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gjk5
11-11-2012, 20:33
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:

http://www.sterlingleather.com/productimages/product_18380_17_3_55.jpg

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.

scwine
11-11-2012, 20:42
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.

gjk5
11-11-2012, 20:45
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.

I have heard from friends that the Ariats run a little narrow?

scwine
11-11-2012, 20:57
I have heard from friends that the Ariats run a little narrow?

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.

camdenshooter
11-11-2012, 20:58
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.

Goldendog Redux
11-11-2012, 21:13
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

Trapped_in_Kali
11-11-2012, 21:20
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:

60Pilot
11-11-2012, 21:28
I have a pair of these Rockys
http://www.rockyboots.com/Product-Details/10385/1600FQ0006026/Rocky-Original-Ride-Steel-Toe-Western-Boot/
But none steel toe and love the. Very comfortable and Made in the USA!


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Folsom_Prison
11-11-2012, 21:30
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!

skew12
11-11-2012, 21:32
Marked for later.

Folsom_Prison
11-11-2012, 21:33
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

Watch yer mouth! I'm proud of my urban cowboy roots and pointed toe boots!

:rofl:

gjk5
11-11-2012, 21:42
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?)

Folsom_Prison
11-11-2012, 21:46
I've never seen elephant!

bigchuck83
11-11-2012, 21:47
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.

oldman11
11-11-2012, 22:03
Watch yer mouth! I'm proud of my urban cowboy roots and pointed toe boots!

:rofl:
+1 on that

El_Ron1
11-11-2012, 22:04
http://www.theblaze.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/new-boots-3.jpg

http://oddculture.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/mexico-long-pointy-boots.jpg

Folsom_Prison
11-11-2012, 22:06
I honestly prefer the term.... **** kickers over cowboy boots.

HollowHead
11-11-2012, 22:10
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

rednoved
11-11-2012, 22:48
I like Ariats and Justins for cheap boots.

gjk5
11-11-2012, 22:52
http://www.theblaze.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/new-boots-3.jpg

http://oddculture.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/mexico-long-pointy-boots.jpg

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

Dan_ntx
11-12-2012, 04:29
You can get elephant again now, I just saw a pair a few months back when I was getting my Justin elephants (from the early 80s) reheeled.

To the original question, I have a pair of round toe Ariat bomber leather work ropers and they are fantastic. They have essentially retired all my other boots. They are tough at work, comfortable, and can be hosed off and oiled up for a night out. Double H are nice boots and the bottom line is to get what fits.

Bren
11-12-2012, 05:42
I am as un-cowboy as they come.

Yes, you are.

Goldendog Redux
11-12-2012, 05:55
Yes, you are.

Man, you are on a roll tonight...

Arc Angel
11-12-2012, 06:43
I am in the market for some new boots, ....... 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.

MINE! They're made by, 'Hondo Boot Company' in El Paso.

http://hondoboots.com/hondo/

http://imageshack.us/a/img812/7251/1hondocustommadeboots.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img703/1300/3hondocustommadeboots.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img825/1153/7hondocustommadeboots.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img835/3140/5hondocustommadeboots.jpg

I forget what the kind of leather is on the vamp and toe? Some kind of gator or lizard, I think. The color was listed on the box they came in as, 'Peanut Brittle'. There's an interesting story behind how I got these boots: (Something I normally never would have purchased for myself.)

Years ago, and before I retired, I did some real estate work for the government. During the course of this activity I happened to do a personal favor for one of the government agents with whom I worked. So, one day, he calls me up and asks me to come over to his home. I do; and he begins the conversation with the remark, 'I owe you, big time!'

When I told him to forget about it, he says, 'Oh, no!' 'There's something I'd like to do for you.' We had previously talked about Texas and my love of all things, 'cowboy'. He, also, knew that I have family in Texas; but that I've never been there. So, he says to me, 'You don't know this; but, I'm from Texas.' 'In fact my best friend in high school owns a popular company, there, in El Paso.'

Then he takes out a large sheet of wrapping paper, puts it down on the floor, and tells me to take off my shoes, and stand on it. I was incredulous; I asked, 'Why'; but he just shook his head, and said, 'You'll see!' So, I did as he asked; and he told me that in a couple of months I'd find out what this was all about. Sure enough, a few months later, UPS delivered a box with these boots inside to my door!

