Red Wing Boots - Your Opinion

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

  1. splattered

    splattered Senior member

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    I really do not see anything that you should be concerned about. It really does nothing but protect the boot (both water, and wear), and darken it a little. If you have the Amber Harness color, then you can notice that the leather has a slightly greasy/moist look and feel to it. Obenauf's would just add to this effect. You are simply treating the leather, not applying a polish. Treating the leather is something that you will want to do anyways, if you want your boots to last for as long as possible. Not to say the boots won't last without it.

    Conditioning them is just like applying moisturizer and sunblock to your skin to protect it from daily wear and tear, and harsh UV rays. You and your boots will look better in the years to come than those who failed to take precautions... blah blah blah
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    Kk thanks!

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  2. rosenkruez

    rosenkruez Senior member

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    what's so special about red wing boots?
     


  3. kookydooky

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    Anybody have pics of Redwings with New Standard jeans, I want to see how they work together
     


  4. Gunky

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    what's so special about red wing boots?

    classic style, good quality, american made, well the heritage line at least.
     


  5. Flambeur

    Flambeur Senior member

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    [​IMG] that pic is so awesome in so many ways....
     


  6. Vaitek

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    That's definitely an awesome pic! I have the Beckman 6" classic round boot. Took about 4 days to break them in and I dig them. I treated them with Obenauf's heavy duty LP. Pardon the trash on the floor and my beater jeans. [​IMG]
     


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    You have 'beater jeans'? Furthermore, you want people to pardon them? Masculinity died in this post.

    Damn, in hopeful defense of my manliness, I didn't pick up the trash or wear a different pair of pants before taking the pic. [​IMG]
     


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    What's the difference between the Beckman's and the GTs, besides the leather? The shape looks identical.
     


  10. Roguls

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    What's the difference between the Beckman's and the GTs, besides the leather? The shape looks identical.

    They are the same. I've seen the mock toe referred to as the Beckman boot, and visa versa; it seems to depend on the seller.

    Here is a pair of a cool ebay find for me. I now have a pretty solid RW collection.

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  11. Simontuntelder

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    WOW, great colour and very nice mini lug sole. Great find - wouldn't mind a pair of them myself.
     


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    WOW, great colour and very nice mini lug sole. Great find - wouldn't mind a pair of them myself.

    That combo drew me to them. They should break in phenomenally well. Thanks!
     


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    simply heat Obenauf's LP on top of a warm stove or something, (i heat mine till the top is liquid) then dip your fingers in and apply, and rubb it in thoroughly. Done. Be careful when heating, i forgot mine and melted a small hole in the bottom of the container a couple of weeks ago
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    I heat up the leather w/a hair dryer and the paste melts when applied (not Obenauf's). Safer than the stove, IMO.

    Does this stuff stain the inside of your jeans/pants?

    Apply up to 3 or 4" from the top - there's a little difference in shade but this abates over time, These are work boots after all, not evening pumps.
     


  14. splattered

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    Does Red Wing make a Moc Toe boot with regular all black soles? I saw someone at the wild animal park today that had a super nice pair of moc toe boots that were a nice medium brown with all black soles, i wanted to ask him what they were but felt weird heh They kinda looked like redwing or something similar to me...
     


  15. Adam_Lee

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    What do you mean by regular all black soles? Try the GT Beckman or the J.crew Rugged Classic.
     


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