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 Post subject: Beater Shoes
PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:12 pm 
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Lately I've been scouring ebay for beater shoes, saddle shoes, loafers, you name. Why, I don't know, they're cheap, don't have to worry about ruining them, etc I guess. I can't be alone in this? Post up some pics of beater shoes you still wear.

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 Post subject: Re: Beater Shoes
PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:03 pm 
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Cheap beaters are nice enough, but I like the wear you get on something a bit sturdier like my Quoddy Perry boots:

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 Post subject: Re: Beater Shoes
PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:39 am 
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Right on, I'll post some pics of some of mine tonite, latest score were some AE loafers for under $15 shipped.

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 Post subject: Re: Beater Shoes
PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:41 am 
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And here they are being used as beaters:

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 Post subject: Re: Beater Shoes
PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:48 am 
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^ That's an awesome photo Reuben

Here are a few older examples:

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I thrifted a second pair of Walk Overs a while back that were in really rough shape, and mostly wore them in gross weather, or days when I needed thick socks (as they were pretty stretched out). They sadly got a bit too worn out for my taste and have since gone back to the thrifts from whence they came.

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A cheap pair of Weejuns from the exchange over on AAT

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I've been following Reuben's example of using boots as beaters. This pair of Red Wings I picked up brand new in the box (at a vintage store?!) for less than a third of their usual retail price. They're rough out leather, so they're pretty water resistant, and great in rain or snow. I'm waiting until I wear the soles out enough to redo them with some tread though, as they've currently got none. So for the most part they've been amazing, but being totally smooth on the bottom is kind of a pain in situations like Reuben's photo.

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 Post subject: Re: Beater Shoes
PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:47 pm 
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These are AE Lawrence loafers. They are a rainy day option, more like boat shoes than anything else. I've had them forever, they must have been resoled but I don't remember having it done. All I do by way of maintenance is a little Lexol and a damp cloth

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 Post subject: Re: Beater Shoes
PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:53 pm 
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I don't buy pre-beat up shoes, I destroy them on my own.

But I actually consider these Barrie PTBs as beaters, and wear them in bad weather:

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I will beat boat shoes to death. Then they become like zombies: walking dead. No shame in wearing boat shoes completely into the ground.

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Old shell Florsheims. I really should retire them, they look like sh!t. I am too obtuse to be embarrassed.

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These will get worn until they are bald, then they will get sent up north for a new set of tires.

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These Red Wings are one of my job site pairs. They look beat, but are still solid.

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 Post subject: Re: Beater Shoes
PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:58 pm 
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All terrain loafers. Cool. Like a sports car with mud & snow tires.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:01 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Beater Shoes
PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:14 pm 
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The AE loafers I got for less that $15 shipped
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Some old Bean saddle shoes, which look much better after a round of AE conditioner.
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