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Aging Red Wing shoes

bkinder83

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Just wondering if anyone has personally aged (outside of everyday use) a pair of Red Wing boots to get something like the ones they sell on J Crew? And if so how?
 

dasai

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Originally Posted by bkinder83
Just wondering if anyone has personally aged (outside of everyday use) a pair of Red Wing boots to get something like the ones they sell on J Crew? And if so how?
No experience with Red Wings (yet), but I think wearing them works wonders for aging a pair of shoes.

Also, Red Wings are more Streetwear & Denim territory. There's a huge thread or several devoted to the brand and its various product lines.
 

deveandepot1

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Originally Posted by pebblegrain
I heard "Age" works

This.
Just wear them as much as you can and don't polish or clean them.
 

noob in 89

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During my fraternity days in Austin, peeps used to string their new Red Wings to their bumpers, then do figure eights around gravel parking lots. That worked pretty well.

(PS I tried to buy a new pair recently, and the new models look totally shitty. Rubber soles? Eh?)

(PPS You also kind of just have to lol at Red Wings now being 'rediscovered'/'re-imagined' by J Crew and sold to/fretted over by style forum types. Classic.)
 

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