Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Wupper, Jan 31, 2008.
Thanks. I'm in Vancouver and we pretty much have the same weather.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You purchased a product that was designed to be tough, and was created originally for work place situations. That means they are going to be tough and stiff even if they fit perfectly well, and they will break in eventually. Be patient with them and take good care of them, and they will last more than a decade and still look good. I have treated mine with linseed oil to waterproof them even more, and polished them with a good crème polish, not with a water based polish. If you have mink oil, that is best if you live in a cold climate like Canada or Alaska or that same zone. My Chukka boots have last fifteen years, and they looked so good that I wore them at my wedding and no one noticed that they were not a dress shoe. They fit all situations, and are a versatile and comfortable (after eventual break in) shoe. You have spent your money well.
Thanks for the reassurance Yonatan. I've always thought Red Wings looked awesome but what sold me was seeing a pair of 877s being used by a friend last winter who's had his for 22 years and is still using them. After that I knew I couldn't go wrong with these boots.
After thinking about getting another pair clark's db besides my beeswax in suede I stumbled over a great deal for some red wing chukka in sand mohave, type 3143.
I'm not curious for the sizing. I am a true us 9 in sneakers and got my clark's desert boots in 8,5 (which are actually a bit too big).
Which size do you think is best for the red wing chukkas? 8 or 8,5?
9106 are on sale for $180 at Brooks Brothers:
edit #1: and I know that they say 'round toe', but going by the picture and the style number, i think it'd be pretty safe to assume they're the moc toes
edit #2: actually, i find that i can't choose any size other than 8 (the screen will go to a loading screen and stay there)
might be because i'm on a mac
Looks like the heritage 875 and 877 are about to get more heritage-y.
I like the look of the oro legacy leather 875 from the pictures but I don't plan on getting a new pair of 875s anytime soon. I am tempted to get a pair of 877s now though.
Got some new 214's in the mail. Pics below. The Oxblood leather is beautiful.
Also a pair of Red Wing 9011's. The color is exceptional. Pics:
Also picked up a pair of pair of Red Wing 4580's. This roughout style was new to me and hard to find (perhaps a J. Crew exclusive?). Pics:
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