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post #1576 of 1817
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I polish mine (black and blackcherry) all the time, no ill side effects. The only leather I know of that you shouldnt polish much is cordovan, which these arent, altho they're made from Horween leather (who supplies cordovan)

Interesting, I didnt know Horween supplied leather for RW's. Should be a high quality leather then.

imstr8trippin, do as I suggested....get some super fine sand paper (400) and sand just that area. Then find a leather dye that matches. You may need to mix dyes to find the correct shade.

Shoe polish doesn't contain enough dye to do the trick. If you do go the shoe polish route, you'll need to use a color darker than the color of the boot.

It appears from reading this thread that Horween used to supply the leather for a previous version of the GT. However Redwing currently tans their own leather the latest version for this boot as they do and have for many of their other boots.

 

 

See below straight from their website:

 

The 9011 is part of our Classic Dress Beckman collection. The collection is derived from the boot’s classic Red Wing styling and the use of our exclusive Black Cherry Featherstone dress leather custom tanned at our S.B. Foot Tannery, located in Featherstone Township, Goodhue County, MN. It is a light weight and durable leather, a combination that mirrors the name. These 6” boots are a round toe style and can be polished in keeping with their dress status.

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Crummy cell-pic. All ready for tomorrow's ride to work.

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Crummy cell-pic. All ready for tomorrow's ride to work.

Nice.

 

What color wax did you use if you don't mind me asking?

post #1579 of 1817
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Nice.

 

What color wax did you use if you don't mind me asking?

 

Black Kiwi this time, though I've used burgundy and neutral Kiwi on these before, too.

post #1580 of 1817
I have the beckman boot in chestnut (9013), and the suede chuka (3143), last 210. The beckman is size 9, the Chukka is 9.5, both fit me well. However I'm wondering what size I should get in the Beckman oxford (9042,9043) and the 9148 moccasin/boatshoe. The oxfords are on last 224 and the Beckman boots are on last 8, whereas the moccasin/boatshoes are on last 516-2 (whatever that means).
post #1581 of 1817
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Black Kiwi this time, though I've used burgundy and neutral Kiwi on these before, too.

Thank you.

 

They look real nice.

post #1582 of 1817
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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.

Thanks, and I'll definitely have to take a look at page 99 when I get a chance.

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To anyone who has both iron rangers and beckmans- My foot measures a 8, and own two pairs of the moc toe boots, but both I believe are too big for me. I went into a RW store today, they had the beckmans in a 7D and 7.5D , no EE and not either size in the iron ranger, the shoe I'm actually looking to buy. The 7 fit , but was semi tight on the upper part of my foot (not the toes, but where the big bone is) The 7.5 fit too, a little looser , less tight around the front area but also a little more heel slip. 

 

Do the iron rangers and beckmans fit the same ? stretch out the same ? They seem to have a different sole , so I wasn't sure and had nothing to compare it to . 

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Would love a little fit help here.  I know that one should generally size down a 1/2 size with the Beckmans, but I've also heard they run a bit narrow.  I'm generally stuck between a 9 and 9.5--I'm a 9 in AE strands and 9.5 in Wolverine 1000 mile 744 LTD (in shell cordovan, made by AE--and width is between D and E.  Should I go down to an 8.5, or stay at 9 because of the width?

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

post #1585 of 1817
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Would love a little fit help here.  I know that one should generally size down a 1/2 size with the Beckmans, but I've also heard they run a bit narrow.  I'm generally stuck between a 9 and 9.5--I'm a 9 in AE strands and 9.5 in Wolverine 1000 mile 744 LTD (in shell cordovan, made by AE--and width is between D and E.  Should I go down to an 8.5, or stay at 9 because of the width?

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

If it helps any:

 

I'm a 11E in AE Strands, a 11D in wolverine 1000 mile, and a 11D in Beckmans..

post #1586 of 1817
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If it helps any:

 

I'm a 11E in AE Strands, a 11D in wolverine 1000 mile, and a 11D in Beckmans..

I appreciate it.  I think I'll just go with 9, and toss in an insole (superfeet?) if I need it a bit smaller.

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One other question:  I plan on swapping out the laces for some rawhide laces...can anyone tell me how long the laces are?

 

Extra points for a recommendation on some durable rawhide/leather laces.


Edited by cathpah - 10/2/12 at 10:05pm
post #1588 of 1817
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One other question:  I plan on swapping out the laces for some rawhide laces...can anyone tell me how long the laces are?

Extra points for a recommendation on some durable rawhide/leather laces.

Here you go, bro:

http://www.bakershoe.com/shop-by-brand.cfm/brand/whites-boots/product/leather-laces/
post #1589 of 1817
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One other question:  I plan on swapping out the laces for some rawhide laces...can anyone tell me how long the laces are?

 

Extra points for a recommendation on some durable rawhide/leather laces.

48 inch will work with your Beckmans.

 

http://www.redwingamsterdam.com/shoecare

post #1590 of 1817
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48 inch will work with your Beckmans.

 

http://www.redwingamsterdam.com/shoecare

Thank you, gents.

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