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post #421 of 727
Yeah. Per the guy from Crane's, the oil (or Lexol conditioner) are for conditioning the leather and provide some minimal weatherproofing. LP is for waterproofing after conditioning.
post #422 of 727
When you first starting wearing the boots, how many days of wear did it take to break them in?
Also, which part of the boot did you feel needed to be broken in the most.\?

The only complaint I have about my IRs is that they slightly tight in the middle of foot, where the boot is its narrowest. Does the leather eventually give for a more comfortable fit?
post #423 of 727
the heel needed the most break in, took about 10-15 wears to get REALLY comfortable. I always wore them with wool socks at first, but now can even wear with dress socks.
post #424 of 727
I second the 10-15 wears, and the leather will form to your foot over time, mine were a bit tight in the same area as well And they fit perfect now
post #425 of 727

my Iron Rangers made my feet blister so bad.  blister scabbed over.  have a scar.

 

they ended up being .5 size too big.  i rarely wear them now as they stretched out my foot started to slip more and more

 

thinking about selling them :(

post #426 of 727

When I first got them, I went on a long walk and went walking around a mall as well. The part that hurt the most was definitely the heel due to slippage. Now that they're about 85% broken in, I have no more pain as it seemed to "mold" to my heel/feet. You can see the padding in that area forming the shape of my heel. 

 

Now it is seriously the most comfortable boot and possibly shoe I own.

post #427 of 727

Ok, so my rangers came in this morning at my local shop. I wear 10.5-11 usually and ordered 10's in black. They felt ok I guess but mainly they made my feet tilt inwards like this \  /  so the inside of my feet was lower than the outside. My feet also seemed to not completely line up with the sole. The bump corresponding to my big toes seemed to slightly overlap the outer sole. I don't have wide feet. I have normal or slightly narrow feet and they felt correct for length and width but just maybe an oddly built shoe (since they're hand made). The owner ordered another pair (since he only keeps 1 black pair of each shoe, brown sells much more currently he says). Has anyone else had any of these problems?

post #428 of 727

Yes, these are definitely oddly built boots - narrow and tending toward pronating, as you say.  It's a shame, cause they are great looking boots.  Those who can get a size to fit right are lucky I think.

 

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Originally Posted by MNengineer View Post

Ok, so my rangers came in this morning at my local shop. I wear 10.5-11 usually and ordered 10's in black. They felt ok I guess but mainly they made my feet tilt inwards like this \  /  so the inside of my feet was lower than the outside. My feet also seemed to not completely line up with the sole. The bump corresponding to my big toes seemed to slightly overlap the outer sole. I don't have wide feet. I have normal or slightly narrow feet and they felt correct for length and width but just maybe an oddly built shoe (since they're hand made). The owner ordered another pair (since he only keeps 1 black pair of each shoe, brown sells much more currently he says). Has anyone else had any of these problems?

post #429 of 727
I've had these for about a year and a half

update on my IR's
post #430 of 727

Hi, I recently bought a pair of copper IR's from revolveclothing.com and well, I've been wearing them for about 3 days and I've noticed that my left boot is breaking in a lot faster than the right. The left boot already shows creases and the leather already feels softer as compared to the still fairly stiff right boot. Is it normal for leather boots? :/ These are my first pair and I really want them to go right and last long.

 

I noticed too that when I received my boots, the left boot's tongue had a significantly softer feel and distressed look to it, however, I just assumed that it was simply a variance in leather or something. Should I be concerned? :( Thanks in advance for the advice!
 

post #431 of 727
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Originally Posted by jsizzle24 View Post

I've had these for about a year and a half

update on my IR's


Are those in Amber Harness? How did you get the boot to have such a maroon sheen to it?

post #432 of 727

After 4-5 wears my new muleskinners have developed a "pop" in the left boot. It seems that the leather insole is separating from the bottom rubber sole when the boot flexes... I can feel it up by the ball of the foot and hear it. I can always take these back (nordstrom), just curious if anyone else has had this happen? 

post #433 of 727

Yup. A couple of people reported having this problem when I was researching these boots. An example -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfQbOzLLnrM
 

post #434 of 727

Yes looks like the pop is fairly common... I'll keep wearing for a week and see if it persists.

post #435 of 727

no pop in my muleskinners.  if you try returning/exchanging at Nordstrom let us know how it works out.

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