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post #631 of 741
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Originally Posted by arrrr View Post

Well, it bugs me a bit, cuz I think shoes like RW should not have defects like that. However sending them back will cost me alot (since they came from US and I'm in Russia). I hope this can be fixed (or at least minimized) by a good shoe service. 


 



Ooooh, nye harasho!

I'd keep em in that case. tuck something under the seam to protect the upper and set about them with a VERY sharp knife.

(Or completely ignore this insane advice and take them to a good cobbler!)

Good luck!
post #632 of 741
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Originally Posted by OzzyJones View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by arrrr View Post
 

Well, it bugs me a bit, cuz I think shoes like RW should not have defects like that. However sending them back will cost me alot (since they came from US and I'm in Russia). I hope this can be fixed (or at least minimized) by a good shoe service. 

 



Ooooh, nye harasho!


I'd keep em in that case. tuck something under the seam to protect the upper and set about them with a VERY sharp knife.

Yea


(Or completely ignore this insane advice and take them to a good cobbler!)

Good luck!

It will be better like this:

"Nue horosho" :) Still that will not sound like it should :)

 

I was already thinking what I can tuck as a protection for the upper :) 

post #633 of 741
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Originally Posted by arrrr View Post

It will be better like this:

"Nue horosho" smile.gif Still that will not sound like it should smile.gif

 

I was already thinking what I can tuck as a protection for the upper smile.gif 

 



Yeah my Russian is so feeble I should probably refrain from trying to transliterate Cyrillic!!

Let us know how the surgery goes!
post #634 of 741

Oy blinchiki c myasam kak uzhasna!!

Lol greetings tavarish. Red Wing has amazing customer service! Email their customer services team and include pictures and see what they say! Maybe they'll be nice enough to cover the shipping for you (send a shipping label or reimburse you). Couldn't hurt to try! For such expensive boots you should be 110% satisfied. 

Good luck bratan

post #635 of 741

>Oy blinchiki c myasam kak uzhasna!!

lol ;)

 

Actually I bought them on amazon cuz RW has a pretty weird regional policy: they signed up an exclusive contract with a local company, which sells them here for $500 (multiplying US or EU price by 2, 3 or whatever is pretty usual in Russia and is called "local business"). On top of that RW forbids its dealers to send their shoes here  (many great online stores stopped selling RW to Russia during the last several months) forcing us to buy them from a local distributor (RW, if you are reading this, please buy your stuff yourself for the price Code 7 is asking). 

 

I've already emailed the seller, they can take my shoes back or are offering me $40 refund (lol) in case I will keep them. Sending them back is not an option for me since it will cost me around $100 with regular post and $250-350 with DHL or Fedex. 

post #636 of 741
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Originally Posted by OzzyJones View Post

If the IR fit you well my suggestion would be to go with the same size.

Had to go down a half size for the Red Wing 8053 Oxford. Am loving them.




Got a pair of these hand sewn RW moccasins during the summer and wore them on the mean streets of NOLA in a pair of shorts and never had a moment of discomfort (which is saying a lot for me). Was sad to see the beautiful color copper go when I oiled the leather. While the crepe sole is extremely comfortable, I doubt it will hold up as well as the soles used on other RW shoes in the Heritage line.







Went down a half a size in these as well from the 11 I wear in the Iron Ranger boot.
Edited by kayumochi - 11/5/13 at 8:26am
post #637 of 741

Hi,

 

I purchases a pair of IR 4 days ago.  

 

Here is the way I always did to break in my boots.  Tighten the laces the first fours holes and then make a double overhand knot...Tighten the rest to the top not too tight.  Wear the boot but on the first sign you feel pain remove them for a few hours them wear them again etc...I did that for the past 3 days...Today I just came back from a walk all day in the woods with the  IR.  I experienced no pain at all.  

The trick I think is to wear the boots as often as possible and remove them at the first sign of discomfort.  The goal is to keep your feet from getting any kind of bruising because then you will not be able to wear the boot for many days until you are healed.  Also I would regularly crouch and keep that position on both toes to break in the boot at the front part.

 

For your info I wear:

 

Timberland boots: 11

Dr martens: 11

nike: 12

dress shoes: 11.5-12

converse all star: 12

 

Got the IR in size 11 


Edited by Alex Karbs - 11/8/13 at 6:19am
post #638 of 741

Finally received my first pair of Red Wings, the IR's in Amber today. I love them, but I have a couple questions. Any help would be much appreciated. 
 

My main concern is that I'm not sure about my width. They feel snug around the sides of my feet but not painful, which is how I read they should be, but my foot is pushing the leather out beyond the sole. The pictures don't show this as well as I would like but hopefully this gives an idea of what I mean. When they're tied loose like shown in the pictures, I'm getting heel slippage but overall not very uncomfortable. 

When they're tied very tight like shown in the pictures, I'm getting no heel slippage at all, but my feet are beginning to ache and it's very tight around the front of my ankle. My foot has no free room at all when they're tied like this. 

When I tried on the 10.5's, I was getting a little bit of heel slippage when tying them tight, but when tying them a bit looser they felt pretty damn big. I thought I'd exchange for the 10's and compare. 

This is them tied up pretty loose:
 

700


Tied tight: 

 

 

 


My question is do I:
a) Go back up to 10.5D ?
b) Exchange for a 10EE ?
c) Stay with these and hope that they break in well?

Let me know what y'all think. Thanks!

post #639 of 741

A little heel slippage is good and proper. If you aren't wearing thick socks, I'd try the wide size with thick socks and see how they fit. Ultimately you want a nice snug fit at first so it breaks in well. 

post #640 of 741
Agreed… You want a little heal slip, especially when the boots are brand new since the leather hasn't softened and formed to your heel. I'd say that a nice snug fit on the ball of your foot is what you want, but not to the point where it's pushing the leather beyond the sole. I would definitely try on the EE's and see how those fit you.
post #641 of 741

I agree with Bimmerchop...I think EE's would fit better as they seem to be missing some width.

post #642 of 741

I agree with the guys above. I ordered a 7D, and while it fit fine (barely any heel slip), the sides of my feet were cramped in there and "overflowing" like yours. I went with a 7EE and never looked back.

post #643 of 741
My Iron Rangers about 6 months old. Wear them everyday for work.

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post #644 of 741

glory, are those the coppers?

post #645 of 741
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Originally Posted by Erkle View Post

glory, are those the coppers?

They are 8111 the Amber Harness. Definitely got a lot darker from oiling them.
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