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post #391 of 704
hi guys.. need your opinion... i bought a 9D. tried it on with thick socks and it fits snug. a little uncomfortable around the ankles but i know there's a break in period anyway. i'm 6 ft tall, does it look too small on me? should i exchange for a 9.5
Edited by thebuyingseller - 12/6/12 at 10:19am
post #392 of 704

what's your normal size in other shoes?  just buy the 9.5D and try it on.. keep the one that fits best.

post #393 of 704
i wear a 10 in J shoes mojave, sperry chukkas.. but all with a bit room in toe area for little movement..
post #394 of 704
Is there no one here who just wears these true to size? They're fucking boots. This isn't like sizing down jeans.
post #395 of 704
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Originally Posted by Arethusa View Post

Is there no one here who just wears these true to size? They're fucking boots. This isn't like sizing down jeans.

I wear a 10.5 in IR and a 10 in most Aldens.... so TTS i guess
post #396 of 704
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Originally Posted by Arethusa View Post

Is there no one here who just wears these true to size? They're fucking boots. This isn't like sizing down jeans.


Nothing wrong with wanting your boots to fit, especially if you are going to wear them all day several days a week, like many of us do.  And there is no doubt that these boots are weirdly lasted.  I have owned many boots over the years, nearly always in a 10D, and these Iron Rangers are the hardest to get to fit right of any I've tried.

 

Right now I have around an old pair of Chippewas and a VERY old pair of Red Wing moc toes, both in 10D.  When I put my new IRs, which are 9.5EE, sole to sole with either of these boots the IRs are about the same length (so .5 longer than TTS) but are a quarter to a half inch more narrow -- and these are double wide EEs!

 

It's a shame, because they are great boots in many ways (though totally lacking in support), but just really hard to get a good fit in.

post #397 of 704
Will trade my 10.5Ds for your 10Ds!!!! Only tried mine on... Someone please be a good person hhaahha
post #398 of 704

Im sure this question has already been asked a thousand times but how are you supposed to go about conditioning the muleskinner leather?

post #399 of 704
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Originally Posted by StraightDope View Post

Im sure this question has already been asked a thousand times but how are you supposed to go about conditioning the muleskinner leather?

I just bought some of that Red Wing "leather protection" spray and sprayed it before my first wear to do a bit of extra waterproofing. I believe a lot of people do nothing and they're still fine. Some go the dubbing route, but that darkens hawthorne a lot. Hope that helps a bit
post #400 of 704
I treated them with a light layer of Obenauf's LP when I got mine. Didn't really darken them too much, there's pics in one of the red wing or obenauf threads of a pair before and after a treatment of obenauf's.
post #401 of 704
Sweet thanks guys
post #402 of 704
My first post on this forum was a question about these boots when they were brand new. Years later they have been relegated to my rain/slush/shovel-the-driveway boots, but I still love 'em.

post #403 of 704
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Originally Posted by Islander View Post

My first post on this forum was a question about these boots when they were brand new. Years later they have been relegated to my rain/slush/shovel-the-driveway boots, but I still love 'em.

they look great
post #404 of 704
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Originally Posted by StraightDope View Post

Im sure this question has already been asked a thousand times but how are you supposed to go about conditioning the muleskinner leather?
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Originally Posted by itbegins View Post

I treated them with a light layer of Obenauf's LP when I got mine. Didn't really darken them too much, there's pics in one of the red wing or obenauf threads of a pair before and after a treatment of obenauf's.
That was me. I posted pictures a few pages back.

Also, ended up deciding to sell them.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/305328/red-wing-x-j-crew-iron-ranger-in-dark-chocolate-roughout-size-9-5

If you don't want to do Obenauf's LP, you can also try RW boot oil. I'm not sure what oiled roughout will look like in comparison to waxed roughout, but I'm curious.
post #405 of 704
Hey thanks for the tip, I decided to go with the 8115 copper color just because it seems like the rough out can be a handful. I've treated the 8115's with obenaufs oil and HD LP, I'll post some pics soon. They are pretty stiff at first compared to my wolverine 1k's but I like breaking them in to my liking so I don't mind it. I went a full size down from my sneaker size as I did with my Clarks DB's and 1K's and they fit perfect. The leather quality is great too. I still have a bit of breaking in to do but so far I love the boots
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