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    Fall boots for dusty or muddy days out

    I am looking for a pair of boots I can wear that can get dusty or muddy and I won't shed a tear about ruining some high dollar boots. I still want them to be quality however.

    I really want a pair of 1k miles but I am quite sure they will never be worn in muddy or dusty trails (pumpkin patch, apple picking, etc). I will want to keep those looking clean but with some normal wear.

    You are heading to an apple farm and it rained the night before. What do you guys wear?

    #2
    I wear my burgundy Chippewa (for J. Crew version) cap toe boots for such conditions. The scuffs and scratches give it so much more character, and the pull up leather is a breeze to take care of (just wipe/brush and condition ever once in awhile).

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      #3
      I've been looking for something similar.

      So far at the top of my list:

      Blundstone https://theinventory.com/blundstone-...-18-1798634199

      Danner Vertigo 917 https://www.danner.com/vertigo-917-black.html

      Have seen sales that can bring the Blundstone around $125 and the Danner around $160

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        #4
        I can highly recommend AE Higgins Mill. Dainite sole, though, so not much in the way of tread.
        I can't find the stationary. -- James Bond

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          #5
          Check out the Allen Edmonds Vancouver boot, ok Shoe Bank it's only $157. Waterproof and got some good beefy tread/lugs.

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            #6
            Here's the Chippewas. Indoors, they look more mahogany, but in natural light, they're a really nice burgundy.

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              #7
              I have a pair of Hoggs Professionals for such duty, but I have to say the toe cap on those Chippewas make for a better looking boot...

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                #8
                i really like those. JCrew doesnt sell them anymore. Are they comparable to anything specific on Chippewas site?

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                  #9
                  They're the same as the 6" homestead cap toe in burgundy. As far as I could tell, the only difference was that they came with different (and imo better) waxed laces. Instead of usual flat waxed laces, these came with flat tubular laces.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Nandyn View Post
                    They're the same as the 6" homestead cap toe in burgundy. As far as I could tell, the only difference was that they came with different (and imo better) waxed laces. Instead of usual flat waxed laces, these came with flat tubular laces.
                    I just picked up some 1k on that from nordstrom rack. I am HOPING they fit right. It is the Evans (rubber sole) and are only 200 bucks! I tried to buy a 9 and 9.5 but the 9.5 was sold out The reviews on the main site said to size down from dress shoes. I sure hope they are right. If they are that is a STEAL and exactly what i wanted! Not sure i could let them be used for dirt and mud. Heck now that i think of it, i should have bought two pairs. One for character and one for more dressy occasions!!

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by neminat View Post
                      I just picked up some 1k on that from nordstrom rack. I am HOPING they fit right. It is the Evans (rubber sole) and are only 200 bucks! I tried to buy a 9 and 9.5 but the 9.5 was sold out The reviews on the main site said to size down from dress shoes. I sure hope they are right. If they are that is a STEAL and exactly what i wanted! Not sure i could let them be used for dirt and mud. Heck now that i think of it, i should have bought two pairs. One for character and one for more dressy occasions!!
                      Hope it works out for you! I had tried them on in my size during the anniversary sale last year but the instep was way too low for my right foot (which has a significantly higher instep) but the left foot was fine. 8.5D width was alright for my 8W feet.

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                        #12
                        I have a pair of Chippewas that would do (mine are the ones they make for LL Bean - the Katahdin Ironworks boot). I also might wear my hiking boots, though they are not the most fashionable and I tend to reserve them for real hiking of strenuous mountain trails. Last year I got a version of the Danner Vertigos mentioned above from a company called Forsake - they're billed as "sneaker boots" and don't offer the support and stability of a true hiking boot, but have a waterproof breathable liner and are lighter weight and perfectly fine for city streets or muddy fields on wet days. The model I have is called the Trail Boot but they are not something I'd personally wear on a rugged trail given the choice - they sacrificed support for light weight cushioning. Makes them much more wearable around town but less adequate for serious hiking. Hope this image posts OK as I have not done that before on this site.
                        “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” – Mark Twain

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                          #13
                          I think the j crew kenton line when they are at least 40% off are good value.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by ryan850 View Post
                            I think the j crew kenton line when they are at least 40% off are good value.
                            Good point. low inventory on normal sizes right now. After reading a threat about them going cheaper on their build quality i hope they arent being replaced. Price seems retail so makes me think that is not the case though.

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                              #15
                              Higgins Mill, Sturgis 2.0, and Normandy are all good AE offerings.

                              Truman though....hoooooooly smokes do they make some seriously badass stuff.
                              https://www.professorhorseyhead.com

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