Desert Boots

Desert Boots

Hotel Amnesia
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02 Feb 2015, 09:04 #1

Have you worn or do you still wear them?

Total votes: 28
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I always have a pair in the wardrobe ready to go.

First started wearing desert boots in the mid 80s, during my late-teens, as Adidas trainers didn't seem to fit the bill for dark baggy clothing.

A much more comfortable and easy to put on option than Doc Martens or buckle boots.

Not very good for walking out in inclement weather but I never got cold feet and they were/are very sturdy footwear.

A very versatile shoe in my opinion for all types of occasion.

Anyone?
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02 Feb 2015, 09:16 #2

option 1 for me, though may be time to reconsider.....
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Neal Cassady
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02 Feb 2015, 10:31 #3

Yes, I normally have a pair knocking around.
As for inclement weather, well, there is a leather version like these...



...as opposed to the suede ones. These will help keep the rain out and stop your feet from getting soggy.

I generally wear them for nipping to the shops or something, kinda using them as slippers. My everyday boot is currently a brogue leather by Borgioli. I've got a thing about boots :unsure:
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02 Feb 2015, 11:19 #4

CAT boots for me.
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02 Feb 2015, 15:11 #5



Monkey Boots are best. :)
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02 Feb 2015, 15:12 #6

Monkey Boots are best. :)

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02 Feb 2015, 15:18 #7



I've got a pair of Ben Sherman's knocking around but I don't wear them that much.
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02 Feb 2015, 16:55 #8

Starsky-Tandoori @ Feb 2 2015, 03:12 PM wrote:Monkey Boots are best.  :)

Having just held my foot up against the monitor, I can confirm your first pick is a size 10 and is shown actual size.
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03 Feb 2015, 01:43 #9

They come and go every ten years or so, don't they?

These days I'm glad when something I like is really IN...I feel silly trying to be a trendsetter at my age.
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03 Feb 2015, 06:45 #10

Never worn them and I doubt that I ever will. I didn't even know they were a thing until I read this thread.
These days I'm glad when something I like is really IN...I feel silly trying to be a trendsetter at my age.
I find that really unsettling - or like those blokes who've worn beards for years seeing them suddenly turn up in car adverts.
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17 Jun 2017, 08:01 #11

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17 Jun 2017, 08:02 #12

pictured your actual size there
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17 Jun 2017, 08:12 #13

My Mum had a pair of these, I used to put them on when she went out, she had a purple suede pair too. To this day, no one is better turned out than my Mum. Not much good for the desert perhaps.




Part of the pleasure is doing them up :)
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17 Jun 2017, 09:29 #14

Went back to Doc Marten's recently (the basic shoe, in a softer brown leather)

Terrible quality, the soles are splitting along some of the layers, the fit has become really loose and the leather excessively creased. All in about 8 months from new. Docs used to last a good 3 years.
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17 Jun 2017, 10:25 #15

True. Since docs were made in China they have become disposable. You used to be able to resole them and keep them going for years
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17 Jun 2017, 13:41 #16

Starsky-Tandoori @ Feb 3 2015, 03:12 AM wrote: Monkey Boots are best. :)

If I could find a pair of these I would wear them.
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17 Jun 2017, 16:13 #17

stevoid @ Jun 18 2017, 01:41 AM wrote:
Starsky-Tandoori @ Feb 3 2015, 03:12 AM wrote: Monkey Boots are best.  :)

If I could find a pair of these I would wear them.
My Campers are wearing out.
I bought some last year for my partner.From an army and navy

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Look online they are still about
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17 Jun 2017, 17:09 #18

I wore the classic sand colored ones as a kid in the 60s and early 70s. I did not know they have experienced waves of recurrent popularity among adults since then. But I guess Boomers are prone to endlessly revisit items from our childhoods, so not surprised.
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17 Jun 2017, 18:34 #19

Hotel Amnesia @ Feb 2 2015, 09:04 PM wrote:
Desert boots were de rigueur if you were a teenage boy in Texas in the late 70s (and weren't the type to wear cowboy boots). Although they looked a little different than these black ones -- and typically were light brown. I went through two or three pairs.
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17 Jun 2017, 19:17 #20

Starsky-Tandoori @ Jun 17 2017, 08:12 AM wrote: My Mum had a pair of these, I used to put them on when she went out...

+1
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17 Jun 2017, 21:15 #21

Jim Kidder @ Jun 18 2017, 06:34 AM wrote:
Hotel Amnesia @ Feb 2 2015, 09:04 PM wrote:
Desert boots were de rigueur if you were a teenage boy in Texas in the late 70s (and weren't the type to wear cowboy boots). Although they looked a little different than these black ones -- and typically were light brown. I went through two or three pairs.
These are the kind I remember from circa 1970 . . .

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17 Jun 2017, 21:38 #22

DeusErac @ Jun 18 2017, 09:15 AM wrote:
Jim Kidder @ Jun 18 2017, 06:34 AM wrote:
Hotel Amnesia @ Feb 2 2015, 09:04 PM wrote:
Desert boots were de rigueur if you were a teenage boy in Texas in the late 70s (and weren't the type to wear cowboy boots). Although they looked a little different than these black ones -- and typically were light brown. I went through two or three pairs.
These are the kind I remember from circa 1970 . . .

^_^ That's them!!
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17 Jun 2017, 21:49 #23

Freddie And The Dreamers Come On @ Jun 17 2017, 05:13 PM wrote:
stevoid @ Jun 18 2017, 01:41 AM wrote:
Starsky-Tandoori @ Feb 3 2015, 03:12 AM wrote: Monkey Boots are best.  :)

If I could find a pair of these I would wear them.
My Campers are wearing out.
I bought some last year for my partner.From an army and navy

store.


Look online they are still about
They are, but now, they are shit.
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17 Jun 2017, 21:50 #24

GrumpyNorthernGit @ Jun 17 2017, 08:17 PM wrote:
Starsky-Tandoori @ Jun 17 2017, 08:12 AM wrote: My Mum had a pair of these, I used to put them on when she went out...

+1
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17 Jun 2017, 23:07 #25

Divvey @ Feb 2 2015, 10:16 AM wrote: option 1 for me, though may be time to reconsider.....
Me too, I haven't even considered them since the 80s/90s, but used to wear them all the time back then.

Apparently worn by off duty SAS soldiers, but these may have been a different desert boot.
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