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Take a look at this post from earlier in the thread.

 

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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post

A few images to compare three popular work boots.

 

Wolverine 1K Mile in brown CXL, sz 10.5D (2 yrs old)
Red Wing 9011 GT/Beckman in Black Cherry, sz 10.5D (6 months old)
Oak Street Trench Boot in Natural CXL, sz 11D (1 week old)

 

 

 

 

 

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From the look of the picture, the Beckman seems to be the sleekest EXCEPT FOR THE RUGGED SOLE :( 
Is there a version with leather sole? 

Thanks.

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Originally Posted by NamlikeaG6 View Post

Can anyone tell me if the Wolverine 1000 mile is sleeker (more narrow and not as bulky) than the Red Wing Beckman? I like the look of the 1000 more but wasn't sure how bulky it is, even after looking at the pictures. Bulky shoes for me is a huge deal breaker so...

Also, where is the cheapest place to buy them?? 

 

Thank you!

The Wolverines are much less bulky in person.  I've just tried on both, and the Wolverine feels more like a shoe than a workboot to me.  And with pants covering your ankles it looks more like a shoe than a boot. Whereas the Beckman feels and looks (with the round toe) like a boot.

post #3139 of 6592
Argh more confused than ever.

Both the 10 and 9.5 fit fine. I think maybe the 9.5 was the best fit. I wore pretty thin socks but that's what I'd wear as I see these as spring and fall boots.

Is it crazy that I would size down 1.5? Does anyone else go down 1.5?

I wear 11D in just about everything. For chucks and Clark's I'm a 10.5.

Thanks
post #3140 of 6592

I usually wear anything from size 10 to size 11 (10 for dress and 11 for casual) but recently I got a pair of Loake Pimlico and size 9UK and I felt as though it could have been an even better fit if I would have gone down 1.5 size from US sizing rather than just 1. (Factory recommended 0.5...) Tried on some red wings as well and 10 was a bit big... Something about boots that just fits large for me. 

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If you have to size down 1.5 sizes you have something very wrong going on.
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post

The Wolverines are much less bulky in person.  I've just tried on both, and the Wolverine feels more like a shoe than a workboot to me.  And with pants covering your ankles it looks more like a shoe than a boot. Whereas the Beckman feels and looks (with the round toe) like a boot.

From the side, the Wolverines look much better and "slimmer" to me as well. Now, only if I could find a pair around $200 to 250... :D

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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post

If you have to size down 1.5 sizes you have something very wrong going on.

A 10D in the park avenue is TIGHT on my feet so sizing down 1.5 sounds crazy but... 9UK in pimlico is comfortable but definitely isn't as snug as I thought it would be, even when I'm wearing very thick winter socks.

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Thanks guys. It does seem weird to size down so much. I'll have to go back and try them on again. I went back and forth like 10 times and couldn't decide.

The 10.5 I'm selling are definitely too big though.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NamlikeaG6 View Post

Can anyone tell me if the Wolverine 1000 mile is sleeker (more narrow and not as bulky) than the Red Wing Beckman? I like the look of the 1000 more but wasn't sure how bulky it is, even after looking at the pictures. Bulky shoes for me is a huge deal breaker so...

Also, where is the cheapest place to buy them?? 

 

Thank you!

 

I sold all my Red Wings because I could not get over the Ronald McDonald bulbous toe shape on all Red Wings.

post #3146 of 6592

Sorry guys I have read numerous posts, and know to size down 1/2 size from dress shoe and 1 full size from regular shoes like Nike, but I am just wanted to clarify something.

 

I wear a 9.5 in Nikes so I am thinking to size down to an 8.5, but is that assuming I am wearing THIN dress socks? I plan on wearing  normal black cotton socks (NOT thick wool socks).

 

Or should I order a 9 and that should fit me when I wear regular cotton socks? Does stretching due to wear come into account? I don't want the boot to fit then become looser after a few months.

 

Thanks!

post #3147 of 6592
For reference, I wear an 11 in Nike, 10.5 in Converse and Sperry, 11 in Clarks DB (although I should wear a 10.5), 11 in Cole Haan and a 10.5 in 1K's.

Everything other than 1K's are with regular socks. I wear midweight wool socks with 1K's. I initially bought 10D in the 1K's but they were too tight, even with thin socks.

On another note, the 10.5D Alden Indy in True Balance felt significantly narrower and smaller than the 10.5D 1K.
post #3148 of 6592
What are you on the brannock device? Go 1/2 down from there. Sounds like you`ve been wearing shoes that are a bit too big
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have you tried red wing iron rangers?
 

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Originally Posted by tricky View Post

Thanks guys. It does seem weird to size down so much. I'll have to go back and try them on again. I went back and forth like 10 times and couldn't decide.

The 10.5 I'm selling are definitely too big though.

Looks like Browns Shoes have your size 10 for $299.

See http://www.brownsshoes.com/WOLVERINE/200395,default,pd.html?dwvar_200395_color=030#scrollTo=1&q=wolverine&start=1
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