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Unread 10-31-2013, 11:03 AM   #16
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I used to work at Cavender's Boot City so the discounts were nice, I have 3 pairs.

Justin Men's Stampede Collection Western Work Boots that didn't last long at all and I wear for mowing the lawn now.

Ariat Mesteno Square Toe Western Boots that I wear regularly and am happy with.

Twisted X Men's Square Toe Western Work Boots that I wear every day and are holding up great.

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Unread 10-31-2013, 11:12 AM   #17
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I do suggest getting sole-savers applied soon after purchase. Any shoe/boot repair shop should be able to do it. As I mentioned in my post, I use them, and although I have had the sole-savers replaced a couple times, I have never had the boots actually resoled.

I have been told, although I have no first-hand experience, that having boots resoled is a little like repairing a wrecked car. It may look fine, but it will always be a formerly wrecked car, and never quite the same as a never-wrecked car, and so resoled boots may look fine, but they will never be quite the same as boots with original soles.

Like I said, I have no experience with resoling, so take that with a grain of salt if you want.
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Unread 10-31-2013, 03:14 PM   #18
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I have these for jeans days.

http://www.sheplers.com/Lucchese-Han...CategoryId=306

And two pairs of these, black and brown, for dress pants.



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Unread 10-31-2013, 07:30 PM   #19
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I have eight pair, oldest pair over 30 years old, pythons.
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Unread 11-01-2013, 07:47 AM   #20
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I do suggest getting sole-savers applied soon after purchase. Any shoe/boot repair shop should be able to do it. As I mentioned in my post, I use them, and although I have had the sole-savers replaced a couple times, I have never had the boots actually resoled.

I have been told, although I have no first-hand experience, that having boots resoled is a little like repairing a wrecked car. It may look fine, but it will always be a formerly wrecked car, and never quite the same as a never-wrecked car, and so resoled boots may look fine, but they will never be quite the same as boots with original soles.

Like I said, I have no experience with resoling, so take that with a grain of salt if you want.
What are these sole savers?

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I have these for jeans days.

http://www.sheplers.com/Lucchese-Han...CategoryId=306

And two pairs of these, black and brown, for dress pants.



http://www.sheplers.com/Lucchese-Han...CategoryId=306
Both look great. I might be picking up a pair of black ones now.

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I have eight pair, oldest pair over 30 years old, pythons.
Please expand on this.
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Unread 11-01-2013, 11:29 AM   #21
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What are these sole savers?

A hard rubber "outer sole" usually black and 1/8" thick, perhaps a little less. A competent shoe repair shop can trim it to fit perfectly and glue it to the regular leather sole. Unnoticable by anyone unless they get down on their hands and knees to take a look, or you hand a boot to someone and they flip it upside down. They will eventually wear through, so consider them to be "sacrificial", and again any competent shoe shop can replace them. In theory, the actual leather soles will last indefinitely and will still be good when the boot uppers fall to pieces.
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Unread 11-01-2013, 08:14 PM   #22
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A buddy of mine got a set from tractor supply and there plain brown and he wears them to school everyday and were required to wear a uniform with **** tie jacket ect and dress shoes and he hasn't got caught yet.. I want a set he said there really comfortable.
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Unread 11-03-2013, 07:52 PM   #23
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All ariats, i dont wear anything else (well Haix at work, only cause I cant wear western style boots on duty)

I dont do anything to em but wear em. usually buy a pair a year. Nothin looks sharper or feels better than a pair of boots.
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Like I said...not formal wear.

Now the question is....do I wear jeans on the inside or outside of the boots, ha ha.
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All ariats, i dont wear anything else (well Haix at work, only cause I cant wear western style boots on duty)

I dont do anything to em but wear em. usually buy a pair a year. Nothin looks sharper or feels better than a pair of boots.
Hey I have the red pair only without the squared toe. Most comfortable boots I've worn.

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Unread 11-04-2013, 12:39 AM   #26
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Now the question is....do I wear jeans on the inside or outside of the boots, ha ha.
Haha! That's a pretty good jean line!
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All ariats, i dont wear anything else (well Haix at work, only cause I cant wear western style boots on duty)

I dont do anything to em but wear em. usually buy a pair a year. Nothin looks sharper or feels better than a pair of boots.
This will be me soon I fear
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Unread 11-04-2013, 08:34 AM   #28
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Like I said...not formal wear.

Now the question is....do I wear jeans on the inside or outside of the boots, ha ha.
I think it's largely a generational thing. I mostly see little kids and then older guys tucking inside the boots; it seems to skip the middle generations (including me). The exception is equestrian; always a few guys that wear the higher style (riding) boots, but I rarely see people cruising the grocery store or street in those anyway.
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