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    I have a difficult time finding shoes that fit my right foot well. I tried on these pair for the heck of it at local farmers supply store and it’s like they were custom made for me. Super comfortable. Only thing is they are a little...different. Packer boots. Slightly tapered toe, Cuban heel. My wife thinks they looks a little funny, and I sort of agree. Any chance these can be pulled off without garnering too much attention? Also don’t want to appear to be wearing heals.

    Image them with the toe skirt removed and the little tag thing cut off.




    Last edited by embrassurespace; December 11, 2018, 01:06 AM.

  • #2
    Personally, I think they look great. You can easily lessen the visual impact of the heel if you want with some dark sole dressing.
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    • #3
      I like the side view. Not a fan of the kilt. Maybe you can find the same brand without the kilt and if they are made on the same last, maybe they will fit the same.
      WHY ARE THE GUYS IN SUITS HERE? HAS SOMETHING GONE WRONG?

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      • #4
        Good thoughts. Never considered some dark shoe dressing, that’s a good idea. Here is a pic of the boot by itself. The length doesn’t bother me as it’ll be covered up. Plus it’ll help in the snow. It’s mostly the height and shape of the heel that is sort of different.

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        • #5
          Pictured without the toe skirt and tag, the overall boot looks great, especially with the paants leg disguising the length.

          The relatively narrow heel is really the only oddity, and that's mostly because the contrasting colour draws attention to it. As mentioned, a sole edge dressing would do much to lessen the impact. That, and you have to ask yourself how many people are going to study your shoes in enough detail at the necessary angle to even notice it.

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          • #6
            Yeah, if they re that comfortable just darken the hill and trim the skirt and you are good to go.

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            • #7
              I personally struggle with my left foot in most shoes, so I'd grab em. the heel is only "odd" because you're focusing on it. People looking down from talking to you would likely not notice it. I'll also echo the call for dark edge dressing to further reduce the visibility.

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              • #8
                To me the boots look silly. Like a cross between a cowboy boot given the big heel and a dress shoe but it isn’t sure what it is. Granted we are nitpicking but that’s a big heel that I think is pretty noticeable. And the kilt will bring some eyes to the shoe given it’s unique design.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by hockeysc23 View Post
                  To me the boots look silly. Like a cross between a cowboy boot given the big heel and a dress shoe but it isn’t sure what it is. Granted we are nitpicking but that’s a big heel that I think is pretty noticeable. And the kilt will bring some eyes to the shoe given it’s unique design.
                  Its actually a pretty traditional lacer. A western work boot. Lacers and ropers were more useful on the ground, as I understand it.
                  A more secure fit. The kilts are often removable by design and have an actual purpose. I get that this is out of the wheelhouse for most people here, but that boot isn't a mashup per se. Its a heritage/legacy design really. The pebbled leather is the only thing I see that isn't fairly traditional. That heal is a traditional western boot heal. The angle and height are very useful for keeping your foot in a stirrup. But I am not an expert. My first wife and her family were horse people so I was around it for about 12 years but never actually IN it, if that makes sense. The guy that owned the barn wore lacers kind of like this almost everyday. Good work boot but also safe if he had to jump on a horse.

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                  • #10
                    I actually like the look of the boot. It's the kind of thing you need to pull off with confidence, IMO. If you are self-conscious about it, you're never going to be comfortable in them.
                    Ben

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                    • #11
                      Like the boot. Not a fan of the little toe tag/cover. Personally wouldn't buy them.

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                      • #12
                        I think the one on the left looks better.

                        Seriously, I'm a big fan of boots and have a number but I don't care for these. Don't like the heel shape or height, the skirt, and overall height of the boot itself.

                        Just my preferences.

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                        • #13
                          Thanks for the thoughts. In the town I grew up these could be worn without a second thought, as many people around you would also be wearing them. Now I’m in a bigger city where they may look a little off.

                          After some digging though I found I could have the heel replaced with a different one for not too much. Lower the heel a bit, and removing the skirt might do the trick.

                          They are also tempting because they are full grain leather and good gear welt, with lots of good reviews about their durability, and I can get them for about $60 thanks to a few discounts.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by embrassurespace View Post
                            They are also tempting because they are full grain leather and good gear welt, with lots of good reviews about their durability, and I can get them for about $60 thanks to a few discounts.
                            I'd gladly pay $60 for a pair of full grain leather, goodyear welted boots that feel like they were made for me. Worth the price of admission to see if you end up liking the style.

                            *EDIT* And if you don't like the style, then you're out $60 and still have a great pair of boots for when you're rustling cattle.

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                            • #15
                              They look a bit like Whites work boots which are an expensive pair of boots so if you are into them, I'd go for it.

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