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Dyffryn Ardudwy

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Re: Boot Expectations
« Reply #30 on: 13:17:09, 14/02/18 »
Ive just checked, Scarpa still produce their Manta boot, but their not a cheap option.
By the looks of the photographs and reviews, the quality of manufacture is still there, but at 200+ depending on the model, their at the top end of the market, but at least the quality is still available if your prepared to pay for t.
Even the original style Vibram sole is used, making them a good option for the discerning walker looking for a boot that will last.


It goes to show, that if your still prepared to spend a sizeable amount on high quality gear, the quality of manufacture is still out there, but like all tried and tested products, quality usually costs a lot of money.

Mel

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Re: Boot Expectations
« Reply #31 on: 14:02:59, 14/02/18 »
I'm converted... when I get in tonight I'm gonna slash next door's car tyres up and make myself some flipflops.

... now do I make a toe post type or a bridge type?
No expense spared in pursuit of a bargain ;)
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Strider

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Re: Boot Expectations
« Reply #32 on: 15:11:41, 14/02/18 »
Does it matter if you use premium Michelins or budget ditchfinders ?
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Ridge

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Re: Boot Expectations
« Reply #33 on: 15:40:42, 14/02/18 »
And you don't even suggest a cobblers.
Interestingly cobblers is exactly what I thought.


That is my first and last post in this thread, I am going back to knitting an Aston Villa scarf now.
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Mel

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Re: Boot Expectations
« Reply #34 on: 15:54:59, 14/02/18 »
Does it matter if you use premium Michelins or budget ditchfinders ?


I guess budget ditchfinders won't last as long  :-\    ... might slash the Merc upstreet instead ...


Do you want a pair strider?  I can decal them with nail varnish (colour of your choice).  Mates rates and all that?



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BuzyG

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Re: Boot Expectations
« Reply #35 on: 16:50:45, 14/02/18 »
There' some cobblers in this thread alright. ;)


Paid 79 a per for my walking boots.  The first pair split after about 1000miles. My own daft fault.  I'm still using them on dry days though, as the soles have plenty left in them.


Second, identical pair, I keep away from heat sources, when drying, so I am expecting them to be comfy, grippy and waterproof for a good few 1000s.  O0

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Re: Boot Expectations
« Reply #36 on: 17:01:57, 14/02/18 »
Hi Mel, while we keep the tyre jokes rollin' lets look at some figures


50 boots  -> 600 miles
80 boots -> 1000 miiles

20 trainers -> 2000 miles

30 car tyre -> 20,000 miles
50 car tyre -> 60,000 miles

Timpson resole cost : 17 ( extra 800 miles ? )
Local cobbler resole cost  : 10 ( extra 1000 miles ? )

Timpson are a nationwide chain store and are notoriously expensive. Likely owned by boot manufacturers, who don't like people resoling boots for cheap.

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Re: Boot Expectations
« Reply #37 on: 17:28:24, 14/02/18 »
There' some cobblers in this thread alright. ;)

Agreed ...
Roger - over and out - see you in the next thread

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Re: Boot Expectations
« Reply #38 on: 19:08:24, 14/02/18 »
The best winter/wet weather boots ive had are the Haix Cold Wet Weather boot. An army issue boot, 4 layer Gortex laminate. Nice and warm and extremely water proof, and bomb proof. Second hand via E-Bay. Great sole and traction, and great ankle support. Many miles over peat bogs, deep heather and rough track. Can be bought new, via e-bay for 60 upwards. Well worth a look. Yes they are a high boot, but very comfortable and come in various width fittings.

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Re: Boot Expectations
« Reply #39 on: 22:34:35, 14/02/18 »
I am going back to knitting an Aston Villa scarf now.

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