I have no idea what they're worth; but, they are very comfortable, and very good looking. When I, first, tried them on; they fit perfectly; and all I could think of was, 'Now I need a horse!' :supergrin:

Clutch Cargo
11-12-2012, 07:05
I've never seen elephant!

I've got a gray pair from Nocona and a brown pair from Tony Lama. They break in a little slowly, but are lifetime boots.

gjk5
11-12-2012, 08:21
I've got a gray pair from Nocona and a brown pair from Tony Lama. They break in a little slowly, but are lifetime boots.

I'm gonna have to do some searching, those boots were bulletproof. I'd love to have another pair.

The main reason I liked those Double H ropers were they are Bison hide so I figured they be tougher.

RDW
11-12-2012, 15:05
LACONA'S are MY Favorite!

GreenDrake
11-12-2012, 15:57
Not sure about square toes but I have had a pair of the Ariat work boots, like ropers with a better sole, for years. They are very comfortable.

Mayhem like Me
11-12-2012, 16:32
My favorites are Noconas... Acr those boots are made from lizard skin, the bellies I have a pair of Nocona the same style make sure you use exotic skin conditioner on them for reptile leather.. The scales have soft membranes between them that tend to crack and break down if not conditioned.

Mayhem like Me
11-12-2012, 16:34
these are sharp..
http://http://www.sheplers.com/Sale/Cowboy-Boots-Shoes/Mens-Boots-Shoes/Nocona-Mens-Full-Quill-Ostrich-Boot-Sq-Toe/pc/552/c/1302/sc/1303/9085.pro?source=CSE_NexTag_Cowboy_Boots_&_Shoes (http://www.sheplers.com/Sale/Cowboy-Boots-Shoes/Mens-Boots-Shoes/Nocona-Mens-Full-Quill-Ostrich-Boot-Sq-Toe/pc/552/c/1302/sc/1303/9085.pro?source=CSE_NexTag_Cowboy_Boots_&_Shoes)

Wyoming
11-12-2012, 18:03
I honestly prefer the term.... **** kickers over cowboy boots.

Some of mine I wouldn't kick any ****. I use them as dress shoes because real dress shoes I don't have.

Got to keep them purty looking.

Walk Soft
11-12-2012, 18:12
Some of mine I wouldn't kick any ****. I use them as dress shoes because real dress shoes I don't have.

Got to keep them purty looking.

I have two pairs of ****kickers.One pair for work and one pair for not work.

syntaxerrorsix
11-12-2012, 18:19
Red wings were about as country as I ever got.

http://i370.photobucket.com/albums/oo144/syntaxerrorsix/2011-08-01_07-14-04_718.jpg

tog
11-12-2012, 18:48
double h boots are pretty dang good

have some alot like the ones in the op

made in usa too

Jfduece
11-12-2012, 18:57
every boot maker has a different fit. you need to find a local store and go in to try some on to find what fits your foot best.

I have worn boots from birth to my current middle aged state. I generally stick to Tony Lamas but when I want to try something new I definitely go to the shop first, then maybe look around online.

samuse
11-12-2012, 23:23
every boot maker has a different fit. you need to find a local store and go in to try some on to find what fits your foot best.

I have worn boots from birth to my current middle aged state. I generally stick to Tony Lamas but when I want to try something new I definitely go to the shop first, then maybe look around online.

This.

You gotta try 'em on to know if the maker's last fits your foot.

I have two pairs of square toes and they're ridiculously ugly and serve no purpose but that's the style I guess. Saddle vamps look cool but again, serve no purpose and they tend to come unstitched on cheap boots.

I can't wear anything from Double H or Red Wing, but Justin, Tony Lama and Olathe fit me fine.

My favorite boots are handmade Drew's and Nick's, been thinkin' about some Wilson's here lately though.

I still have Lamas, Justins and Olathes for kickin' around in the mud...

gjk5
11-13-2012, 08:24
This.

You gotta try 'em on to know if the maker's last fits your foot.

I have two pairs of square toes and they're ridiculously ugly and serve no purpose but that's the style I guess. Saddle vamps look cool but again, serve no purpose and they tend to come unstitched on cheap boots.

