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post #1861 of 2555
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Originally Posted by cathpah View Post

It was Allen Edmonds saddle soap, and I did indeed use water.  I'm not completely against saddle soap, but I think it should be saved for more extreme needs.

While I'm certainly not a chemist, I don't think it was the ph change that did it....moreso the abrasive qualities.  It was no longer shiny/smooth like the rest of the leather, but was instead matte and more porous.  

For reference, here's the boots I'm referring to, directly after I had saddle soaped and then applied obenaufs.  I've obenaufed other Beckmans and had zero issues.


Wow, that is quite a drastic effect. I am quite suprised that you had such a result... makes me think twice about using saddle soap myself.
post #1862 of 2555
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Originally Posted by cathpah View Post

It was Allen Edmonds saddle soap, and I did indeed use water.  I'm not completely against saddle soap, but I think it should be saved for more extreme needs.

While I'm certainly not a chemist, I don't think it was the ph change that did it....moreso the abrasive qualities.  It was no longer shiny/smooth like the rest of the leather, but was instead matte and more porous.  

For reference, here's the boots I'm referring to, directly after I had saddle soaped and then applied obenaufs.  I've obenaufed other Beckmans and had zero issues.

Yeah, the featherstone leather is weird. I've had less dramatic versions of this on spots on my Beckmans (J Crew chestnut moc toe), and it's inconsistent and seems to be somewhat friction based. Not sure if it's the top coat wearing through, but the leather reacts very strangely to being oiled and waxed (Obenauf's oil and LP), and doesn't absorb either as readily as anything else I've worked with. Kinda behaves liked corrected grain, actually.
post #1863 of 2555

Is it a terrible idea to cut the attached tongue in my Beckmans? Next to the third eyelet down on the inside of the left boot where the tongue folds over gives me a ridiculous bruise like every time I wear them.

post #1864 of 2555
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Originally Posted by clubberlang View Post
 

Is it a terrible idea to cut the attached tongue in my Beckmans? Next to the third eyelet down on the inside of the left boot where the tongue folds over gives me a ridiculous bruise like every time I wear them.

The tongue is attached to help keep water out when you step into a couple inches of water.  Otherwise, the second the water hit the tongue area, it would seep in between the tongue and the vamp.

 

I would leave them as is for a few more wears, and I would imaging that your boot will mold to your foot, and it will cease to be an issue.

post #1865 of 2555
Uh yes that is a terrible idea. Either you did something wrong with the lacing or it's too small for you (bizarrely common on this forum).
post #1866 of 2555
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Originally Posted by cathpah View Post
 

The tongue is attached to help keep water out when you step into a couple inches of water.  Otherwise, the second the water hit the tongue area, it would seep in between the tongue and the vamp.

 

I would leave them as is for a few more wears, and I would imaging that your boot will mold to your foot, and it will cease to be an issue.

 

Hopefully that's the case. They fit perfectly otherwise and the tongue lays exactly the same on the right boot. For now I started skipping the second eyelet from the top to alleviate some pressure. Like you said, hopefully once they break in a little more this will go away.

post #1867 of 2555
Guys i dropped alittle bleach on my 8111 wile i was cleaning my cloths, it only dropped on my right shoe, & now it has a small white dot . Is there anything that can remove it?
post #1868 of 2555
Anyone know if they'll ever release the 3139 Work Chukka in Coppersmith in the States? They seem like an EU-only thing at the moment.



http://www.redwingamsterdam.com/blog/321/introducing-the-work-chukka-copper-worksmith
post #1869 of 2555
Hey Guys,

contemplating on buying a pair of redwing 3140 but unsure on how to size. I pretty much wear an 11.5-12 in most shoes.

I went to my local RW dealer to try on a pair but none were in stock and they would have to order it from another store, so i rather just purchase online any help would be great. Thanks.
post #1870 of 2555
anyone know where to get some good leather laces?
post #1871 of 2555
Most leather laces I've found for sale seem pretty poor quality. Best leather laces I've ever felt are the ones that come on White's boots and I believe you can order those off their website for less than $5. Nice thing about leather laces, you can just buy them long and cut them at whatever finished length you want.
post #1872 of 2555
I have a pair of lightly used Black Iron Rangers size 9. I've worn them about a month hoping they would break in a little more, but they're not wide enough in the toe box. I'm willing to sell them or trade for a 9.5
post #1873 of 2555
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Originally Posted by previlo View Post
 

Hi there,

I need your advice and hope you can help me out?

I am wearing classic Moc Toe (#875) and Brogue Ranger (#8126) for some time now, both in US 9.5/ EUR 42.5 (normal casual/ dress shoes EUR 44), and after the initial hurting they broke in quite well and feel comfortable.

After infected with the Red Wing virus I am looking for another pair and come across the Round Toe 8165 and like it very much.

However I tried one of the Round Toes on, the size 9.5 fits not bad at all, but I have the feeling that my heel is slipping quite a bit. The guy in the shop told me that the Round Toes have a wider heel area than the Moc Toes and as such if they slip, they will continue to slip. Have you guys experiences with that? I remember that the Moc Toes slipped as well in the heel area, but after breaking in the typical heel curve was created and no slipping anymore. What about the Round Toe, do they will also create a "heel curve" to support, or will they continue to stay straight and still slip?

Anyone?

Thanks in advance!

Sorry to push this one on top again, but anyone with feedback/ recommendation about the Round Toes and their potential "heel curve"?

post #1874 of 2555
I have the beckman 9030 for two months and I am a bit disappointed when water seeped in the moc stitches when I took it out on a day of heavy rain. everything else on the beckman I love tho the leather lining, great sole for fall/winter and even the laces. but will sell the 9030 and pick up the beckman 9016 instead
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