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post #286 of 1844
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Originally Posted by mbrokerny View Post
I got the GT's delivered today an i have to be honest, i dont love them. Am i crazy, am i missing something?

No. I wanted the Black Cherry's for the longest time. They look so good in pics. Then I saw them in person - the bulbous toe and overall bulkiness really turns me off. Despite being able to get them for a little over $200 (Cultizm), for that much, no thanks. I might, however, pay $100 (and not a cent more) for ones worn once or twice. But even that's stretching it.
post #287 of 1844
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Originally Posted by somatoform View Post
No. I wanted the Black Cherry's for the longest time. They look so good in pics. Then I saw them in person - the bulbous toe and overall bulkiness really turns me off. Despite being able to get them for a little over $200 (Cultizm), for that much, no thanks. I might, however, pay $100 (and not a cent more) for ones worn once or twice. But even that's stretching it.

What did you expect? Red Wing isn't exactly known for it's fashion forward aesthetic. The GT's are supposed to be work boots that are dressed up a bit.

That being said, I prefer sleeker boots as well. I got a pair of GT's as beater boots and I love them for what they are but I'm definitely not gonna wear them with some of my more fashiony pieces.
post #288 of 1844
I dont know what I expected, I think as somatoform said, they looked a little sleeker in pictures.

In person they reminded me of my 1996 Timbs.
post #289 of 1844
Hi,

New here, been lurking for a bit.

I have a recently purchaed pair of GTs. Been wearing them for about 10 days, and my feet continue to ache. An insole makes the fit too snug.

Is this typical of the break-in process? Do most of you wear these boots without an insole?

Thanks.
post #290 of 1844
yea they're like that, at least mine were, a bit of a pain for the first few wears but they break in nicely
trying wearing slightly thicker socks, might help a bit
I just wear mine with no insert, i love the leather inlay, and its forming to my feet quite nicely, definitely get more comfortable as i wear them more so don't worry bout it unless you think you have the wrong size or something, they will get more comfortable over time
post #291 of 1844
fyi - i think they are replacing the black cherry model with the light brown model posted previously. i was calling RW stores looking for a place to try them on (no luck at my local) and one of the manager's said they had just tried to order a pair for a customer but were told that model 9011 was being discontinued and the order went unfulfilled. so if you have a particular affinity towards this color (as i do) you may want to act sooner rather than later. btw, the particular RW store i went to had a digital footscale that shows a thermal image of your feet and tells you your size. i'm an 8EE and went with the 7.5D GT - maybe could have gone to a 7 but break-in would have been terrible and i probably wouldn't be able to wear winter socks.
post #292 of 1844
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Originally Posted by mbrokerny View Post
I dont know what I expected, I think as somatoform said, they looked a little sleeker in pictures.

In person they reminded me of my 1996 Timbs.

GTs are in no way sleek. They are the opposite of sleek. They have nothing to do with sleek. That is their appeal.
post #293 of 1844
Compared to other work boots, the GT's ARE sleek. You cannot compare them to shoes.
post #294 of 1844
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Originally Posted by shade449 View Post
What did you expect? Red Wing isn't exactly known for it's fashion forward aesthetic. The GT's are supposed to be work boots that are dressed up a bit.

That being said, I prefer sleeker boots as well. I got a pair of GT's as beater boots and I love them for what they are but I'm definitely not gonna wear them with some of my more fashiony pieces.

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Originally Posted by mbrokerny View Post
I dont know what I expected, I think as somatoform said, they looked a little sleeker in pictures.

In person they reminded me of my 1996 Timbs.

I was expecting, having never seen a redwing in person in my life, a rugged version of a sleek-ish boot with a beautiful color. Don't see too many Redwings where I'm from.

I think the immense popularity of them on SF, the beautiful color, and certain angles of pics of them on sites led me to envsion them a certain way that didn't pan out in person.

More than anything it's the black cherry color that really made me want the boot- and the only thing now that would make me buy it (discounted).

It's a beautiful boot in it's own right and fits my aesthetic but not at that price - especially not since an Alden wouldn't be tremendously more - sorry, I'm probably comparing apples and oranges here.

Having finally seen them in person, I can now say that GT's are sleek, but only as a sleeker version of, say, a loggers boot.
post #295 of 1844
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Originally Posted by borntoolate View Post
i'm an 8EE and went with the 7.5D GT - maybe could have gone to a 7 but break-in would have been terrible and i probably wouldn't be able to wear winter socks.

You have wide feet, and GT fit you?
I've been hearing that GT''s run narrow and wouldn't work for those with wide feet.
I haven't been able to pull the trigger on those, since I have wide feet as well(9EE).
post #296 of 1844
yeah, there's a minor amount of heel slippage but they're fine - maybe technically a 1/4 size too big. if they were dress shoes it might be annoying but not a problem to chunk out on the socks in these bad boys. tho i should say i personally think i'm closer to 8E than 8EE, both seem to fit fine. you may want to try on an 8.5D and see how it works
post #297 of 1844
I like the look of these in some of the self edge jean photos, anyone know of a place that sells them in nyc so I could try them before I buy?
post #298 of 1844
David Z's does, i know the one on broadway between spring and prince does so def try there, thats where i bought mine from but yea you should probably just try them on and buy online. much much cheaper lmao
post #299 of 1844
I went there on black friday to check out some clarks, I remember seeing iron rangers, but not the GT's. However the store was nuts that day and didn't really look for GTs, I'll check it out tonight
post #300 of 1844
Thanks for startin this thread MonkeyFresh. It's been very informative. I went ahead and got 2 pair of the GT's (9011 and 9014) black and black cherry. I know they're not the same as the 19XX series but for $167 each shipped, I couldn't pass it up.

Not that this pic will do the shoe any justice but here's a real quick shot of 1 in each color.

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