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Red Wing Boots - Your Opinion

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

  1. zippyh

    zippyh Senior member

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    i'm pretty sure GetSmart has a photo or 2 of him wearing them, in better style than i ever will. try giving him a PM.

    Get Smart post with the GTs.
    http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...2&postcount=45

    I usually wear an 11 and sized down to 10.5.
    They were incredibly stiff when I first put them on and almost felt too small
    but after some wear they've softened up and the 10.5 feels right.
    I think a 10 would be too small for me.
     
  2. Tarmac

    Tarmac Senior member

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    I went to my local Red Wing shop and the clerk said they were in the computer but were Euro only right now, but they would have them this coming Spring. I asked him to estimate the price based on wholesale and he said 180-190. For those who were able to order them, what price was it? I want to wait til they have them in stock to avoid any sizing problems.
     
  3. stickonatree

    stickonatree Senior member

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    I went to my local Red Wing shop and the clerk said they were in the computer but were Euro only right now, but they would have them this coming Spring. I asked him to estimate the price based on wholesale and he said 180-190. For those who were able to order them, what price was it? I want to wait til they have them in stock to avoid any sizing problems.
    that's weird. did you ask him to look up the style #9011? when i asked about 2 weeks ago, the lady told me they didn't have it in stock at that particular store, but would ship it from the factory to the store for me to try on/buy. the 9011 on redwingcasuals.com here has MSRP of $240. interestingly enough, on cultizm without the VAT it's about $180, with shipping bringing it up to only $200.
     
  4. Tarmac

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    I wasn't aware of the 9011 version, the one I asked him to check on was 1911. Interesting...
     
  5. stickonatree

    stickonatree Senior member

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    I wasn't aware of the 9011 version, the one I asked him to check on was 1911. Interesting...

    from what i know, the 1911 version differs from the 9011 in that it has the RW logo on the side of the boot. in fact, it's the one that's shown on the cultizm website, but they shipped the logo-less one to me anyway (which is better, imo). mine's made in the USA, maybe the other one's cheaper because it's made somewhere else?
     
  6. Tarmac

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    Yep I do like the non-logo version better, but I will definitely not pay more for them. If RW can order the 9011 for $240 right now, but will have a full size run of the 1911s later on for $200, I will definitely wait for the 1911. again one of the reasons being sizing.

    But, next time i stop by (its only 2 miles from my house), I will ask him to punch up the 9011 on the computer.
     
  7. stickonatree

    stickonatree Senior member

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    the 9011 from cultizm is only $200. shipped extremely fast too, from deutschland!
     
  8. headtotoe

    headtotoe Well-Known Member

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    was $200 your net cost to USA?
     
  9. stickonatree

    stickonatree Senior member

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    was $200 your net cost to USA?
    it's already been stated a few times...if you don't believe it just put the shoes in the cart yourself...
     
  10. headtotoe

    headtotoe Well-Known Member

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    nah, didn't want to register to get precise amount. yeah I saw the number kicked around above. Hey thanks!
     
  11. Rob Rocco

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    Would it be sacrilege to purchase a pair of Gentleman Travelers (9011) and then have them 'all blacked'?

    Not to derail this thread, but I'm looking for black boots that I can wear in all weather conditions (ice and snow too), with a suit, dress pants, jeans, etc. I think these could fit the bill if they were entirely black.

    Should I be looking elsewhere?
     
  12. Tarmac

    Tarmac Senior member

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    did you know they come in black??

    and you really shouldn't wear these with suits. they look like boots
     
  13. JohnnyLaw

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    ^Agreed, I don't think they would look good at all with a suit, they are workboots and very casual. If you want an all-weather boot that you can wear for business, I would suggest something like this: [​IMG] or [​IMG] both by Alden
     
  14. Rob Rocco

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    did you know they come in black??
    Yes, but I meant colouring the stitching (which is white) and the sole plate on the black version.

    ...and you really shouldn't wear these with suits. they look like boots
    Yeah, I'm not being facetious when I say I was going for the same look as the Euro-terrorists at the Federal Reserve in Die Hard With A Vengeance. Black polished combat boots with a suit, essentially. Something like this, but with treads suitable for ice or snow.

    The Gentleman Traveler seemed to be the right fit, albeit with a larger (higher) toe profile.
     
  15. Rob Rocco

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    If you want an all-weather boot that you can wear for business, I would suggest something like this:

    [​IMG]

    PERFECT! Unfortunately, I don't have the requisite $545 necessary to procure them.

    C'est dommage. Thanks for the help.
     
  16. alleyooptroop

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    sorry to derail the current discussion, but i have a quick question. i just bought a pair of 875's (my first rw's) and i was wondering if i needed to do anything to them before i wear them. should i apply any water repellent or oil? or are they already treated?
     
  17. JohnnyLaw

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    The 875s, like the 9011s, are made of a leather that is already treated to be water resistant. Just keep them clean, use polish if they get scuffed and optionally treat them with mink oil if you find that they are not repelling water as well as they should.
     
  18. alleyooptroop

    alleyooptroop Senior member

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    thanks for the info johnnylaw. so there would be no benefit to treating them with a water repeller?
     
  19. LDawg

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    What shoe polish (brand and color) are you guys using for the 9011/1911 in Black Cherry?
     
  20. Garage/Surf Rock

    Garage/Surf Rock Senior member

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    I use mink oil about once weekly and a once-monthly Red Wing Boot Oil rub down on my black cherry 1911s.
     

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