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Red Wing x J. Crew 4516  I was hoping for the oxfords but the boots will do just fine.

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Any SFers interested in RW 8180s? Shoote me a pm

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Originally Posted by ChrisRocknRoll View Post
 

 

So, just following up on this, I know a few had given me answers, now I'm looking for opinions. Red Wing sent me a new pair of boots, I was happy, took'em home and wore them inside around the house for about 4 hours and the thick leather insole started to flex upward into my foot, so...off they went and now I've got another new pair...I've got to say, Red Wing and my local store have been awesome about taking care of me, backing their product and customer support 100%. 

 

So I'm now on my third pair of boots in sixish months...but these ones have slight issues. I've worn them every day for the past week and a half. There's an issue with the welt area on the left boot, inside. It hasn't separated, though it looks it, in the pictures. It's like they put the sole on a router of sorts and give the final shape and this one got a little aggressive and gouged it a little bit.

Am I being too picky and worrisome? I don't want a pair of boots that isn't going to last, that's the reason I chose Red Wing, at $330 bucks I thought I was getting something that'd last me years and years. At this point, I almost feel I should've gone with my original, cheap boot and had two pair.

 

 

 

Break-in has been easy on all three pair I've had in the six months. They only feel stiff when crouching, but not too bad. I've gone straight to wearing them all day, from day one, with no painful problems .


Hello All,

 

Newly registered but lurked around for a bit to gain knowledge, tips, experience from the posters here before purchasing my first pair of Red Wings.  Picked up the Harvesters less than three weeks ago and save for the painful break-in, I really enjoy the boot now but have ran into an issue similar to the poster above. It may be me overreacting but it's not something I expect from a $300+ boot (Canada) that prides itself on quality at all. The strobel board/footbed on my left boot on the medial side is delaminating.  It's happened a little on the right boot but is nowhere near as bad.  Is this premature wearing and should I be worried?  I've contacted them with pictures and am waiting for replies.

 

Thanks in advance for the responses.

 

 

post #2719 of 2729

Had the same issue for a year or more now and they've held up just fine. Stop babying them and you'll be fine.

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Take a look at our article on the Red Wing Harvester Boots

 

http://www.realclobber.com/blog/red-wing-harvester-boots.html

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Originally Posted by Real Clobber View Post

Take a look at our article on the Red Wing Harvester Boots

http://www.realclobber.com/blog/red-wing-harvester-boots.html

So... you copy/pasted the PR from Red Wing. Not sure I'd call that an article... and now you're spamming
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Thanks for the kind comments. It was actually written by us!

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Originally Posted by metalleka View Post
 

Had the same issue for a year or more now and they've held up just fine. Stop babying them and you'll be fine.


Not sure how you concluded that I've babied them.  I've only had them for less than 3 weeks and haven't worn them exclusively.  Issue started about a week in and has gotten to this point.  I wear them like any of my other footwear, don't actively avoid puddles because I'm wearing them, or snow for that matter because I live in Alberta and there's basically snow on the ground for 6-8 months of the year. However, I do take care of my stuff, so it's not trashed.  Every few days I take a look at them and wipe off the dirt and mud and planned to condition them about a month in due to the weather here.

 

How long into your wear did you notice this happening and how much worse has it gotten?  Does it look similar to my pair/can you take pics if you have the time? Thanks.

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I've had a pair of iron rangers for a couple of months now. The left boot is pretty comfortable. The right one is awful. The crease in the toe vamp smashes the top of my foot when I walk. Will the go away in a few months? I don't know what to do because it is extremely uncomfortable.
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When did those Harvesters release???

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Wintah boots.
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Bought these postmans for 50 bucks off grailed. Apparently its a japan only style.
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End of summer/beginning of fall, I think.

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For those of you with Rough & Tough Charcoal leather boots/shoes... What have you used successfully to condition and protect the leather without losing the distressed look?

Red Wing recommends conditioning with their mink oil, but I'm almost positive that this would darken up the leather a significant amount. The last thing I want to do is lose the distressed look my 8116's have them turn into 8114's confused.gif
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