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post #1591 of 1863

Hey Cathpah

 

I bought the 9011 Beckman and the Brogue Iron Ranger about a month ago. I wore them both today for a half a day with the same thin sock. I think the beckman is slightly larger in both length and width. I am about an 11 in most shoes but always 10.5-11.5. I bought both in 11 and they only come in a D width. I feel like the Iron Ranger fits my foot more comfortably particulaly the shoe bed. I think the ranger is not quite as wide or as long but not hugely different - just a little smaller. I feel like in the Beckman I may just get a heavier sock or an insert. Things are a little loose but not crazy loose. I think the Beckman is a bit thicker and better leather. I get lots of compliments on them.

I love both and am happy I got both.

I do think there is a difference however in fit and thickness of leather. In hindsight I could see going down a 1/2 in the Beckman, but would probably not do so in the Iron Ranger. Hope that helps a little.  

post #1592 of 1863

As far as the laces, Red Wing stores give free laces for life, just go ask for some. 

post #1593 of 1863
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Originally Posted by ArchLeach View Post

Hey Cathpah

 

I bought the 9011 Beckman and the Brogue Iron Ranger about a month ago. I wore them both today for a half a day with the same thin sock. I think the beckman is slightly larger in both length and width. I am about an 11 in most shoes but always 10.5-11.5. I bought both in 11 and they only come in a D width. I feel like the Iron Ranger fits my foot more comfortably particulaly the shoe bed. I think the ranger is not quite as wide or as long but not hugely different - just a little smaller. I feel like in the Beckman I may just get a heavier sock or an insert. Things are a little loose but not crazy loose. I think the Beckman is a bit thicker and better leather. I get lots of compliments on them.

I love both and am happy I got both.

I do think there is a difference however in fit and thickness of leather. In hindsight I could see going down a 1/2 in the Beckman, but would probably not do so in the Iron Ranger. Hope that helps a little.  

That helps quite a bit.  I do appreciate it.

 

I've got Beckmans on the way in size 9, as well as a set of smartfeet (green) footbeds.  I've never owned footbeds before, but I've also avoided shoes that lack any arch support (PF Flyers > Converse)...so maybe this'll be the perfect in between.

post #1594 of 1863
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Originally Posted by private eyes View Post

As far as the laces, Red Wing stores give free laces for life, just go ask for some. 

Wow...is that true?  That's amazing.  Think that'll work even if the current laces still work fine?  Or do the old laces need to fail?

 

edit:  looks like they even do this online.  I'm really impressed.  Alas, they don't allow me to select what type/material of laces.

post #1595 of 1863

I was in a RW store a few days ago. They gave me free leather laces. I didn't ask but id love a few sets of the waxed laces that come in the beckman.

post #1596 of 1863

Interesting.  I'll have to stop into the Red Wing store once mine arrived.

 

That said, when I went by there a week or so ago in hopes of trying them on, the salesman basically told me that the Beckmans and Iron Rangers are "just for show" and not "real boots."  Not coincidentally, they didn't carry either of those, so I think he might have just been bitter towards someone wanting a boot that was both functional *and* good looking.

post #1597 of 1863
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Originally Posted by cathpah View Post

Interesting.  I'll have to stop into the Red Wing store once mine arrived.

 

That said, when I went by there a week or so ago in hopes of trying them on, the salesman basically told me that the Beckmans and Iron Rangers are "just for show" and not "real boots."  Not coincidentally, they didn't carry either of those, so I think he might have just been bitter towards someone wanting a boot that was both functional *and* good looking.

The Redwing store I stopped in said they just don't carry the more expensive lines and neither do any of the stores in my area. It was disapointing that I couldn't try them on before buying, but after a bit of research I went with everybody's advise and just ordered a half size down and got them for far less than retail.

 

 

Unfortunately this is probably why in the future we will see even fewer brick and mortars and less oportunity of trying on before buying.

post #1598 of 1863
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Originally Posted by private eyes View Post

I was in a RW store a few days ago. They gave me free leather laces. I didn't ask but id love a few sets of the waxed laces that come in the beckman.

I just ordered a free set of replacements for my Beckmans online.

post #1599 of 1863
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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

The Redwing store I stopped in said they just don't carry the more expensive lines and neither do any of the stores in my area. It was disapointing that I couldn't try them on before buying, but after a bit of research I went with everybody's advise and just ordered a half size down and got them for far less than retail.

 

 

Unfortunately this is probably why in the future we will see even fewer brick and mortars and less oportunity of trying on before buying.

It's true.  Not only was it disappointing to not be able to try them on in person, having such a sour salesman who talked down about some of the other Red Wing products just doesn't reflect well on the company. While I'm not easily swayed by salesman, some people might be really put off by that.  

 

Oh well, just like you...I've got mine coming for quite a bit less than retail.  I'll happily pay a bit more for retail if I find the customer service/sales to be outstanding, but when that's the experience I have, my dollars will go to the interwebs.


Edited by cathpah - 10/4/12 at 10:42am
post #1600 of 1863
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Originally Posted by cathpah View Post

That helps quite a bit.  I do appreciate it.

 

I've got Beckmans on the way in size 9, as well as a set of smartfeet (green) footbeds.  I've never owned footbeds before, but I've also avoided shoes that lack any arch support (PF Flyers > Converse)...so maybe this'll be the perfect in between.

Hey Cathpah

 

Please keep me up on the smartfeet and your reaction. Love to hear your opinion about size and the effect of the insert.

post #1601 of 1863
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Originally Posted by ArchLeach View Post

Hey Cathpah

 

Please keep me up on the smartfeet and your reaction. Love to hear your opinion about size and the effect of the insert.

 

 

 

Will do.

post #1602 of 1863

GTs with other boots I currently own.

 

 

Still working on breaking the GTs in.

post #1603 of 1863
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Originally Posted by ArchLeach View Post

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

I just called Ball and Buck yesterday about my order.

 

I recieved an email stating they where getting more Latigo's in stock next Tuesday and would be shipping my belt as soon as possible after that.

 

 

Good thing to, I've just about got them to the point where I want them before wearing them outside. 

post #1604 of 1863

C'mon man. Start wearin' those bad boys!

 

Nice collection. I was tempted to pick up some black Beckman's just to mirror shine since the featherstone shines up so nice and I badly need a pair of black boots in my rotation...

post #1605 of 1863
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

C'mon man. Start wearin' those bad boys!

 

Nice collection. I was tempted to pick up some black Beckman's just to mirror shine since the featherstone shines up so nice and I badly need a pair of black boots in my rotation...

Thank you.

 

 

I've had the Black Cherry's for about a week and wore them outside for the first time yesterday. I got the Black ones just yesterday and I have worn them twice for about an hour each in doors. I'm just trying to get them a bit broken in first before wearing them for a full day. 

 

Yeah I needed a bit of black myself, and both of my GT's should really serve me well this winter.

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