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post #1441 of 1834

Sacrilege to some, I know, but while the Beckman and 1000 Mile boots share a lot of similarities, I'll take the Beckmans every time.

Good luck with the sale.

post #1442 of 1834
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Originally Posted by dukerules View Post

Sacrilege to some, I know, but while the Beckman and 1000 Mile boots share a lot of similarities, I'll take the Beckmans every time.

Good luck with the sale.


Thanks. And I used to swear by the same thing, Beckman > 1000 mile, but after owning both, my mind can't deny that the 1000 mile, to me, is a better boot, as much as I wanted to like the Beckman more. To me, chromexcel has been a much nicer leather, and the overall feel of the 1000 mile has felt like a much nicer boot. I really wish Red Wing stuck to chromexcel on the Beckmans, not that featherstone is a bad leather by any means, but to me, their difference is really what broke the argument for me between the Beckman and 1000 mile.

Note that I emphasize "to me", because it's definitely an opinion.
post #1443 of 1834
1000 miles have much better comfort than Beckman's.
Took forever to break mine in!
1000 miles were comfortable right out of the box.
post #1444 of 1834

Yeah, the break-in period on Beckmans is reasonably painful.  I use a light treatment of Obenaufs during the break-in, which softens the leather and makes the initial wears a little easier.

 

I do love the 1000 Mile in shell, I have to say.  Tempted to get in on the next round of those.

post #1445 of 1834

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Originally Posted by dukerules View Post

Yeah, the break-in period on Beckmans is reasonably painful.  I use a light treatment of Obenaufs during the break-in, which softens the leather and makes the initial wears a little easier.

 

I do love the 1000 Mile in shell, I have to say.  Tempted to get in on the next round of those.


Yeah man, that shell 1000 mile is a great looking boot. My birthday is coming up somewhat soon and I can't decide between some Alden Indys, or throwing in some of my own dough and getting those shell 1000 miles. It took me a while to like the Indy boot, and it's not that I love them now, but it would be a nice boot to add to the collection.

 

post #1446 of 1834

I ended up going to the Red Wing store to see how long ago I had purchased my 9014's, to see if it was possible to exchange em, and with my luck, I still had 4 days till I hit the 30 day mark.

 

So after trying on some 9011's, 875's, 8114's I decided to do a blind order of the 9016's (Beckman Round toes in Cigar). They're probably going to be super similar to my brown 1000 mile boots, but at least that'll give them a chance to take a break, cuz those are my favorite, and go-to boot. I used to think I preferred black boots, which is why I owned both black 1000 miles and black Beckmans, but I guess I ended up being more of a brown-boot guy.

 

Anyone know if Red Wing Carries those waxy laces that come with the Beckmans, but in brown? I've only ever seen them in black. And I know that the Round Toe Beckmans ship with black laces standard, regardless of the boot color, but I came across a picture of 9016's, with what looked to be brown waxy red wing laces, and I thought it looked awesome:

 

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Oh! I thought I'd also mention that when looking through the catalog, I asked about the Brogue Ranger, which I would have ordered, but it won't be making it's way to stores until after June/July. It's a pretty cool looking boot. It's basically a wing-tipped Iron Ranger, with what looks to be featherstone leather. I also asked about the Munson boot, but apparently that's only an international release for September. I thought that was a pretty shit idea of Red Wing, but what can you do?

 

Here's pics of both for those who haven't seen em yet:

 

Brogue Ranger

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and the Munson Boot

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Edited by BrianMendoza - 4/13/12 at 2:25pm
post #1447 of 1834
It's completely bogus that we can't get the Munson in North America. Come on, Red Wing!
post #1448 of 1834

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Originally Posted by bl@ster View Post

It's completely bogus that we can't get the Munson in North America. Come on, Red Wing!

 

I know man... Such a let down! I remember the first time I saw pics of the Munson I thought they weren't anything too special, but man, they've grown on me a lot since then. I would've exchanged for those if I could've. I wouldn't even mind the September wait.
 

 

post #1449 of 1834

Red Wing does lots of Japan- and Europe-only releases.  Annoying of course, but not surprising.  

post #1450 of 1834

Wow those Brogue Ranger looks amazing. Where did you order from?

post #1451 of 1834

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Originally Posted by HAL 9000 View Post

Wow those Brogue Ranger looks amazing. Where did you order from?


The local Red Wing store is where I went. I didn't actually order them, but I could have if I didn't decide to go with the 9016's. I was being an impatient brat and didn't want to have to wait until June/July. I figured if I still want them that bad by then, hopefully I have had saved up.

post #1452 of 1834

9011s at 2 years (and some other stuff too).  The only pic I have at the moment.  

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post #1453 of 1834

Another pic.  I love these boots.  I've worn them a lot over the last two years, with a good amount of hiking, fishing, camping, and yardwork.  The greatest thing about them is that no matter how beat up they get, a round of Obenauf's LP and some polish gets them looking like new.

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post #1454 of 1834

 

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Originally Posted by bl@ster View Post

It's completely bogus that we can't get the Munson in North America. Come on, Red Wing!

 

I like the shape of the Munson, but I wouldn't buy it for the simple fact that it has a tweed lining.  It will wear out quicker than leather, and not sure if Red Wing could even re-line it.

post #1455 of 1834

I've worn my GTs for 6 months and the leather on the sole (the part that looks like wood) shows a bit of splitting. Is there anything I can do to prevent it from furthering splitting?

 

Note: I've never applied mink oil or anything onto the GTs since getting it.

 

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