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post #376 of 803
What type of socks do you usually wear with your DBs? and I'm assuming you go sockless on topsiders? I wear thick socks with my DBs and they're a good fit... Might just go Zappos and order the 10s and 10.5s...
post #377 of 803

Anyone know anything about this site:

http://www.redwingshoesboots.com/red-wings-boots-style-no-8111-iron-ranger-boot-amber-p15.html

 

The boots are some sort of knock offs, but are the actually knock offs made by Red Wing for non US markets, or just a total scam?

 

Thanks

post #378 of 803
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post

Anyone know anything about this site:
http://www.redwingshoesboots.com/red-wings-boots-style-no-8111-iron-ranger-boot-amber-p15.html

The boots are some sort of knock offs, but are the actually knock offs made by Red Wing for non US markets, or just a total scam?

Thanks
IR with GT sole? hmmm lets compare to this
http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Red-Wing-for-Brooks-Brothers-Antique-Cactus-Iron-Ranger/MH00048_____LTBR_09___D___,default,pd.html

you'll know which one is scam
post #379 of 803

Finally pulled the trigger and got a pair of Iron Rangers just yesterday.  But can anyone point me toward a better pair of laces?  These are too short and too flimsy.  Longer leather boot laces would be nice, but since I got the Amber boots I guess they shouldn't be too black or too light. I'd be open to good substantial waxed laces as well. So, any recommendations would be appreciated.

 

As far as size goes, the boots seem to me to run long and VERY narrow.  I have always worn 10D (med) in boots, which is what my current (worn out) Chippewas are.  I ordered 9.5EE in the Iron Rangers, and they seem about the same length as the Chippewa 10s, but also the double wide EE is about the same width or maybe even slightly narrower than the medium D Chippewas (and other boots I have worn).  It's too bad, cause I'd love to get them in black, but they don't make a EE in black apparently.

 

I have to say that I love the way they look.  And I am hoping they will feel right.  As others have said, they have no support for the foot at all, but I will use a pair of insoles. Feel stiff to begin with, but that will soften up when broken in.  Right now one shoe is pinching my toe a bit, so have to decide if they are right for me.  But I hope they will be.  Again, they look great.

 

Thanks in advance for any lace recommendations...
 

post #380 of 803
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post

Finally pulled the trigger and got a pair of Iron Rangers just yesterday.  But can anyone point me toward a better pair of laces?  These are too short and too flimsy.  Longer leather boot laces would be nice, but since I got the Amber boots I guess they shouldn't be too black or too light. I'd be open to good substantial waxed laces as well. So, any recommendations would be appreciated.

As far as size goes, the boots seem to me to run long and VERY narrow.  I have always worn 10D (med) in boots, which is what my current (worn out) Chippewas are.  I ordered 9.5EE in the Iron Rangers, and they seem about the same length as the Chippewa 10s, but also the double wide EE is about the same width or maybe even slightly narrower than the medium D Chippewas (and other boots I have worn).  It's too bad, cause I'd love to get them in black, but they don't make a EE in black apparently.

I have to say that I love the way they look.  And I am hoping they will feel right.  As others have said, they have no support for the foot at all, but I will use a pair of insoles. Feel stiff to begin with, but that will soften up when broken in.  Right now one shoe is pinching my toe a bit, so have to decide if they are right for me.  But I hope they will be.  Again, they look great.

Thanks in advance for any lace recommendations...

 

I used the extra laces I got with my Alden Indy boots. I live right by the the SF Alden store and they give out laces for free if you ask. Actually, when I got my iron rangers they didn't come with laces, and I called Red Wing directly and had them ship me (they shipped 2 different pairs). If you like long laces or want some color check out the danner website, they have some good offerings.
post #381 of 803

j.crew's got some leather laces

 

patrick_b got some laces from Tandy Leather.  looks awesome on his GTs

http://www.styleforum.net/t/65734/red-wing-gentlemans-traveler/1620#post_5799172

post #382 of 803

I am at the stage with my new IRs of wearing them for an hour or two in the house to decide whether or not to keep them.  I love the way they look, but I also need them to feel right.  One thing I noticed only after some time in them is that there is a much bigger space than most boots in the lacing area -- that is, the space between the eyelets on the top of my foot.  Combined with pretty thin tongue leather, this means that I can really feel the laces biting into my feet, especially wear the foot bends to meet the ankle.  And I ordered a EE, so they can't bet any wider.

