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post #151 of 1864
A couple of days of decent wear. Mine are so comfy. I actually wore them when I took my dog for a walk today.
post #152 of 1864
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Originally Posted by Notreknip View Post
I think I can help here...

For dress shoes I have:

9D AE Hale
9D AE Taunton (Borderline loose.)
9D AE Bel Air
9D AE Mora (Borderline loose.)
9D AE Soho
8.5 AE Soho (Borderline tight.)

I bought an 8 in the Red Wing GT and I'm very happy I did, as they fit perfectly in my opinion. (They required a bit of fighting to get into for the first week or so, but they're absolutely perfect now.)

I suggest sizing 1 down for the GT if you have a narrow or normally wide foot.

Thanks for the comments! My acual measured foot size and dress shoe size is US9D (AE Park Ave, AE Chester, Bass Weejuns, old USA made Cole Haan half brogues) and 8E or F for English shoes (depending on which they consider their medium width). I always go for a size 10 in sneakers (Nike, Gravis, etc). I do wear a size 9 in Converse Jack Purcells though...

Funny you mentionned the AE Mora; I finally had a chance to try on a pair on sale at Winners ($249 iirc) a couple of weeks ago. Wanted these for a while, but had to pass; they were a very poor fit for me. Best way I can describe it is there was too much volume. With the strap adjusted all the way down, they were still quite roomy in the vamp; I also tried the 8.5, but the length wasn't good.

Back to the Red Wing GT; while I do believe in breaking in a shoe, I don't subscribe to the idea that it should be tight to the point of being painful at first. I like my dress shoes to fit snug/just. With certain new shoes, that can mean foot fatigue after the first few full day wearings or merely cramped small toes.

I was under the impression most here recommended sizing down 1/2 from the usual dress shoe size...The only advantage I could get by sizing down 1 full size is that there'd be no mistaking if it's too small!

Anyone else care to chime in? Will probably get them from getoutside as suggested by another member: http://www.getoutsideshoes.com/product.php?id=1080
post #153 of 1864
I went down 1/2 and the fit is good, I think one whole size down would be really tight and hard to put on. The break in is kicking my ass though, hopefully only a few days left until they mold to my feet.
post #154 of 1864
Has anyone had a problem with receiving a pair with a badly cracked, dried out finish? I got a pair from shoebuy recently during one of their promotions and one of the boots has very cracked finish. It looks bad enough that I'm am going to return the boots in exchange for another pair. Just wondering if this was a common problem .....
post #155 of 1864
I didn't experience that, I got mine from a red wing store so I tried on several sizes and they were all in good shape.
post #156 of 1864
besides getoutside, bakershoe.com has them for $199 shipped. iron rangers are the same price there too.
post #157 of 1864
do these look good with slim jeans? So basically size down by 1?
post #158 of 1864
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Originally Posted by ryan123 View Post
do these look good with slim jeans? So basically size down by 1?
That's how I would do it if I bought a pair again, one size down from your true foot size. It depends on how slim the jeans are. I have two pair of jeans that are cut very closely to the APC New Standards, and I decided to sell the GTs, because my jeans were too slim for the chunk of the boot. The side view of me looked ridiculous with my jeans and those boots.
post #159 of 1864
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Originally Posted by TyCooN View Post
That's how I would do it if I bought a pair again, one size down from your true foot size. It depends on how slim the jeans are. I have two pair of jeans that are cut very closely to the APC New Standards, and I decided to sell the GTs, because my jeans were too slim for the chunk of the boot. The side view of me looked ridiculous with my jeans and those boots.

so something like the new cure wont work with these shoes?
post #160 of 1864
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so something like the new cure wont work with these shoes?
Don't do it.
post #161 of 1864
I received an e-mail from getoutside; my 9011 were shipped earlier today. Hope the fit will be good with the 8.5. They also mentionned that the price was increased today. I just checked and they're now $289CAD. Glad I decided to order them yesterday for $179!!!!!!!
post #162 of 1864
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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post
They also mentionned that the price was increased today. I just checked and they're now $289CAD.

Oh my fuck. I'm so happy I got them last week!
post #163 of 1864
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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post
I received an e-mail from getoutside; my 9011 were shipped earlier today. Hope the fit will be good with the 8.5. They also mentionned that the price was increased today. I just checked and they're now $289CAD. Glad I decided to order them yesterday for $179!!!!!!!

Thats what I get for hemming and hawing. Fuck.
post #164 of 1864
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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post
I was under the impression most here recommended sizing down 1/2 from the usual dress shoe size...The only advantage I could get by sizing down 1 full size is that there'd be no mistaking if it's too small!

Anyone else care to chime in? Will probably get them from getoutside as suggested by another member: http://www.getoutsideshoes.com/product.php?id=1080

I sized down 1/2, and I'm good. Others sized down 1.

Just go with your gut. If they are too big, do what Get Smart suggested, put an insole in. They will be 10x more comfortable this way.
post #165 of 1864
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Originally Posted by Tarmac View Post
I sized down 1/2, and I'm good. Others sized down 1.

Just go with your gut. If they are too big, do what Get Smart suggested, put an insole in. They will be 10x more comfortable this way.

+1 Yup, thought it safer that way too. I'll post comments on fit when I receive them.
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