Originally Posted by ang_kangkong
Where can I take a look at these? Now that I kinda know my size, I might just chance it. Not yet, though.
Ang (and others),
You'll want to look at the SuFu shoe maven thread (here: http://supertalk.superfuture.com/sho...=13257&page=80
). I don't think there is a more fun thread. It doesn't focus only on who can buy the most expensive (like the AAAF shoe threads), but what are the best looking shoes that might get even better looking over time. It's a long thread, so plan to take some time!
On the current (as of this morning) page 80, GregNYC has posted a photo and a link to the Red Wings Japan site. Earlier in the thread, starting on page 51 (here: http://supertalk.superfuture.com/sho...log#post247225
), Cotton Duck posted multiple pages of a Red Wings catalog from the Netherlands, with pictures of the 1909-1914 models. These have better Horween leather and better soles. Basically, the shoes Red Wings should be. You can order from a German site and, if I remember, there's a Swiss site, too. But given exchange rates, you're looking at 3 to 4 bills and climbing (with shipping). I gave up and order a pair of Grenson Ilkley boots from the U.K. for $250. I still would love to get those "real" RedWings (my opinion). These are really nice looking. But, basically, I've given up.
FWIW, a pair of 1905's in what is likely my size went on E-prey this morning for $146. I have had a run of bad luck with sizes on stuff bought on E-prey, so I just watched "˜em go. Sigh. Anyway, I'm really thinking hard of dropping serious $$ on the shell cordo Aldens now.
It really IS a disease, you know.