I can't wear anything from Double H or Red Wing, but Justin, Tony Lama and Olathe fit me fine.

My favorite boots are handmade Drew's and Nick's, been thinkin' about some Wilson's here lately though.

I still have Lamas, Justins and Olathes for kickin' around in the mud...

I would never buy boots (cowboy or otherwise) without testing some from the maker for fit.

GLWyandotte
11-13-2012, 08:56
My feet are also flat. I could never wear CB boots.
I wear Ariats, round toe ropers. The most comfortable boots I own.

Travclem
11-14-2012, 07:56
I've never seen elephant!
I wear Elephant boots almost everyday.
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm252/travclem/D31D4D00-A718-45C0-99DC-A61CCDE2AEE0-855-000001AA3EA18596.jpg

LockHavenYellow
05-04-2013, 19:09
I wear Elephant boots almost everyday.
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm252/travclem/D31D4D00-A718-45C0-99DC-A61CCDE2AEE0-855-000001AA3EA18596.jpg

Major thread resurrection, but I gotta know where you got those! Love 'em!

Red Stick
05-04-2013, 19:42
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:

http://www.sterlingleather.com/productimages/product_18380_17_3_55.jpg

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.


I have I pair of Double H boot that meet your description, Ice ropers. I really like them, super comfortable.

gjk5
05-04-2013, 21:29
I wear Elephant boots almost everyday.
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm252/travclem/D31D4D00-A718-45C0-99DC-A61CCDE2AEE0-855-000001AA3EA18596.jpg

always love Elephant, shark is really nice too. an exotic will be my next purchase, I forgot what I was missing in a good pair of boots.

I have I pair of Double H boot that meet your description, Ice ropers. I really like them, super comfortable.

I did end up buying the Double H Ice ropers, they are comfortable, I wear them all the time.

My wife is pissed, we are going to Scotland next spring and I told her I was taking my boots, buying a kilt and taking a pic in a castle of me in boots and kilt to put on the wall.

Then I found out they had falconry available at the place we are going. Me in elephant boots, a kilt, a damn hawk on my arm, scotch in other hand and a freakin kilt. Epic picture.

Travclem
05-04-2013, 21:43
Major thread resurrection, but I gotta know where you got those! Love 'em!

I honestly can't remember where I got this pair. I've had it almost 4 years. They are almost impossible to tear up. Elephant is the only way to go IMO.

diggy485
05-04-2013, 22:53
I don't care for anything country, including cowboy boots, but I do really like these.
I got these last year just to work around the house, they are light and comfortable.
http://i682.photobucket.com/albums/vv181/kaylalynnknapp/Dustan%20Album/null_zps869fd878.jpg

scwine
05-04-2013, 23:18
Fit is first. Then you pick the skin. I would rather wear a pair of rat skin boots that fit well, than Caiman alligators that don't.
I have a nice full quill ostrich(Lucchese) I like to wear. I do miss my last elephants(they were Lucchese) as well. Stingray skin has always been on my short list also.

byf43
05-05-2013, 05:51
Haven't worn a pair of cowboy boots since I was 6 years old.

Haldor
05-05-2013, 07:14
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

How did you know what I named my feet? Bud (the left one) is wanting to kick your A** for making fun of Sissy (the right one).

Actually real cowboy boots are more comfortable than any shoe I have ever worn. The arch is built very strong to permit standing in stirrups and as a result they have more arch support than anything short of an orthopedic special.

Whenever I have heel spur problems I wear my Nocona (pointing toed, lizard skin fruity boots) and Bud and Sissy have never felt better.

http://s7d9.scene7.com/is/image/sheplers/066146_31_p1?hei=575&wid=470&op_sharpen=1&size=470.0,575.0

jakebrake
05-05-2013, 07:16
i love my chippewas. they were about 150. wear like iron.

also reffered to as "engineer boots" that square toe thing.

nsl
05-05-2013, 07:26
Can anyone explain to me how to fit cowboy or slip on boots? I have flat feet, and they all fit horribly.

Line Rider
05-05-2013, 08:24
So, baby let's sale you diamond ring,

buy as boots and faded jeans and go away...

Waylon Jennings