11. Mark1966

    Mark1966 Shavepocalypse 'Prepper' Staff Member Site Moderator Grand Society 2016 Sabbatical Fail 2018 Charity Auction Winner

    Need?

    Want?

    I find those words becoming increasingly interchangeable ... :whistle:
     
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  12. Bit off topic, brown or black boots with Levi 501’s?
     
  13. Mark1966

    Mark1966 Shavepocalypse 'Prepper' Staff Member Site Moderator Grand Society 2016 Sabbatical Fail 2018 Charity Auction Winner

    Either would be my answer!
     
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  14. Dale.Whiley

    Dale.Whiley Active Member 2017 Sabbatical

    Depending on setting; semi-formal is black while "hanging out", relaxed style is brown.

    Personal tastes only.
     
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  15. I think with brown it is really important to get the right pair first time, black with blue jeans is pretty damn easy. I saw a really nice pair of brown Doc Martins the other day but at over 2 fiddy its a costly decision, my black Doc Martins are an easy choice.
     
  16. UKSteve

    UKSteve doesn't like banners

    Got my eye on a pair of Crockett & Jones Islay. Brown scotch grain calf with dainite rubber soles and storm welts.
    [​IMG]
    Bond had a pair of these in Skyfall.
     
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  17. TomG

    TomG Member

    Beautiful boots for the outdoor Gent. And they'd want to be at the asking price.
     
  18. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs 2018 Sabbatical

    While only very loosely related, I’ve been wearing my lightweight Docs daily to work for the past year or so.
    [​IMG]
    They are starting to be less than excellent, this is due in no small part to my inner souls being stolen by these guys.
    [​IMG]
    Turned the house upside down and seriously can’t find them anywhere, however as tax time is coming and my work seems quite chill about shoe choice I’m going a different way with some Onitsuka Tigers
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    As I’ve developed a preference for thin soles and more foot/ankle movement, FYI platypus has them going for STUPID cheap.
    Moreover I don’t think my professional life would withstand some Vibrams.
    [​IMG]
     
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  19. babybadger

    babybadger Member

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  20. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs 2018 Sabbatical

    They know it too, get away with a lot
     
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