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footwear for people when it snows

Post by alongwaltz » Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:17 pm

You'd think I'd own a proper pair of winter boots having lived in Canada my whole life and yet no.

Any of you boys own any winter footwear that you really like?

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Re: footwear for men when it snows

Post by everard » Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:28 pm

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next time i get to canada i'm going to buy some of these in black. at the moment i just add merino insoles to my non-thinsulate blundstones, or wear walking boots.

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Re: footwear for men when it snows

Post by leon » Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:13 pm

For the last few years Ive worn my Timberland safety boots i got from work when it snows but theyre pretty horrible to look at what with the steel toe caps. I think might be getting some Dr Martens for my birthday next week so they should see me through any inclement weather.

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Post by humblebee » Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:54 am

leon wrote:For the last few years Ive worn my Timberland safety boots i got from work when it snows but theyre pretty horrible to look at what with the steel toe caps. I think might be getting some Dr Martens for my birthday next week so they should see me through any inclement weather.
Docs never seem to offer much grip in the ice though, do they?

I'm in the market for winter footwear too. Hoping Anorak's Swedish contingent step in (heh!) to advise us here.

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Post by Wheatabeat » Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:12 pm

Can't go wrong with a lovely pair of old-school hiking boots. Have to be red laces though. Bit like Richard Burton or something in Where Eagles Dare. Did he have red laces?

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Re: footwear for men when it snows

Post by leon » Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:38 pm

humblebee wrote:
leon wrote:Docs never seem to offer much grip in the ice though, do they?
Dunno Pete I've not had any for 20 years. Was thinking predominantly about keeping my feet dry.

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Post by tonieee » Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:22 pm

leon wrote:
humblebee wrote:Docs never seem to offer much grip in the ice though, do they?
Dunno Pete I've not had any for 20 years. Was thinking predominantly about keeping my feet dry.
They don't. I have much experience of this. Painful experience. I now have some of them Yak Trax ice gripper things to stop me falling over on the way to work.

But now I've bought some new boots. The first ones in about 20 years that are not either Docs or Converse (I have a mild phobia of shoe shopping and so generally just buy what I know). They're brown with a zip. Only 30 pounds from TK Max! The cheapest I saw Docs for where 95.

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Post by humblebee » Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:58 pm

tonieee wrote:But now I've bought some new boots. The first ones in about 20 years that are not either Docs or Converse (I have a mild phobia of shoe shopping and so generally just buy what I know). They're brown with a zip. Only 30 pounds from TK Max! The cheapest I saw Docs for where 95.
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Re: footwear for men when it snows

Post by Sylvie » Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:10 pm

humblebee wrote:Docs never seem to offer much grip in the ice though, do they?
I got a pair of Dr. Marten boots when I was teenager because I was so scared of falling on ice (a fear created by slipping and breaking my wrist one winter). I'm wondering whether they ever worked or if they just reduced my fear enough that I didn't walk like a robot on ice and therefore reducing my risk of slipping.

I probably shouldn't be in here because I'm a girl, but I'm considering buying a pair of classic Dr. Marten boots at the moment. The only thing putting me off is the price. I know it was mid-90s when I last bought a pair, but how have they tripled in price in that time?!
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Post by tonieee » Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:39 pm

Sylvie wrote:The only thing putting me off is the price. I know it was mid-90s when I last bought a pair, but how have they tripled in price in that time?!
They are far too expensive. The last two pairs I had, Jo found in charity shops around the same time as the previous pair wore out. Previous to that I used to buy them from a market stall that's no longer there. I was holding out for a charity shop find this time but it's been several months past the time that they were actually wereable and the forecast of snow (which never came - boo) made me panic and rush out and buy the first pair of cheap boots I could find.

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Re: footwear for men when it snows

Post by humblebee » Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:57 pm

I used to buy Sgt Peppers in the 90s cos I couldn't afford Docs. They were rubbish.

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Re: footwear for men when it snows

Post by islandhopper » Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:19 pm

I've given in to just wearing walking boots for most of the Winter. I walk a couple of miles to and from work every day so they keep my feet warm and dry and hopefully make me less likely to fall over on the ice. Luckily I don't have any fashion cred to lose anyway!

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Re: footwear for men when it snows

Post by linus » Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:50 pm

hmm... I've never had a problem with docs on ice ("see a pair of proctologists getting to grips with a russian split, watch and wonder as an elderly GP attempts a twizzle while dressed as mickey mouse!") unless the treads on the soles have worn down... converse can be lethal but I've not yet come a cropper in a pair of docs... mind you, with the way this year's gone it's only a matter of time...

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Re: footwear for men when it snows

Post by tonieee » Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:20 pm

a fog of ideas wrote:unless the treads on the soles have worn down...
that's likely to have be the case for me though also you don't really have hills in Nottingham - not real ones like we've got here.

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Re: footwear for men when it snows

Post by linus » Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:24 pm

we had some hills once but we stomped them all flat with our dm's... we're nails here... me' duck

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Re: footwear for men when it snows

Post by leon » Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:59 pm

Well I'm getting my second pair of Docs for my 40th birthday from my girlfriend Julie, 22 years after another girlfriend, Bev, got me some for my 18th. We'll get plenty of snow where I live, possibly this week by the looks of it. I'll report back on how I get on.
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Re: footwear for men when it snows

Post by crystalball » Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:05 pm

Wish I had a girlfriend.

It's a sort of no-snow snowy day today in London. I might have to panic-buy Docs on my lunch break.

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Re: footwear for people when it snows

Post by Shambler » Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:32 pm

I need winter footwear. Snow and Converse don't mix well.

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Re: footwear for people when it snows

Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:23 am

I'm ok in snow now because I have my yak trax, but I need some for when it gets a bit frosty.

I guess something with rubber soles and good tread would be best?

I get really stressed out when it's frosty and icy. Pagophobia it's called. Probably because the last two times I fell over I damaged myself quite badly (bruised ribs and a broken collar bone).

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