Red Wing Boots - Your Opinion

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  1. splattered

    splattered Senior member

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    Ahhh tobi has briar oil slick w black vibram lug sole...

    Not sure if i wanna get that, or the crepe wedge sole boot.

    I'm not so sure i like the look of the light colored crepe sole... and i read everywhere they wear down super fast and you have to get them re-soled like every year. :/

    Opinions?
     
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    Ahhh tobi has briar oil slick w black vibram lug sole...

    Not sure if i wanna get that, or the crepe wedge sole boot.

    I'm not so sure i like the look of the light colored crepe sole... and i read everywhere they wear down super fast and you have to get them re-soled like every year. :/

    Opinions?


    I've read that the crepe soles wear down quicker if used exclusively in an urban environment (concrete). I had some I used for outdoor work years ago...they held up well. They were a bitch to break in if I remember correctly, though.
     
  3. NorCal

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    Check out these GT-esque boots. NOS from eBay. I wonder what vintage they are... They are more comfortable than my GTs, but they are an E width (not available with GTs).
    Not to be stupid, but what does NOS stand for?
     
  4. Simontuntelder

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    Probably the regular sole found on the 875 or 877 - Can't remember the name.

    I have a pair of Yuketen engineer boots that have black Vibram soles, so you could possibly have a cobler - or Red Wing maybe - resole your shoes/boots with a thick black Vibram sole. It sounds a bit off to me that you would want that colour combination, but do go ahead and remember to post some pics.
     
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    Not to be stupid, but what does NOS stand for?
    New Old Stock Essentially unworn / unused old stock.
     
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    NorCal Senior member

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    New Old Stock

    Essentially unworn / unused old stock.


    Thanks.
     
  7. splattered

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    Ordered the moc toe black lug sole, depending on how i like them in person i'll prob either keep these or the Iron Ranger in Amber but not both. Def keeping the Iron Ranger in Hawthorne.
     
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    i love red wine boots, but they definately have to be dressy.
     
  9. splattered

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    actually I had a pair of RW GTs with an odd tongue on the right boot, RW took the boots back even after I wore em like 3 times and sent me new pair. Takes a while though

    Sent off the boots about a week and a half to two weeks ago and just received them in the mail today, new pair of boots... absolutely nothing wrong with them. Sweet!
     
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    Pic of my redwings after 3 months of wear. I put mink oil on them quite a bit so you can see the dark areas vs the wear areas well.

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    ^those look great so far
     
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    Pic of my redwings after 3 months of wear. I put mink oil on them quite a bit so you can see the dark areas vs the wear areas well.


    Great pic. Are those 875s or 8138s?
     
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    I received the Moc Toe w black lug sole today... they look a lil funny to me. I have smaller feet - 8.5 and these are both very bulbous and narrow and the vibram sole makes them very tall, not sure if i am going to keep them or not. :/
     
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