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post #1516 of 1851
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Originally Posted by BrianMendoza View Post


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.

Got a question for you since you have a pair of Wolverine boots. How did you size for the Beckmans? Same or down? I'm a 9 in Wolverine.
post #1517 of 1851
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Originally Posted by ADDIC View Post

Got a question for you since you have a pair of Wolverine boots. How did you size for the Beckmans? Same or down? I'm a 9 in Wolverine.

 

I have two pairs each of Wolverines in 9 and Red Wings in 9.5. The Wolverines fit me better, with the RW's a bit large. I'd go same size as your Wolverines.

 

And to the prior post, the Featherstone will take a shine while the Chromexcel will not, so, trade-offs.

post #1518 of 1851

what u guys think of GT with white's kind of leather shoelaces? Does it work?

post #1519 of 1851

what u guys think of GT with white's kind of leather shoelaces? Does it work?

post #1520 of 1851

J Crew Redwing Beckman: Hey guys, I'm about to pull the trigger on a pair of these - I like the leather and distressed look. Does any one have pictures of these in the wild or experience with them? Thanks so much.

post #1521 of 1851
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Originally Posted by seer View Post

J Crew Redwing Beckman: Hey guys, I'm about to pull the trigger on a pair of these - I like the leather and distressed look. Does any one have pictures of these in the wild or experience with them? Thanks so much.

See here: http://www.ironheart.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=74.msg177503#msg177503
post #1522 of 1851
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Thanks so much, just what I was looking for - a great looking "hobo" boot as my mother would call them.

post #1523 of 1851
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I just got these this week. And given my experience with the 1000 mile boot I swear that they are CXL. If it isn't CXL the leather is just as soft and rich - my first two outings were 3 mile hikes - zero break in needed!

post #1524 of 1851
Red Wing's copper rough and tough leather is their CXL counterpart. They do feel similar on the foot, both are extremely comfortable even without any break-in. However, the copper rough and tough doesn't look as dressy as CXL can be.
post #1525 of 1851

I'm about to grab a pair of these and I thought I'd do the zappos trick to figure out my size. How should these boots fit at first? I understand there's a breaking in period but should I get the pair that feels tight and break them in, or get the pair that feels perfect out of the box and risk them getting loose with age. Basically I've been told that as long as the length is correct I can "fix" any loose issue by either lacing them tighter, wearing thicker socks, or buying an insole. Oh, and if I get an insole is there one you'd recommend?

post #1526 of 1851

Hey guys, quick question. I was wondering what leather ages the best on the type of moc toes... I was thinking the 1907 with the norwegian welt and copper rough and tough.... Any suggestions?

post #1527 of 1851
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Originally Posted by tsekh View Post

Red Wing's copper rough and tough leather is their CXL counterpart. They do feel similar on the foot, both are extremely comfortable even without any break-in. However, the copper rough and tough doesn't look as dressy as CXL can be.

Yeah, I like this leather - these are my "s**t kickers". After a couple of coats of Obenauf's the color is a nice even deep brown.

post #1528 of 1851
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Originally Posted by tsekh View Post

Red Wing's copper rough and tough leather is their CXL counterpart. They do feel similar on the foot, both are extremely comfortable even without any break-in. However, the copper rough and tough doesn't look as dressy as CXL can be.

 

I was, surprisingly, able to get near-mirror-shine out of my copper R&T - see the 2904's in my sig for pics. Very difficult to get a good shine on CXL.

post #1529 of 1851
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

 

I was, surprisingly, able to get near-mirror-shine out of my copper R&T - see the 2904's in my sig for pics. Very difficult to get a good shine on CXL.

What did you use? I got a slight shine on my RT leather using Saphir, but that is it. 

post #1530 of 1851
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What did you use? I got a slight shine on my RT leather using Saphir, but that is it. 

 

Kiwi.

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