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Topic: Church's Ryders. Worth it?

Hi Everyone:

I have just received a very small windfall but enough to buy a new pair of Ryder IIIs for a discounted price. With some notable exceptions, I have managed to obtain most of my desired Bond related clothing and footwear. The Church's are a miss for me so far. That said, I am an almost daily chukka wearer (just picked up the Loake Trappers which I adore).

I'm curious about your experience with the Ryder IIIs and welcome any and all suggestions.

Thanks.

Paul

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Re: Church's Ryders. Worth it?

Absolutely go for it! They are extremely hard wearing, comfortable and can be worn casually. I wear mine regularly, and they just get better with age.

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I have had some issues with my Ryders, but I love them nonetheless. I wear them a lot and love their look. I am not sure how they compare to other chukkas but I am planning on buying a pair of Loake Kemptons to compare. If you can score a good deal, go for it. Are they worth twice the price of a pair of Loake's..... not sure.

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I was going to buy a pair of Ryders, and then I discovered Thursday Boot Company. Less cost and great quality, I wear chukka's every day and have 5 pairs of these.

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Here's my reply to a similar topic last year:

I've got a pair of the CR3s also a pair of the S&H Holborn chukkas and picked up a pair of Church Desert boots (in very dark blue). All similar shape and rounded rather than pointed toe.
I tend to keep the CR3s for best and wear the other two regularly. Both very comfortable;with the Church DBs just shading it comfort wise  ajb007/smile
I have had the Loake Kempton (in leather) for several years now (again very comfortable) and just picked up a pair of C&J Tetbury (at last!), not worn in anger yet.
As far a wear/quaility goes, my CR3s are like new after 5yrs, Loakes still going very strong and the Holborn probably showing the most wear.
In essence I think you get what you pay for, but mine get a fair degree of rotation and with the Tebury now in the equation it should help to extend the life of them all!
Mind you I have cedar shoe trees for them all and clean them every time after wearing.

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I've worn mine to death, including foolishly in the rain, and they just keep on going.  They're really very comfortable, and at least for me, required no break-in at all.  I'd say go for it!

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I thought they were the most uncomfortable shoes I’ve ever bought and seriously debated selling them. Fortunately, I didn’t because after they were broken in, they are fantastic!

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You sold me. I pulled the trigger on them today.

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These just arrived and I couldn't be happier with them! Extremely comfortable out of the box.

Thanks to all who recommended I take the plunge.


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Congrats! Wear them in good health.

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