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    Help Me Replace My Chukkas

    I have owned a pair of Timberland chukkas for about 2 years. I noticed when I took them off last night that the rubber sole was starting to separate from the shoe. I am looking to now replace them. Here's what I am looking for.

    1. Brown
    2. Rubber sole
    3. Dressy enough for business casual.
    4. Not overly expensive since these will be my rain shoes.
    5. Under $100 if possible.

    A boot is preferred, but not required.

    #2
    Have you looked at Clark's Desert Boots or Bushacres in beeswax? Everyone raves about those. The sole is crepe, not rubber, but otherwise it hits your other points, depending on how strict your interpretation of business casual is.

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      #3
      Originally posted by AJG Esq View Post
      Have you looked at Clark's Desert Boots or Bushacres in beeswax? Everyone raves about those. The sole is crepe, not rubber, but otherwise it hits your other points, depending on how strict your interpretation of business casual is.
      Business casual is a must, and I don't feel that those would work well in the office.

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        #4
        Here's one that might work- I saw this off of Vare's recent post and thought they were pretty decent and at $79 they look like they fit your criteria...

        http://www.beckettsimonon.com/collec...leychukkaboot3

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          #5
          I was able to get the AE Malverns for $125 during their recent 2 for $250 sale. That's a bit over your budget and the more likely issue is that they might not have any more available. But it would definitely fulfill your other criteria.

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            #6
            Originally posted by bremersm View Post
            Business casual is a must, and I don't feel that those would work well in the office.
            Certainly not. I wouldn't feel comfortable wearing them with anything besides casual chinos and jeans. The way the leather ages and the last shape make them very casual.

            I'll second Vicious's recommendation of the Malverns. I too purchased them on that sale. Since they're being discontinued, eBay may be the only option there. Others have had good things to say about Johnston & Murphy's Runnell. On the casual end, you could try J Crew's MacAlister boots in leather on a sale.

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              #7
              Clarks suede DBs, especially in dark brown, are fine for business casual. They go great with chinos, even dressier chinos. I even wore mine recently with my suit when I flew because I wanted something easy to slip in and out of, and I wanted to save my good dress shoes for the interview.

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                #8
                Here are a couple of options
                http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (Aamzon has 20% discount for Shoe email subscirption)
                http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/ecco-bir...in=shoppingbag

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                  #9
                  http://www.florsheim.com/shop/style/15051-001.html

                  I just got a pair of these. Very comfortable, good looking in a plain/understated sort of way, seem to be right in your price range and meet all your criteria.

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                    #10
                    Has anyone tried any of the Beckett Simonon shoes? They are really close to the Timberlands I have.

                    Which begs the question, should I try something different?

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                      #11
                      On the J&R Runnell tip, if you have a Lord & Taylor nearby, check them out for their clearance racks. I got two pair of them for $51 each. They're $135 right down the hallway at the J&M shop inside the same mall. Here's a couple unboxing posts of mine:

                      Brown ("tan?") oiled nubuck: http://threads.dappered.com/showthre...l=1#post104696
                      Camel suede: http://threads.dappered.com/showthre...l=1#post105178

                      I'd say they are just a *tad* more dressy than Clarks DBs - but not by much. Maybe it's just the additional lace eyelets, leading to a higher and tighter ankle closure - dunno. They're pretty darn casual, but I wore mine today to the office. Our office's dress code is all over the maps these days. Heck the guy I sit closest to wears a baseball cap everyday.

                      Anyway, here's my WIWT pic that shows the camel suede version of them:

                      http://threads.dappered.com/showthre...l=1#post106536

                      Comparing them to the oiled nubuck, as weird as it may sound, I might call the suedes the dressier of the two. Of course they are getting their maiden voyage wearing today, so that title may not last very long.

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                        #12
                        Another, dressier (IMO) option from J&M is the Headley:



                        http://www.sierratradingpost.com/joh...processed=true

                        Joe mentioned these before on the main site, possibly more than once.

                        I have the plain-toe blucher version of the Headley, in taupe suede, and it's pretty darn sweet.

                        I know you said you wanted them to be "brown" but just wasn't sure if you wanted leather or suede. They may make a leather version too.

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                          #13
                          ^ Errr... WODER! Those are nearly life-sized! Sorry about the massive pic, it didn't look that large on Sierra's site.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by bremersm View Post
                            Has anyone tried any of the Beckett Simonon shoes? They are really close to the Timberlands I have.

                            Which begs the question, should I try something different?
                            Good question. What do you want to do?

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                              #15
                              Urban Outfitters website has some on sale right now. Free shipping and returns over on orders over $50.
                              5'8" 155 lbs 39" chest 33" sleeves 33" waist

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