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Are Red Wing 875 boots waterproof?

post #1427 of 2569
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Are Red Wing 875 boots waterproof?

Define waterproof? Ok in the rain? or walking through trails and shallow streams? You could always sno-seal them . 

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Hello all, I have a couple of questions regarding my Redwings, hopefully someone can help.

 

What's the best methed of applying the pine/mink liquid oil? Using a cloth or just work in with hands? How much should be used?

 

I gave my 3 year old 875 a coat of oil after a good clean using the leather cleaner but they appear just as dry if not more so than beforehand.


I always use my hands. Be liberal with the oil. Let it dry and start brushing the heck out of them - the brushing will bring a shine to the surface (like my boots above). I usually wait a day to take the brush to them. 

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Does anyone know if the Red Wing 213s have a slimmer toe box than the original Red Wing 875 or 1907? Or is the only difference the sole? Trying to find something like the 875 / 1907 but not so chunky.
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Definitely a slimmer toe box. We carried the 200 series last year & that was one of the things a lot of guys like about them. They actually look like an Alden Indy with jeans.
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Thanks for clearing that up, was kind of hard to tell from pics.
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Thanks for clearing that up, was kind of hard to tell from pics.

I have both the 213 and 875, the 213 has a slimmer toe box. HOWEVER, even though they are made from the same last, the 213 feels roomier. Perhaps it's due to the difference in leather. The leather on the 875 seems thicker.
post #1433 of 2569

Been Looking for other Red Wings made on a Munson last.. I know about the one with Nigel Cabourn, are there any others?

 

Thanks

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Edited by mediahound - 10/21/12 at 5:36pm
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These oxfords are due out in Spring '13. Hope they are available in the USA....



Edited by bl@ster - 10/21/12 at 5:40pm
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I recently did a video review of my new Beckmans, just thought I'd share:

 

 

At first I felt like they were a bit too bulky, espeically in the toe area but the shape is growing on me and I'm realizing that is part of the Red Wing look. ;)

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Define waterproof? Ok in the rain? or walking through trails and shallow streams? You could always sno-seal them . 

 

I used Montana Pitch Blend on my moc-toe beckman boots all winter long here in Alaska and I thought the combo worked great. 

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I recently did a video review of my new Beckmans, just thought I'd share:



At first I felt like they were a bit too bulky, espeically in the toe area but the shape is growing on me and I'm realizing that is part of the Red Wing look. wink.gif

I would not say the craftmanship of the Wolverine 1000 mile boots is inferior to the Beckman's, or the other way round. I'd say that they are on par in terms of craftmanship. Btw, Red Wing owns SB Foot Tanning Co, and they tan their own leather.
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I would not say the craftmanship of the Wolverine 1000 mile boots is inferior to the Beckman's, or the other way round. I'd say that they are on par in terms of craftmanship. Btw, Red Wing owns SB Foot Tanning Co, and they tan their own leather.

 

Red Wings seem better made to me, a bit heavier and seem sturdier. Also includes steel shank. I'm not sure if the Wolverine 1000 Mile does. 

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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

 

 

At first I felt like they were a bit too bulky, espeically in the toe area but the shape is growing on me and I'm realizing that is part of the Red Wing look. ;)

 

The toe shape is a little bothersome. My friend calls my black-cherrys Ronald-McDonald shoes. I repeatedly hit my boot with a hammer to try to flaten the toe out, but the damn thing just ends up popping back up. Dah well.

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