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post #766 of 785

I usually just use the Red Wing products on my Red Wing boots. I think they recommend their all natural boot oil or mink oil, not sure. I'd shoot them an email or check the website. 

post #767 of 785
Boot oil is for harness leathers
Mink is supposed to be for their roughout
post #768 of 785

I would recommend not treating them at all until they need it. Probably at least six months from now if you bought the boots new and don't wear them in a wet environment regularly.

post #769 of 785
Ready for winter number 4

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post #770 of 785
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Ready for winter number 4

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Great pic!!  Is that the copper 8115?  Love the toe caps!!

 

Ben

post #771 of 785
Thanks! They are Amber Harness 8111 smile.gif
post #772 of 785
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Ready for winter number 4
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Love the boots.. I have the same pair and would love it if that is how they turn out after a while..  What and when did you treat these with.. Also what laces are those??

post #773 of 785
I alternate a bit between the stuff I have. I use a saphir renovateur and black and brown kiwi polish to get a good rich color. A good horsehair brush is also a plus:)
I snowseal the welts 2 or three times between october and march to keep them waterproof:)
The laces are the standard Beckman laces which I prefer over the standard ones.
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Love the boots.. I have the same pair and would love it if that is how they turn out after a while..  What and when did you treat these with.. Also what laces are those??
post #774 of 785
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Originally Posted by Justo View Post

Boot oil is for harness leathers
Mink is supposed to be for their roughout

According to their website, http://www.redwingheritage.com/USD/caresearch/8111 mink oil, boot oil, and conditioner is acceptable for the harness leather. 

post #775 of 785

Where do you see that?

 

I see:

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Proper conditioning helps preserve the finish and life of your footwear. Use Red Wing's All Natural Boot OilMink Oil or All Natural Leather Conditioner. You can apply these conditioners with your fingers, soft cloth or sponge. Below, you will find the recommended conditioner to use with each of our Red Wing leathers.

and at the bottom of the page it only lists the boot oil

 

This is where i got what I said, however: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rxySqCA9ic

 

edit: oh i see what you're saying now - not recommended but acceptable i suppose

post #776 of 785

Iron Rangers in the office today

 

 

Ben

post #777 of 785

I did the same thing you're doing to figure out my size in the IR.  I finally just went to a RW store and kept trying on smaller and smaller shoes until my toes hit the front. Actually got down to a 9.5EE. Mind you I wear a 12D in Nike.  I finally ended up sticking with a 10.5D, they felt tight on the top of my feet but after a few weeks they finally broke in and feel awesome.  The RW salesman told me that when you go from D to E you'll not only gain size on width but also on length.  I forgot the exact measurement, but it is something like an 1/8"  

If you look on RW European website they actually have a little more user friendlier interaction.  

 

A new pair of Red Wing Heritage boots should fit comfortably tight on your foot, with enough room to freely wiggle your toes. Over time the full grain leather upper, leather footboard and cork midsole mold to your feet, creating an enduring and customized fit over time with each wear.

 

I felt that they 11D was too long and 'ronald mcdonald' like. I'm glad I stuck with the 10.5D.

post #778 of 785
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Originally Posted by azcodito View Post
 

I did the same thing you're doing to figure out my size in the IR.  I finally just went to a RW store and kept trying on smaller and smaller shoes until my toes hit the front. Actually got down to a 9.5EE. Mind you I wear a 12D in Nike.  I finally ended up sticking with a 10.5D, they felt tight on the top of my feet but after a few weeks they finally broke in and feel awesome.  The RW salesman told me that when you go from D to E you'll not only gain size on width but also on length.  I forgot the exact measurement, but it is something like an 1/8"

If you look on RW European website they actually have a little more user friendlier interaction.

 

A new pair of Red Wing Heritage boots should fit comfortably tight on your foot, with enough room to freely wiggle your toes. Over time the full grain leather upper, leather footboard and cork midsole mold to your feet, creating an enduring and customized fit over time with each wear.

 

I felt that they 11D was too long and 'ronald mcdonald' like. I'm glad I stuck with the 10.5D.

 

I suppose it's very likely or possible that I could've gone down to a 10 EE, given the increase in length when you increase the width, since I didn't really find the 10.5 D's to be crowding my toes.... they were more narrow than anything.  Given the shape of the toe box on the IR's, I think determining the proper length can be deceiving.  Since it's bumped up, I think you can get a fairly snug fit in terms of length, and still have some toe wiggle room..... so it's easier to crowd the toes with these boots and still have them feel comfortable.

I guess by the third pair I was just ready to accept the fit of the 10.5 EE's.  They fit well and if anything I'd rather have a little extra room than none.  It's also hard to say how the footbed is going to conform to your foot, and whether or not that is going to be comfortable or if maybe a cushion insole might be needed..... or even a low profile insole with a bit of arch support.  My first choice is always to fit the boot to your foot wearing the pair of socks you are going to wear with that boot most often and not count on sizing up for an insole...... but some factory insoles are just flat out uncomfortable, and some additional cushion may be needed.

As long as my foot is not sliding around in the boots or shoes, I'm usually okay with a little extra room.

Ben

post #779 of 785

Here is my pair of 8111s.. I had initially bought them to wear until my White's order came through... However the more I wear these, the more I seem to love them. These actually look better now than when new. 

 

The laces on these are from the Beckman boot. 

 

In the shade.. 

 

 

And in the sun..

 

post #780 of 785

^^^ Nice toe caps.

Ben

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