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post #1801 of 1851

So I bought a pair of Beckman's in size 8 but they are too big for me, I can just about wear them if I tie them up extremely tight.

 

I'm a 7.5 in Grenson's and an 8.5 in Vans. I have a pair of RW chukkas in size 8 that fit me okay but slightly big. Should I go down to 7.5 in the Beckman's or all the way down to 7?

I have about an inch of space in front of my toes, however width is near enough okay.

 

Bit frustrated, was going to go for the Wolverine 1k instead this time, but I really like these as they are practical as well as good looking, so I am going to persist. Thanks.

post #1802 of 1851
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Originally Posted by ClassAct View Post

So I bought a pair of Beckman's in size 8 but they are too big for me, I can just about wear them if I tie them up extremely tight.

I'm a 7.5 in Grenson's and an 8.5 in Vans. I have a pair of RW chukkas in size 8 that fit me okay but slightly big. Should I go down to 7.5 in the Beckman's or all the way down to 7?
I have about an inch of space in front of my toes, however width is near enough okay.

Bit frustrated, was going to go for the Wolverine 1k instead this time, but I really like these as they are practical as well as good looking, so I am going to persist. Thanks.

Go with 7.5.
post #1803 of 1851

Thanks

post #1804 of 1851

Wow,this pair is the most beautiful RW GT's I've ever seen! Great boots!

post #1805 of 1851
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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post
 

Cross Post from the other RW thread.

 

Update on my black cherry Beckman's. I was ankle deep in mud yesterday so they needed a thorough cleaning. The beauty of products like HDLP is that they make clean up a relatively simple task. I wiped them down with a damp/wet rag. It took a while to get the mud out of all the crevices and I spent a bit more time getting the caked & dried mud out of the welt. I normally use a stiffer horsehair brush on the welt but because of the mud, I fold over the microfiber cleaning cloth and use the wet corner of the cloth to sponge out the welt area. Lastly, followed it up with a good brushing. Obenauf's high wax content even leaves them with a bit of a sheen, especially in the sun. They almost look polished! Wish I took a before pic.

 

 

 

 

Wow,this pair is the most beautiful RW GT's I've ever seen! Great boots!!

post #1806 of 1851
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Originally Posted by galloway View Post

Wow,this pair is the most beautiful RW GT's I've ever seen! Great boots!!

Pretty good photographs too!
post #1807 of 1851

Just picked one of these up yesterday in black, actually my first pair of boots. I went to the local Redwing store to try them and they happened to have them on sale. Is it true that if you buy from their store they'll do maintenance stuff on it for free? I recall reading that somewhere, but nothing on their site says so.

 

So far I'm pretty impressed with the quality, although there is a hotspot from the tongue that's hurting the top of my left foot. I'm wearing them as much as possible now to break them in, they seem like they'll be comfy once they've worn in a bit. Oh and since they're new they really fill the room with that delicious leather smell.

post #1808 of 1851
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Originally Posted by Tsujigiri View Post

Is it true that if you buy from their store they'll do maintenance stuff on it for free? I recall reading that somewhere, but nothing on their site says so.

You get replacement laces - http://www.redwingheritage.com/laces/ - for sure and also I seem to recall free conditioner/oil, but that may be store specific. The laces are obviously a good deal, but I'd prefer to do the oiling myself, .
post #1809 of 1851
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Originally Posted by milw50717 View Post


You get replacement laces - http://www.redwingheritage.com/laces/ - for sure and also I seem to recall free conditioner/oil, but that may be store specific. The laces are obviously a good deal, but I'd prefer to do the oiling myself, .


Good to hear, thanks. So it looks like most people use Obenaufs with these?

post #1810 of 1851
For conditioning ?

Yes, Obenaufs oil will work, as will Filson as will Venetian Shoe Creme as will many other products. Some claim that using VSC allows for a better shine when polishing, but I have no experience of that.
post #1811 of 1851

im worried that i didnt size down enough on my beckmans.  im brannock 10d, and bought 9.5 boots.  i have lots of toe room with thick socks, like a thumb and a quarter or close to an inch from big toe.  is this normal?  my right foot is slightly smaller, and has more room, boot fits looser and longer.  ive tried the iron rangers in 9, and returned them for 9.5 because my toes were hitting the front of the boot.  i dont know if it would have stretched out to fit, they did stretch it for me multiple times at the shop.  my 9.5 iron rangers have less toe space than the beckmans, i think that the heel of the beckmans sits a couple mm further back than iron ranger (from side profile this seems to be the case).

the shape of the toe on this boot seems to be long and "pointy", i dont think my toes would fit close to the end of the toe box because of how it tapers slightly.

i tried the beckman in 9 once, but on my smaller foot, and it was a very tight fit, but then again these things soften up considerably.  i worry that my larger foot would not have enough toe room.  I dont want to look like im wearing huge boots, which these are long.

