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post #1666 of 1817

Thanks for the advice.  I'm definitely saving up for a black pair to go with my black cherry.  Being able to rotate would certainly help.  I don't have a foot sweat problem, but I'm used to fully drying out my shoes between wearings to keep them in good shape.

 

I put Sno Seal on my black cherry Beckman's last night, and I know some wanted pics of them after application to see whether they darkened, so here you go.  (Orange and bananas for color reference.)

 

 

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post #1667 of 1817
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Originally Posted by milw50717 View Post

If it was flat leather sole a tap would work, but the commando sole makes that tricky.

Thanks for the suggestion. Given the commando sole is more difficult, could a local shoe shop put one on?

So, if I were to get a pair of Wolverine 1000 Miles, a tap would be ideal for that kind of flat sole?
post #1668 of 1817

I have a brand new pair in Cigar, size 7.5 if anyone is interested in buying. Looking for $190, I'm in Australia. Contact me if any one is interested.

post #1669 of 1817
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Originally Posted by Winterbourne View Post

Thanks for the suggestion. Given the commando sole is more difficult, could a local shoe shop put one on?
So, if I were to get a pair of Wolverine 1000 Miles, a tap would be ideal for that kind of flat sole?

I'd certainly ask a cobbler what they suggest. The wear is not yet through to the leather midsole, so maybe just keep an eye on them to see if it gets worse.

For the 1K boots, yes it should be OK.
post #1670 of 1817
speaking of outsoles on the GTs...a red wing store employee informed me that if you put clear stain on the wooden outsoles theylll stay light colored
post #1671 of 1817
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Originally Posted by cathpah View Post

I darkened mine by applying Obenaufs to the edge of the sole, and that worked wonderfully.

That said, I'm thinking of trying to blacken the sole edges of my black IRs, and I've been trying to decide the best route to do it.  I think edge dressing could work great for the edges, but not the tops of the edges (I'd get edge dressing all over the leather)...so I think my best bet is to just use black polish and then some obenaufs.

Edge dressing is going to give a better, darker finish than normal polish. You could do the edges in the normal way with a swab or a q-tip. For the top you could try protecting the leather with some tape or paper and using a brush to apply the edge dressing.
post #1672 of 1817
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Originally Posted by Gunky View Post

speaking of outsoles on the GTs...a red wing store employee informed me that if you put clear stain on the wooden outsoles theylll stay light colored

I hope he didn't tell you that they were wooden ....
post #1673 of 1817
So I have this recent problem with my GTs. I've been wearing them for about a year, and only in the winter time. I found that the leather has loosen a lot from when I first wore them last year. It fit perfectly when I first bought it (sized down one from my sneaker size). Has anyone found their heel slipping, and there being more room at the widest point of your foot?

Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm thinking of just wearing thicker socks or buying one of those sole inserts. Thanks.
post #1674 of 1817

if you use insoles, i have had great luck with SUPERFEET, you can find them online, i use the black ones, they are thin. my heel did slip a little, but the more i wore my gt's the better they fit. i am not sure but i think you can buy a heel insert, i think with the insole you might be good.

post #1675 of 1817
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Originally Posted by steezy View Post

I'm thinking of just wearing thicker socks or buying one of those sole inserts. .

I think you have the right idea.

Remember that insoles/inserts come in a variety of types - full length, half-length, heels. You may want to add a half-length or heel cup to take up the heel slippage, but allow more room for the rest of the foot.
post #1676 of 1817
Hi. Just a quick question, actually 2.

Is Red Wing's Featherstone Leather a vegetable-tanned leather?

Can one use Filson's Boot Oil to "maintain" water repellency of current Red Wing GT 9016?

Thank you.
post #1677 of 1817
Anyone here own both Red Wing 8130 and the Gentleman's Traveler? I'm curious about the sizing. I own a pair of 8130 and want to buy a pair of Gentleman's Traveler.


Thanks!
post #1678 of 1817
i wear a 10.5 in red wing oxfords (selling a pair..link in sig), 11 in Nike and 10 in the GT if that helps
post #1679 of 1817

I dropped by my local Red Wing store, and picked up the GT in Cigar. Went a full size down (7 1/2). My regular shoe size is 8 1/2. Applied some Obenauf's, and I am going to let it absorb and dry up overnight, then polish it off with a horsehair brush. Can't wait for tomorrow :D

post #1680 of 1817

guys, i want to buy a new pair of RW, but i don't know witch one to choose between beckman 9011 or IR 9013, i like the style on beckman more, but a lot of people say that IR a lot more comfortable because of the leather more soft and the sole more durability too..could u help me what to choose? thank you so much :)

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