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Red Wing Boots - Your Opinion

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

  1. mogili222

    mogili222 Senior member

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    Looks good.. How much does such a job usually run?
     
  2. anrobit

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    I've heard glue attached outsoles have trouble sticking to the cork. Any concerns on your part?
     
  3. bellyhungry

    bellyhungry Senior member

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    Have not worn them out yet. Will report back.


    Depends on which part of the world you live in, I imagine.I recall some got them done for around $30 but I paid $50 in my neck of the wood in Toronto, Canada.
     
  4. dlaz

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    Wow those laces sure are fire.and that really makes them look like commando sole. For me i feel that cork sole was on grip even on wet surfaces,except grass though. and just my theory, I feel the cork sole is making them so stiff. I've just used an extra insole in them,starting to feel much comfy.

    Gotta try that flat waxed laces.
    here's how mine's doing.over a year now,but not everyday wear.
    [​IMG]
     
  5. bellyhungry

    bellyhungry Senior member

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    Yours are holding up quite well after a year. I am still getting used to the 'plastic-ky' look of the leather. If you are to get the flat waxed laces, my unsolicited advice is to get the wide ones like those used on W1K rather than the standard RW's. As for my BR, I spent today trudging through snow, slush, icy, and salted road, the soles are still in one piece and no sign of falling off :)
     
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  6. bellyhungry

    bellyhungry Senior member

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    Inspired by Mario's spit-shined Beckman....

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  7. red81

    red81 Senior member

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    where'd you find wide iron rangers?
     
  8. anrobit

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    I'm glad they're doing well!
     
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    Not all the varieties come in wide (Amber harness and hawthorne muleskinner do afaik)

    I got my muleskinners in EE from zappos.
     
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    Amazon carries Amber Harness and Hawthorne Muleskinner Iron Rangers in widths. On RW's website for each shoe model it shows what sizes & widths are available.
     
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    I just got some red wing moc toes and I was wondering when I should apply oil to them? How should I know when to re-oil them and when I can hold off? Can I be excessive by oiling them too much?
    I've been wearing these in rain and snow slush the past 3 weeks
     
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    I'm not sure what you mean by oiling, but you really don't need to condition them until they are dry. You will gain a sense for when leather is dry and when it is not. You can apply too much oil, so be sparing.
     
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    Ahh can you describe what it feels like when the leather is dry?
    And what I mean by oiling, I know you are suppose to apply oil to properly care for the leather, which may be conditioning.
    Thanks for the advice
     
  15. David Martin

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    If you live near a Red Wing store, they'll happily tell you which leather care to use (typically neatsfoot oil) and sell it to you. The boots or shoes will last almost forever. The stores are good for belts, which tend to have removable buckles, a good thing if you like western or custom buckles.
     
  16. masshi

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    will red wing stores clean and oil your boots for you (for a fee of course)?
     
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    they'll give you free replacement shoe laces too.
     
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    The way I do it is:

    • if they are tacky, they are probably over conditioned, let them sit a bit, wipe, then horsehair
    • they should feel slightly soft to the touch, low abrasion when wiped, just right
    • grainy (outside of induced grain leather), abrasive, and dry, think of your skin in low humidity and cold temps, should be conditioned
     
  19. red81

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    dont' know about cleaning, but the guy i got my boots from told me he'd oil them every time i came in.
     
  20. David Martin

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    sklark23, I think you have it right. There's not much need to worry about over-oiling the leather. Their work boots will hold up with everyday outdoor use.
     

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