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New style Red Wing boots (possible new 875 colors)

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Rambo, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. underwearer

    underwearer Senior member

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    Thats weird...I saw some photos of someone wearing them in sufu and they looked way too red so I decided not to get them. You could be right about the difference in color among pairs.

    I'm guessing the polish used might have an affect on color too.
     
  2. bathtime

    bathtime Senior member

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but it looks like the Gentleman Traveler lacks the Red Wing insignia on the ankle, which makes it more appealing to me than the 1911.

    Anyone know if the two have the same last/sizing?

    GS, do you feel like the Red Wings are a decent value when compared to your more expensive, but presumably better quality, Alden Cordovans?
     
  3. Get Smart

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but it looks like the Gentleman Traveler lacks the Red Wing insignia on the ankle, which makes it more appealing to me than the 1911.

    GS, do you feel like the Red Wings are a decent value when compared to your more expensive, but presumably better quality, Alden Cordovans?


    You're right, the GT doesnt have the Red Wing imprint on the ankle, which is good

    Kind of hard to compare the GT with the Aldens....the Aldens can be worn with dressier fits. The GT I got to 'upgrade' my Doc Martens, and to have a nice boot I can wear in Europe this winter. The GTs commando sole and waterproof Horween leather fit that bill perfectly, as does the cherry black colorway. Paying full retail for the GTs I dont feel like I overpaid, altho if you can get them for cheaper even better. These boots are solid, and really nice substantial leather uppers. Value for the dollar, both boots are worth the premium they command imo. But the RWings are ½ the cost of the Aldens so there's a big price difference
     
  4. bathtime

    bathtime Senior member

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    GS - thanks for the considered response. I admire your sense of style and value your opinion.

    Good to know the Horween is waterproof. That and the commando sole are positives for the wet winters here in Portland OR.

    For those interested in this boot,
    Zappos is out of the black cherry (item number 9011) in most sizes (black still available). However, Red Wing customer service advised me that your local Red Wing store can order it from inventory for store delivery.

    Alternately, you can order from the Red Wing, MN store at 651-388-6233. They don't have the boot in store, but can order from inventory for home delivery (approx $10 shipping). Their computers showed 28 pairs left in total inventory in size 9, for example. So still decent stock available.
     
  5. Get Smart

    Get Smart Senior member

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    Dusty here's a pic of boots (from WAYWT)

    [​IMG]
     
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    OMG you made skinhead boots out of them!
    hehe
     
  7. Johnny_5

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    Dusty here's a pic of boots (from WAYWT)

    [​IMG]


    Those boots are beautiful...You pull them off real well Jason.
     
  8. Get Smart

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    OMG you made skinhead boots out of them!
    hehe


    Victory or Valhalla!!

    Johnny5..thanks man! They're progressively getting softer and more comfortable while wearing throughout the day. Yesterday and this morning I felt my ankles were going to burn off.
     
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    RW only look good in pictures. In the store, they're too clunky for my taste. Which is how I think that 1911 boot would look once I actually see/try on a pair.

    As for those top three boots in the original post, they look like what you'd wear when you're over at Cousin Earl's house helping him clean out his septic tank.

    Which is not my look or demographic at all.
     
  10. Superb0bo

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    ^^ I guess you think that denim is "below" you aswell?
     
  11. DNW

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    Dusty here's a pic of boots (from WAYWT)

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    Them boots look badass. Maybe I'll get lucky this xmas and Santa will bring them to me.
     
  12. Joel_Cairo

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    As for those top three boots in the original post, they look like what you'd wear when you're over at Cousin Earl's house helping him clean out his septic tank.

    Which is not my look or demographic at all.


    classy.
     
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    Dusty here's a pic of boots (from WAYWT)

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    I forgot to ask you how you laced those...? Ive never seen shoes laced that way before.
     
  14. underwearer

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    Man those RW's are the tits. You rock some serious boots Get Smart.
     
  15. Get Smart

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    I forgot to ask you how you laced those...? Ive never seen shoes laced that way before.

    There's 2 ways I know of to do straight lacing....this method works well on the GTs since you don't see any criss crossing.......start at the bottom and lace straight across, then instead of crossing to other side, put one side straight up to the hole above and then across, and do same for the opposite side (which will end up going to 2nd hole above it), repeat.
     
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    ^^ Goodyear-welted, full grained leather boots for $35? [​IMG]

    And without the RW insignia to boot. [​IMG]
     
  18. warrengharding

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but it looks like the Gentleman Traveler lacks the Red Wing insignia on the ankle, which makes it more appealing to me than the 1911.

    I received my 1911s from Cultizm and while on the site it has the RW insignia on the ankle, the pair I received seem to lack it. So unless mine are just weird, there is no reason to go with buying from zappos over cultizm.
     
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    I'd considered buying the WORX crepe-soled shoes (not boots) before, maybe I will for $35.
     
  20. underwearer

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    [​IMG]

    http://www.amazon.com/Mens-Wedge-Boo...2795689&sr=1-1

    WORX by Red Wings. Very similar to some of the boots posted. They haven't got my size. But they're $35.00 and I have a feeling someone is gonna save some cash.


    Those are a great deal and all but I don't see how they are even remotely similar to the 1911's.
     

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