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Red Wing Boots - Your Opinion

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

  1. Biggie_Robs

    Biggie_Robs Well-Known Member

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    I don't think it's plain toe, I think it's an Iron Ranger (which tend to be priced at $270 in the department stores).


    They look like IRs to me, too.
     
  2. connor

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    i went tts on my RWI boots. was that a mistake
     
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    rcd213 Active Member

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    Anyone else notice that the Chippewa boot in the slideshow is an L.L. Bean Katahdin?

    Very similar to the katahdin, however its missing the cap toe.
     
  5. wannabeagiant

    wannabeagiant Well-Known Member

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    They look like IRs to me, too.

    They look like Iron rangers but they have a lug sole. It looks like a plain toe but since the picture is so small, it might be the moc toe version.

    I like the look of those Chippewas. If they were around when I bought my katahdins earlier this year, I would have gone for them. Only thing I would change on the Katahdins is the cap toe.
     
  6. Flambeur

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    Ok, so I am now addicted to boots after buying the last two pairs of RW. I wanna get something in black, most likely the chelsea boot? How are those? Looking for something slimmer than GT, and Chelsea and Iron Rangers look like it, except I don't think IR is available in black? Also, papashoe doesn't have my size available in black for some retarded reason [​IMG]
     
  7. Get Smart

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    ^^ I bought the chelsea boot 2 years ago or so, I dont like them. Wore them maybe a total of 5x

    I like chunky boots, but the chelsea design is not good. too chunky for that type of shoe. I have other chunky chelseas (by Solovair) that still have a bit of "sleekness" to them but the RW chelsea is really ugly imo
     
  8. StylingUK

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    Have heard many talk about the 8146 but none have mentioned the 8135 yet. The only difference I see is the color? What do you guys think? Pics of 8135 [​IMG] Pics of 8146 [​IMG]
     
  9. ataru

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    Flambeur, the iron ranger actually does come in black.
     
  10. Monimus

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    What sort of wear can I put my 8138 Classic Lifestyles through?

    Will they survive a Canadian winter / do they have enough traction or tread?
     
  11. LawrenceMD

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    Have heard many talk about the 8146 but none have mentioned the 8135 yet. The only difference I see is the color? What do you guys think?
    looks like a europe/asia only type model. looks cool and since its for export i have to expect that it may be of higher quality. looks to be another color way.
     
  12. Flambeur

    Flambeur Well-Known Member

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    Flambeur, the iron ranger actually does come in black.

    Hmm...

    Which one is slimmer, IR or Chelsea? I need something black and slim
     
  13. voiceof

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    I really love the look of the Iron Rangers, but when I tried on the LLB Kathadins (a pretty close match I've heard) they seemed a bit chunky. I've got skinny legs so work boots usually look massive on my feet.

    Anyone have any suggestions for a slimmer boot that still has the overall look of the RW IR. I like the Wolverine 1000 mile, but those are out of my price range.
     
  14. Ispy

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    Anybody with the RW 1907, or any of the other boots made from the Rough and tough copper leather have any care tips?

    If you've oiled, lexol'd, Obenauf'd or otherwise cleaned your boots I'd love to how they turned out. Mine are getting to the point that they need some upkeep. Just wasn't sure how that particular leather would respond.
     
  15. jhoo04

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    Papashoe - 15% off - Code HLYD15
     
  16. AlexAlex

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    Anybody with the RW 1907, or any of the other boots made from the Rough and tough copper leather have any care tips?

    If you've oiled, lexol'd, Obenauf'd or otherwise cleaned your boots I'd love to how they turned out. Mine are getting to the point that they need some upkeep. Just wasn't sure how that particular leather would respond.


    Obenaufs makes them look great.
     
  17. Ispy

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    Obenaufs makes them look great.

    Do you have specific experience with that leather, or are you speaking generally?
    I'm really wondering what the 1907, 9111, 2971 etc. look like after treatment.
     
  18. pg600rr

    pg600rr Well-Known Member

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    So I bought the redwing iron rangers 8113 in sz. 10 (i am a 44 in CP's in a 11 in alot of athleic sneakers)...

    I just picked up the 1907 'coppers' in sz. 10 as well and they are really snug, wayyyy snugger than the iron rangers. I know they are going to stratched because of the leather and the red wing guy said they will stretch quite a bit, but I am wonderin if i should exchange for a 10.5...

    any experienc with sizing between these two? all I have found from searching is that the 1907's run slim.
     
  19. jenkinslaw

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    Just shoveled some snow in my rugged classics (J Crew version). Needless to say, I now feel more rugged and manly. Commando sole a real necessity in this crappy weather, as is the sno-seal.
     
  20. SeanH

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    I really love the look of the Iron Rangers, but when I tried on the LLB Kathadins (a pretty close match I've heard) they seemed a bit chunky. I've got skinny legs so work boots usually look massive on my feet.

    Anyone have any suggestions for a slimmer boot that still has the overall look of the RW IR. I like the Wolverine 1000 mile, but those are out of my price range.


    The Katahdin and Wolverine boots have a sleeker toe than the IR. If you want something slimmer than that with a cap toe I think you're looking at brands that are more dressy and less of a work boot - Alden, etc. Jeans with more of a boot cut can make the boot look less chunky too though.
     

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