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post #3316 of 3322

My 875s were bought years ago - one of the first boot purchases I made. Though I mostly wear my White's boots now, I still like the 875s best of all my Red Wings. I bought the 877s recently for the heck of it -wanted another 8" boot and love the 875s. The 877s are a classic I must say ...

 

 

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Originally Posted by ElBron21 View Post
 


Did you buy the 875s first and then the 877s? Im just curious, why own both?

post #3317 of 3322

My new 8181s...

 

 

 

 


In this last pic here you can see there is already some indigo patina from just wearing these a single time (about 6 hrs) with some new indigo jeans.  So looks like the jeans color will transfer to these FAST.  Not sure if I like or don't like that yet.  Will have to wait and see how it develops.

 

And here is my RW collection, 8181 classic round hawthorne muleskinner, 8115 iron ranger copper rough & tough, 8126 brogue ranger black chaparral...

post #3318 of 3322
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Originally Posted by spurs61 View Post

I love my 877s too. It's time for a resole, I'm debating putting a lug sole instead of the crepe wedge..
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My new 8181s...
















In this last pic here you can see there is already some indigo patina from just wearing these a single time (about 6 hrs) with some new indigo jeans.  So looks like the jeans color will transfer to these FAST.  Not sure if I like or don't like that yet.  Will have to wait and see how it develops.

And here is my RW collection, 8181 classic round hawthorne muleskinner, 8115 iron ranger copper rough & tough, 8126 brogue ranger black chaparral...

I have mule skinner iron rangers that are 5 years old and unrecognizable now, that leather picks up all the nit and grit when you wear em. They were my first pair so it bothered me then, but it taught me to not baby my boots and to enjoy how they change from wear and tear. That and my Irish wolfhound was a puppy at the time and ate half of the right boot, I was devastated lol
post #3320 of 3322

Yep, I've seen lots of pics of the hawthorne muleskinner leather for 8113 IRs, 8181, etc with indigo stain, patina, and very broken in...  It's a very cool leather.  I don't mind the indigo so much, but originally when I bought the 8181 I was going to try to dub it with some kind of cream or paste, whatever kind would make the furriness less noticeable while maintaining the original very light color (most pastes, oils, creams, make leather ALOT darker permanently).  My conclusion was to use Mustang Paste.  I tried RW original paste on the tongue and it made the leather slightly darker.  After that I just put the RW silicone LP on them (I actually thought it was the regular non-silicone LP when I put it on, dammit)....  Still contemplating dubbing them with Mustang Paste....

post #3321 of 3322
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Originally Posted by ElBron21 View Post


I love my 877s too. It's time for a resole, I'm debating putting a lug sole instead of the crepe wedge..

Some kind of lug or half lug sole on that boot would look cool IMHO.

post #3322 of 3322

I know that the crepe wedge sole wears fast but I like it a lot - it's very comfortable and mud/snow wipes off easily. I tend to wear the 877 around the house on weekends and for short walks though. If I hiked with them or was using them for work, I'd probably prefer something like the Vibram 100 or 430.

 

 

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Originally Posted by ElBron21 View Post


I love my 877s too. It's time for a resole, I'm debating putting a lug sole instead of the crepe wedge..
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