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post #3016 of 3029
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Originally Posted by ElBron21 View Post
 


I would suggest just tying them up real tight and champing through the pain for a week or 2.

By then the leather will have sorted itself out and that pinch wont be there anymore.

This has happened to me with my both 11" lace ups with how the tongue was forced to fold when i laced them all the way up. They pinched pretty badly but eventually the leather is forced to flatten out and soften, so to speak. This will happen with yours too, I wouldn't alter the tongue.

you were right Elbron21, i'm glad you talked me into toughing it out, they feel just fine and i didn't have to butcher them.  sometimes i'm just a sissy

post #3017 of 3029
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Originally Posted by spedrunr View Post
 

you were right Elbron21, i'm glad you talked me into toughing it out, they feel just fine and i didn't have to butcher them.  sometimes i'm just a sissy


Good. Ive never really been bothered by the break-in period of red wings but that doesn't mean it's an easy time on my feet. I bought the black brogue rangers recently and I'm in the process of breaking them in. They are so dressy looking it's hard to find a lot of situations to wear them besides weddings, hot dates, etc... Which also don't occur too often. They are great looking boots though. I feel  a bit fancy when I wear them

post #3018 of 3029

Ok im gonna splurge on some black beckmans,  What size should I get if im a size 7us in sneakers? 

 

Should I get a 6.5?

post #3019 of 3029
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Originally Posted by Captcha Code View Post

Ok im gonna splurge on some black beckmans,  What size should I get if im a size 7us in sneakers? 

Should I get a 6.5?
6.5. Maybe a 6 even. Go to a red wing store and have them size you.
post #3020 of 3029

Unfortunately I dont have that luxury.  FWIW I have a pair of postmans which are size 7us and I bought a friend 875s in size 7.  They are a bit big but when i put a dr scholls insole they fit absolutely fine.

 

should 6.5 be good if i dont intend on putting in an insole?

 

Oh also, if i do end up getting a pair, should i use conditioner on them before giving them a real wear?

post #3021 of 3029
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Originally Posted by Captcha Code View Post
 

Unfortunately I dont have that luxury.  FWIW I have a pair of postmans which are size 7us and I bought a friend 875s in size 7.  They are a bit big but when i put a dr scholls insole they fit absolutely fine.

 

should 6.5 be good if i dont intend on putting in an insole?

 

Oh also, if i do end up getting a pair, should i use conditioner on them before giving them a real wear?


I feel like my Beckmans are more of a snug fit than a semi-bulkier one like my 877s.

And I assume the postmans, by the way they look, are more of a snug fit.

So i would suggest getting the Beckmans in the size 7, it should fit similar to the postmans..

I highly suggest getting a pair of Beckmans, out of the 8 red wings I own I would choose the Beckman's if I had to pick just one pair. They look good with anything.

 

As for the conditioning before the break-in period? I only oil mine when I first get them because they are usually 3-8 months old by the time I'm taking them outta the box. So I do it just because they're round half a year old without having the leather being hydrated. That's just me, I'm sure it doesn't help or hurt anything on the grand scale.

post #3022 of 3029
Well i ended up getting the 6.5s and they fit perfect lol

if i want them to end up with a more matte color what should i do or avoid doing?
post #3023 of 3029
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Originally Posted by Captcha Code View Post

Well i ended up getting the 6.5s and they fit perfect lol

if i want them to end up with a more matte color what should i do or avoid doing?


By matte, you mean you dont want them shiny?

I think you would use black boot cream/polish then

http://www.shinola.com/shop/leather/leather-care/black-shoe-polish.html

http://www.redwingheritage.com/USD/product/care-products/boot-cream-black-97111

post #3024 of 3029

I wanted to wear these Postman oxfords to work, but the dark brown made them look "too fancy". It looked like they were a lighter brown underneath a bunch of brown polish. I stripped that off as best as I could, then conditioned them. I think that I achieved my goal -- they look nice, but not TOO nice.
post #3025 of 3029
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Originally Posted by mreams99 View Post


I wanted to wear these Postman oxfords to work, but the dark brown made them look "too fancy". It looked like they were a lighter brown underneath a bunch of brown polish. I stripped that off as best as I could, then conditioned them. I think that I achieved my goal -- they look nice, but not TOO nice.
Were these used?
post #3026 of 3029
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Originally Posted by ElBron21 View Post

Were these used?
I picked these up on eBay. These are older, but were in excellent shape. There was hardly any wear to the original sole.
post #3027 of 3029

How long does it take for the beckman laces to soften up and be more malleable and slip through the eyelets more easily.  The waxiness is a bit sticky,  probably from being in storage for like two years (looks like they were made in 2013)  Unless theyre really supposed to be somewhat like that

 

Oh and are people exagerating the break in for these shoes?  Been wearing them for the past couple of days and they dont feel bad at all lol.


Edited by Captcha Code - 8/28/15 at 6:38pm
post #3028 of 3029
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Originally Posted by Captcha Code View Post

How long does it take for the beckman laces to soften up and be more malleable and slip through the eyelets more easily.  The waxiness is a bit sticky,  probably from being in storage for like two years (looks like they were made in 2013)  Unless theyre really supposed to be somewhat like that

Oh and are people exagerating the break in for these shoes?  Been wearing them for the past couple of days and they dont feel bad at all lol.
I love the waxed laces personally. I bet a week or 2 and they'll be more to your liking.
I didn't think my beckmans had much of a break in period myself. Maybe because red wing uses their nicest leather for them...?
post #3029 of 3029
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Originally Posted by Captcha Code View Post
 

How long does it take for the beckman laces to soften up and be more malleable and slip through the eyelets more easily.  The waxiness is a bit sticky,  probably from being in storage for like two years (looks like they were made in 2013)  Unless theyre really supposed to be somewhat like that

 

Oh and are people exagerating the break in for these shoes?  Been wearing them for the past couple of days and they dont feel bad at all lol.

It's either exaggerated, or people have sized them wrong. Mine were a breeze to break in. 

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