Red Wing Boots - Your Opinion

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

  1. paul_s

    paul_s Well-Known Member

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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Red-Wing-He...92?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&var=&hash=item3cd5ce3b68
     


  2. Mehmet Korkmaz

    Mehmet Korkmaz Senior member

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    Well, I did some more digging, and it seems Red Wing Goodyear welted shoes have a layer of cork underneath the leather insole and above the welt. This might be what accounts for the foot-molding, and the reason why the leather insole cannot be removed. The Postman style seems to have a cushion crepe sole that facilitates this even more, but I think I'm a bit more confident about the regular ones now, as I hope it'll be like a pair of Birkenstock sandals, with the cork/leather footbed. I can't find any info on their site about a Goodyear welt on the Beckman GT or Chukka, though.

    I could size up for an insole, but I'm slim, so they'll look oversized on me. I usually wear an 8 to 8.5 i most shoes, but I measure a 7.5 on a Brannock (again, high arches and slightly wider feet). I can squeeze into a 7.5, so I'm considering just skipping the insole and stretching the leather upper a bit to accommodate the width of my feet. Is this a good idea?
     




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    crosswound Senior member

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    blaster your the boot man of the forum you probably rival namor now.
     


  4. heavyhoody

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    I own the black brogue iron rangers and I love them. The chaparral leather is really tough. To each his own. That's why they make different styles. Can't please everyone. They are well made boots that will last a long ass time. You get what you pay for with the red wing heritage line.
     


  5. NHKvictim

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    Where can i find these in size 6D or lower? Could anyone suggest any boots similar to these (i really like how they look, but finding sizes is a pain for me)?
     


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    I liked them i ended up buying the black iron ranger brogues & a regular pair of brown iron rangers
     


  7. red81

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    1907 & black iron ranger owner checking in. just bought a pair of 877's. breaking in nicely after about a week of wear, no complaints, they look great. took about 6 months (serious) for the 1907 to break in.

    next up, i'd love to get a pair of cigar beckman's or a pair of 875.
     


  8. Cold Iron

    Cold Iron Senior member

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    Congrats, they look great! How do they fit? I see they are on the 8 last like the Beckman but wondering if the lining makes them fit a bit snug in comparison. They look like a true winter boot and I will want to wear them with midweight wool socks.

    Last week I was in the town of Red Wing and saw an old Red Wing Shoes poster on the wall of a micro brewery that showed where the name Ice Cutter came from. Several guys were on a frozen lake cutting ice blocks out of the water with hand saws and stacking it for delivery for use in the early refrigerators. Until I saw the poster I thought it just meant they were just well insulated boots good for ice and snow. The RW warehouse sale is Oct. 10-12th.
     


  9. NHKvictim

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    I really like these boots, but's difficult finding them in my size (for anything cheaper than retail value). I may pay anyway.

    The only thing stopping me is the sizing: My feet measure about 9 1/2 inches and I wear a 6 in Converse. Should I get a size 6D or 5.5D?
     


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    They fit the same as Beckman's so order your same size in the Ice Cutters (in my experience they run .5 size large from your Brannock measurement). Did the boots on the brewery wall look like this boot or have they made changes?
     


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    Completely agreed...I only stated my negative opinion about the brogue rangers when it was asked. I own 3 pairs of beckmans, a pair of IRs, and a pair of 4583s (basically the 877 made for J Crew in a different leather), so I have zero doubts about the quality of the heritage line.
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  12. Distorbiant

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    What do you guys think? Original laces or leather laces?

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  13. cathpah

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    I really like using the flat waxed laces that come with the Beckmans in my Iron Rangers. I think it gives them a bit more sophisticated/city feel.

    Oddly enough, I prefer leather laces in my black cherry Beckmans, as I like the woodsier look there.

    Edit: If I were to choose between the above two choices, I'd say go for the leather laces.
     
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  14. Distorbiant

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    Flat laces don't sound like a bad idea. Don't have any on hand though. Got any pictures of IRs with the flat laces? Much appreciated.
     


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