 

Has anyone noticed this?  It doesn't seem to be the kind of thing that will go way with breaking in, cause it's not a leather problem...  I wish the sizing of these was a bit more standard, you know...

post #383 of 803
My Iron Rangers arrived. As much as I love the 1000 Mile and GT, the Iron Ranger made more sense for my style and functionaity as my main boot. I'll get around to the 1000 Mile and GT later :P.

Ordered half size down from what I think is my regular size. For comparison, I wear an 11D in the LL Bean Katahdin (essentially the Chippewa boot), and ordered a 10.5D. The Beans run a little big overall but most people order that boot half a size down. I have issues with my heel slipping a lot in the Katahdins.

The Iron Rangers are definitely more narrow, and I probably could have gone with a 10D, then let the boot stretch out a little with wear, but right now they are pretty comfortable out the box, and might benefit from an insole.

Leather is completely different from the Bean boot. The Bean boot is just thick leather, but this leather is a little more pliable and is just better overall leather. It's also a hell of a lot lighter overall, but that might have to do with the difference in size.

Overall a very solid boot, very good value if you can catch it around $200 or less, and a decent value at retail.

ALSO, if anyone wants to trade your size 10 for my 10.5 I am definitely interested.
post #384 of 803

Amazon has the 8113 Hawthorne Muleskinner in all widths/sizes for $179.90 icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

no excuses.. go buy now!

post #385 of 803

 

Had em 6 months now, just got these new waxed laces for free from Red Wings via replacement service, very fast btw. I just use mink oil on them, lots of regular wear and I do a lot of walking.

 

These boots are very high quality and well worth the price. Feel very solid to hold and on the foot, I've still yet to kick someone in the face with them which I think would be quite a rewarding feeling with these on.

post #386 of 803

Everyone states they have fit issues -- did anyone actually use the fitting service at a Red Wing brick and mortar store to get properly sized?  I did that and purchased at the store for 25% off on a special that was running back in January.  The fit on mine was perfect.  I also know a couple of people that went to the store to be sized and then purchased online to save few bucks.  Just curious...

post #387 of 803
I ended up returning a pair of 9D beckman's because they were a tight. I know the IR runs narrow, but will the 2E size in IR be wider than the Beckman's in D? thanks
post #388 of 803
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Originally Posted by camjr View Post

Everyone states they have fit issues -- did anyone actually use the fitting service at a Red Wing brick and mortar store to get properly sized?  I did that and purchased at the store for 25% off on a special that was running back in January.  The fit on mine was perfect.  I also know a couple of people that went to the store to be sized and then purchased online to save few bucks.  Just curious...

Yes, and they tried to get me to walk out in 11's, a half inch over my brannock size and a full size over what I ended up buying (online), and they're still a bit loose.

post #389 of 803
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Originally Posted by Treaty of Versailles View Post

I ended up returning a pair of 9D beckman's because they were a tight. I know the IR runs narrow, but will the 2E size in IR be wider than the Beckman's in D? thanks

Beckmans and Iron Rangers are on the same "8" last so they should fit similarly.  General consensus is they run long and narrow.

 

I bought the 9011 Beckmans last year and had to get size 9.5D to accomodate my wide feet.  I tried on the 9D and it was too tight.  My true size is 9D/E.  A couple months ago I got the 8113 Iron Rangers in 8.5 EE and the fit is spot on.  I would say the width on the 8.5EE and 9.5D are almost identical.

 

For reference:

Chucks - 9

Clarks Desert Boots - 9

Allen Edmonds - 9D

 

Timberland work boots - 9 EE

post #390 of 803
If anyone is thinking of getting a pair of Iron Rangers in 10.5 in Amber Harness, be a real cool guy and buy mine then ship a pair of size 10Ds to me lol :P

Mine are brand new and have only been tried on.
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