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post #2011 of 2615

Redwing Beckman are 266 euros delivered (reduced from 355 euros) on Asos.com today. Use promo code 20EXTRA. Seems decent value, especially for people in Europe.

post #2012 of 2615
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Originally Posted by wavery View Post

Lol. Never worn boots for construction or day laboring myself either. I was simply giving my un-biased opinions and experiences with shoes I have worn and continue to wear today. FYI it was the leather that failed on the thorogoods not the sole!

My RW have a neoprene sole though, which ive been made aware is very durable. A RW 213 wearer in a earlier post on this thread described his boots as indestructible.......what he means by that im not too sure, but its music to my ears.
post #2013 of 2615
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Originally Posted by VictorC View Post

My RW have a neoprene sole though, which ive been made aware is very durable. A RW 213 wearer in a earlier post on this thread described his boots as indestructible.......what he means by that im not too sure, but its music to my ears.
You need to remember I wore redwings daily for too many years in an extremely harsh environment. I was in the chemical world. Shoes were exposed to countless caustics, dusts, and solvents. Red Wing leather never failed me and the soles only died from mileage.
post #2014 of 2615

Ordered 875's earlier this week as my Christmas present. Super excited! :slayer:

post #2015 of 2615
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Originally Posted by wavery View Post

You need to remember I wore redwings daily for too many years in an extremely harsh environment. I was in the chemical world. Shoes were exposed to countless caustics, dusts, and solvents. Red Wing leather never failed me and the soles only died from mileage.

Yes if they got that much caustics and solvents probably best to throw away. But if you had a neoprene sole your soles might be still ok.
post #2016 of 2615
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Originally Posted by bellyhungry View Post

What is everyone's thought on the 2947? Will replace the laces with leather ones.

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Red-Wing-2947-6%22-Round-Lug-Sole/MH00400,default,pd.html

How about the Brogue Ranger 8128?

I have a pair of W1K and Beckman each already.

Well, I decided to take one for the team and got myself a pair of the 2947.

Below is what it looks like outdoor under overcast sky after a coat of Renovateur and a coat of SnoSeal + baked in 170F oven for 20 minutes.

I also replace the original laces.

post #2017 of 2615
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Originally Posted by bl@ster View Post

And here are two quick cell phone shots of the new 875. Just got them today. The Oro-legacy leather is beautiful and I like the fact that there's no Red Wing logo stamp. In real life the color of the leather is a little less orange and a little more red -- Dmash's 877's look a little truer to the color. I put these laces on, btw, the ones that come with the boots are the usual yellow/orange hiking boot ones.




More info on the updated 875 and 877 is here:
http://www.acontinuouslean.com/2013/07/01/meet-the-new-red-wing-heritage-875-877/

Absolutely love the look with the white laces. Where did you find off-white laces like that?

post #2018 of 2615
those brand new 875s look awesome. Reminds me to ask a question I've been meaning to ask....

My 875s got raw denim blue indigo on them. Any way to get that off? It's been on there a few months now so it may not be possible.
post #2019 of 2615
STP has factory 2nd Red Wings up on site. Throw in the 30% off codes floating around everywhere and you've got some good deals. Just picked up a pair of 9105s for $96 before tax and shipping. Looks like they've got moctoes in most colors in full size runs.

http://www.sierratradingpost.com/s~red-wing/?perPage=24
post #2020 of 2615
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Originally Posted by StillFly View Post

Absolutely love the look with the white laces. Where did you find off-white laces like that?

The laces are from ShoeLacesExpress.com -- they're these 54" ones:

http://www.shoelacesexpress.com/fashionroundcasualathleticlaces.asp#Beige

The color is "beige" and they're about 7 bucks for 2 pair.

Some Red Wing boots come with those generic "hiking boot" laces that I hate... so I always replace them. Some RW's come with nice waxed laces though (like Beckman Boots).
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

those brand new 875s look awesome. Reminds me to ask a question I've been meaning to ask....

My 875s got raw denim blue indigo on them. Any way to get that off? It's been on there a few months now so it may not be possible.

Don't do it! The indigo stains up your Styleforum street cred! Keep it there! smile.gif
post #2021 of 2615
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Originally Posted by Mercuryman76 View Post

STP has factory 2nd Red Wings up on site. Throw in the 30% off codes floating around everywhere and you've got some good deals. Just picked up a pair of 9105s for $96 before tax and shipping. Looks like they've got moctoes in most colors in full size runs.

http://www.sierratradingpost.com/s~red-wing/?perPage=24


do factory seconds get stamped somewhere? Or otherwise noticeably messed up?

post #2022 of 2615
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Originally Posted by RRL CLOTHING View Post
 


do factory seconds get stamped somewhere? Or otherwise noticeably messed up?


They punch a tiny hoe in the tongue.

post #2023 of 2615
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Originally Posted by themonster View Post
 


They punch a tiny hoe in the tongue.


Thanks for fast reply.. Do you know if it's just a defect/scuff in the leather, very tiny detail or is the sizing off or something?

 

Hard to buy something and then they send you something that has tiny defect or something with huge defect, or do they just discard the ones with huge defects?

post #2024 of 2615
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Originally Posted by RRL CLOTHING View Post
 


Thanks for fast reply.. Do you know if it's just a defect/scuff in the leather, very tiny detail or is the sizing off or something?

 

Hard to buy something and then they send you something that has tiny defect or something with huge defect, or do they just discard the ones with huge defects?


It really depends.  Someone bought a pair of 1000 mile factory seconds and didn't noticed the plastic toe liner wasn't installed until 2 weeks later.  I wouldn't be so concerned since STP, apparently, has lifetime warranty.

post #2025 of 2615

I talked to my buddy just now who bought some factory 2nd Red Wing 875 a few months ago and he said the stitching was undone in the back and cost $60 to fix by a cobbler, Nordstrom recently sold 1st quality ones for $139. Not worth going with factory 2nds IMO if you have to pay to repair them.

 

Then he sold them on ebay for $50 because they had the hole in the tongue and repair, further killing their resale value.

 

Good deal if you aren't expecting much for $96. I'd rather buy used First Quality RW than new 2nd quality. I just bought an 875 on ebay a week ago for $140 shipped worn once or twice.

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