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Re: Wesco® - 10" Horsehide Pull-On "Mister Lou" Engineer Boot - Black
« Reply #75 on: November 18, 2020, 05:32:07 pm »
@Jimothy We haven't put a production order in yet as we are going to continue to run with the Horsehide option for the foreseeable future. 
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Re: Wesco® - 10" Horsehide Pull-On "Mister Lou" Engineer Boot - Black
« Reply #76 on: November 18, 2020, 08:47:48 pm »
Sorry @Chesson, in the brown misterlou thread you mentioned a chromexcel version -- didn't realize it only applied to the brown misterlou. So will the black continue to be provided in horsehide even though no restocks are indicated? And I guess my question still stands, will the brown version be available online anytime soon?

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Re: Wesco® - 10" Horsehide Pull-On "Mister Lou" Engineer Boot - Black
« Reply #77 on: November 18, 2020, 09:36:33 pm »
Not sure what you mean by no restocks are indicated.

There is the ability to request an email alert on the product page, and it is marked as continuous production.

Something we've got wrong, or I'm missing something?
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Re: Wesco® - 10" Horsehide Pull-On "Mister Lou" Engineer Boot - Black
« Reply #78 on: November 19, 2020, 02:49:52 am »
Nope -- just a 0 reading comprehension day. Thanks for straightening me out.

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Re: Wesco® - 10" Horsehide Pull-On "Mister Lou" Engineer Boot - Black
« Reply #79 on: December 04, 2020, 10:12:41 am »
@Chesson  You got PM
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Re: Wesco® - 10" Horsehide Pull-On "Mister Lou" Engineer Boot - Black
« Reply #80 on: December 16, 2020, 06:18:27 pm »
I've had my eye on these for a minute, looks like the perfect engineer boot. Are these built to the same specs as the Mr. Lou sold on Wesco's website? Also curious if it's it possible to get these in any widths narrower than D, Wesco only lists D and E as well.

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I've had my eye on these for a minute, looks like the perfect engineer boot. Are these built to the same specs as the Mr. Lou sold on Wesco's website? Also curious if it's it possible to get these in any widths narrower than D, Wesco only lists D and E as well.
Wesco do batches of the Mr. Lou and sell them through the website to partner retailers. The principal design is the same in terms of the last used, toe shape, heel cup, stitching etc. some details may change between batches, most obviously the leather.

I suspect they make batches in D and E widths as they are the most common. However Wesco do a full custom service and it should be possible to get a custom version with a narrower footbed.

I’d recommend emailing Giles, Alex or Chesson to discuss it. Living in Europe as I do, it is easier and less costly to arrange custom builds through them.
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Re: Wesco® - 10" Horsehide Pull-On "Mister Lou" Engineer Boot - Black
« Reply #82 on: December 16, 2020, 09:41:50 pm »
Or you could do this......

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Crap, took my eyes my email for another day and it seems I already missed the restock didn't I?

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Crap, took my eyes my email for another day and it seems I already missed the restock didn't I?


I don’t think so...
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Re: Wesco® - 10" Horsehide Pull-On "Mister Lou" Engineer Boot - Black
« Reply #85 on: December 23, 2020, 05:28:16 pm »
And Santa came early this year. Sizing spot on, took 9E instead of usual 9D

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Re: Wesco® - 10" Horsehide Pull-On "Mister Lou" Engineer Boot - Black
« Reply #86 on: July 27, 2021, 09:58:08 pm »
The incoming end of summer sale has rekindled my interest in picking up a pair of these. Initially, width was a bit of a concern as I have quite narrow feet. Reading through this and other threads the consensus seems to be that the MP last runs quite narrow, so D width may actually be adequate.

However, I'm still uncertain on how to size for length. I did have a pair of Red Wing IRs in size 11D which were probably about a half size too big although they still fit comfortably. My standard sneaker size (and Brannock measurement) is generally 12. The only comparable pair of boots I currently own is a pair of Nick's custom work boots, but their sizing philosophy seems to differ from Wesco's a bit. Nick's is very insistent on sizing up .5-1 in length to ensure adequate toe room as your foot tends to "stretch" out a bit after wearing high arch work boots for an extended period of time. This placed me in whopping 13A in their boots which are incredibly comfortable, however I find the extra toe room a bit cumbersome for casual wear. I should also note that I owned a pair of Chippewa engineers some years ago that were a 10.5E (sized down to compensate for additional width) that were too tight in the toe box to wear comfortably but otherwise fit quite well.

All of this is to say, should I order true to size or treat them as Red Wings and size down? I would like to take advantage of the sale to pick a pair of these up if I can. Otherwise, ordering a custom pair may be the way to go.

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Re: Wesco® - 10" Horsehide Pull-On "Mister Lou" Engineer Boot - Black
« Reply #87 on: July 27, 2021, 10:06:30 pm »
Hey @Costch - Sounds like you have decent experimentation with boot sizing! Luckily, Wesco makes it easy..

Here is how my foot stacks up - as I too am I standard D width - although I can handle E width with Boot socks and some laces :)

I wear a standard Size 10D in all Wescos - both Lace up and pull on. I have 2 pairs of 10E, and they offer some wiggle room, but a D would be preferred. FWIW I also wear a 10D in Red Wings (Both Pull Ons like Engineers and Pecos, as well as IR and Moc Toes). Now, I have a pair of downsized engineers in a 9.5E and I actually don't suggest doing the size down thing, mainly because the stitching hits weird on the side of my foot as opposed to my true size pairs.

I wear a 10.5D in New Balance 993 V5s, a 10 in Vans, and 10.5 in Stan Smith or 11 in Slimline Adidas. I also wear a 10.5 in Nike Dunks and an 11 in flyknits, etc. 

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Re: Wesco® - 10" Horsehide Pull-On "Mister Lou" Engineer Boot - Black
« Reply #88 on: July 27, 2021, 10:30:08 pm »
I appreciate the reply and insight @Appfaff! I can generally take a snug 11.5 in Vans or a bit roomier 12. I've been a 12 in PF Flyer's USA made sneakers and a UK 10/US 11 in Shoes Like Pottery/Moonstar. My left foot is nearly a full size larger than my right so sometimes it's a matter of compromise but I generally size to the larger foot. What throws me off though is that I had to downsize so dramatically for my Iron Rangers, where as you and others seem to take your true size across the board for Vans/Wesco/Red Wing. Would it perhaps be best to just split the difference and shoot for 11.5? 11 may be out of the question if sizing down isn't recommended.

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Re: Wesco® - 10" Horsehide Pull-On "Mister Lou" Engineer Boot - Black
« Reply #89 on: July 28, 2021, 01:21:13 am »
@Costch - I think an 11.5 would be a good bet most likely - I too have PF Flyers in a 10.5 and my wescos are a 1/2 size down - so that's a good reference point.

@Chesson has helped people size more boots than most of us would ever try on in our lifetimes - he most likely has a great trick to sizing these as well!