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Red Wing Boots - Your Opinion

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

  1. nibongco

    nibongco Member

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    Definitely leaning towards Amber harness so I can wear them with black denim as well as brown chinos.
     
  2. nibongco

    nibongco Member

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    Can anyone upload a picture of their blacksmiths? :) TIA
     
  3. Beane

    Beane Senior member

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    Amber harness is a great choice
     
  4. bellyhungry

    bellyhungry Senior member

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    I have a pair of Brogue Ranger, a pair of Blacksmith, a pair of Roughneck, 3 pairs of Beckman.

    I put on Vibram half sole on my Brogue Ranger. The rest are in the original sole.


    Blacksmith next to Beckman:

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  5. nibongco

    nibongco Member

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    Those look really nice! Thanks for sharing. :happy:
     
  6. autumndreams

    autumndreams Senior member

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    Play and work.

    The Iron Rangers on the left are my favorite pair of boots. They've held up well over four years of regular wear and aged gracefully.

    The others I couldn't tell you much about except that they were on sale and steel-toed. They've lasted over a year of daily wear on the jobsite, and look like they might have another year in them before they give out. Ugly as hell though.
     
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  7. nibongco

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    Those Rangers look brand new! Nice. Do you condition them often? If I buy some generic leather lotion and put on some kiwi polish, do think it would be enough? The high grade leather maintenance stuff are impossible to get where I live.
     
  8. autumndreams

    autumndreams Senior member

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    I like to take care of my boots: every couple of months or so I'll strip off the laces, and rub on some Obenauf's LP. Whenever they start looking dirty (usually once every year or two), I'll break out a horsehair brush and some saddle soap, followed by Obenauf's. Whenever they're not on my feet, they've got Allen Edmonds shoe trees in them.

    With the others in my rotation, I see these lasting for a very long time. Here's another crappy iphone shot with the family in the background:

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  9. pvoytko

    pvoytko Senior member

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    Are those four different pairs of IRs? Applaud this man
     
  10. autumndreams

    autumndreams Senior member

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    Nah...though they all are fairly similar. I really want to get a pair of moc toe boots to change things up a bit...

    Front and center are the IR's in black. From left to right: Wolverine 1000 Mile in brown, Vintage Shoe Company Nathaniel Jump Boot in Black, and LL Bean Katahdin Iron Works engineer boots.

    The IR's remain my favorites, with the Wolverines coming a close second. The Katahdin's are my beater pair. The VSC's are...well...let's just say at the $80 that I paid for them, I'm happy. They're a good looking pair of boots, but I see the other three easily outlasting them.

    Oh, yeah, and my steel-toed boots. Which I will never wear out of the house, ever, unless I'm going to work.
     
  11. walds11

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    Nice boot collection you have there. For a moc toe, check out the Wolverine Courtland 1000 Mile boots. I have a pair and Iove 'em. They have a Vibram rubber pad and heel lift for more traction. I also have a pair of Red Wing Iron Rangers in Amber harness. And a pair of Alden Indy Snuff suede on the way. Can't wait for them to arrive. Never spent that much for shoes/boots, but they shouldn't dissapoint.
     
  12. autumndreams

    autumndreams Senior member

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    A pair of Indy's are definitely in my "one day" list. Maybe a few raises down the road. Those courtland's are gorgeous too, they strike me as a mix between the original 1000 mile and the Alden 403. I'd like to pick up a pair of these for a less refined, shit-kicking moc toe:

    http://www.redwingheritage.com/USD/product/footwear/6-inch-boots/6-brown-875-00875

    Though a pair of these are definitely in my near future for a pair of "on the jobsite, gonna get beat to hell" work boots:

    http://www.midwestboots.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=Z-TH814-4266
     
  13. EPrest90

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    Big fan of the moc toe boots from red wing. I have the 9010 Black Cherry Beckman moc toe, and they're really good for a nice dressier casual boot. Also own the 8890 charcoal rough and tough, which are currently my go to casual boot. Just bought the 8173 for a little contrast....
     
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  14. DJosey

    DJosey Well-Known Member

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    How do I go about getting my Mocs resoled? Do I mail them back to Red Wing, drop them off at the store? Or what? And what's the price to get another vibram sole on?
     
  15. EPrest90

    EPrest90 Senior member

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    Take them to your local Red Wing store and they'll take care of it. Should be around 100. Or take them to a cobbler, but I can't say how much that would be
     
  16. zedd

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    Need advise on sizing. I'm a 8d in Alden's trubalance, probably a 8e would fit better. Should I go size. 8 or 9 in the classic mocs 875? Thanks!
     
  17. bl@ster

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    You should get an 8.5D or 8.5E in the RW875.
     
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  18. Commando3200

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    Heads up for those in Toronto, there's a trunk show at Brooks Brothers over the next two days at their 200 Bay Street Location.
     
  19. cassiusclay

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    I got some black scuffs that won't go away from my moc toe boots. Is there any way I can dye the scuffs to the colour of my boot? I have a pair of 875 in the oro colour.
     
  20. pvoytko

    pvoytko Senior member

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    Seems like youre looking for precision so id take them to a cobbler to get their opinion. I was very anal about keeping my boots looking new then one day i just let it go and started beating the hell out of them without worry and just treating them with occasional leather protector
     

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