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Playa Boots

Postby dustforlife » Fri May 20, 2011 4:19 pm

Hi Folks! I know this subject comes up every year, but I could use some suggestions on your already tried and true Playa boots. I would like something sexy AND comfortable...a lot to ask? I hope not. I suffer and wear hot-ass boots every time I go, but I just want a pair that I can wear and not think about my feet while out and about dancing. Any comfy knee highs with platforms you know about? Thank you!!
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri May 20, 2011 4:21 pm

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Postby dustforlife » Fri May 20, 2011 4:28 pm

thank you for the link to the thread...as for boobs, I've got 'em and happily report they don't give me any issues, unlike the boots :)
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Postby Savannah » Fri May 20, 2011 8:22 pm

I like to browse Zappos.com and narrow by size, heel height, sometimes color . . . (though this can narrow it too far). I might also compare prices with Amazon for the same make & model, but it's generally better to order from Zappos even then, because they usually have free--yet fairly fast--shipping, and more importantly, free returns.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Sat May 21, 2011 12:00 am

dustforlife wrote:thank you for the link to the thread...as for boobs, I've got 'em and happily report they don't give me any issues, unlike the boots :)


That must be nice. :)
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Postby dcweas » Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:30 pm

I bought Ariat Fatbabys to wear last year, and continue to wear them - probably the most comfy boots I have ever purchased.
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Postby TomServo » Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:42 pm

Doc Marten 20 eye steel toes....Burgundy rub is classier than oxblood.

heres an 8 eye version..

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Postby Clar-i-ty » Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:50 am

TomServo wrote:Doc Marten 20 eye steel toes....Burgundy rub is classier than oxblood.

heres an 8 eye version..

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Damn those are sexy.
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Postby C.f.M. » Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:04 am

This is another perfect example of why the search function should work much better, so people can find threads with the exact same subject...I'm sure there's even one called "Playa Boots," but after reading through nearly 20 pages of "results," all I found were:

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I don't wear platforms in BRC. IRL, Demonia platforms are the ones I find most easy to walk in and comfortable.
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Postby TomServo » Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:40 am

14 eye Ranger boots...note the still present playa dust.

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Ladder Lacing looks best.
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Postby Packoderm » Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:02 am

Ultimate playa boots?

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Postby TomServo » Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:27 am

Packoderm wrote:Ultimate playa boots?

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Beautiful ass kicking Boots!!! They're even ladder laced!
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Postby Packoderm » Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:42 am

How it was done:

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Postby Irreverent Moniker » Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:41 am

I'm sticking with regular ol' shoes this year, after my horrid combat boot experience last burn
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Postby C187 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:13 pm

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These have been my daily drivers for years. They are well made, lasting from a year and half to two with daily use. Nothing fancy going on inside, so your feet have enough room. On the playa they breathe better then Doc's, from my experience. Although can get a bit hot at times. A lot of the airflow comes down to how tight you laced them, and if you modified the top strap to buckle tight.

As for other T.U.K. unisex boots, I've owned the A6072, and T2161 mid/high calf boots. Both of them have the same durability as the A6055, although tend to get bends/cracks in the leather at the ankle.

Sizing may be one to two lower then your normal sneaker size.

Link to Manufacturers store: http://goo.gl/zoEcH

I've been able to find these boots for $10 to $30 off on eBay, and at independent leather/fetish shops or emporiums.
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Postby dragonpilot » Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:46 pm

TomServo wrote:14 eye Ranger boots...note the still present playa dust.
ImageLadder Lacing looks best.
http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/lacingmethods.htm


I've got a pair of Corcorans...still spit shined from the last time I wore them about 7 years ago. Why do I continue to shelter them in my attic in the original box when I should be putting them to good purpose as playa shit-stompers?
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Postby Savannah » Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:49 pm

Parade them proudly, DragonPilot!
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Postby MisaBlue » Sun Jun 12, 2011 2:25 pm

The boots are as sexy as YOU make them :)
Those are simple army boots from ordinary army shop I bought from one doctor who served in Afghanistan...in real not sexy at all, but on playa? Hell yeah!

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Postby ygmir » Sun Jun 12, 2011 2:35 pm

velitza hesky holki!!!!!

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Postby Simon of the Playa » Sun Jun 12, 2011 2:36 pm

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Postby CapSmashy » Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:31 pm

Danner Desert Acadia. Been wearing the same pair out there since 2007 pretty much every day I'm on the Playa.
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Postby Jax Dee » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:17 am

Honestly, though many don't think they are attractive, I have worn tall UGG boots and been ridiculously comfortable in them. Because they are wool they keep your feet at body temp, that means warm when it's cold at night and cool when it's hot during the day. Also don't have to worry about socks then either. I like them in black. They get a little dirty but some UGG boot cleaner diluted with water in a spray bottle takes care of that when I am home after the burn.
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Postby lucky420 » Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:31 am

Planning on taking my uggs out there this year too and my moccasin boots that i just acquired off of ebay. Last year wore mostly converse chucks and flip flops.
Around camp I am mostly bare foot...
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Postby wimala1 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:25 pm

[quote="MisaBlue"]The boots are as sexy as YOU make them :)
Those are simple army boots from ordinary army shop I bought from one doctor who served in Afghanistan...in real not sexy at all, but on playa? Hell yeah!

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likey the boots!! they are the ones i am going with as well. desert 5.11 comfy and great reviews
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Postby Eddie » Sun Oct 16, 2011 3:16 am

Irreverent Moniker wrote:I'm sticking with regular ol' shoes this year, after my horrid combat boot experience last burn

what happened?
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Re: Playa Boots

Postby cpart » Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:54 am

What ever happened to decommodification?
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Re: Playa Boots

Postby AntiM » Sun Oct 23, 2011 5:06 am

cpart wrote:What ever happened to decommodification?


The boot sellers aren't sponsoring the event, a theme camp, nor this thread. While outright commerce is not allowed here on the eplaya, a discussion about boots is an okay place to post links and pictures about such boots. Be assured the mods watch for the spammers, and a thread which begins with a commercial link as the starting point and only vaguely event related would be pulled.
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Re: Playa Boots

Postby RedHeaven » Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:49 pm

I was gifted the most epic pair of old black leather lace up NaNas that go up my calf. those of you who dont know what those are they are like Doc Martens. Super comfortable, too. Really protective, and they look really cool. Sexy tank girl like....worked like a charm.

BUT that was when I was lonin' it the last few years at the Burn and spent most of my time in them.

This year was different. I found myself at a new camp and our neighbors were Rhythm Wave who had the only Barefoot Bamboo dance floor on the playa AND great DJs and sound system. I was loving the suburbs this past year and loving their dance floor. I was also doing lots of human loving and cuddling, found myself wanting to take my boots off at all hours of the day and night. Thus my NaNas rendered useless. I wore my sandals a lot and got MAJOR playa foot.....


Not expecting to get as lucky next year heh heh, but I do want to be prepared for lovely cozyings and random bamboo dance floors so I am going to search for a pair of slip on or zip up boots. They HAVE to have decent support (UGGS too sloshy) and be completely flat, no heel. Hoping to find ones that are suede with sneaker like soles, they make funky shit like that these days! Something not so conforming as combat style boots but not slippers, either. Somewhere in between!
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Postby AntiM » Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:27 am

MisaBlue wrote:The boots are as sexy as YOU make them :)
Those are simple army boots from ordinary army shop I bought from one doctor who served in Afghanistan...in real not sexy at all, but on playa? Hell yeah!

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We have the same boots....
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