boots, sandals, slip on, whatever
I know nothing of /fa/ so I'll use this thread for my question because both of the manufacturers I'm wondering about make shoes.
John Varvatos and Ted baker.
Is the former some wannabe cool shit quality but expensive brand and the latter shit quality but cheap brand?
Pic related, John Varvatos boots.
Custom Nick's boots in Horween Waxed Flesh, via Dustin of Vermilyea Pelle. Gonna order the shit out of these.
Another pair of Nick's. These were made to look like Viberg's popular Service Boot model.
The same pair from a different angle.
Viberg Country Derby boots, in Horween waxed flesh. I love the sole configuration.
Another pair of Nick's from Vermilyea Pelle. Roughout Natural Chromexcel leather with a double midsole and "commando" half-sole.
>Viberg service boots
I-Im going to sell my 3k pc to buy them ;_;
I have to
Those are a pair of White's Semi-dress, with a single leather sole and block heel.
Here's another pair of White's, from their Hathorn (machine stitched rather than handwelted) line. The proportions are kind of wonky, but they're only $300 and the construction is rock-solid. Could be a good option for someone looking for a pair of boots in Red Wing's price range.
Don't do it! Nick's are $200-300 cheaper and at least as high of quality. Viberg is so hyped atm that they can mark up their fashion boots a bunch. People seem to hold them up as a sort of "gold standard", but every brand has its flaws.
>Here's another pair of White's, from their Hathorn (machine stitched rather than handwelted) line.
You mean machine stitched rather than stitchdown. Yes that can be done by hand, but by saying "handwelted" you imply a completely different construction method that White's doesn't use.
Any advice for really low profile casual shoes/sneakers? Preferably in black
>inb4 Chuck Taylors
I love them but they're still tall
As someone that owns a pair of vi service boots I would have to agree.
Hype is all it's about right now, and it'll get worse. Still, neither nicks nor white's have a single last close to the 2030, and that alone may be something people will pay $250-300++ for (no other viberg last is interesting enough to warrant the price IMO), despite the intermittent stock and the fact that nicks/whites allow for greater customization and custom fitting.
>but every brand has its flaws.
mine certainly do, it's not as if their QC is magically better - it's about the same as any of these smaller operation bootmakers.
one thing, no viberg service boot will look like this ever again, so nobody should get thirsty just looking at this. It was a custom out of a leather they no longer offer nor will offer, and the flattened, beaten toe caps (unstructured) will no longer be made due to QC issues over time, they'll all be rigid, structured toes from now on.
Nice boots, but don't get so caught up on them because a whole bunch of internet forum autists hype that shit they they hype all shit beyond reason.
These would be great but I can only find them on eBay in small sizes (they're women's sneakers)
not him, but exact same situation
vans and converses (chucks, authenics, eras, sk8 his) have midsoles that are too thick
do you know of any sneakers that have similar low profiles to the sperry's?
only ones i can think of are onitsuka tigers but those aren't really my style
yes, the pattern on the toe is the Bape star logo
Just copped these Allen Edmond MacAlisters on ebay for 45 bucks.
I'm pretty positive I can buff out those minor scuffs on the toe so that isn't a big deal.
D-did I do good, /fa/?
I copped these yesterday. They are pretty great, would recommend.
>Red Wing Iron Ranger
Yeah, I do too. Copped them for some bizcaz and maybe even a little casual fits as well.
Hoping I sized correctly on them with a C width.
If not, I REALLY don't think I can be upset over 45 dollar allen edmonds, I mean really. I can probably just throw em back up on ebay otherwise and make back most of what I paid.
Nice man. I was gonna cop some iron rangers as my first boot, but after returning the beckman (because they were clown shoes on my hungry skelly body), I went with Katahdins instead just because of the sole. Gotta have my winter boots.
Is that the colorway you ordered?
I actually bought it in store, there is a Red Wing only about an hour from where I live. I copped the Amber ones and I am digging the deeper shade of brown for sure. I'm not skelly mode, so they are fitting to my size, 6ft 185lb so yeah man (and I lift, if that's relevant?). I am digging them for sure.
Damn these White's boots are v good
what's the price range? I suspect their Hathorn stuff is cheaper? I've been looking at investing in some boots but don't care at all for RW or Wolves. Fell in love with the Viberg service boots though but they are out of my price range.
Is there anything similar to the 2030 last in the ~300-400 price range?
oh and another thing I'm 6'4 and those White's SD heels seem pretty tall and I don't really want to be even taller
I basically just want a slim minimal 6' boot that can handle a bit of wet weather
These are viberg guidi leather 20 pairs made in each color.
Guidi tan roughout back zips
another pair of Vibergs from holiday season
Quick question from someone not so familiar with fashion:
I'd like to buy a pair of timberland earthkeeper 6" lace up boots off of amazon. The only color they have in my size is burnished brown. However, the pictures of the boot itself are the simple brown.
What is the difference between burnished brown and brown?
Burnished has kind of an antiquated look to it.
Love me some dark brown burnished calf.
The AF1 and Alien Stomper tributes were nice, but this is just getting out of hand