When it is gently raining in Vancouver, I wear Hunter Original Tall boots. If it is cold, windy, and raining, I wear short Hunters paired with my Patagonia ice climbing pants with elastic cuffs.
De gustibus non est disputandum
Nov 7th, 2017 4:05 pm
Nov 7th, 2017 5:43 pm
I have some short men's hunters I bought to walk the dog when it's raining, but they're really not great for walking in
Nov 8th, 2017 7:03 pm
How do the Normandys fit? I went down an entire size for my IRs, and they fit great. I haven't tried any AEs before so not sure what size to order if I did pull the triggernasa25 wrote: ↑Nov 7th, 2017 10:16 amI had some IRs and sold them awhile back to a fellow RFDer. Gorgeous boots but I just had too many.
The IRs need lots of working in to get them comfortable imo but once they are worked in I hear they are amazing. I also have some RW Ice cutters and a few pairs of beckmans that are relatively comfortable out of the box
I'd say the leather quality (kudo leather) on the Normandy's is a step above Red Wing and even the few pairs of 1k's that I have. Build quality wise the normandy's are a bit hit and miss but the overall quality of the boot and comfort are among the best I've ever worn (I'd say my 1k's come in 2nd, comfort wise)
The only thing with the normandy, the laces wear and break over time and AE flat out told me they don't sell replacement laces for that boot which is a massive piss off.
The major selling points of the Normandy are:
1. That kudo leather is buttery soft and epic
2. Comfort factor is second to none
3. Durability. Soles wear pretty well and are still in good shape even after hundreds of wears
4. Sexy as all f. They look like the boots your grandfather would have worn storming the beaches of Normandy.
Nov 8th, 2017 7:22 pm
Yup IRs are a solid size down.
Nov 8th, 2017 7:58 pm
Nov 10th, 2017 12:51 am
Yeah that’s the issue... I don’t know anywhere that sells Normandy’s (locally).
Nov 16th, 2017 12:47 pm