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Chippewa Apache Lace-Up Boot
Plain-toe ankle boot featuring debossed outstep logo.Debossed Logo May include Brand Name. .
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46 Reddit comments about Chippewa Apache Lace-Up Boot:

u/Jegsama · 124 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I just got Chipewa Apaches with big ole Vibram soles.

They're super sturdy, seem fairly weather resistant and look great. I bought some wax too, which is helping more with the weather.

Managed to get them at a reduced price and couldn't be happier. Hope yo make them last several years through resoling and upkeep.

u/alwaysrevelvant · 26 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Chicago? Son if you're in Chicago and walking to classes, you may require something a bit more substantial than Vans to trudge through snow. You could go with [Bean boots](, which have quite a polarizing aesthetic, or the Chippewa Apache. For those, I might wait until Black Friday to cop.

In addition to that, with the snow and such, thick wool socks would certainly be another recommendation. Smartwool is a good brand, but if you're looking for something a bit more frugal, Kirkland's wool trail socks from Costco are excellent as well.

On another note, you could certainly rock CDB's if you wanted to, however if you don't believe you would be able to work them into multiple outfits, then no need to get them.

I am afraid I am not much help on the other things however, I'm only decent at surviving Chicago winter.

EDIT: Bean Boots are cheaper than Apaches, sorry looked at the $235 version

u/therationalpi · 9 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Had to be my boots. Nothing special, just Chippewa Apache's, but they really work with the Americana workwear style I've been moving towards. I especially like how they look with my red laces.

This year I made a big shift in my wardrobe. I had been dressing pretty well, but this year I made an effort to decide what "my style" is, and to really make sure my wardrobe matched with that. I settled on an Americana Workwear look, that I think matches well with how people dress in central PA, where I live. I used to feel out of place, like I was dressed a little bit too New England-y.

u/PilateDeGuerre- · 8 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

You need to be realistic. Outside catching a deal on eBay, you are not going to find boots in your size for less than $100. Your best bets in that range are Thorogoods (Plain toe, Moc toe, Chuka boot, and Lace-to-toe) and Chippewa (Apache GQ - brown or tan, lugged or smooth sole) on

Chippewas go up to size 14EE. Thorogoods go up to size 14EEEE in some styles but mostly just to 14EE. You may not need to go all the way up to size 14 or all the way up to EEEE though. Boots typically run one full size larger than you sneaker size so you may be looking for size 13E or 13EE.

My advice is to buy from Their prices are already low as hell, and on top of that you get free returns (which is hugely important when selecting shoes) and they are running a permanent 20% off shoes coupon.

If you Google for "Amazon shoe email" and sign up for the email you will receive a 20% off coupon good for shoes. After you sign up for this email list and receive your coupon the next step is waiting for your size to restock on Amazon. Perhaps setting a camelcamelcamel alert for your size and a high price will help alert you when they are restocked. Size E-EEEE seem to go quick when they restock, so having this alert will help.

Here is my advice: I know you only want to spend $100, but that is unrealistic. You should do what it takes to make your budget flexible up to $120 total. This opens you up to the Thorogoods and Chippewas I mentioned above. Next, go checkout these: and these: They are both available today in size 14EE. Order them using the 20% off coupon. You don't have to keep one or both, but this will allow you to see if size 14EE is the right size in each company's boots. If you like a pair keep them, and send the other one back. Notice the large lugged sole on the Chippewas. This will not be as versatile and will be much more casual/work-y than the smooth soled Chippewa, but those are not in stock right now in size 14EE for you to have shipped and try on. Once you have your size down you can make a better decision exactly what shoe you want and you can wait for it to come in stock and at a price you like.

u/CreamyIrish · 6 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Your best bet would probably be Chippewa Apache.

u/mtjess60 · 6 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Lugged Chippewas. For most commutes that's probably fine, I've you're walking continually in 3+ inches of snow you may need something more, or maybe Snoseal.

Of course there's always Ice Cutters if you can get them on sale and Bean Boots are always a good value.

u/JohnnyNoCares · 6 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

this is the lugged sole version of the Chippewas

u/nachomountain · 5 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Some things that have lasted me a long time, and probably will continue to do so:

  • 5.11 Rush24 Backpack (tacticool but durable as hell)
  • LL Bean Slippers (They changed their warranty a while back but these are still good quality)
  • Rainbow Leather Sandals (I'm not sure these will ever die)
  • Chippewa Apache Boots (I've had these for 7 years, wear them almost every day, they survived a motorcycle crash and still look/feel great.)