 

so is it normal to have these boots run long with extra space in toes?  thanks for your advice!  sorry for the rambling.  i have gotten responses on reddit that this is normal, and i appreciate the help, i just want to know other peoples experience with the boots.

post #1812 of 1851
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Originally Posted by 7strung View Post

im worried that i didnt size down enough on my beckmans.  im brannock 10d, and bought 9.5 boots.  i have lots of toe room with thick socks, like a thumb and a quarter or close to an inch from big toe.  is this normal?  my right foot is slightly smaller, and has more room, boot fits looser and longer.  ive tried the iron rangers in 9, and returned them for 9.5 because my toes were hitting the front of the boot.  i dont know if it would have stretched out to fit, they did stretch it for me multiple times at the shop.  my 9.5 iron rangers have less toe space than the beckmans, i think that the heel of the beckmans sits a couple mm further back than iron ranger (from side profile this seems to be the case).
the shape of the toe on this boot seems to be long and "pointy", i dont think my toes would fit close to the end of the toe box because of how it tapers slightly.
i tried the beckman in 9 once, but on my smaller foot, and it was a very tight fit, but then again these things soften up considerably.  i worry that my larger foot would not have enough toe room.  I dont want to look like im wearing huge boots, which these are long.

so is it normal to have these boots run long with extra space in toes?  thanks for your advice!  sorry for the rambling.  i have gotten responses on reddit that this is normal, and i appreciate the help, i just want to know other peoples experience with the boots.

They tend to run long and thin. Make sure that you have plenty of room for the full width of your foot as you don't want to experience any issues with your little toe to jambing against the side of the boot.

After a long day of walking your feet are going to swell, so make sure that you have some extra space to account for this. Some toe space and slight heel slippage is not an issue. If your toes are hitting the front of the toe box then that is not a good sign.

You can address a slightly too large boot by using different lacing, insoles/inserts and different thicknesses of sock. Addressing a slightly too small boot is a non-starter really.
post #1813 of 1851
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Originally Posted by milw50717 View Post


They tend to run long and thin. Make sure that you have plenty of room for the full width of your foot as you don't want to experience any issues with your little toe to jambing against the side of the boot.

After a long day of walking your feet are going to swell, so make sure that you have some extra space to account for this. Some toe space and slight heel slippage is not an issue. If your toes are hitting the front of the toe box then that is not a good sign.

You can address a slightly too large boot by using different lacing, insoles/inserts and different thicknesses of sock. Addressing a slightly too small boot is a non-starter really.

 

 

thanks for your help. 

so these boots just have the tendency to look long or "big" i guess? 

my smaller foot could definitely use a size down, but my larger might not be able to handle it, and i am supposed to size for the larger foot from what i understand.  i can slide my foot forward, but only a few mm or so, less than i would have thought.  its not as comfortable, and still almost the same room in the toe box!

these fit strangely, and the mixed reviews of sizing down half or a full size dont help.  it seems like there is just extra room in the front that isnt meant to be filled.

post #1814 of 1851
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Originally Posted by 7strung View Post


thanks for your help. 
so these boots just have the tendency to look long or "big" i guess? 
my smaller foot could definitely use a size down, but my larger might not be able to handle it, and i am supposed to size for the larger foot from what i understand.  i can slide my foot forward, but only a few mm or so, less than i would have thought.  its not as comfortable, and still almost the same room in the toe box!
these fit strangely, and the mixed reviews of sizing down half or a full size dont help.  it seems like there is just extra room in the front that isnt meant to be filled.

The last used and the fact that they have something of a bulbous toe box that does make them look big.

Conventional wisdom would have you sizing for the larger foot in a pair of off the shelf boots of the same size.

People sizing down a full size does worry me a little, but I use insoles in my boots and tend to wear thicker socks.
post #1815 of 1851
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Originally Posted by 7strung View Post


thanks for your help. 
so these boots just have the tendency to look long or "big" i guess? 
my smaller foot could definitely use a size down, but my larger might not be able to handle it, and i am supposed to size for the larger foot from what i understand.  i can slide my foot forward, but only a few mm or so, less than i would have thought.  its not as comfortable, and still almost the same room in the toe box!
these fit strangely, and the mixed reviews of sizing down half or a full size dont help.  it seems like there is just extra room in the front that isnt meant to be filled.

i'm a 9.5D on a brannock. i picked up 9Ds.

have had them for a few years. even with insoles and reasonably thick socks, they're a half size too big.
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