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Originally Posted by s1rrah View Post

Hi there ...

I had a chance to take some side by side photos of my Black Harness IR's this morning; I had not had a chance to give them a serious look but, as I thought, the crease point is totally different on each boot.

On my left boot, the crease is right at the edge of the toe cap...

And on my right boot, the crease is a good bit before the toe cap, forming what you refer to as a "wave" ... neither boot hurt or irritate my feet at all ... completely comfortable ...

Here's the shots...

(also, for those who might be interested, these are size 8.5D which is a *full* size down from my normal shoe size of 9.5D. Mentioned so you might see how a full size down might wear/look in the toe area for a guy with completely average width feet)

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How do the boots fit, overall?  In your photos, the boots look like they might be a little small for your foot, judging by the look of your toe box area (the look short in the front compared to mine); from the way they have worn, it looks as though you should have more room in the toe box/forefoot area??

But do try applying a good application of boot oil on the inside of your boot; perhaps that will help?

Best of luck!

Joel

Hello !

From what I see in the pics it's exactly the same case. The boots are fine regarding toe room ( the right one has a bit more ). Our issue is identical and funny enough I see that the boot that has the crease on the line of the cap toe has slightly longer cap toe as well!

So the left boot pinching down totally stopped ? If so I am happy because its like I see my boots here !

PS : yes I use the red wing mink oil !
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Originally Posted by stuntman86 View Post


Hello !

From what I see in the pics it's exactly the same case. The boots are fine regarding toe room ( the right one has a bit more ). Our issue is identical and funny enough I see that the boot that has the crease on the line of the cap toe has slightly longer cap toe as well!

So the left boot pinching down totally stopped ? If so I am happy because its like I see my boots here !

PS : yes I use the red wing mink oil !

 

I only felt the "bite" in the toe area when my boots were brand new ... after a week or two, all three pair of IR's I've owned have fit perfectly and I can walk for days with zero discomfort ...

 

Be liberal with the mink oil on the inside ... saturate it very nicely and see if that helps ...

 

Best!

Joel

post #1173 of 1205
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Originally Posted by stuntman86 View Post

 the cap toe has slightly longer cap toe as well!
 

 

BTW ... I don't think there is too much discrepancy in the length of the toe cap area on my boots in the above shots ... it might look that way from the photo but it's just an illusion as I was shooting with my cel phone and from slightly different distances ... 

 

Otherwise ...

 

Here is another great shot of a guy's Iron Rangers ... and if you notice, ... both of his seem to crease right at the toe cap ... with neither having the "wave" that you mention ... these Amber Harness' have also, obviously been very saturated with some sort of boot oil ... (they look super comfy) ...

 

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I think the way the boots crease at the forefoot will depend on each individual person, the choice of sizes, how well the boot actually fits and each persons unique foot structure and *especially* how each person's feet move when they walk ...

 

Just a thought ...


Edited by s1rrah - 9/3/16 at 6:13am
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Hey Mike ... I actually contacted Red Wing to find out the details on the Brooks Bros leather ... apparently, like the Copper Rough and Tough, it is an oil tanned leather called "Cactus Brown" ... according to the Red Wing rep, the Brooks Bros uses more oil in it's leather and is unique in that it can be "shined" ... not sure about this last bit as I've never shined mine (I sort of "anti-shine" mine, actually ... but it's interesting still ...

 

Here is the transcript of the reply from Red Wing:

 

Again, great info! I thought the Brooks Bro leather looked a bit different, but I really like it. Hopefully this clears things up for anyone looking to purchase. Thanks for following up! 

post #1175 of 1205
Gave my 8111s a new layer of black Saphir and a light cap polish for the weekend.

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Does anyone own the 8119's with the Mini Lug sole?

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I have 'em.

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How do you like the 8119's? How has the 430 Vibram mini-lug sole been pretty durable or wear down at all?

 

Anyone willing to post any pics of how the Oxblood leather has worn over the past year of owning them (I believe they came out approx a year ago)?

 

Thanks!

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I just bought the 8119's and gotta say they are great! The soles have worked very well in various weather conditions...even retained traction climbing grassy hills in the rain!

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Good to hear you're enjoying the 8119's and the 430 Vibram sole. I'm definitely going to opt for the 430 Vibram versions vs. the Nitrile sole.

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Anyone have any pics of some Oxblood 8119's that will show how they wear over time?
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Originally Posted by buckslayer5676 View Post

Anyone have any pics of some Oxblood 8119's that will show how they wear over time?

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Roughly ten months old, haven't seen any use since the spring and they're part of a somewhat robust rotation so definitely not as worn in as they could be.

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Those look really good Snake, thanks for posting!

 

Looks like you also swapped out the original laces for some leather ones. They also look great!

post #1184 of 1205

had someone proxy me a pair of these from the red wings sale

 

 

my amber harness's are about 4 years old so i figure if im going to resole them for a hundred bucks i might as well spent the extra 70 and get a fresh pair

 

pretty excited about it

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Second day in, already feel way easier to break in than my first pair
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