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« Reply #4395 on: February 11, 2021, 05:10:24 pm »
@neph93 Double mids, 100’s, and fully lined  :) are awesome to keep your feet warm in the winter.  They are stiff with a long break in.  Fantastic when they are.

I too have summer boots (single, unlined), and winter boots.  Singles are great feel under foot, but don’t keep my feet warm when it’s -20.  Double’s lose the sensitivity walking on ice/snow but the warmth is worth it.
My first pair were oil-tanned double mids, intended as an all round boot but with a an eye on winter. They are warm, tackle the moisture well, and the double mids and full heel keep your up in the snow, but I found the lack of flexibility, even when broken in, to be a problem on ice. The stiffness negates the gripping effect of the lugs. It was a great excuse to buy these:

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« Reply #4396 on: February 11, 2021, 05:38:50 pm »
@neph93 Doubles on ice are tricky and I have to do more of a shuffle when walking (true pretty much any time when it’s extremely icy for all footwear).  The warmth though is worth it. 

Every winter I tell myself I’m going to buy the slip on ice cleats, but forget until winter is halfway over.  Our winter weather has been progressively warming for the last 15 years.  When I first came to Canada 30 years ago, we always had a week (or two) of -40.  I haven’t seen that in years.  Now our coldest days/weeks are -20 and we’re not even seeing much of that anymore.

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« Reply #4397 on: February 11, 2021, 05:42:11 pm »
Is that to illustrate that change happens to almost everything with time, not just your memory?
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« Reply #4398 on: February 11, 2021, 05:48:02 pm »
Sadly, yes.  To clarify, if winters were miserable like they used to be, then I would remember to buy cleats due to necessity. 

However, since winters have been getting warmer, I forget that the cleats would be handy for the few slippery days every winter.

Mid winter, cold weather cabin fever, brain fog has set in.  I really need a week in some tropical location for some warm weather alcohol induced brain fog (much more enjoyable).
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« Reply #4399 on: February 11, 2021, 06:16:17 pm »
100% with you there Dennis.....Though I have one rule, I don't drink and fish.... :)
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« Reply #4400 on: February 11, 2021, 09:08:32 pm »
Wow... it’s all happening on this thread...

@motojobobo and @goosehd ... love both those pairs of JM’s.. goosed, you look very similar to mine but with extra ‘ shit kicker’ soles.. that burlap on giles’s  mr Lou’s? Looks neat too.

I’ve just received my custom Jobmasters "F506A5DB-89C9-417B-8C37-C082E54574B0.jpeg""4DE87A6D-569F-4595-BC3A-3D8C56155B47.jpeg"this morning after a 4 month wait..., single midsole in charcoal, bit of a gamble as I want sure how They’d turn out but they are awesome. I went for an ‘E’ width rather than the D on my others, and I must say having worn them all day, have been a lot more comfy from the get go. The others took and age to break in but almost like slippers now😀


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« Reply #4401 on: February 11, 2021, 09:40:38 pm »
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« Reply #4402 on: February 12, 2021, 11:13:44 am »
thanks Giles... they a definatley on my radar!

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« Reply #4403 on: February 12, 2021, 11:14:33 am »
No intention to restock, but we can sort you out a pair no probs....
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« Reply #4404 on: February 12, 2021, 12:08:10 pm »
All of the talk about Wesco yesterday made me check out what’s new with them.  Found this picture on Facebook.  I don’t need any more boots, but........

Bison leather

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« Reply #4405 on: February 12, 2021, 09:48:30 pm »
The last few pages of this thread are phenomenal! Can't wait to see those Packers @Graham.

I reckon it's about time for me to get some roughout burlap Johannes boots. I've been going back and forth with Chris at Wesco with my ideas. I'll post the final build once I make up my mind.

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« Reply #4406 on: February 12, 2021, 10:35:55 pm »
Wow... it’s all happening on this thread...

@motojobobo and @goosehd ... love both those pairs of JM’s.. goosed, you look very similar to mine but with extra ‘ shit kicker’ soles.. that burlap on giles’s  mr Lou’s? Looks neat too.

I’ve just received my custom Jobmasters ]this morning after a 4 month wait..., single midsole in charcoal, bit of a gamble as I want sure how They’d turn out but they are awesome. I went for an ‘E’ width rather than the D on my others, and I must say having worn them all day, have been a lot more comfy from the get go. The others took and age to break in but almost like slippers now😀

@Baba-san  sweet pair!
what soles do you have on those? Vibram 700?
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« Reply #4407 on: February 12, 2021, 11:13:36 pm »
@teddyjay maybe #430?
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« Reply #4408 on: February 13, 2021, 02:59:45 am »
Oh that bison leather... I can’t wait for the weather improve so I can get back to wearing my bison Romeos.
Works on my machine.

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« Reply #4409 on: February 13, 2021, 05:30:15 pm »
@teddyjay #700

Love the bison learner texture..