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post #3241 of 3659
I wear my dress shoe size in every RW Heritage boot I've tried on, which is 1/2 down from Brannock.

Blacksmiths and IRs are both on the 8 last, so they should fit exactly the same.
post #3242 of 3659
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Originally Posted by eastcoast View Post
 

Just wondering if anyone has the Blacksmiths and if they are somewhat the same sizing as the IR, My sizing in a regular shoe is a 9.5 and a dress shoe is a 9, I have read to go down a full size in the Blacksmiths from my dress shoe size. I do have to wear a orthotic foot bed in my shoes so I figure an 8.5 would be good in the Blacksmiths, full size down from my normal size and only a half size up from my dress. 


I wear a 10D in Allen Edmonds Park Avenues, which is also approximately my Brannock size. I wear athletic shoes in 10.5 or 11 even.  My feet are somewhat narrow and low volume for a D, but probably not a C width except in very roomy footwear.  I do use an orthotic sometimes.   I wear a 9.5D in Red Wing Iron Rangers and Beckmans on the 8 last.  I can say the Beckmans are a little snugger, but that is good for me.  I also wear a 9.5 D in the Moc Toe 875s, last 23, which I find feel closer to the Beckmans than the Iron Rangers.  Unless they are way too tight or narrow, they will stretch a little in width.  However, they won't stretch in length, so you need to make sure you have plenty of room in the toe...boots are meant to have 5/8" to 3/4" in front of your longest toe, is what I've hear.  It is also the case on length, that the heel-to-ball length and fit matters more than the overall length (though this still doesn't mean you can crowd your toes.).

 

Jon

post #3243 of 3659
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Originally Posted by eastcoast View Post
 

Just wondering if anyone has the Blacksmiths and if they are somewhat the same sizing as the IR, My sizing in a regular shoe is a 9.5 and a dress shoe is a 9, I have read to go down a full size in the Blacksmiths from my dress shoe size. I do have to wear a orthotic foot bed in my shoes so I figure an 8.5 would be good in the Blacksmiths, full size down from my normal size and only a half size down from my dress. 


I've tried on the Blacksmith and own a pair of IR and personally I felt like the IR had a little more room in the front, the Blacksmith just felt more crammed in the front for some reason. If your adding an insole just make sure to account for toe box depth as well. With added height from the orthotic you dont want your feet pressed to tight in the toe since the boot isnt going to stretch in the front at all. 

post #3244 of 3659
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

I wear my dress shoe size in every RW Heritage boot I've tried on, which is 1/2 down from Brannock.

Blacksmiths and IRs are both on the 8 last, so they should fit exactly the same.

 

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Originally Posted by Whirling View Post
 


I wear a 10D in Allen Edmonds Park Avenues, which is also approximately my Brannock size. I wear athletic shoes in 10.5 or 11 even.  My feet are somewhat narrow and low volume for a D, but probably not a C width except in very roomy footwear.  I do use an orthotic sometimes.   I wear a 9.5D in Red Wing Iron Rangers and Beckmans on the 8 last.  I can say the Beckmans are a little snugger, but that is good for me.  I also wear a 9.5 D in the Moc Toe 875s, last 23, which I find feel closer to the Beckmans than the Iron Rangers.  Unless they are way too tight or narrow, they will stretch a little in width.  However, they won't stretch in length, so you need to make sure you have plenty of room in the toe...boots are meant to have 5/8" to 3/4" in front of your longest toe, is what I've hear.  It is also the case on length, that the heel-to-ball length and fit matters more than the overall length (though this still doesn't mean you can crowd your toes.).

 

Jon

 

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Originally Posted by johnnykicks View Post
 


I've tried on the Blacksmith and own a pair of IR and personally I felt like the IR had a little more room in the front, the Blacksmith just felt more crammed in the front for some reason. If your adding an insole just make sure to account for toe box depth as well. With added height from the orthotic you dont want your feet pressed to tight in the toe since the boot isnt going to stretch in the front at all. 

