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Re: John Lofgren (Speedway)
« Reply #795 on: November 21, 2019, 10:18:59 pm »
Just pulled the trigger on the Burgandy chukkas. The leather and color looks amazing. I hope the size works out. I went the same as Alden and Wesco and 1/2 down from Viberg. Fingers crossed.


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Re: John Lofgren (Speedway)
« Reply #796 on: November 21, 2019, 11:25:54 pm »
Great pick up. Love to see a picture of them in the wild.

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« Reply #797 on: November 25, 2019, 11:53:11 pm »
Man are these badass.  The burgundy color is unreal and the leather is top notch. Can’t wait to break these in properly.

I went for my Wesco and Alden size and 1/2 up from Viberg and RW.














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Re: John Lofgren (Speedway)
« Reply #798 on: November 26, 2019, 02:22:32 pm »
@summ3rhays. So killer. Straight up perfect chukka. Between these and the Alden chukka color 8 in shell, antique welt/commando sole...idk.  :) Knowing Lofgrens these appear far more utilitarian. Perfect work companion. Pretty tough between the black and brown too. Hope they fit great. The last looks great. Interesting you went up .5 on your RW. I lucked out with the M43 in my RW (IR) size 10.5 and they are likely the most comfortable boot/last I've tried. 

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Re: John Lofgren (Speedway)
« Reply #799 on: November 26, 2019, 05:01:22 pm »
@Jdub They fit pretty well.  There is a touch of heel slip, but I expect it to go away once they break in.  I went up to 11.5 because the 11 at Standard and Strange was sold out, and I'm glad I did.  My foot would be cramped in the toe box and these feel unrelenting in that part of the boot.  I don't think it's structured, but it's solid.
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Re: John Lofgren (Speedway)
« Reply #800 on: November 26, 2019, 08:03:58 pm »
@summ3rhays. Very nice. Yeah such a crap shoot particularity with a chukka eh. The toe box can be deceiving as they appear/known to be rather forgiving and then combine the vamp which can be voluminous leading to less than ideal support and heal slip. You only have that little sweet spot in the vamp that has to be perfect.

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Re: John Lofgren (Speedway)
« Reply #801 on: December 05, 2019, 02:52:54 pm »
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Re: John Lofgren (Speedway)
« Reply #802 on: December 05, 2019, 02:58:53 pm »
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Re: John Lofgren (Speedway)
« Reply #803 on: February 08, 2020, 07:21:56 pm »
Actually soaked these and the Badalassi in warm water. Was bored and annoyed with the excess (imo) toe box and instep leather. They indeed shrunk up and look better IMHO. Toe box is perfect. Finally determined with a sole of such a height combined with the minimal toe box space in the engineer, even half soles weren't for me and these work great without an insole...once they're broken in and the toe bed conforms to the foot. Couldn't even fit my foot in the toe box with an insole now. Just perfectly laid on the foot thereafter. Look pretty good with the XHSib.
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Re: John Lofgren (Speedway)
« Reply #804 on: February 08, 2020, 10:15:52 pm »
thanks for the answer Tom!

you guys really making it hard as feck to find my way into the world of engineer boots though and what pair to get as "the first" >:( (angry in a positive way that is!) ;)

White's, Viberg, Wesco, Lofgren, Mister Freedom...god damn it ain't easy! ^^


Agreed, I like the wescos for the black fire leather and think they might be a bit more rugged than the lofgrens so my thinking was that they will serve a great looking purpose in the winter and bad weather as well as allowing be to keep one boot a solid black for a more "dress" look I suppose. I can't wait to get my lofgrens looking like VEB's.
well which one are you talking about? :D

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Re: John Lofgren (Speedway)
« Reply #805 on: February 09, 2020, 02:55:50 am »
Actually soaked these and the Badalassi in warm water. Was bored and annoyed with the excess (imo) toe box and instep leather. They indeed shrunk up and look better IMHO. Toe box is perfect. Finally determined with a sole of such a height combined with the minimal toe box space in the engineer, even half soles weren't for me and these work great without an insole...once they're broken in and the toe bed conforms to the foot. Couldn't even fit my foot in the toe box with an insole now. Just perfectly laid on the foot thereafter. Look pretty good with the XHSib.
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I’m confused. You say excessive toe box leather but also limited toebox space. Seems contradictory.?

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Re: John Lofgren (Speedway)
« Reply #806 on: February 09, 2020, 04:08:07 am »
@Bfd70 Sorry not to fawn. These boots are worn for like yard work, playing Siegfried and Roy with my tree rats , manly shit. It's a weird boot/last as other's have indicated. Hard to get on yet the instep is sloppy leading to the inevitable insole(s) fix then with the horween the toe box/instep stretched out with the volume increase imho. Didn't experience this so much with the Badalassi. Still love em though. The S&S horsehide version is dope AF. Would I buy them for full price knowing how these two fit? Not a chance. True story. Hope this helps others. 

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Re: John Lofgren (Speedway)
« Reply #807 on: February 09, 2020, 11:02:48 am »
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Re: John Lofgren (Speedway)
« Reply #808 on: February 18, 2020, 06:29:49 am »
just received a new pair of boots. -> John Lofgren M43 service boots  8)

this is an anniversary limited model from veg tanned horsehide.
very nice quality and fit.

some photos:
branded box.


spare set of laces and dust bags(rear case for work boots).


round last:


boots shape:




inside:


vibram sole:




nice leather with interesting color and touch, hard to see on my photos, but really nice.






boots are comfortable right from the box, probably partially because of unstructured toe box... I like them already.
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Re: John Lofgren (Speedway)
« Reply #809 on: February 18, 2020, 08:31:31 am »
just received a new pair of boots. -> John Lofgren M43 service boots  8)

this is an anniversary limited model from veg tanned horsehide.
very nice quality and fit.

some photos:
branded box.


spare set of laces and dust bags(rear case for work boots).


round last:


boots shape:




inside:


vibram sole:




nice leather with interesting color and touch, hard to see on my photos, but really nice.






boots are comfortable right from the box, probably partially because of unstructured toe box... I like them already.


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