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post #1561 of 1817
Damn! Those block cherry GT's look awesome. I've been resisiting this colorway for a while now, but may not be able to hold out much loooonger...
post #1562 of 1817

Sweet! It is pictures like that which got me hooked. Very nice and from what I have seen the color just gets richer and warmer over time. It is funny I cant wait to get some wear on them and grow the character of them but don't want to use them all up either. I think the 9011's were born for indigo slevedge. Good job!

post #1563 of 1817
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Originally Posted by tsekh View Post

It's made with the same last as the 875.

This is incorrect. Check the RW website.
post #1564 of 1817
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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post

I picked up a pair of 9011's as well. I bought the Wolverine 1K's a few yrs ago and am happy with the RW's so far. I absolutely love the color. As I remember, they are stiff as hell out of the box (unlike the 1K's). However, I broke them in slowly an hour or so per day indoors then a couple hrs a day for a week or so. They've become very comfortable in a relatively short amount of time. We all know what they look like but here are the obligatory pics nonetheless. Belt is by Corter Leather, available in Latigo from Ball & Buck, Boston.

 

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Thanks for the recomendation on the belt. I decided to go with the very exact same combination.

post #1565 of 1817

What color and type of shoe cream do most of you use for the Black Cherry GTs?

post #1566 of 1817
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What color and type of shoe cream do most of you use for the Black Cherry GTs?

 

Kiwi burgundy or neutral wax. I skip shoe cream altogether on everything.

post #1567 of 1817
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Kiwi burgundy or neutral wax. I skip shoe cream altogether on everything.

Thank you.

post #1568 of 1817
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What color and type of shoe cream do most of you use for the Black Cherry GTs?

 

I don't use colored wax polish on work boots. I simply use Obenauf LP (not the oil) to condition & protect. If you want a shine on them, you can use a burgundy wax polish like Kiwi as is recommended above. I find that Obenauf does a great job of conditioning & protecting and gives the leather a nice, matte sheen...not a shine.  But for work boots, I don't want a bulled toe or shine.

 

Note, there are proponents of many different shoe care products. I tend to like Saphir products but Kiwi's been around forever and does a great job. These Allen Edmonds Kenilworth were cared for with AE's conditioner and regular brown Kiwi wax.

 

 

 

 

These RMW Craftsman in yearling. Bulled toe, courtesy of brown Kiwi.

 

post #1569 of 1817
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I don't use colored wax polish on work boots. I simply use Obenauf LP (not the oil) to condition & protect. If you want a shine on them, you can use a burgundy wax polish like Kiwi as is recommended above. I find that Obenauf does a great job of conditioning & protecting and gives the leather a nice, matte sheen...not a shine.  But for work boots, I don't want a bulled toe or shine.

 

Note, there are proponents of many different shoe care products. I tend to like Saphir products but Kiwi's been around forever and does a great job. These Allen Edmonds Kenilworth were cared for with AE's conditioner and regular brown Kiwi wax.

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These RMW Craftsman in yearling. Bulled toe, courtesy of brown Kiwi.

 

 

 

Great looking shoes (shine).

 

I've been using Saphir products, they seem to work real well.

post #1570 of 1817

Hey Patrick:

 

Pictures were so motivational, I stopped by Buck and Ball and they didn't have the Latigo in stock but are shipping it to me. Sorry to steal the look .... but seems there is going to be a club uniform now. I guess we will know each other when we see each other with the 9011's and the Latigo belt.

 

Thanks again for the lead.

 

Brad

post #1571 of 1817

Just recieved my Black Cherry Beckmans.

 

 

Boy they weren't lying when they said these things are stiff.

 

 

 

I just treated them with some Saphir Renovateur tonight and I'll start the breaking in process tommorrow a bit at a time over the next week or so.

 

 

Hope to have the Latigo Merlot belt sometime mid next week.

post #1572 of 1817
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Just recieved my Black Cherry Beckmans.

Boy they weren't lying when they said these things are stiff.

I just treated them with some Saphir Renovateur tonight and I'll start the breaking in process tommorrow a bit at a time over the next week or so.

Congrats. Just take your time with the break-in and you'll be fine.
post #1573 of 1817
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Congrats. Just take your time with the break-in and you'll be fine.

Thanks.

 

Yep, plan on wearing them in my house for about an hour or so every day.

 

Also plan on making sure to keep the black soles off of things that might look bad such as the carpet as well.

post #1574 of 1817
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Thank you.

Disagree. Clean them with lexol or other ph-balanced cleaner, let dry, then top with Saphir Renovateur. Let soak in, then brush.

Watch shoes return to new.
post #1575 of 1817
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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

Just recieved my Black Cherry Beckmans.

 

 

Boy they weren't lying when they said these things are stiff.

 

 

 

I just treated them with some Saphir Renovateur tonight and I'll start the breaking in process tommorrow a bit at a time over the next week or so.

 

 

Hope to have the Latigo Merlot belt sometime mid next week.

Congrats dddress. I have only worn mine a couple of times, but I sure get lots of compliments on them. I am very pleased. There is a real good set of suggestions on care on about page 99 of this thread. I did the red wing leather conditioner and went for a long walk and it really wasn't too bad. I followed it with the Sapir renovator the next day and walked again. I really didn't think they were all that stiff. I set them aside for a few days and boy...when they aren't all oiled up they are a litte tougher to get into. :-). I have no experience in using the lexol but I am told it will darken the leather - which may be good or bad based upon your desires. I think Brian Mendoza (page 99) makes a real good point about the use of different products affecting the look and needing to decide how you want to use them and what you want them to look like. If you or anybody else comes up with any other good ideas - love to hear them. Was in Ball and Buck yesterday and they are almost out of stock and struggling to keep up with demand.

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