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Red Wing Boots - Your Opinion

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

  1. bl@ster

    bl@ster Well-Known Member

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    The Copper Yuma leather was new to me -- I've never seen it used on any Red Wings before. It's very matte and close to nubuck as you say, similar in texture to this leather on the J. Crew Beckman:
    http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/shoes/ruggedboots/PRDOVR~30489/30489.jsp

    BTW, Chestnut is not discontinued. See Nordstrom and Amazon for fresh shipments of Beckmans in Chestnut. I just grabbed a pair that were made just 2 months ago.
     
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  2. cathpah

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  3. bl@ster

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    Here you go, bro. Copper Yuma on the left, Chestnut on the right, click for high-res:

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  4. redzero

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    I have read that Iron Rangers run large, so if I'm a size 13, should go down a size to 12? I am hesitant about doing it because I have wide feet and the Iron Rangers are narrow.
     
  5. dlaz

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    i find the iron ranger narrow,so half a size down would be much better IMO.
     
  6. redzero

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    I don't see a 12.5 as an option, though.

    I checked with retailers that were selling Red Wings, but none of them even had the boots I wanted to try on. I'll just wait, then.
     
  7. acinod

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    I tried on a pair of Red Wing Iron Rangers today. The back of the boot digs up the back of my ankle/calves as I walk. Will this go away after I break-in to them? Are Red Wing Beckman more comfortable?
     
  8. Exordium01

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    DId you try skipping the top lace hook?
     
  9. acinod

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    The first time I tried them on I went crisscross through all the hooks and they didn't feel well. The store owner told me to skip the top lace and I was able to get a more comfortable fit but the back of the boot was still digging in if ever so slightly. Haven't tried on the Beckman but I think I might get it here in Australia for $345 when they have my size in 2 weeks (since it has a more rain-friendly sole) . I'm going to America at the end of the year but I want to be able to break into them before then so I'll have a better experience wearing them there.

    One more question: If I only had one boot that can be worn with jeans, chinos and grey flannel trousers and can also be worn all year round, are Black Cherry Beckman GT the most versatile choice?
    I tried on the Iron Rangers in the picture attached and it looks great but I'm just a bit worried the toe is too round and rugged, causing it to be less versatile. I'm guessing the Beckman may have a similar issue?
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  10. Spencer

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    Anyone have pics, or can coment on the fit of the Red Wing for J.Crew Beckman boots? Digging the broken in look, how do they look/wear in person?
     
  11. redzero

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    I think I'll order Iron Rangers in 12 D. They will probably be long enough, and they'll get wider when I break them in.
     
  12. crosswound

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    i know besides the obvious cleaning my redwings with saddle soap or another cleaner is there a way to keep dirt/dust off? i ask because when i wear them at work they get light dust/dirt like a magnet talking like within a hour when they don't even touch anything dirty. just me walking around like regular inside a building.

    by the end of the day the whole shoe looks like a new color i call it shade of light dirt :bigstar:
     
  13. superego

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    looking for the RW 9185 wabasha and stumbled across these: http://www.endclothing.com/red-wing-9185-wabasha-boot-80517.html?gclid=CNW-ttWYxbkCFUfZQgod-2EA2Q

    looks like they're out of stock (figure I just got a cached result).

    (1) how frequently will I see these at a discount relative to the ~$300 I see them priced at at various spots?
    (2) any reason not to just pull the trigger on this pair from BB with my 15% of corp discount now? http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Red-Wings-9185-Cooper-Rough-Tough/636H,default,pd.html
     
  14. acinod

    acinod Well-Known Member

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    These Iron Rangers are the dream after the rubber resole.

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    I've had trouble deciding between the IR and Beckman for months. The IR personally looks slightly better and less expensive but the Beckman has the rubber sole for rainy days.
    On the other hand, this is like the best of both worlds!
     
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  15. 12ax7

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    ^ damn good looking boots


    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I497 using Tapatalk 4
     
  16. dlaz

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    stake out ebay.they have some good decent sellers there of the wabasha with many ranging conditions of the wabash. saw a few of wabash lately on ebay.
     
  17. dying actors

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    Hey guys,

    I am looking for an urban winter boot (I live in Germany - the streets are wet all winter and we have some days with somewhat heavy snow). I really like the Beckman, but I can`t wear them, as they are not wide enough for my wide feet.

    Which Models can you guess recommend? (keep in mind: I want a Winterboot)

    I like the classic workboot look and will mostly wear them with jeans. I really like the LL Bean Katahdin Boot, but it isnt available in Germany. I can get the Chippewa Men's 6" Chocolate Apache for 125 on ebay (they offer the EE width, which is probly the way to go for me?!), but they dont look as stylisch and well made like the Red Wings.

    Any other recommendation? I am ready to look into a different direction as well.
     
  18. cathpah

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    Hot damn. A pair of Munsons on ebay today. Wish they were my size.
     
  19. cathpah

    cathpah Well-Known Member

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    I would email Red Wing Heritage in Amsterdam and ask them which (if any) from the Heritage line come in widths, and just go from there. Basically anything but a cork sole (Iron Rangers)...or plan on getting them resoled from cork to dainite/leather commando/etc.
     
  20. redzero

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    I'm glad I got my Iron Rangers in size 12, because 13 would have been too long.
     

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