Red Wing Boots - Your Opinion

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  1. Ispy

    Ispy Senior member

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    ^^Boot specifically no, but leather yes. I have a pair of 1907 (moc-toe) and the rough and tough leather is very cool. It makes the boots a little more subtle (in look as opposed to feel) and has continued to evolve as the boots break in.

    That said mine are still pretty new so they haven't broken in too far.
     


  2. NorCal

    NorCal Senior member

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    does anyone have experience with this boot:

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    sizing? worn pics? general review? Thanks


    Just bought a pair. I have no idea what GS is talking about with the sizing as these come in wide sizes and don't seem to fit anything like the GT. The toe box is actually really roomy and wide, almost too wide. They are super comfy right out of the box and seem like they'll be a good city shoe. ALso the sole is less white than it seems in pictures, it has a slight cream to the color which is nice.
     


  3. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    mine are in D width and arent any wider than GTs. to me they fit EXACTLY like the 3 pairs of GTs i have. YMMV so whatever
     


  4. NorCal

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    Yeah. mine are the EE but they did seem more true to length than the GT's but again I don't actually own any GT's so whatever.
     


  5. Jimmyleaf

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    Hey GS, do you recommend any insoles for red wings boots. I'm always looking to improve fit and comfort for these shoes because it can get tiring wearing these heavy shoes all day. I have the Irish setter, iron ranger and the one just mentioned before.
     


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    does anyone have experience with this boot:

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    sizing? worn pics? general review? Thanks


    Have these in black. I am a size 9.5 in every shoe pretty much, 42 in common projects and I wear a size 8.5 in Red Wings (including this one), fits me perfectly. Essentially one full size down. These are warm and water proof. The only problem with these is in the snow, NO TRACTION once the sole wears out [​IMG].
     


  7. Get Smart

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    Hey GS, do you recommend any insoles for red wings boots. I'm always looking to improve fit and comfort for these shoes because it can get tiring wearing these heavy shoes all day. I have the Irish setter, iron ranger and the one just mentioned before.

    most insoles probably feel the same, but I use Dr Scholls gel insole, and I have a few Dr Marten insole which are shaped perfectly to fit inside DMs. tbh, I get whatever gel insole is on sale, and it just happens to usually be Dr Scholls. Dont get the cheap foam ones for $2, the gel ones that sell for $10ish are so much better and worth the 5x price
     


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  9. Curious_George

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    Just bought a pair. I have no idea what GS is talking about with the sizing as these come in wide sizes and don't seem to fit anything like the GT. The toe box is actually really roomy and wide, almost too wide. They are super comfy right out of the box and seem like they'll be a good city shoe. ALso the sole is less white than it seems in pictures, it has a slight cream to the color which is nice.
    GS is right, according to Red Wing's heritage site the 9111 is built on the same last as the GT. From my experience with both boots I have to agree also. I wear 11.5Ds in GTs and tried on 11.5Ds in the 8181 round toe and felt they were pretty much the same fit (a little too narrow a little too long). I could comfortably wear an 11EE in both if it were available. On the other hand, I have no idea how people can size down a full size with either boot. My true dress shoe size is 11.5 and I know 11EE is the lowest I could go with any pair of Red Wings I've tried on.
     


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    thanks for all the responses!

    could i bother anyone for fit pics? just wanna see what these look like with pants and what they look like when looking down at em. I cant figure out if they'll fit my steez or not
     


  11. LawrenceMD

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    GS is right, according to Red Wing's heritage site the 9111 is built on the same last as the GT. From my experience with both boots I have to agree also. I wear 11.5Ds in GTs and tried on 11.5Ds in the 8181 round toe and felt they were pretty much the same fit (a little too narrow a little too long). I could comfortably wear an 11EE in both if it were available. On the other hand, I have no idea how people can size down a full size with either boot. My true dress shoe size is 11.5 and I know 11EE is the lowest I could go with any pair of Red Wings I've tried on.
    its size down 1 full size from sneaker size (example: nike running shoe size)... not dress shoe size. after that its size down 0.5 from your dress shoe size.
     


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    GS is right, according to Red Wing's heritage site the 9111 is built on the same last as the GT. From my experience with both boots I have to agree also. I wear 11.5Ds in GTs and tried on 11.5Ds in the 8181 round toe and felt they were pretty much the same fit (a little too narrow a little too long). I could comfortably wear an 11EE in both if it were available.

    On the other hand, I have no idea how people can size down a full size with either boot. My true dress shoe size is 11.5 and I know 11EE is the lowest I could go with any pair of Red Wings I've tried on.


    Cool, i'll take a mulligan. I have wide feet and tend to focus on that. GT are narrow as fuck and don't come in wide sizes like the 9111 which are quite comfy and have plenty of toe room.
     


  13. shasta

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    wedge soles look like you should be riding the short bus - like orthopedics or something
     


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    wedge soles look like you should be riding the short bus - like orthopedics or something

    Since there's no distinct correlation between orthopedic shoes and "riding the short bus", I'm wondering if you should be riding the short bus.
     


  15. NorCal

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    wedge soles look like you should be riding the short bus - like orthopedics or something

    What if I told you RW only produced 200 of them?
     


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