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Red Wing Boots - Your Opinion

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

  1. tproc

    tproc Active Member

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    thank god they didn't use the actual munson last

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    hideous
     
  2. cookienboots

    cookienboots New Member

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    Hello, I was wondering what the "Last" stands for. I was looking to get a pair of Red Wings and was choosing between the 1907 and the 8138. They look the same but the "last" is different. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  3. tsekh

    tsekh Well-Known Member

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    The last determines the shape of the size, see this video (1:48 onward)
     
  4. Brian Itzaina

    Brian Itzaina Well-Known Member

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    I just ordered a pair of Red Wing 2970 Engineer boots and am super excited. I bought a pair of 1907 boots a earlier in the year and I am kind of glad they were too small since the last thing I need in my closet is another pair of 6" boots. I sold them to my neighbor for cheap to fund a motorcycle boot. Since I don't have a boot taller then 6" I went with the 2970.
    I was in the air between 877 and 2970, I would have preferred laces, but I was looking for a 10"-12" boot and the 877's are only 8". I would have loved a pair of White's Nomads with a double leather mid sole and Vibram 100 sole but I had to stick with the 2970's because of price.
    I saved $46.50 with a coupon I found online so I paid the extra $12 for 2 day shipping and hopefully my helmet and gloves will show up the same day.

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    I can't wait to them to look like this:

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    Does anyone own a pair of 2970's on here?
    If so let me know your tips or experiences with them.
     
  5. Andreas1965

    Andreas1965 Well-Known Member

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    If you intend to use these as your moto boots, the soles are gonna wear down in no time.
     
  6. adiel408

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    Has anyone used mink oil on the 875's? I heard that it makes them darker
     
  7. bl@ster

    bl@ster Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I have. And yes, it does. :)
     
  8. dlaz

    dlaz Well-Known Member

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    if I apply the Obenauf LP,do i need to apply the mink oil too?
    its for my black harness moc boots.
     
  9. bl@ster

    bl@ster Well-Known Member

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    No. One or the other will be fine. Preferably LP.
     
  10. Brian Itzaina

    Brian Itzaina Well-Known Member

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    DBL POST (SMARTPHONE)
     
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  11. Brian Itzaina

    Brian Itzaina Well-Known Member

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    Very happy with the fit right out of the box. They walk lightly for and 11" crepe sole boot which is nice. Only tricky part is I typically wear very slim jeans and my only pair or looser pant are what I have on now. Looks like I need to pick up some boot cut Levi's for riding my motorcycle. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  12. dlaz

    dlaz Well-Known Member

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    thanks blaster.

    ugh that color is so nice.making me want to get the moc boots version instead.i'm not sure if i can pull of this engineer boots
     
  13. Brooks

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    How are do Red Wings feel as year round boots. In considering the 1907 or the 9011 as an everyday shoe but am worried could be too hot to wear in the summer and not warm enough for the winter.
     
  14. John15

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    That colour is so nice
     
  15. dlaz

    dlaz Well-Known Member

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    i can't really help in terms of weather,but living in SEA where the weather is alway hot RW feels fine so far.
    i like the crepe/christy sole better,it just comes comfy straight away compared to my RW iron ranger.there might also be a chance that i'm not used to heels that made me not so comfy in my iron ranger.
     
  16. Brooks

    Brooks Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I'm in Vancouver and we pretty much have the same weather.
     
  17. Brian Itzaina

    Brian Itzaina Well-Known Member

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    I purchased a pair of 1907's earlier in the year. For some reason I could not adjust to such a tall moc toe. I only sold them because they ended up being a size too small but since then I purchased a pair of 2970 Engineer boots and they have a round toe. Even though the 2970's are 11" vs. the 6" 1907's I feel more casual with the ability to dress them up in the Engineers. Even the old lady kept saying, "why wont you take those work boots off, it looks like your going out to pave a road or something."
    If that didn't go the way you hoped I can at least suggest to pick up some quality wool socks which will allow you to breathe and sweat a lot more comfortably in the hotter summer days.
     
  18. Rossdog

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    Hey Guys,

    Just seeking some help to identify some (supposed) red wing boots. A bandwagoning NZ menswear brand (i love ugly) claim their model is wearing red wings in this photo which pissed me off because they're the type of brand that would say something that isn't true in order to look "on-trend".

    The boots in the picture look nothing like any of the red wings that i've had experience with (except perhaps a similar profile to the red wing handsewn collection, however everything else is completely different - leather and round toe etc). Can I be sure that these aren't red wings? Another photo (where they claim they are red wings) can be seen here.

    Cheers.
     
  19. tsekh

    tsekh Well-Known Member

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    They are Red Wing lineman boots. I don't think they are officially available in the US or Europe market (at least not on the websites), but they are pretty popular in Asian markets. Red Wing Japan website is flash based and is extremely slow, try Googling "Red Wing 2907" or "Red Wing 2914" to see more photos of them. They look ok from the side, but hideous from the front or top IMO.
     
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  20. Brooks

    Brooks Well-Known Member

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    Yeah i actually wanted the 9011s over the 1907 but I found out I have E width feet. The Beckman's were too narrow to fit my orthotics (I don't know why podiatrist didn't mention my wide feet before). Hopefully they make the Beckmans in E eventually. I ended up going with the 875s actually because the 1907s were too dark in brand new condition.
     
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