I have a pair of Iron Rangers on the way, and wanted to ask about how I would get these ready for wearing in the winter. Since it is obviously not a winter boot, I wanted to do something similar to this guy that got his IRs re-soled. So:
- What should I get them re-soled with? Vibram half soles? I've heard the official Red Wing re-sole with the Beckman sole is OK but the Beckman sole isn't good for winter wear.
- Should I use LP? It's dark brown as it is and I don't want it to turn black, but I've heard LP might be useful.
- Any recs for cobblers that can do this kind of resole in NYC?
Since I live in NYC, it's not going to be intense winter wear, and of course I'll be allowing them to dry and putting shoe trees in.