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post #3091 of 3659

Sorted it now. Here's what I did:

 

1) rub the mold off with a moist cloth and leave the boots to air outside

2) rub a mix of white vinegar and water (dilute) onto the area affected, and then leave to air again

3) I then bought a toothbrush, dipped it in the vinegar and water mixture, and went around the gap between the side of the boot and the insole, then let it air out and dry

4) I bought an anti fungal/bacterial shoe spray, used that twice a day for one day, and gave it a few days to dry

5) rubbed tea tree oil directly on the sole and in the nooks and crannies

 

I now use the shoe spray every time i wear it. The first time i put the boot on again I recognised there was some white stuff in the space where my foot wasn't, turns out it was just salt from the sweat which couldn't escape through the leather due to the waterproofing i'd (stupidly) put in.

 

Hope this helps anyone with the same problem, although it seems like i'm a bit of an anomaly. Going to buy another pair of boots soon, start the rotation going!

post #3092 of 3659

Long time lurker and just decided to join. I've read through a lot of this post. No love for the 606? I don't think I've seen anyone post about them yet. I'm breaking in a pair now that I got last week. My first red wings. I think it's a pretty good looking boot.

 

 

post #3093 of 3659
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Originally Posted by MiloAS View Post
 

Sorted it now. Here's what I did:

 

1) rub the mold off with a moist cloth and leave the boots to air outside

2) rub a mix of white vinegar and water (dilute) onto the area affected, and then leave to air again

3) I then bought a toothbrush, dipped it in the vinegar and water mixture, and went around the gap between the side of the boot and the insole, then let it air out and dry

4) I bought an anti fungal/bacterial shoe spray, used that twice a day for one day, and gave it a few days to dry

5) rubbed tea tree oil directly on the sole and in the nooks and crannies

 

I now use the shoe spray every time i wear it. The first time i put the boot on again I recognised there was some white stuff in the space where my foot wasn't, turns out it was just salt from the sweat which couldn't escape through the leather due to the waterproofing i'd (stupidly) put in.

 

Hope this helps anyone with the same problem, although it seems like i'm a bit of an anomaly. Going to buy another pair of boots soon, start the rotation going!


Ya I've seen a bunch of people asking about weather protecting and waterproofing for their RW, seems like an overkill to me since most of their leather is meant to repel water anyway. I understand wanting to do that but it seems like most cases they usually end up doing worse than good since most ointments for that inhibit the leather to breathe which is the most important aspect of keeping them dry lol. I've only used Mink Oil for my 1907's every 6 months plus letting them dry for a couple days after wearing them in the wetter weather and I've never had any issues. I know a lot of people stay away from the Mink since it has silicone in it but I think it does great for the leather especially with softening and giving the leather a richer texture, I don't mind the darkening that occurs since most products out there will do that anyway. I've even looked into the other leather applicants they sell at the RW stores but Mink is what they suggest every time. What about everyone here? What do you feel is the best treatment for the Rough & Tough leathers and other ones as well in terms of conditioning and protecting? Do you go outside the brand to other companies or just stick with RW based products?

post #3094 of 3659

Hello everyone, I'm looking to purchase the red wing chukka 3137 or 3140. These will be my office shoes. Which model would be more appropriate for the business casual setting? (Jeans and a polo)

 

Thank you. 

post #3095 of 3659
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Originally Posted by MHoldridge View Post
 

Hello everyone, I'm looking to purchase the red wing chukka 3137 or 3140. These will be my office shoes. Which model would be more appropriate for the business casual setting? (Jeans and a polo)

 

Thank you. 

I personally like the 3137's better....now you have me thinking of getting a pair for myself for the winter 

post #3096 of 3659
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Originally Posted by Mr Engineer View Post
 

I personally like the 3137's better....now you have me thinking of getting a pair for myself for the winter 

 

 

I second that.  For me the 3137's are more versatile. I've had mine for two years now and I love them. They go well with dress down and with selvedge jeans. On occasion I'll wear mine with a pair of semi dress chino pants. 

 

 

post #3097 of 3659
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Originally Posted by Jortuno View Post


I second that.  For me the 3137's are more versatile. I've had mine for two years now and I love them. They go well with dress down and with selvedge jeans. On occasion I'll wear mine with a pair of semi dress chino pants. 




Do you have anymore pics? Also, how was the fit? I'm a 9.5 in Nike. Thinking about ordering a 9

Thanks for the help!
post #3098 of 3659
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Originally Posted by MHoldridge View Post


Do you have anymore pics? Also, how was the fit? I'm a 9.5 in Nike. Thinking about ordering a 9

Thanks for the help!


Yeah, I do have more pics, just have to dig for them. I'll post some tomorrow.  As for the fit, I found them to be true to size. I'm a 7.5D with Nike and found the 7.5D to be perfect in any of the Red Wing Chukkas (I own two).

post #3099 of 3659
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Originally Posted by MHoldridge View Post


Do you have anymore pics? Also, how was the fit? I'm a 9.5 in Nike. Thinking about ordering a 9

Thanks for the help!


I wouldn't size down in Red Wings, I wear an 11 in Timberland, an 11.5 in Nike, and found the 11 Chukkas to be a half size small.

