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post #1711 of 1844
I ended up ordering a half size smaller and see if I can cram Into them and see if they stretch out.. Though its painful paying for 2 pairs of the same shoe!
post #1712 of 1844
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Originally Posted by FlyingLotus View Post

I ended up ordering a half size smaller and see if I can cram Into them and see if they stretch out.. Though its painful paying for 2 pairs of the same shoe!

i hate to be a downer for you,but i bought my gt's from my local red wing store, i was thinking the same thing as you are,1/2 size smaller, the gentleman at the store gave some good advice, they will stretch a little wider, but no way will they get longer.

post #1713 of 1844
Another sizing question - I'm a 12D in Alden Aberdeen, Plaza; more like 11.5C or 11.5D in Barrie last. I have a narrow heel and very low, flat foot.

I got an 11.5 9016 and I've still got some space in the heel. I'm wearing a wool sock from Brooks Brothers - not dress weight, but just a little thicker. I feel like I could fit a 3/4 insole.

Do people usually go 1 full size down? Or do I go with an insole?
post #1714 of 1844

spent 8 weeks breaking in my red wing gt's, put them on yesterday and felt something that thought was just a little fold in my sock, took my boot off only to find a staple poking up in the sole. i know things happen, but man my boots were feelig good. no problem on the return, but now i am back to square 1 on the break in, after they send my new gt's.

post #1715 of 1844
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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post

I've been wondering the same thing. May be a question for a good cobbler like Nick at B. Nelson.

Just added a 1/4" heel to my 2-3 months old Beckman.

I think the added heft makes the boots look better.

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post #1716 of 1844
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Originally Posted by bellyhungry View Post

Just added a 1/4" heel to my 2-3 months old Beckman.
I think the added heft makes the boots look better.

That look terrific! Does it change the balance at all?
post #1717 of 1844

Is Obenauf's LP still the go-to for a pair of Cigar GT's? 

post #1718 of 1844
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Originally Posted by UserM4 View Post

Is Obenauf's LP still the go-to for a pair of Cigar GT's? 

 

It's a good thing you asked. It's recently been reported that HDLP is no longer safe to use with leather from SB Foot's tannery, owned and operated by RW and the exclusive leather supplier for RW boots. The report cited several examples in which formerly perfect Beckman/GT boots appearance and shape were irreparably damaged after just a single application of Obenauf HDLP. See images below.

 

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Just Kidding, Obenauf HDLP or Montana Pitch Blend will work fine. I prefer HDLP.

post #1719 of 1844

I've been applying Obenauf's LP to my boots monthly since I got them. Especially now during the winter months, I try to ensure that there is adequate protection. 

post #1720 of 1844
Good to know. Thx fellas.
post #1721 of 1844

Anyone else notice some discomfort where the stitching for the lacing meets toe area on the outside (basically the middle of your foot)? I'm only noticing it on my left foot and I'm starting to think one of my feet is wide and the other is normal...patch[1].gif

Probably about 20 hours wear 2/3 sitting (at work).

post #1722 of 1844

One of my feet felt discomfort because the lace was to tight.

post #1723 of 1844
I never thought of that. I'll try to lace it looser there though I feel like I have to keep it tight elsewhere or it'll start to slip a bit.
post #1724 of 1844
Yeah, but since we're still breaking them in, I think you and I both need to adjust the laces accordingly.
post #1725 of 1844
Obenauf question. Do you guys buff/polish with a brush after its dry? Or do you not polish at all?
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