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    Tired of wearing some Sperry topsiders in the rain only to have them sorta leak when i step in puddles. It gets maybe 3 days of snow a year here in Memphis so snow boots might be overkill. Also, the winters are mildish, we may get a cold snap where it is below freezing but most times, it is above freezing even in winter. So I am thinking insulated boots might not be desireable.

    Saw some Hunter brand Chelsea boots and then there is the venerable LL Bean boots in various forms. I don't want to spend a lot but then again, I don't think I would find them in some store like Payless.

    Thoughts on a chelsea or a moc style over say the 6 inch Bean? How do they run compared to say my 9D that I wear in loafers and dress shoes (Nike tennis shoes, I take a 10 or 10.5)

    If I go with Hunter, these are the three I have looked at:


    These Hunters are a 10 and attractively priced Since I am a nine, I could get an insole.

    http://www.lordandtaylor.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?PRODUCT<>prd_id=845524442330277& site_refer=CSE_GGLPRADS001_LT&gclid=Cj0KCQiAwp_UBR D7ARIsAMie3XYV0V0E259zkSDWfgqRNp4Q_aPzGK97sVak9qZu SxxRVZEBL-40sI4aAtNkEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

    Another Chelsea
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/HUNTER-ORIG...53.m1438.l2649

    A black Wellington, maybe too high of a cut?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Hunter-...53.m1438.l2649

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    Bought myself the first pair and loved it. May look strange, but on feet they look good and they are so comfortable.

    https://iprice.my/trends/fashion-bea...ichelin-tires/
    Currently wearing: Hindu Grass by Nasomatto

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    Beer? The kids' new gear?

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    Bates makes excellent gortex boots at a reasonable price. I have a boot similar to these (older style) and have had good luck with them.

    https://www.batesfootwear.com/US/en/...AOgg&gclsrc=ds
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    Quote Originally Posted by checkmate View Post
    Bates makes excellent gortex boots at a reasonable price. I have a boot similar to these (older style) and have had good luck with them.

    https://www.batesfootwear.com/US/en/...AOgg&gclsrc=ds
    These almost look like leather sneakers ... can these be worn casually as leather sneakers?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    These almost look like leather sneakers ... can these be worn casually as leather sneakers?

    Thanks.
    They are casual, but I don’t feel as though they cross into sneaker territory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by checkmate View Post
    They are casual, but I don’t feel as though they cross into sneaker territory.
    Okay, thanks. I like the looks and shall consider these if require some footwear specifically for rains - I have none.

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    Blundstone !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beck View Post
    Bought myself the first pair and loved it. May look strange, but on feet they look good and they are so comfortable.

    https://iprice.my/trends/fashion-bea...ichelin-tires/
    Just found out they are not 100% waterproof the other day. Not funny.
    Currently wearing: Hindu Grass by Nasomatto

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    Default Re: boots for heavy rain

    Quote Originally Posted by Francolino View Post
    Blundstone !
    100% waterproof?
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    Caterpillar waterproof boots




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