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Red Wing Boots - Your Opinion

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Wupper, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. mr. burns

    mr. burns Well-Known Member

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    Choosing not to condition the leather is just plain stupid...

    Haven't really decided what I'm going to do yet. I've thought about getting them resoled with a Vibram 2021 but I'm unsure how durable it is. The Red Wing sole on the 3140s has a layer of really durable rubber which has made them last a pretty long time considering the amount of foot miles I put into them at work. Also thinking of getting some Nicks boots made and keeping the Red Wings as a backup.
     
  2. ElBron21

    ElBron21 Well-Known Member

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    Ive never heard of Nick's boots until now.
    Youre kinda blowin my mind..
     
  3. BootGuy

    BootGuy Well-Known Member

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    I just picked up a pair of Red Wing Heritage Chukkas, size 11

    I'm generally a 11.5 in most modern Nikes, and a 11 in dress shoes and Timberlands.

    When I have the boot on my foot they feel great, length is good, etc...

    But getting the boot on seems to be difficult. They are tight across the bridge of my foot just under the tongue. Do these boots loosen up over time? Should I go up to a larger / wider size? I feel like larger would be too long, but I'm open to buying them in a wide.
     
  4. mr. burns

    mr. burns Well-Known Member

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    yea, i hadn't heard of them until recently but they make a damn fine boot, comparable if not better than whites.
    check out this little video series on their boot making process
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    not going to give sizing advice because i don't want to be responsible if i give bad advice :p
    but, my boots were a little tight on the bridge and definitely tight in the width for a while until they really stretched out and they take a while to stretch out because the leather is pretty stiff. for a little while i wondered if i got my sizing wrong but i'm glad i sized the way i did because they're perfect now and i've been wearing them pretty much daily for about 3 years now and they seem to get better every day.
     
  5. sazon

    sazon Well-Known Member

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    A great day for 8138

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  6. spedrunr

    spedrunr Well-Known Member

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    a few scuffs from 2-3x per week wear for 3 months. The leather under the dye/paint is substantially lighter. almost a moss green[​IMG]
     
  7. JjasonL

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    Found damage on my 1907s.. Any ideas on how to fix this tear??
     
  8. ElBron21

    ElBron21 Well-Known Member

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    Those look nice and fresh. I love how soft the crepe outsole feels when they're new!
    But, not to sound petty, I hate when there's a double cuff and/or giant cuff on jeans with boots. Makes a bloak look like he's trying too hard to show off ones boots...
    The boots speak for themselves
     
  9. ElBron21

    ElBron21 Well-Known Member

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    Which ones are those? The kangatan ones?
     
  10. ElBron21

    ElBron21 Well-Known Member

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    Cuts and tears are kinda collateral damage for boots.
    Just give em a fresh oil and buff and it won't be as apparent
     
  11. ElBron21

    ElBron21 Well-Known Member

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    I've been wearing these a ton lately. Black harness engineers.
    Took awhile to get used to pull-up boots, my toes were always clinching like I was gonna walk outta them...but now it's kosher.
    They look great in black jeans
    And I will say one thing, I've never had women comment more about this pair then probably my other red wings combined
     
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    ElBron21 Well-Known Member

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  13. spedrunr

    spedrunr Well-Known Member

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    Yes sir, these are indeed the 8180 Kangatans. love em :)
     
  14. ElBron21

    ElBron21 Well-Known Member

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    Thought so! Slick boots
    I talked to another owner of those a couple pages back, he had posted a pic of em next to the original kangatan of yesteryear
    I suggested to him, and now to you, to put a nice black smaller lug commando outsole on them (once the crepe wedge outsole wears out)
    That would make them look amazing and more like the original.
    Although they look good to begin with. Just a thought.
     
  15. Glorysends

    Glorysends Well-Known Member

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    Here's my collection of heritages and my most recent Red Wing purchase

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  16. spedrunr

    spedrunr Well-Known Member

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    these might be some cool black neoprene soles


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  17. meridiansystem

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    Are those chestnut Beckmans in there? Any extra pics of those? They look minty

    What model are the new ones?

    Great collection! I picked up the 875s a few months ago and my other RWs haven't been seeing the same love. Wasn't sold on the crepe sole but they are noticeably more comfortable for all day walking. -only warning you now in case your collection starts growing again!
     
  18. Glorysends

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    Haha thanks for the advice! I was never keen on the 875s, but they are starting to grow on me. They are the chestnuts. I have two pairs. I bought one for work and couldn't bring myself to wear them at work, so I bought another pair for work and one for going out. I know, I'm ridiculous. The work pair are worn everyday for the last year and see all kinds of abuse. The ones in the middle of the Iron Rangers and Blacksmiths are a Munson boot that was a collaboration with Jcrew and my new boots are 4579. It's a beckman boot as well collaboration with Jcrew as well. Here's a few pictures.

    Apologize in advance for all the pictures.

    These are the chestnut Beckmans and a comparison picture of my work ones and other ones.

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    Here is a close up of the Munson Jcrew boot which I love. One of my favorites along with my newest and a picture of what they should look like when they get worn.

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    And here are my work boots and how they looked yesterday and then after I polished them.

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  19. ElBron21

    ElBron21 Well-Known Member

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    I'm coveting those Munson boots right now....
     
  20. Glorysends

    Glorysends Well-Known Member

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    They are awesome! One of my favorites. The style number is 4597. They were an older boot with Jcrew and then some store in Wisconsin had bought a bunch of over stock of them or something and had a limited supply of them online. Check Ebay for them.
     

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