Been wearing red wing work boots most of my professional life. I originally went to red wing because I was sick of having to buy new boots every 6 months. Either the leather was garbage or the sole was. Red wing leather held up perfectly. Red wing "work boot" soles only lasted me a little over a year on average. Still much higher than the norm. So, a week before I retire from the contracting world and some searching for some quality (1000 mile, alden) that I can use and abuse in the afterlife I had to go back to red wing and ended up with a pair of iron rangers. The 1000's and Alden's were great but just felt like they were boots for people with soft hands that want to look like men. The irons are a mans boot! No complaints.
Sizing info: 8.5 d for the iron rangers, 9d for the 1907 and the non heritage red wings.
Edited by wavery - 11/28/13 at 9:06am