    I've recently switched to Duluth Trading Co jeans after having countless crotch blowouts with Levi's, they seem solid and durable but I've read mixed reviews so the jury is still out on those.

    Ubiquiti networking gear has been rock solid as well but I don't like to call tech "bifl" because it always goes obsolete eventually.
u/surprisinglyminty · 5 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

gone are the days of payless.

If you're walking that much, on a budget, I'd enjoy seeing how much wear and tear you'd put on a some Chippewa Boots or Chippewa Apache The vibram sole lugged or sans lugged should do wonders in regards to comfort and durability.

with the 20% off $100+ Amazon Coupon and it's a solid frugal purchase. Code SPSHOEI4 at checkout may work as well for 20% off.

Throw some sno-seal or Obenauf's and you're set for most all terrains.

u/Emb3rSil · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

These honestly don't look terrible, but there are the oft-recommended and definitely good looking Chippewa Apaches on Amazon for not much more

u/ChuckESteeze · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

This is the lug sole version.

u/quack_moo72 · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

To add to that as well, these are equivalent to Chippewa's more "luxury" level line-up of service boots which make use of better materials than their entry level Apaches, which themselves are great boots and can often not be found for much cheaper than $120.

To summarize, this is a good deal.

Also, great username.

u/Riley_T · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Same position as you, even the same state. I've posted 3 times about boots, twice here and once in /r/Goodyearwelt. What I've gathered is that IR's are not very good for winter at all. Need something with a lugged sole I believe.

Every time I've posted I asked about these and they have all said they were fine good for winter.

Once again though, this is coming from someone who has asked before, not from personal experience or know-how. Just a relaying of messages!

u/hbaas · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

They suck.

Cheap leather, cemented construction. You're just gonna throw them in the trash a year later.

If you're on a tight budget, check out chippewa apaches.

u/BpooSoc · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Your request has been asked hundreds of times. Under $150, and holds up in snow.

The LLBean Bean boots fit your criterias. Thorogoods are also always recommended here, and many people conclude they are not good in the snow or ice. They hardly have any traction. You need something with lugged soles.

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion
u/deepblue7 · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Chippewa's are good. They come in lugged sole's if you need them for snow/ice. The LL Bean Katahdin's are also made by Chippewa and I think they look a little nicer than the apache.

Chippewa Lugged

Chippewa non-lugged

LL Bean's version

(I don't know about shipping to canada, sorry)

u/infinis · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

They were 90$ last week, wait for them to go on special or use 20% off coupon from subscription to get it for 110$

u/mtn_mojo · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

These are the ones I just picked up. I need a bit more sole to my boots, sacrificing a little style for practicality. Otherwise exactly the same boot, just a lugged sole instead of the flat.

Treat it with Sno-Seal and you have a waterproof, breathable, functional boot that happens to look freaking awesome.

u/phyloh · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Most people look to Chippewa boots as cheaper, yet still good-quality alternatives to Red Wing and Wolverine. The Chippewa Apache is particularly nice.

Obviously not as high quality as RW or Wolverine, but still good.

u/OneLegAtATime · 2 pointsr/TheVeneration

Just ordered the chippewa apache off of amazon, looking forward to it. Got Obernaufs ready to darken them up a couple shades as well.

u/I_Math_Debate · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

You can buy the Apaches on Amazon

u/melomaverick · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion
u/Buckhum · 1 pointr/rawdenim

Chippewa Apache has very good sole for snow walking (they are not magic spikes but they are miles better than cork soles or gasp leather soles. -

Thorogood's are also viable options although I don't have personal experience with wedge soles but I have read online that they are good enough in terms of traction.

u/craziplaya21 · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

Have your pick

I'd suggest this for snow, look at that sole!

or just pick any of the others that has that sole ;)

u/crownboat · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Try these instead. Essentially the same boot from the same manufacturer with a grippier sole. That said, you could also re-sole the other boot for about $70 with a grippier sole if you really like that one better.

u/Thejurok · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Was looking for a pair of boots to get for winter. Nothing super heavy-duty, just some light snow/ice occasionally. I've seen people recommending the Chippewa Apache GQ lacer, and I like the look+price, but I had a few questions.

