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Postby Delight » Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:17 pm

need to pick up some good boots, anyone have any suggestions on brands that are SUPER comfortable?
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:31 pm

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Postby teardropper » Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:44 pm

I went to the army surplus store and got a pair of regulation Army desert boots. Playa colored suede and cordura. Very comfortable.
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Postby Boijoy » Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:47 pm

ok.. NOT brand new metallic gold Doc Martens ! well.. not until you've broken them in anyway.
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Postby jcliff » Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:53 pm

Chippewa Logger boots[/img]
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Postby phil » Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:08 pm

jcliff wrote:Chippewa Logger boots[/img]


Maybe you meant this?
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Postby jcliff » Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:20 pm

That's them, but mine are black....and they have a sassy little scalloped flap over the toe. They were easy to break in, and I'm pretty sure they will keep my tootsies protected from the alkaline playa dust. Even with daily care, my toes get angry with the dust. I've not worn them on the playa, but I scooped the suggestion from Heloise. I'm a bit worried because they are insulated, but I'm hoping for the best.
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Postby motskyroonmatick » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:04 pm

My Tony Llama cow boy boots are awesome on the playa. I swear by them and plan on getting another pair before the burn if I can swing it.
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Postby Victorian » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:09 pm

My pair are a knock off type of Ugg boot, I got from wal-mart last year. Wear them to every desert/party/event that I end up dancing at;

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Re: boots

Postby ibdave » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:17 pm

Delight wrote:need to pick up some good boots, anyone have any suggestions on brands that are SUPER comfortable?


Ok cause Gyre has not asked yet, EXACTLY what are you going to use them for. That way we can better assist you... :shock: :shock: :idea:










btw, anyone seen Gyre lately?? :shock: :shock: 8)
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Postby PavementBlues » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:18 pm

I got a pair of Caterpillar Colts about six months ago. At first they were kind of uncomfortable, but after getting a pair of rigid insoles (don't get soft ones for boots) and letting the leather stretch for a couple of months, they became my day-to-day shoe. I swear by the damn things now.

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Postby TomServo » Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:46 pm

anything worth doing..is worth overdoing

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Postby trystanthegypsy » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:45 pm

Fluevog, or Frye, if you have some money to spend and you want something that will be stylish and last a really long time.

Army boots are fabulous too.
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Postby teardropper » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:58 am

motskyroonmatick wrote:My Tony Llama cow boy boots are awesome on the playa. I swear by them and plan on getting another pair before the burn if I can swing it.


I love my Tony Lama's, especially the snake ones, but don't know how I'd like them on the playa...
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Postby CLARKcon » Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:42 am

As well, might want to look into getting some Dr.Scholl's heel cup inserts (any store U.S.A) when breaking them in. Got a pair of boots one year before heading out, and one of them started to rub my heel bad/start into a blister. Was worried about the impact of getting the playa packed in there, so got the gel heel cups bout' 4 days before the trip. Not only did they stop/heal the skin, they were a d a y d r e a m to walk in, actually cushioning your feet & making them feel better the more you walk...have had a pair in all my shoes every since :D
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Postby C.f.M. » Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:28 am

Cheap boots I like + foot inserts = rad.

I mostly wore a pair of Doc's this year, when I wasn't barefoot.
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Postby misfit » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:40 am

doc martens............
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Postby ConnieH » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:54 am

my ex-husband's cowboy boots have served me well for two years and will again this year I'm sure, and I just got a new pair of Docs that I'm currently breaking in (glad I got 'em early!!). Tried to wear high-healed platform boots the first year - bleh...only good for around camp. Lighweight hikers were nice for long treks during the day, less hot than the cowboy boots.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:20 am

I once worked as a wrangler on a dude ranch. But I came in wearing Vietnam-era jungle combat boots. The tread had a way of saving pieces of whatever I stepped in out in the pasture.

Just had to share.

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Postby Bob » Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:24 am

Did somebody say "lager boots"?

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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:57 am

Boots.


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Postby motskyroonmatick » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:41 pm

teardropper wrote:
motskyroonmatick wrote:My Tony Llama cow boy boots are awesome on the playa. I swear by them and plan on getting another pair before the burn if I can swing it.


I love my Tony Lama's, especially the snake ones, but don't know how I'd like them on the playa...


Here is the trade off for me. They are a little warm so I wear them with thin socks. I wear jeans all the time so I get very little playa dust inside the actual boot. I really like that part. The boots are cooler on my feet than my skate shoes so that is what I go with.
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Postby teardropper » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:58 pm

Well, I've got an old and comfortable pair. Maybe I'll try them around camp. I thought the heels were too high for the playa. For some reason...
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Postby illy dilly » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:55 pm

I found that if you wear shorter boots (I prefer shorter top hiking boots) that you're likely to get dust in them. The solution I found is that if you wear slightly longer socks, and push them down to the tops of the boot so it bunches up a bit, it kinda seals the tops and keeps more dust out.
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Postby teardropper » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:01 pm

Pull your socks over the top of the boot. That works, too.
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Postby epic_elite » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:06 pm

http://www.6pm.com/crocs-professional-unisex-orange

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http://www.6pm.com/reef-reef-fanning-02-brown-1

the latter has a "soda" bottle opener... see also: BEER bottle
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Postby ibdave » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:12 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Boots.


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Postby Loricybin » Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:45 pm

i've been considering getting a pair of these:
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i like the idea of lightweight sneakers, and the super tall boot style would probably be good for minimizing dust infiltration.. anyone have experience and/or insight regarding these, or normal chucks, on the playa?
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Postby oneeyeddick » Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:54 pm

I have been wearing some "normal" chucks out there for many years, but not every day.

Lacing them up is a muther with the gritty playa dust making the laces abrasive, but they work fairly well for keeping dust out, once you have them on.

keep in mind that your feet are a little bigger than usual out there, especially if you have been drinking alcohol, and you will have to loosen them up a bit all the way down the eyelets if you show up wearing them from defaultia.
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Postby Victorian » Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:58 pm

epic_elite wrote:http://www.6pm.com/crocs-professional-unisex-orange

or

http://www.6pm.com/reef-reef-fanning-02-brown-1

the latter has a "soda" bottle opener... see also: BEER bottle


Those reef's are quite handy. They're pretty trendy here, and work well for desert parties... they also have a flip flop with a plastic "flask" in the bottom of them... SO rad.

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