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thanks for taking the time to reply. I agree with everything you wrote, I pulled the trigger on one pair of Fifth Streets in Chili. I may get another pair in burgundy/brown as shoenut suggested, and I'll probably have to eat ramen for the rest of the year if I pick up the strands (Green and/or Navy).
Green and Navy are fun colors for the Strand. I would also factor in your style and wardrobe to estimate how often you will wear a Green or Navy Strand. A Chili Fifth Street could easily be a boot worn weekly, same with Burgundy and Brown. With Fall upon us, those boots would all get significant on-feet miles, but make sure you balance your wants with your wears.
 

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Some years ago I saw a billboard which said something like “It’s the shoes you didn’t buy that hurt the most.” In my opinion few truer words have been written, you can always resell your poor purchases but you’ll always regret those you didn’t buy and can’t get anymore!
 

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Some years ago I saw a billboard which said something like “It’s the shoes you didn’t buy that hurt the most.” In my opinion few truer words have been written, you can always resell your poor purchases but you’ll always regret those you didn’t buy and can’t get anymore!
“The time to buy it is when you see it.”
 

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Anyone with Red Wing experience?

I normally wear boots in size range of 13B to 14AA. I got these Red Wing 10877s in a 14B, expecting to use an insole and wear slightly thicker socks.

Will these break in faster if I wear them without an insole for a while?

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Anyone with Red Wing experience?

I normally wear boots in size range of 13B to 14AA. I got these Red Wing 10877s in a 14B, expecting to use an insole and wear slightly thicker socks.

Will these break in faster if I wear them without an insole for a while?

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Without an insole are the boots too big for you ? I believe removable insoles are designed for fitting purposes. Regarding break in I expect that after 15 to 20 hours of wear your pair's wedge sole will
become less rigid.
Good looking classic Red Wing work boot !
 

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Without an insole are the boots too big for you ? I believe removable insoles are designed for fitting purposes. Regarding break in I expect that after 15 to 20 hours of wear your pair's wedge sole will
become less rigid.
Good looking classic Red Wing work boot !
They are a little big without an insole.
 

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They are a little big without an insole.
If you are looking for an insole, this one is good quality and designed to reduce volume and snug up the fit:

 

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