  1. Thoughts on the lugged sole vs. vibram? ( vs. Obviously the lugged sole would handle better in the snow, but is it worth the aesthetic change?
  2. Might seem like a weird question, but I have a pair of CDBs in beeswax, and they seem somewhat similar looking to the Chippewas. I want to try to keep a versatile wardrobe, and these shoes seem almost a little too similar. Am I wrong?
u/Contrapaul · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Lol wow this is old. They're Chippewa Apaches: Amazon

u/ShortShartLongJacket · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

I have a pair of Chippewa Apaches that are great all-purpose boots. I wear them in rain and snow; they're a bit heavy for hiking but they're great if you need adventure-proof boots. I clean mine with saddle soap and condition with coconut oil and I anticipate them lasting a long time. I've had mine for a year and a half.

u/nejax · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

Any recommendations on making these good for snow? I've heard sno-seal isn't always the greatest with this leather.

Are these different (minus the outsole) from the 20080 here

u/BAonReddit · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

Truman. $250-450 is a weird zone, you have Chippewa lug sole for under $200 (Don't know if they are also too bulbous for you).

It makes you wonder if $250-450 is a range for bulbous toe only...

u/JohannesVanDerWhales · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Don't the Apaches have a big lugged sole? Seems odd if you're falling on those, since that's generally what's recommended in a winter boot.

I keep a pair of Yaktrax in my car for winter hiking, but they're a bit overkill in a city, I think.

u/dooog · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

No problem. I saw you replied to the other guy that you were from Northwestern, me too! I'm gonna be a junior in Weinberg. go cats.

Although I don't know exactly what socks you're talking about, I have heard of Darn Tough, and yep, that's the kind of sock I mean. I'm talking about wool hiking socks that you get from REI or another outdoor store. I got a nice thick pair of REI brand wool socks for 7 bucks last year, and they've been no worse for wear since then.

About the boots, I can't give you any personal recommendations, as I've been using a cheap off-brand boot for the past two winters (before I got into fashion) and am in the market for some Red Wing Beckmans or maybe one of Chippewa's new service boots. Another cheaper option that people suggest here is Chippewa's Apache boot, because the price sometimes drops below $100 on Amazon, if you use their coupon. Again, I do not own any of these boots myself, I'm shopping for them as well, so I suggest you look into it some more. Make sure you also learn to take care of your leather boots, that can really help stretch your money.

Worst months are definitely January/February. Usually when I go home for winter break it's only in the 30s or 40s in Chicago, and then I come back in the new year and the temps are in the teens. Yep, the fall months are pretty nice, they start getting down to 60s and 50s but that's pretty much sweater weather. So, you definitely have a lot of time before having to make any of these purchases.

Let me know if you have more questions!

u/ottersword11 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

these with 20% off coming to 120 ish and shipping

[or these that stay at 135 with free shipping] (

I need boots for winter, im going to be walking around campus when it snows.

u/Pyorrhea · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

I've had the same experience. They're bad enough that I'm looking for another pair of boots for going out when it's icy. I was considering these which are the same upper but a better sole, but I might look around at some other boots.

u/BrokenSloth · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Okay, I don't know what his aversion to leather is so I'll ignore it-

Chippewa Apache (Lugged if he wants the extra traction)
Clark's Bushacre II

Maybe some New Balances or Nike flyknits; some low top trainers would look fine too (samba, killshot)

u/Callusing · 1 pointr/rawdenim

Oliberte. I've got a pair of Domos and they feel great and are definitely tough. And a bunch of them happen to be on sale right now on Gilt and Jackthreads. The styling might be an acquired taste, but I love mine.

And they're similar to the Mali in that they're pretty minimally lined and structured, as opposed to something like an Apache with a more defined shape.

u/timeforstrapons · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

As far as sleekness goes, I think Tretorn would be up your alley if you like the look. It's basically a rubber rain boot with a lug sole and fleece lining. No personal experience but it looks like it would be nice, especially if you wore wool socks.

Or, if you wear lug-soled Chippewas with wool socks you'll be fine. They make the same boot with a normal flat vibram sole, but it wouldn't be as good in snow and ice.

u/gtrplyr201 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

If you like the Chippewa's they have a version with a lugged sole so it should be better in the winter. Here it is

u/pleasedontsmiteme · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Chippewa Handcrafted or Chippewa Apache

I live in North-ish Georgia so it's not like we get constant snow. But when we do, the ice and snow is pretty bad. Rain has been getting a bit more frequent in the winter, so that + cold = bad. I'm thinking Apache, any advice?

u/astrnght_mike_dexter · -2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

If you want do everything boots then why not get some more neutral boots like Chippewa Apaches? The Thorogoods are much more casual/workwear and would look out of place with business casual.