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Re: Playa Boots

Postby edbrez » Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:32 am

theCryptofishist wrote:
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"The lady doth protest too much, methinks"

theCryptofishist wrote:I cannot draw the inferences here...


edbrez wrote:Shakespeare's Hamlet, Act III, scene II
Sorry I was a little vague as to what I meant :oops:

Hopefully this clears things up :)

No, I did recognize the reference, just didn't know how to apply it. I guess you're suggesting that I don't actually mind those lovers who ate me if I was careless.


:lol: I think it is best we go back to talking about boots or socks or anything else
I thought the Crypto in you may have mis-interpreted me and perceived something negative in my statement

as how best to apply it, id say two hands behind my head would work just fine :P

Now how many socks is it :wink: I should bring..... Moving swiftly on to foot cloth.....discuss
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Re: Playa Boots

Postby gaminwench » Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:42 am

at least two pair, per day*.
Make certain that they're taller than your footwear...

(*bring extras, for gifts!)
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Re: Playa Boots

Postby Savannah » Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:11 am

I also like the 2 pairs per day standard.

I don't buy super thick socks in a bag, but I do like the thinner ones that are almost 100% cotton, with a single-digit dab of spandex for fit. They fit better under everything.
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Re: Playa Boots

Postby Eric » Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:41 am

I do a pair a day, plus some spares. Haven't ever needed a second pair - however, I sleep in an RV with no socks on. It may be different for tent camping.

Definitely agree on the single digit of spandex, though.
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Re: Playa Boots

Postby TomServo » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:12 am

edbrez wrote:Image
anyone have experience with cons whether they are comfortable or not on the playa?


I've been wearing Chuck's since day 1. Great all around shoes! If you want to search a little harder, but pay about the same...These Israeli commando boots have the added bonus of a serious sole.

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Re: Playa Boots

Postby edbrez » Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:21 pm

TomServo wrote: I've been wearing Chuck's since day 1. Great all around shoes! If you want to search a little harder, but pay about the same...These Israeli commando boots have the added bonus of a serious sole.

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Those are perfect, light and durable and a nice colour to boot :wink:
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Re: Playa Boots

Postby TomServo » Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:25 pm

Bought these today....
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Re: Playa Boots

Postby Eric » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:51 pm

Thank you Tom, I've now put Israeli Army Boots on my to-get list this year (support would be nice, I'm getting old here...).

Now if I could just get a hot Israeli to bring them to me (but his sister is trying to keep me away from him. Boo)
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Re: Playa Boots

Postby TomServo » Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:44 pm

No Problem Eric. NOW! Has anyone seen a pair of these at your local Surplus Store?? Been searching for quite some time, and haven't found them anywhere!(in size 11 that is) They're Israeli Commando Scout...or Skorpion..or something boots. I remember in the 80's and 90's, when you could find them..we called them Vegan Assault Boots. anyone?

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Re: Playa Boots

Postby TomServo » Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:46 pm

SWEET! Found a pair at the supply sergeant in Bakersfield for 25! Friends picking em up for me now!

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Re: Playa Boots

Postby MisaBlue » Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:41 pm

TomServo wrote:SWEET! Found a pair at the supply sergeant in Bakersfield for 25! Friends picking em up for me now!

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Re: Playa Boots

Postby Sunbeam56 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:57 pm

What are they called? Skorpion?
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Re: Playa Boots

Postby TomServo » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:52 am

Sunbeam56 wrote:What are they called? Skorpion?


Israeli High Commando Boots. Or Israeli Palladium style boots. The high high tops are almost impossible to find with the Buckles...unless you live in Bakersfield. Newer ones are Velcro upper strap with side zipper. Or, if you want an assortment of colors, for a lot more $. Just check out the Palladium website. www.palladiumboots.com
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Re: Playa Boots

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:49 am

TomServo wrote:
Sunbeam56 wrote:What are they called? Skorpion?


Israeli High Commando Boots. Or Israeli Palladium style boots. The high high tops are almost impossible to find with the Buckles...unless you live in Bakersfield. Newer ones are Velcro upper strap with side zipper. Or, if you want an assortment of colors, for a lot more $. Just check out the Palladium website. http://www.palladiumboots.com

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Re: Playa Boots

Postby TomServo » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:53 am

Oh I wish I could, right now! But, GO AHEAD!
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Re: Playa Boots

Postby edbrez » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:04 pm

TomServo wrote:
Sunbeam56 wrote:What are they called? Skorpion?


