Red Wing Boots - Your Opinion

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

  1. Spaghettimatt

    Spaghettimatt Senior member

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    Well, I mean. In this case the difference is between $50 for the Chinese ones and $250 for the American-made. Regardless, I quite like the look of the RWI.

    The other factor being that I am a pretty small guy and the USA-made Red Wings look HUGE on me. The RWI have a significantly smaller toebox and (I think) frame. The Chinese are small after all.
     


  2. Christobevii3

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    The american made redwings have a lot heavier/thicker leather. After the leather gets soft (20 days of wear or so) they will probably be 1 size larger than your normal shoe too.
     


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    I just received a pair of the round toe classic lifestyle 8165 from papashoes on ebay and they actually fit as labeled, rather than a half size larger per usual. On top of that they are much more narrow and squeeze my foot and dont even feel like a D width. The 9111 and mule skinner colors fit a half size larger and wider in the foot... has anyone noticed this with the black colors of the various styles or did i just get a funky pair? I already emailed them about it, so we shall see what they say...
     


  4. Roguls

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    Well, I mean. In this case the difference is between $50 for the Chinese ones and $250 for the American-made. Regardless, I quite like the look of the RWI.

    The other factor being that I am a pretty small guy and the USA-made Red Wings look HUGE on me. The RWI have a significantly smaller toebox and (I think) frame. The Chinese are small after all.


    You don't buy a Moc toe style boot for a smaller toebox.

    If you want a slimmer toe, look at Italian makers, Paul Smith, etc.

    They are a work boot. They are meant to look big and wear hard. Spend the money and get the real thing.
     


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    Which RW boots are the standard recommendation for street wear? I've seen a lot of love for the Gentleman's Traveler, but it's not available in any local stores for me to try on, and it's a bit expensive. Which models should I keep my eye out for and why?

    Thanks.
     


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    I saw this the other day and figured a few of the Red Wing fans in here would appreciate this.

    Re-soled The Red Wing Way
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  7. enarchay

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    Which RW boots are the standard recommendation for street wear? I've seen a lot of love for the Gentleman's Traveler, but it's not available in any local stores for me to try on, and it's a bit expensive. Which models should I keep my eye out for and why?

    Thanks.


    Anyone?
     


  8. bbhewee

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    Standard Moc Toe 875 or Irish Setter 877... They're staples imho.
     


  9. mordecai

    mordecai Immoderator

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    I saw this the other day and figured a few of the Red Wing fans in here would appreciate this.

    Re-soled The Red Wing Way
    [​IMG]


    rad, thank you.
     


  10. Biggie_Robs

    Biggie_Robs Senior member

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    I've always loved the Pecos boot, but it just doesn't work for my feet, unfortunately.
     


  11. Castle

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    I think they look quality, I have a a pair of the Round Toe 8181s. Not worn them much though, was told to size down and that they take a while to break in it. .I'm no convinced, will give them another bash something but they killed me when I wore them last.
     


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    just got the 8134, but the brown color its too bright. Should i oil them with something? im looking for a bit darker brown tone
     


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    picture of my new 1907's I got, loving them so far. Sorry it's kinda blurry I took it with my cell phone.
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  14. Roguls

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    Got these on Friday. Went straight to work on the my house (storm doors, yard work, flower bed, roof sealant). They are fantastic. Why did it take so long for me to know about these? I will clean and Obenauf in due time. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    So are Red Wing models pretty much a matter of taste, or are some better than others? Which styles are staples?

    Thanks.
     


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