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Advice - Boots work/dress winter

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by jakearoo, Dec 30, 2009.

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  1. jakearoo

    jakearoo Active Member

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    My son is going to school where it snows lots. He is required to wear black dress type shoes but they allow boots. Any suggestions for brands? I want them to be warm and dry and require little maintenance. Regards, Jake
     
  2. shannon391

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    Buckle up rubber galoshes over his school shoes. My feet would get hot wearing insulated boots in the classroom.

    If I went with boots I would go with unisulated and treat them with snow seal or mink oil.
     
  3. Baron23

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    Its hard to beat a pair of Redwing boots for construction and durability. .

    Perhaps something like this:

    http://www.redwingshoes.com/productdetails.aspx?prodid=1028
     
  4. capvan

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    I live in Vermont. Where is your son going to school? Can he change shoes/boots when he gets into the classroom? I went to school in Buffalo, NY where the snow fall is truly something to marvel at. This was a long time ago, but a lot of the guys wore Sorrel boots (still the best) and changed into slip-on shoes in the classroom buildings. If he carries a back pack around it might be something to consider. Really warm outside boots will be very uncomfortable in a building. And black dress shoes sure won't make it outside.

    Bruce
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    Feel free to email direct if I can be of any more help.
     
  5. Anchorsteam

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    A simple pair of galoshes would work fine - the buckle up kind that you wore as a kid. They will help keep snow off the pants too. Try Lucchese boots during the other 3 seasons.
     
  6. jakearoo

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    He goes to school in British Colombia on Vancouver Island. Walks from class to class throughout the day.
     
  7. comp 1

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    Required to wear black dress type shoes--what a crock of socialistic crap.Everone has to wear the same "uniform",march in lockstep,look the same ,think the same and on and on---I'd pull him out of there and out of that communist country post haste.
     
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    Hey Jake... That comp guy is kinda friendly...
     
  9. bigdogtx

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    I used to wear Totes brand over my western boots. Easy slip on and off and would fold up to put in my coat pocket. Don't know if they still make them or not.
     
  10. saluki79

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    My son goes to a school with a strict dress code too. They wear Thorogood boots as part of the winter uniform. www.weinbrennerusa.com/index.cfm
     
  11. g7777777

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    Danner makes several pairs- I have two black pairs- made just for that purpose- and they have a lot of leather on the bottom- some nylon on the side of one pair and all leather on the other--

    Gore Tex

    great boots

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  12. wolfram

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    I don't know if the Danners will qualify as dress but they will keep him warm and dry.

    I like Justin lacers myself but they don't come in black.

    You might want to check the Bates line, they make a lot of boots for service people that require a higher level of function and style.
     
  13. Mapper

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    There used to be fleece lined, zip up galoshes for wear over dress shoes. I had some, but have not seen any for a while. A couple of companies made them. Maybe Bates is the only answer, but snow,etc. is hard on a shine. Best bet would be Danner, Whites, or Red Wing loggers, well oiled and some wool socks. Might not pass inspection though.
     
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    Com1, you're a tad cranky today aren't you? Off hand I can think of several really good reasons for school uniforms. First, it removes any pretense at economic class. No name-brand snobbery, everyone dresses the same. Second, it prevents clothing distractions such as outlandish combinations, overly sexually suggestive or otherwise distracting costuming and finally, it promotes school pride and esprit de corps. There are other reasons but those come to mind easily. I would buy a good pair of wellington style boots. They look smart, take a shine and can be worn in both wet and dry weather. No need to go to Sorrels, he's inside most of the time and BC does not get arctic temps like MN, MI or MT etc.
     
  15. jakearoo

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    The kids in our inner cities wear "uniforms." They call them gang "colors." I guess Comp 1 thinks that is a better system.
     
  16. short shucker

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    jakearoo,

    I've got some black boots that pass as dress shoes in a pinch. No they don't look like loafers or wingtips, but very acceptable. They are Sketcher Pilots and are quite warm, when worn with a pair of wool socks, and pretty damn waterproof. They do have a bit of a lug sole and will track some.

    ss
     
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