Israeli High Commando Boots. Or Israeli Palladium style boots. The high high tops are almost impossible to find with the Buckles...unless you live in Bakersfield. Newer ones are Velcro upper strap with side zipper. Or, if you want an assortment of colors, for a lot more $. Just check out the Palladium website. http://www.palladiumboots.com


I broke my Sh*t laughing when I opened the site and saw they have an Irish site :lol:
Thanks Tom for heads up, slightly embarrassed :oops:
They are a bit expensive considering where I'm bringing them but might be worth the investment considering they seem to be what I'm looking for.
I'll still bring my chucks though, comfort trumps all else :)

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Re: Playa Boots

Postby Roark » Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:05 am

theCryptofishist wrote:I'm waiting for page 2 so I can snark.


Such restraint! :mrgreen:
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Re: Playa Boots

Postby TomServo » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:03 am

edbrez wrote:
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Sunbeam56 wrote:What are they called? Skorpion?


Israeli High Commando Boots. Or Israeli Palladium style boots. The high high tops are almost impossible to find with the Buckles...unless you live in Bakersfield. Newer ones are Velcro upper strap with side zipper. Or, if you want an assortment of colors, for a lot more $. Just check out the Palladium website. http://www.palladiumboots.com


I broke my Sh*t laughing when I opened the site and saw they have an Irish site :lol:
Thanks Tom for heads up, slightly embarrassed :oops:
They are a bit expensive considering where I'm bringing them but might be worth the investment considering they seem to be what I'm looking for.
I'll still bring my chucks though, comfort trumps all else :)

First I ever heard of Palladium boots.... would of never found them

Palladium boots are ridiculously expensive, that's why I put in the extra effort to find the cheap Israeli ones. One pairs being shipped, From Israel..the other (High Top Buckles) are being shipped by a friend in Bakersfield, CA..where I last saw these boots. Im amazed at how hard to find they are! All the crusty vegan punks must have bought em all in the 80's and 90's
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Re: Playa Boots

Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:07 am

the one thing i will actually buy "New" and spend money on.

what you put on your feet is important.


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Re: Playa Boots

Postby MisaBlue » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:24 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:the one thing i will actually buy "New" and spend money on.

what you put on your feet is important.


http://stumptown.danner.com/


*please note, i do not work for or receive compensation from danner for any reason although i kinda wish i did, cuz i would totally work for boots...*



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Re: Playa Boots

Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:43 am

i know...it's my secret shame....


the first thing i do whenever i hit a thrift store is go to the shoe rack on the hopes of finding a pair.


found a beautiful pair of loggers once, my size, fit like a dream....i had them for over a decade....i am waiting for lightning to strike twice, because i just cant afford them right now, i had to lower my sights and buy some red wings to tide me over, as i am brutal on my shoes, and wear them out quickly.

however, i am planning a run to St Matthews Closet, a local charity, that has surprisingly good stuff, super cheap...

i am now praying to the gods of thrift, Salvation, and Army that i might find the goods that John frum has worn, and left behind for me to use...at a very reasonable price.
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Re: Playa Boots

Postby lucky420 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:04 am

Those are some sexy ass boots Simon.

Now I'm sorry that I saw your post...
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Re: Playa Boots

Postby TomServo » Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:45 am

lucky420 wrote:Those are some sexy ass boots Simon.

Now I'm sorry that I saw your post...


THESE are Sexy boots!

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Re: Playa Boots

Postby Savannah » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:51 pm

Good luck, Simon!
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Re: Playa Boots

Postby edbrez » Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:49 pm

TomServo wrote:
lucky420 wrote:Those are some sexy ass boots Simon.

Now I'm sorry that I saw your post...


THESE are Sexy boots!

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Re: Playa Boots

Postby Sunbeam56 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:05 pm

All this looks good. I may have to wear my customary cowboy boots, tho.
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Re: Playa Boots

Postby Savannah » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:12 pm

Cowboy boots work great out there!

Pretty much everything cowboys wore works great out there, actually*. :lol:

*I know that real cowboys were not quite as dashing or uniform as movie cowboys.
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Re: Playa Boots

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:19 pm

Those boots on stumps look a bit twee, to me, I fear. Of course, for me it's all just window shopping.
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Re: Playa Boots

Postby Sunbeam56 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:31 pm

I found the perfect boots for CFish... since she won't be walking, the heel won't pose a problem. :)
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Re: Playa Boots

Postby Ratty » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:20 pm

Wow. Boots as accessories. I see tons of fab boots at car-boot sales but they have high heels. Maybe I could use them somehow as an accessory. Sew a drawsting top on them and attach them to my basket. Or screw it onto my handlebars as a drink holder.
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