first post , i received mine boots through a 3rd party shipment company today ,and overall construction of the boot is satisfactory,
i do have the redwings iron rangers and round toe 2940 as comparison,oddly enough as pointed out these pair of boots actually felt kind of light , compared to the iron rangers despite having a vibram outsole.
Leather i got was the renegade tan,looks alright to me
In terms of sizing,i wear a us 8 in the redwings both IR and roundtoe, so after looking through the advises in this thread i got a pair mineself as well. , i ordered the 8.5 which is spot on ,the length of the outsole is rougly the same as the IR infact because of
the lower profile of its toe box,the boot may look abit smaller compare to the IR.
That being said,i would put the quality of these shoes slightly below that of mine Redwings,this is probably because i am bias and is the first time i am getting a different brand, but objectively speaking
their insole listed on the website as "maple leather hill with texon" did a little search and found out texon its actually some kind of fiberboard!!
Thats a bit of a turnoff to me,i always felt the leather insoles of the red wings after moulding to an individual would be quite comfortable,you could feel the indentation or mark left by ur feet.
Not sure how fiberboard would compare , anyone have any long term experience with fiber board insoles??....
And one have a larger goodyear welt than the other shoe,by 0.25/0.3 cm the sole is widder but it dose not affect sizing , i measured it as well.Is it possible to sand it off at a decent cobbler ?...
Edited by hyong91 - 10/25/13 at 1:49am