 

Length was good, but the width, and the instep was tight.

post #3100 of 3659
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Originally Posted by MHoldridge View Post


Do you have anymore pics? Also, how was the fit? I'm a 9.5 in Nike. Thinking about ordering a 9

Thanks for the help!


I wold disagree with the previous poster and suggest sizing down a full size for Red Wings. At least this is typically the case in terms of sizing for their boots. I may be wrong as far as chukkas are concerned. 

post #3101 of 3659

I just got my first pair of RW (a few posts up) and had to size down a full size. I'm typically an 11 regular, but went with a 10 wide for my 606s. Anything bigger than that had too much heel slip.

post #3102 of 3659
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Originally Posted by MHoldridge View Post


Do you have anymore pics? Also, how was the fit? I'm a 9.5 in Nike. Thinking about ordering a 9

Thanks for the help!
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Originally Posted by Jortuno View Post
 


Yeah, I do have more pics, just have to dig for them. I'll post some tomorrow.  As for the fit, I found them to be true to size. I'm a 7.5D with Nike and found the 7.5D to be perfect in any of the Red Wing Chukkas (I own two).

 

 

Not all Redwing shoes/boots size the same.  Chukkas run true to size while Iron Rangers and Classic Moc toe boots run large and typically you need to downsize by either half or one full size. Any boot you get will be a bit tight(snug to be more precise) this is to be expected as they are new and you'll need to break them in.  Both my Chukkas for instance, when new were a bit snug at the toe area, Now however they are comfortable as Heck and have molded to my feet.

 

Keep in mind that this is my personal experience so the best advice I can give you is to go to a Redwing store and have them measure your feet on a Brannock device.  Make sure they measure both feet.  If you don't live near a Redwing store then I would suggest you purchase from Amazon (great if you have Amazon Prime) as they have a free return policy.

 

Good luck on your quest and Post some pics.

post #3103 of 3659
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Originally Posted by BN33 View Post

Anyone know how much of a difference there is in color between the Beckman bourbon Yuma and the Beckman gaucho (jcrew) ??


I think the Yuma is brighter. I own the jcrew beckman and they are darker than they looked on the website, which I didnt mind.

post #3104 of 3659
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Originally Posted by johnnykicks View Post
 

Anyone here own or familiar with the Ice Cutters?? I usually get a new pair of Red Wings each year from my fam as my Birthday gift. Its not for a couple months but figured I start doing my research and scouting ahead of time so I know for sure which one I want to get. Right now its between the Beckmans and Ice Cutters. The Beckmans don't require much research those are universally loved by every person I have seen post about them and everyone I have talked to says anyone who considers themselves a Red Wing fan should own at least one pair before they die but the Ice Cutters I havent found much about. Really I'm just looking for something that can be worn in any weather during the winter/cold months that will mainly be worn for any type of occasion, i'm not gonna be doing any serious outting or hard work in em. I do love the fashionable appeal of the Beckmans, they can be dressed down or up and prob match any category of clothing even into the warmer months and summer weather. But idk man the Cutters just catch my attention with that rugged vibram sole and give off that I don't F*** around keep your skate shoes and skinny jeans look that I'm going for in my next pair of Red Wings lol. But I want to make sure I'm getting the right boot and thought I would check with the unofficial, official Red Wing disscussion thread since you guys are the ones putting the miles in the boots. 


I own the black ice cutters. They are great in snow with the heavy lug outsole, which I need when shoveling my steep driveway. I wasn't blown away by the leather at first bc the otter tail leather (or whatever the hell they call it) was super soft. Like if you nicked a semi-sharp metal edge they would tear easy. But Ive had them for a year now and they've taken a beating and no cuts/tears yet and it made for no breaking in periods of discomfort. They are water proof which is great and insulated with this bright red wool. I still wear wool socks with them bc they aint like your goretex hunting boots you wear for hours on end at 0 degrees. But, I am very happy with them. I'd recommend them to anyone that wants a warm, quality winter boot but doesn't want to wear their big camo hunting boots.

post #3105 of 3659
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Originally Posted by johnnykicks View Post
 


Ya I've seen a bunch of people asking about weather protecting and waterproofing for their RW, seems like an overkill to me since most of their leather is meant to repel water anyway. I understand wanting to do that but it seems like most cases they usually end up doing worse than good since most ointments for that inhibit the leather to breathe which is the most important aspect of keeping them dry lol. I've only used Mink Oil for my 1907's every 6 months plus letting them dry for a couple days after wearing them in the wetter weather and I've never had any issues. I know a lot of people stay away from the Mink since it has silicone in it but I think it does great for the leather especially with softening and giving the leather a richer texture, I don't mind the darkening that occurs since most products out there will do that anyway. I've even looked into the other leather applicants they sell at the RW stores but Mink is what they suggest every time. What about everyone here? What do you feel is the best treatment for the Rough & Tough leathers and other ones as well in terms of conditioning and protecting? Do you go outside the brand to other companies or just stick with RW based products?


I buy Shinola mink oil , its streets ahead of redwings mink oil. And I use Bickmore no.4 too, that product is my go to.

If its waterproofing I use sno-seal, I use that on my Engineers and my 877s.

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