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post #916 of 1305
Check these out...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-LL-Bean-Katahdin-Iron-Works-Engineer-Boots-Size-9-1-2-D-/130655714262?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item1e6baffbd6
post #917 of 1305
Ended up going back to TTS 9.5, a tad long, but the significant extra volume in the toebox makes them more comfortable
post #918 of 1305
Are they sold out again? I can't find them on the site.
post #919 of 1305

weird, I don't see them either.  Probably a mistake, I just received mine this week.  Some were backordered until the 29th or so of this month so it must be an error.

post #920 of 1305

I received a pair last week and they are really dark. I knew that they were going to be much darker than in the pictures, but they are even darker than I imagined. Very much like the color of a hershey's bar. That, plus the orange colored top part of the sole made the boots look too much like a pair of boots that a construction worker would wear for me.

post #921 of 1305

Just got mine in a few days ago.  Bought these during their 15% off sale to complement my black RW iron rangers.

 

Impressions:

 

As others have said, the leather is much darker than pictured on the website.  This was a good thing in my case, I prefer the darker color in real life.  The orange-y bit on the welt is the only thing about them that I don't like, cosmetically speaking.  I'm sure it will become a bit darker with use and wear though.

 

The leather scuffs pretty easily, which isn't a problem for me.  I like my casual shoes to be rugged and grungy, and these fit the bill.  They would be difficult to pass off as a pair of dress boots, though.

 

In comparison to the red wings...well...not a lot to be said.  The red wings have finer details and materials, but the Katahdin's are still very solid.  The Katahdins do require a bit more of a break-in than the RW's did though...they're still a little rough on my ankles.

 

Overall, I'm happy with them, and I'm going to be giving them a lot of use.

post #922 of 1305

Is there a recommended oil/leather treatment for these boots? Like many have said, the leather scuffs rather easily, and I really want a nice amber to it much like the Iron Rangers. However, I've looked around and found that products like Neatsfoot oil darkens the boot quite a bit, making it look almost black.

post #923 of 1305

seems like most of the popular oils will darken the boots.  I just went with obenauf's like most of the other people in this thread

post #924 of 1305
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Originally Posted by CPaul View Post

seems like most of the popular oils will darken the boots.  I just went with obenauf's like most of the other people in this thread



I'll try out Obenauf's LP in the tub.

post #925 of 1305

boots.jpg

 

Got mine a couple weeks ago.  Wore them around 9 times, then finally got some obenaufs and applied one coat to the boot on the left.  Color in the picture is pretty close to what they really are.

post #926 of 1305
Are these sold out again?


The sizing is maddening.
post #927 of 1305

@CPaul, can you please take some pics of them outdoors in sunlight? They look great! Did you follow any specific process or heat up the leather or anything?

 

Thanks

post #928 of 1305

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Originally Posted by ruben View Post

Are these sold out again?
The sizing is maddening.


It looks like they are. I'm sure they'll be back by mid-April or in May sometime.

 

Personally, I wear 8.5 in most casual type shoes (Adidas Sambas, Vans Authentics, etc.) and wear an 8 in dress shoes. I went with a 8D in Katahdins and with regular socks, there's a bit of wiggle room. Somewhat loose, but not too loose. I'm sure with some nice thick socks, they'll fit perfectly and snug.

post #929 of 1305

I wasn't a big fan of the bulbous toe-box, so I've crushed the toe-box just a little bit since I've gotten it. Still on the fence about applying some oil or Obenauf's LP.

 

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post #930 of 1305

Chippewa advised me to use their Apache cream on these boots.

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