 

 

Cheers to the three of yous on giving so much detailed information, very much appreciated. 

post #3245 of 3659
I screwed up a few years ago and sprayed some bleach into my beckmans, now the insole is all cracked and shitty feeling. Is there any hope in getting these fixed? They are due for a resole and was wondering if redwing could do anything or if i should just buy a new pair.
post #3246 of 3659
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Originally Posted by strangebrew View Post

I screwed up a few years ago and sprayed some bleach into my beckmans, now the insole is all cracked and shitty feeling. Is there any hope in getting these fixed? They are due for a resole and was wondering if redwing could do anything or if i should just buy a new pair.


Can you add some pics? That would help.

post #3247 of 3659
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Originally Posted by strangebrew View Post

I screwed up a few years ago and sprayed some bleach into my beckmans, now the insole is all cracked and shitty feeling. Is there any hope in getting these fixed? They are due for a resole and was wondering if redwing could do anything or if i should just buy a new pair.


Best thing to do is email RW HQ with your concerns and detailed info, pics. They should be able to tell you what repairs or fixes might be possible through their Shoe Repair service. 

http://www.redwingheritage.com/USD/page/shoe-repair


This is the $125 package:

 

THE PREMIUM REPAIR PACKAGE:
$125.00 (Actual Value: $150.00)

  • Resole (Including new heels, if applicable)
  • Repair hooks/eyelets
  • Repair minor stitching
  • Replace welting if needed
  • Replace the cork layer under the insole
  • Replace laces
  • Recondition the uppers
  • Receive a full-size container of leather conditioner
post #3248 of 3659
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

875 or 1907? Can't decide.


I love my 877s. so Im partial to the 875s.

post #3249 of 3659
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post


Thanks - I definitely will once they get some wear on them.
Thank you!


Yeah those are bitching boots

I have the 4586s that have some similar features. I love them.

post #3250 of 3659
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Originally Posted by querelle View Post


Can you add some pics? That would help.

post #3251 of 3659
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Originally Posted by strangebrew View Post


Changing the inside sole means tearing the boot apart, changing the leather insole, and build it back (obviously adding new soles). It'n not impossible, but I'm wondering if RW do it. If they are headed for a resole to a RW factory, you could ask them if they can do this kind of job. I know some cobblers in Europe do it, (like this one in the Netherlands: http://www.wijsmanschoenherstellers.nl/en/red-wing-repair), not sure if it's that simple or common. Or you can try to clean the inside, and add a leather protector, even if I don't know if this would maybe create the ideal environment for mold to grow (?). 

post #3252 of 3659
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Originally Posted by strangebrew View Post

I screwed up a few years ago and sprayed some bleach into my beckmans, now the insole is all cracked and shitty feeling. Is there any hope in getting these fixed? They are due for a resole and was wondering if redwing could do anything or if i should just buy a new pair.


I have some iron rangers that are 5 years old and I was really hard on them the first couple years. Eventually the leather insole started to bend and warp and I just ended up ripping them out and wearing them without the insole. It actually hasn't been that bad, but obviously its not ideal. I bet you could do the same and put a orthopedic insole or something to makeup for it. So there's that option, talk to red wing, a cobbler, or buy another pair. These are a few options for you..

post #3253 of 3659
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Originally Posted by johnnykicks View Post
 


Best thing to do is email RW HQ with your concerns and detailed info, pics. They should be able to tell you what repairs or fixes might be possible through their Shoe Repair service. 

http://www.redwingheritage.com/USD/page/shoe-repair


This is the $125 package:

 

THE PREMIUM REPAIR PACKAGE:
$125.00 (Actual Value: $150.00)

  • Resole (Including new heels, if applicable)
  • Repair hooks/eyelets
  • Repair minor stitching
  • Replace welting if needed
  • Replace the cork layer under the insole
  • Replace laces
  • Recondition the uppers
  • Receive a full-size container of leather conditioner

It's a great deal.

post #3254 of 3659

Does anyone know how the Postman fits compared to the Iron Ranger?

 

For reference I wear 8 in IR and 8.5E/EE in Allen Edmonds 5 last.

post #3255 of 3659
^^shorter and much narrower/more tapered toes imo.
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