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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by gjk5, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. gjk5

    gjk5 Pinche Gringo

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    I am in the market for some new boots, think I have found some I like, looking for input and advice if you have other brands to suggest. Here is what I want:

    work"ish" boots that could also be worn for casual wear with jeans.

    no straight up leather sole but no waffle sole or hiking boot sole

    square toe (not too narrow or too broad)

    saddle vamp

    no steel toe

    roper heel

    the ones I have found that I like are these "Double H" boots:

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    Never owned Double H boots, have owned a bunch of Justins, some Llamas and Luccese's.

    If you have any input on the Double H or have another brand to suggest have at it.

    I want to keep it at no more than $200ish.
     
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  2. scwine

    scwine ^%(#@$^!!!!!!!

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    Double H are good, comfortable, and affordable boots.

    May want to look at Ariat as well. However, a lot of people are steered away from them because they are made in China. I have a few pairs of Ariats and for the price, they are hard to beat. They are my in-between work and dress style boots.
     
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  3. gjk5

    gjk5 Pinche Gringo

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    I have heard from friends that the Ariats run a little narrow?
     
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    scwine ^%(#@$^!!!!!!!

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    I have had about 8 different pairs throughout the years and these are my most comfortable(a have very flat feet, semi-wide)
    http://www.ariat.com/Work/Men/Footwear/Safety/WorkhogSquareToeTallSt.html?color=DARK_EARTH
    I have the non steel toed version of the above.
    They may be too work-ish for ya, but I love wearing them for work/casual wear when I am walking or standing a lot. A few friends own the same ones as well.
     
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    I have worn a pair of Ariats for two years. Between working in a machine shop, helping on a buddies farm, and wearing them just about everywhere I am very happy with them.
     
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    Goldendog Redux Shut your mouth

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    I am as un-cowboy as they come. I do have a pair of Ariat Ropers that I wear in the winter time though. They kinda just look like a boot rather than a fruity, pointy toed, Bud and Sissy special.

    MF
     
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    My favorite are Lamas. Used to be a boot shop here that I could try 10 pairs of the same brand & size to find the ones that fit exactly right... they are long gone.:crying:
     
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    I have three pairs of ariats, my nice cowboy boots, my slip on work boots and a pair of lace ups. I'm flat footed and all fit well, I love them! They don't feel narrow what so ever.

    My next purchase will be a pair of double h's though!
     
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    Marked for later.
     
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    Watch yer mouth! I'm proud of my urban cowboy roots and pointed toe boots!

    :rofl:
     
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    gjk5 Pinche Gringo

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    thanks for all the input folks, so far for my uses the Double H's are still at the top. Cannot find an Ariat square toe with the saddle and the Justins have gone downhill since back in the day (still have BEAT DOWN pair of Justin ropers in lizard and lost some elephants along the way...)

    would not mind a pair of boots in a hard wearing exotic though.........(you can't get elephant anymore can you?)
     
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    I've never seen elephant!
     
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    i say go for the Double H boots, i have two pair one with roper heel and the other with a riding heel, both pair are several years old and other than each needing the heel replaced once they are good as ever. comfortable, durable.
     
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    +1 on that
     
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    El_Ron1 AAAAAAAAGHHH!!!

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    I honestly prefer the term.... **** kickers over cowboy boots.
     
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    I have a pair of Double H Durangos in plain black steerhide that are great on the trail, riding the motorcycle, hunting when it's not snowing and they can still be waxed back into semi-formal guise. I never wear them at work because most raised heel boots are murder on slab. HH
     
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    I like Ariats and Justins for cheap boots.
     
  20. gjk5

    gjk5 Pinche Gringo

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    just like that but in a deep, opalescent purple stingray.....