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BTW, do the Postman shoes come with removable insoles, or built-in..?

 

Thanks.

 

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Originally Posted by scrwl View Post
 

One year old Postman 3101 with blind eyelets changed to brass ones. Imo this is how they should look out of the factory.

 

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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post
 

Just a built-in leather insole.

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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post


I find Iron Rangers to be slightly long and very narrow, so might depend on how wide/narrow your feet are...

Dude --

you continue to call the 8 last "very narrow." That is terribly misleading. It is not as wide as Alden's trubalance, but at the forefoot it matches Alden's Barrie -- this is not "narrow."

True advice is to buy them snug and wear them in. They will make room. But you actually have to wear them - not add them to a once-a-week rotation at your office job. Sorry, but that's the way it is. These turn to slippers if you invest in them.

The "ee" width in the 8 last is seriously wide. The "D" width is average, on the side of being slightly accommodating to people with a wide-ish forefoot.

It's best to find a RW store and get sized. Wear boot socks. Think of them as good-looking workhorses, not stable horses you take out for show once in awhile. This will garner far better results.
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Dude, what can I say, just describing how they feel to me, which is long and narrow, and in fact most other folks seem to agree.  They even look long and narrow.

 

And believe me, I don't have a stable of boots.  I wore a pair of Chippewa work boots 4 or 5 days a week for 10 years until they fell apart, and then I got a pair of White's boots which I have been wearing for 4 or 5 days a week for the last two years.  Tried several times to get a pair of IR's but, what can I say, they were just far too narrow for me...

 

 

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Originally Posted by Roguls View Post


Dude --

you continue to call the 8 last "very narrow." That is terribly misleading. It is not as wide as Alden's trubalance, but at the forefoot it matches Alden's Barrie -- this is not "narrow."

True advice is to buy them snug and wear them in. They will make room. But you actually have to wear them - not add them to a once-a-week rotation at your office job. Sorry, but that's the way it is. These turn to slippers if you invest in them.

The "ee" width in the 8 last is seriously wide. The "D" width is average, on the side of being slightly accommodating to people with a wide-ish forefoot.

It's best to find a RW store and get sized. Wear boot socks. Think of them as good-looking workhorses, not stable horses you take out for show once in awhile. This will garner far better results.
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Originally Posted by Friday View Post

The brass eyelets are a very nice touch. Modifying RW's is quickly becoming a new favorite hobby.
I thought that I recently posted a picture of the 595 chukkas that I refurbished, but I see that I did not.
Here is the before and after:
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Hello guys, is there anyone who have Iron Rangers (or Beckmans - same last) and Classic Chukka's?

 


Trying to figure out what size to buy.
I have Red Wing Iron Ranger which are 8US size.

I had a chance to try Rew Wing Chukka of size 8 but they were very small, unfortunately there was no larger size available.

 

For example, I wear Converse Chuck Taylors of size 9US, New Balance/Nike/Adidas 9.5US, Fred Perry 9US.

 

Thank you very much for help :)

 

 

 

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@scrwl
Those look awesome man. I am on the lookout for those to buy now. :-)

Are those Postman 3101 more TTS fit than the Iron Rangers? I wear 10 in most shoes and 9.5 in IR.
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Postmans are TTS.
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I agree with you too, they look and feel narrow.

 

I wear Timberlands and by comparison they are much wider.

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@scrwl
Your postman pic inspired me to pick up some copper rough and tough postman 3107. I absolutely love them. Gonna get alot of wear this summer.
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My Muleskinner classic round boots I wore yesterday. They broke in damn nice.
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Quote: nice spit shin on the posties, classic
Originally Posted by Foxhound View Post
 

Postmans

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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post

I've never felt like my rangers look/feel narrow, but I'm a size 8 so there's not much toe and cap length to make it seem narrow. But my buddy that wears like a size 12 they do seem narrow! But we both wear not tight, but snug jeans so it's fine. It's balanced. So do they feel narrow in an uncomfortable way? If so, then def don't buy them. But if it's just the appearance, I say give em a try. I almost returned my engineers bc I couldn't get over how narrow and almost petite I thought they made my feet look lol. But, I found a perfect pair of jeans and stuck with them and got used to the look and now they are the most complimented pair I have! I went through the same deal with my ice cutters and the look of the heavy lug outsole. I thought they looked comical, but right pair of jeans does wonders. Also, linufelt, if you're looking for a wider need have you looked at red wings Munson boot? They're elusive but I own a pair and they are perfectly wide! They might just be the ticket for you..
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Originally Posted by Captain Insano View Post

@scrwl
Your postman pic inspired me to pick up some copper rough and tough postman 3107. I absolutely love them. Gonna get alot of wear this summer.
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My Muleskinner classic round boots I wore yesterday. They broke in damn nice.
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Those muleskinners look bitching. They change so fast though, I love it and hate it lol.
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Yep, the Muleskinner leather does change very fast. Gets a tad darker even if you don't put oil on them. And they absorb Jean indigo like they are drinking it. I had indigo on them after one wear. And now there is TON of indigo on the ankle up to the top of the boot.

They are also super soft. Very comfortable and easy to stretch to comform to your foot shape. Even more so than my copper rough and tough leather IRs and that leather is pretty dang comfy for how durable it has been.
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Question- I own two pair of Chukka's and two moc toe boots - all on the white wedge sole. I would like to try my first pair of Iron Rangers in Hawthorne Muleskinner however it will be my first pair not on the white sole. How is the comfort factor on the IR sole. My white wedge soles are about the most comfortable shoes I own.
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