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post #1741 of 1851

Does anyone have the embossed moc toe beckmans?  I'm thinking of getting a new pair of boots and they look a bit like poor man's Indys.

 

Edit: that's the 9030 style, by the way.


Edited by Teapot418 - 2/19/13 at 10:16am
post #1742 of 1851
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Originally Posted by milw50717 View Post


All too common with these boots, have a look back through some of the past posts on this forum. Generally, not fatal to the boots or the wearer.

Not fatal, but far too common.  It seems like either a design flaw or a quality control issue.

post #1743 of 1851
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Originally Posted by Teapot418 View Post

Does anyone have the embossed moc toe beckmans?  I'm thinking of getting a new pair of boots and they look a bit like poor man's Indys.

 

Edit: that's the 9030 style, by the way.

I tried a pair on from brooks brothers in my trubalance size, and they were seriously tight in the toes. Not a fan of the 224 last. A decent alternative to the Indy though, fully lined and the finishing seemed better than other heritage line boots I've had. 

post #1744 of 1851

4 1/2 years old.  2 reheels and a dremel job on the sole to get it looking nice again.  I gave them to a friend about 6 months ago, and picked up another pair in cigar.  He loves them, gets comments on them all the time. The leather sole on the inseam came apart a tiny bit while I was breaking them in, but nothing crazy. They are boots, wear them... they look way better broken in. They won't fall apart.   

 

post #1745 of 1851
I have the 9030's
I love them, but taking long to break in..
My poor feet.
post #1746 of 1851

I've got a pair in brown for just under a year now. They're the Red Wing x JCREW ones - I've treated them pretty harshly though (albeit with snoseal) so they're holding up really well. The only thing is that original unique look is gone and replaced by a dull dark brown. I'm thinking of buying another pair and keeping them the right way. So... assuming I do a good job of it, would I actually ruin the leather by taking my current pair and dyeing them black so I could polish them up?

post #1747 of 1851
my GTs were getting rather dryed out bc i was treating them bad this winter. I whipped out my obernaufs leather oil last week and applied a bunch of oil and left it overnight... the next day I wiped out the excess oil but now have these brownish spots where the oil had settled into the dry spots in the leather... and its been more than a week..

What can i do to even out the leather.... polish or something else?
post #1748 of 1851

Patrick, your boots look INCREDIBLE.  I love the laces (much more than the black RW ones) and also, the color looks so rich, almost like oak, what did you put on them?

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RE: Arch support (or lack of arch) and insoles:

 

The lack of arch support was a bit of an adjustment for me as well. I use green superfeet insoles in other boots and love them. Unfortunately, I found that adding the green superfeet to my RW's changed the size too much for me to wear comfortably. I still wanted to add a bit of arch support, so I found some inexpensive (compared to superfeet) Spenco insoles. They are green and not rigid like superfeet. The model that worked for me was a half insole with a pronounced arch. It provides a bit more arch support without significantly changing the internal volume of the boot.

 

If I could find one nit to pick about the Beckman, it would be the lack of arch support. With that said, I haven't found the lack of support to hinder comfort even on days with lots of walking. I suppose only time will tell. For now, the Spenco insoles are working well for me.

 

Lastly, RE: the leather Latigo Lace from Tandy (I promise not to bore you for another second about leather laces...after this post). You can see in the images below how quickly the leather darkens from a light tan to dark brown in very little time. I applied Obenauf once which darkens them a bit right away. However, in a few short weeks they take on a very dark brown.

 

These were taken just after applying Obenauf but without much wear:

 

 

And the following images were taken today, just a few weeks later. Note they've only see a day or two of wear per week so far.

 

 

 

 

 

post #1749 of 1851
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Originally Posted by Teapot418 View Post

Does anyone have the embossed moc toe beckmans?  I'm thinking of getting a new pair of boots and they look a bit like poor man's Indys.

 

Edit: that's the 9030 style, by the way.

 

I recognize this post is pretty old, but I imagine there's someone else out there looking for this info.  I was myself as late as two days ago.

 

I was looking for a lower-cost alternative to the Indy and went to stores all over Manhattan.  I ended up looking at these, the moc-toe version of the Wolverine 1000 Mile (Courtland) and the Frye Walter.

 

IMO, these look a LOT more rugged than any of the other alternatives.  They're about three parts Red Wing to one part Indy.  That may or may not work with your style, but they came out as my least favorite of the three.

post #1750 of 1851
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Originally Posted by spacemanvt View Post

my GTs were getting rather dryed out bc i was treating them bad this winter. I whipped out my obernaufs leather oil last week and applied a bunch of oil and left it overnight... the next day I wiped out the excess oil but now have these brownish spots where the oil had settled into the dry spots in the leather... and its been more than a week..

What can i do to even out the leather.... polish or something else?

 

apply another coat to even it out?

post #1751 of 1851

So I've been looking at getting a pair of these for quite a while, and they appear to be on sale on Amazon right now.  I've browsed through the thread, though, to try to figure out what size I should get, and haven't really come up with a clear answer yet.

 

I wear an 8 in Clark's Desert Boots and my actual foot measurement is 10 3/16ths~.  I'll be wearing them with some decently thick socks, but I am not sure if I'll be adding soles to them or not.  I was considering getting the 8.5's, but after considering the socks, I was thinking about getting a 9.  But I'm worried that might be too big.

post #1752 of 1851
How are Red Wings as year round boots? I'm considering the 1907 or the 9011 as an everyday shoe but am worried they could be too hot to wear in the summer and not warm enough for the winter.
post #1753 of 1851
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How are Red Wings as year round boots? I'm considering the 1907 or the 9011 as an everyday shoe but am worried they could be too hot to wear in the summer and not warm enough for the winter.

Just fine. Thin socks and insoles in the summer. Thick socks in the winter. You did size them sufficiently to allow for thick socks, right ?
post #1754 of 1851
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Just fine. Thin socks and insoles in the summer. Thick socks in the winter. You did size them sufficiently to allow for thick socks, right ?

I agree with this...I measure a 10.5 and bought a 10.5 so allow for different socks, no sizing down.
post #1755 of 1851
I sized down half because I realized my normal 10.5 for most shoes is not because my foot is long but because it's a bit wide. With the lasts on 875 which were wider I was able to wear a 10. I wore my winter socks to the store just to make sure they would fit OK.
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