tell me please, which models of Red Wing on this pictures?
Looks to be the standard 9011 beckman boot
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.
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
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.
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?
I would leave it as is.
Well at least that's what I am doing with mine anyway.