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MeatGrinder wrote:My Tom Mattimore jackboots were custom made for my feet. They were comfortable right out of the box. I don't know how anyone would get "big ankles" from him. I had to trace my feet, measure around my ankles, and my calves.
He doesn't use the correct hob nails though. He says they fall out too easy. But I'll take fit and comfort over correct hob nails any day.
I hated my ATF boots. They didn't fit correctly at all. Those should sell for $50 max.
landser32 wrote:My jacks and low boots are both from Grigsby, and the only thing I ever did for them was "tune" them up with wood pegged soles and real hobs/toe taps and they still fit and feel when worn like a German glove, and are still going strong, 4 years later.
soldat18 wrote:If you are going for the shark nose, stay away from Grigsby's. I bought a pair a long time ago and they were modern round toes. ...Best would be SSroom (they look big around calves though) or LB's from what I've seen.
Dare Furor wrote:So landser32 bought his four years ago, and soldat18 bought his "a long time ago." I am apprehensive about SSroom for some of the same reasons as I am Mattimore. I not so sure about Grigsby now. See what you've started cruff?
SSroom doesn't offer half-sizes. Mattimore does. SSroom shows pebble-grained leather...what's the real story on that? After all, they had pebbled ammo pouches and map cases. Can pebbled boots be correct?
Mattimore's images are rather small and dark, but they offer two different widths. SSroom's boots are on sale for $200 with hobnails, Mattimore's are $210 without.
Dieter wrote:How long does it usually take to get Tom's custom-made boots? I ordered a pair back in mid-October (w/o hobnails and heel irons).
Leibstandarte_reenactor wrote:Mattimore will make boots 100% custom to your foot, ankle and calves if they too big in anyway it's because you did not measure yourself right.
Wilhelm Stulenger wrote:Leibstandarte_reenactor wrote:Mattimore will make boots 100% custom to your foot, ankle and calves if they too big in anyway it's because you did not measure yourself right.
Do you have any photos?
Leibstandarte_reenactor wrote:...I have a pair of custom made M1917 Trench boots which are amazing.
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