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Originally Posted by acinod View Post

Where can an Australian get a pair of Red Wing Beckman in Black Cherry? I tried the only Red Wing store in Australia but they only have the Beckman in Cigar and that doesn't come in until 2 weeks. I heard Revolve sells the Black Cherry but on the site it says: 'Red Wing Shoes ships to US & Canada only'. Plus they don't have my size anyway since I'm size 8 but should size down so need a size 7.5.

Is there an store that will sell me a pair of Red Wing Beckman in Black Cherry size 7.5?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Red-Wing-Heritage-Beckman-Gentleman-Traveler-Boot-Black-Cherry-Leather-9011-/261285100392?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&var=&hash=item3cd5ce3b68
post #1772 of 2658
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Originally Posted by oboy_oboy View Post

My GTs have molded nicely and are very comfortable. I have pretty normal feet, so they were never uncomfortable but they certainly molded a bit with wear.

I have a newer pair of Beckman chukkas, and they fit a bit different: fully lined, so quite a bit more snug. They feel stiffer overall and are taking longer to soften up, though they have the same insole so I suspect they will end up the same.

You could add a thin insole layer like a Dr. Scholls or even one of the super thin versions of a Superfeet-like insole for a better fit (but you'd need to size appropriately for the latter, for sure.)

Well, I did some more digging, and it seems Red Wing Goodyear welted shoes have a layer of cork underneath the leather insole and above the welt. This might be what accounts for the foot-molding, and the reason why the leather insole cannot be removed. The Postman style seems to have a cushion crepe sole that facilitates this even more, but I think I'm a bit more confident about the regular ones now, as I hope it'll be like a pair of Birkenstock sandals, with the cork/leather footbed. I can't find any info on their site about a Goodyear welt on the Beckman GT or Chukka, though.

I could size up for an insole, but I'm slim, so they'll look oversized on me. I usually wear an 8 to 8.5 i most shoes, but I measure a 7.5 on a Brannock (again, high arches and slightly wider feet). I can squeeze into a 7.5, so I'm considering just skipping the insole and stretching the leather upper a bit to accommodate the width of my feet. Is this a good idea?
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The new Ice Cutter style# 2931 just arrived. Here are shots, including the red wool lining. Very cool boots:



post #1774 of 2658
blaster your the boot man of the forum you probably rival namor now.
post #1775 of 2658
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Originally Posted by cathpah View Post

I'm not a fan.  I love Iron Rangers and I love brogues (and I love a lot of brogued/wingtip boots), but I don't like the Brogue Ranger.  
I own the black brogue iron rangers and I love them. The chaparral leather is really tough. To each his own. That's why they make different styles. Can't please everyone. They are well made boots that will last a long ass time. You get what you pay for with the red wing heritage line.
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Where can i find these in size 6D or lower? Could anyone suggest any boots similar to these (i really like how they look, but finding sizes is a pain for me)?
post #1777 of 2658
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Originally Posted by heavyhoody View Post

I own the black brogue iron rangers and I love them. The chaparral leather is really tough. To each his own. That's why they make different styles. Can't please everyone. They are well made boots that will last a long ass time. You get what you pay for with the red wing heritage line.
I liked them i ended up buying the black iron ranger brogues & a regular pair of brown iron rangers
post #1778 of 2658

1907 & black iron ranger owner checking in.  just bought a pair of 877's.  breaking in nicely after about a week of wear, no complaints, they look great.  took about 6 months (serious) for the 1907 to break in.

 

next up, i'd love to get a pair of cigar beckman's or a pair of 875.

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Originally Posted by bl@ster View Post

The new Ice Cutter style# 2931 just arrived. Here are shots, including the red wool lining. Very cool boots:



 

Congrats, they look great! How do they fit? I see they are on the 8 last like the Beckman but wondering if the lining makes them fit a bit snug in comparison. They look like a true winter boot and I will want to wear them with midweight wool socks. 

 

Last week I was in the town of Red Wing and saw an old Red Wing Shoes poster on the wall of a micro brewery that showed where the name Ice Cutter came from. Several guys were on a frozen lake cutting ice blocks out of the water with hand saws and stacking it for delivery for use in the early refrigerators. Until I saw the poster I thought it just meant they were just well insulated boots good for ice and snow. The RW warehouse sale is Oct. 10-12th.

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I really like these boots, but's difficult finding them in my size (for anything cheaper than retail value). I may pay anyway.

The only thing stopping me is the sizing: My feet measure about 9 1/2 inches and I wear a 6 in Converse. Should I get a size 6D or 5.5D?
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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

Congrats, they look great! How do they fit? I see they are on the 8 last like the Beckman but wondering if the lining makes them fit a bit snug in comparison. They look like a true winter boot and I will want to wear them with midweight wool socks. 

Last week I was in the town of Red Wing and saw an old Red Wing Shoes poster on the wall of a micro brewery that showed where the name Ice Cutter came from. Several guys were on a frozen lake cutting ice blocks out of the water with hand saws and stacking it for delivery for use in the early refrigerators. Until I saw the poster I thought it just meant they were just well insulated boots good for ice and snow. The RW warehouse sale is Oct. 10-12th.

They fit the same as Beckman's so order your same size in the Ice Cutters (in my experience they run .5 size large from your Brannock measurement). Did the boots on the brewery wall look like this boot or have they made changes?
post #1782 of 2658
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Originally Posted by heavyhoody View Post


I own the black brogue iron rangers and I love them. The chaparral leather is really tough. To each his own. That's why they make different styles. Can't please everyone. They are well made boots that will last a long ass time. You get what you pay for with the red wing heritage line.

 

Completely agreed...I only stated my negative opinion about the brogue rangers when it was asked.  I own 3 pairs of beckmans, a pair of IRs, and a pair of 4583s (basically the 877 made for J Crew in a different leather), so I have zero doubts about the quality of the heritage line. 

:cheers:

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What do you guys think? Original laces or leather laces?

 

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Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post
 

What do you guys think? Original laces or leather laces?

 

 

I really like using the flat waxed laces that come with the Beckmans in my Iron Rangers.  I think it gives them a bit more sophisticated/city feel.

 

Oddly enough, I prefer leather laces in my black cherry Beckmans, as I like the woodsier look there.

Edit:  If I were to choose between the above two choices, I'd say go for the leather laces.

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Flat laces don't sound like a bad idea. Don't have any on hand though. Got any pictures of IRs with the flat laces? Much appreciated. 

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