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post #1636 of 1846
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Originally Posted by whoiswho View Post

hey guys
tell me please, which models of Red Wing on this pictures?
http://www.furfurmag.ru/furfur/all/style-fufur/160826-magazin-brandshop-opublikoval-lukbuk-obuvnoy-marki-red-wing

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Looks to be the standard 9011 beckman boot
post #1637 of 1846

can anybody help me out? normal size is 11 1/2 my 1 week old red wing gt's are 11 1/2, perfect length and width except a little bit of heel slip

post #1638 of 1846

Quick note on comfort. My 9011's are breaking in nicely. Per my post above about [lack of] arch support, I found it a bit disconcerting that the boots have virtually no arch support. I added some Spenco half insoles which added some support without significantly altering the internal volume. My preferred green superfeet insoles didn't work in this boot with my high volume feet.

 

We took our kids to a local farm with a corn maze last weekend. We were in there for a solid 2.5 - 3 hrs!! I was carrying my 5 y/o daughter on my shoulders or piggy back for about half the time as she was wiped out from the day's earlier activities. This was our first corn maze and I couldn't believe the size of the damn thing. We kept bumping into the same families with the same lost look on their faces.

 

However, as frustrated as I was with my sense of direction...my feet felt fantastic all day! The ground was hard pack, much harder that I'd have thought and very rocky. Had I worn my 1K's, I'd have felt every pebble. The beefier lugged sole was perfect. I wouldn't have thought these boots could be this comfortable...but they are.

 

post #1639 of 1846

thank you for your input. i purchased some black superfeet insoles ( very thin) i put them in, and wore them all day today at the farm, then my wife suggested i might be stretching my boot to much, but they felt great all day, i am tempted to just leave them in full time, i was thinking about taking them out after a little more break-in

post #1640 of 1846
If you like the feel now, what's the reason for removing them?
post #1641 of 1846

After wearing my new 9014s for a week, I decided the white stitching wasn't my thing. Also, I like the look of a polished, well maintained boot. So, out came the Kiwi black polish. The result is below. I also put some polish on the brighter parts of the sole to tone them down a few notches.

 

I like the result. It is more subtle. I tend to wear a cooler tone wardrobe with blacks, greys, and blues. These will fit in well.

 

I'll also say that these are first rate boots. They are breaking in nicely. A half size down is perfect.

 

 

post #1642 of 1846
^ Those look excellent. I have the 9016's and they're great, but I first had my eye on the 9014. But the white stitching didn't work for me. You solved that beautifully!
post #1643 of 1846

I've had my 9011's for about a year now.  The Black Cherry Featherstone leather is awesome, but I wish they would offer them in widths.  I had to get them in 9.5 to accomodate my wide feet.  I tried a size 9 and it was waaay too narrow.  The width on the 9.5 is fine after break-in but the length is on the long side.

 

A couple weeks ago I got some Iron Rangers (Hawthorne Muleskinner) in 8.5 EE and the fit is perfect.  I noticed the GT's and Iron Rangers are on the same 8 last.  Does anyone know if it's possible to order a custom pair of wide Cherry Featherstone GT's directly from Red Wing?

post #1644 of 1846
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Originally Posted by arkane View Post

I've had my 9011's for about a year now.  The Black Cherry Featherstone leather is awesome, but I wish they would offer them in widths.  I had to get them in 9.5 to accomodate my wide feet.  I tried a size 9 and it was waaay too narrow.  The width on the 9.5 is fine after break-in but the length is on the long side.

A couple weeks ago I got some Iron Rangers (Hawthorne Muleskinner) in 8.5 EE and the fit is perfect.  I noticed the GT's and Iron Rangers are on the same 8 last.  Does anyone know if it's possible to order a custom pair of wide Cherry Featherstone GT's directly from Red Wing?

Try sending them an email. They are pretty responsive in terms of email communication.
post #1645 of 1846
Contemplate changing the color of the sole edge of my black cherry Beckman to a darker color with some shoe polish.

Should I go for:

i) black?
ii) dark brown?
iii) leave it alone?

post #1646 of 1846

you might try some neatsfoot oil first, since they are leather soles

post #1647 of 1846

you might try some neatsfoot oil first, since they are leather soles

post #1648 of 1846

you might try some neatsfoot oil first, since they are leather soles

post #1649 of 1846
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Originally Posted by bellyhungry View Post

Contemplate changing the color of the sole edge of my black cherry Beckman to a darker color with some shoe polish.
Should I go for:
i) black?
ii) dark brown?
iii) leave it alone?
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I would leave it as is.

 

Well at least that's what I am doing with mine anyway.

post #1650 of 1846
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Originally Posted by erdawe View Post

Has anyone let their GT's age and develop patina? Or do these only look good all polished up and well kept? I was considering purchasing a pair in black cherry, but these need to be treated like a dress shoes to get them to look good I may reconsider.

In my experience, the Beckman's are pretty easy to look after. I find they polish up to a reasonable shine pretty easily, having used both Redwing's and Saphir's creme polish on my boots at various times.
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