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Old 03-01-2018, 09:52 AM   #11
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Here is what I wear... they take some time to break in but are super comfortable once they do and are holding up well.
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Old 03-01-2018, 10:07 AM   #12
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Here is what I wear... they take some time to break in but are super comfortable once they do and are holding up well.
The Dr. Martens is a good looking shoe for a very traditional look.... a lot like the MOD issue regimental brogues ,sans the pebbled grain.

Is that the #3989?

Seems now it’s made with a less pronounced brogue- ing effect ie smaller ‘holes’ .
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Old 03-01-2018, 01:31 PM   #13
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Thank you to all that responded! I went with the Ghillie Brogues by Gaelic Themes. I wore them for most of the work day yesterday, and they felt pretty good and seem to be a quality shoe. I was concerned about slipping and sliding on the hard/smooth cement floors here (due to heel cleats), but it doesn't seem to be an issue. I did, however make quite the racket clickity clacking around. I also did a fair bit of flat foot walking to quiet these suckers down. lOL
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Old 03-01-2018, 02:06 PM   #14
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Thank you to all that responded! I went with the Ghillie Brogues by Gaelic Themes. I wore them for most of the work day yesterday, and they felt pretty good and seem to be a quality shoe. I was concerned about slipping and sliding on the hard/smooth cement floors here (due to heel cleats), but it doesn't seem to be an issue. I did, however make quite the racket clickity clacking around. I also did a fair bit of flat foot walking to quiet these suckers down. lOL
I had a pair of brand new brown MOD issue officer shoes with heel and toe taps. To avoid slipping I mask taped the bottom a 1/2” following the edge of the of the sole ..then used a smal palm sander with fine grade sanding paper to slight wear off the factory hard finish leather ...to a suede-y no slip finish. Worked well
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Old 03-01-2018, 05:29 PM   #15
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I've learned to avoid any shoes with metal in the heels...slippage will occur on various surfaces...wearing them isn't worth the potential of injury...numerous close calls over the years...I was lucky to regain my balance and not sustain injury to myself and Pipes.
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Old 03-02-2018, 02:51 PM   #16
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I just bought a pair of the Avriel orthopedic Gillies from mykiltmaker.com and they are extremely comfortable so far, and the shiniest shoes I have ever seen out of the box, short of Corfam dress shoes we wore in the Navy.
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Old 03-06-2018, 03:49 PM   #17
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What do post men and women wear? They do a lot of daily "marching".

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Old 04-03-2018, 01:00 PM   #18
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Postal Duty Shoes. With many coats with a good shoe polish and a heat gun you can get a great shine, I have a pair like this. Look up polishing boots on Youtube.

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Old 04-03-2018, 01:22 PM   #19
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Old 04-03-2018, 05:08 PM   #20
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Think of parades with spats. They can be shined up. Mine are not that clunky. With out spats add Gilly laces and the spectators will not know the difference but you feet will after along parade. I also put buckles on them for my Irish kit.

Mainly parades.

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