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Red Wing Boots - Your Opinion

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

  1. ctrlaltelite

    ctrlaltelite Distinguished Member

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    anyone here have the red wing boat shoes?
     


  2. bbhewee

    bbhewee Senior Member

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    I do. Absolutely love them... The color is spot on.

    [​IMG]
     


  3. ctrlaltelite

    ctrlaltelite Distinguished Member

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    how's the quality of the leather? i've been deciding between these and a pair of quoddys, the chromexcel on the latter is quite comfortable and breaks in beautifully.
     


  4. bbhewee

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    Quite frankly the leather is excellent and holds beautifully. Not too tough but rugged enough for a pair of Red Wings. I'd think they would hold up better than Chromexcel tbh.
     


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    Christobevii3 Senior Member

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    Went to get new shoelaces for my red wings since they were already failing at 6 months. To my surprise you get them free at the store! Update shot, click to enlarge [​IMG]
     


  6. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Distinguished Member

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    these are perfectly broken in. do u wear them in the summer?

    Went to get new shoelaces for my red wings since they were already failing at 6 months. To my surprise you get them free at the store!

    Update shot, click to enlarge

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  7. Christobevii3

    Christobevii3 Senior Member

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    Yes, I've been wearing them roughly 5 days a week since I got them in january.

    Thinking about getting a more rounded toe boot in brown. I have a pair of wolverine ascot boots in black so I need a more casual black boot and a fancier brown. Can't decide if iron ranger in brown or wolverine 1000 mile atm.
     


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    Went to get new shoelaces for my red wings since they were already failing at 6 months. To my surprise you get them free at the store!

    Update shot, click to enlarge

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    Did you put some kind of treatment on them? Like SnoSeal or something similar?
     


  9. Christobevii3

    Christobevii3 Senior Member

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    I'd just damp a little mink oil on a rag and wipe them down every now and then when dusty or looking dry. They're the darker copper boot.
     


  10. tigerx

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    Hi, so i just purchased my first pairs of RW boots last week. I got the Beckman style in black (which look identical to the GT imo)

    here's the link:
    http://www.rwleatherboots.com/leathe...-beckman-black

    and i have some question:
    - if someone who own both the beckman and the GT could tell me the different between the twos?
    - i'm planning on wearing these for everyday (including winter) how should i maintain it?

    p.s. i was told RW fit bigger then my timberlands (earthkeeper), but when i purchase it i still went with the same size as my tims...is that normal? [​IMG]
     


  11. bbhewee

    bbhewee Senior Member

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    The Beckman and the GT are the same shoe AFAIK.
     


  12. redwinglover

    redwinglover Well-Known Member

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    the earthkeepers have a more roomy toe than the gts, i think its normal.
    the gts are not for big foot like the earthk.
     


  13. tigerx

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    thanks.

    any tip on how to keep them looking good? like i say i will probably wear these everyday, during Canadian winter as well.
     


  14. Johdus Fanfoozal

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    Any body get pains in their foot when wearing these boots? Its just happened all of a sudden with me and only with my left foot [​IMG] It happened around 3 months of wear, so they have prettym uch softened up. Just at the part where to foot bends I get a pain there. Ive tried loosening/tightening, readjusting the tongue etc. I gave the boots a rest for a week and I wore them fine but the next day I wore thin socks and I got the pains again, even if I change to thicker socks. These are for 875s btw
    That's called bite and usually with d ring boots you could try 2-1-3 lacing pattern to reduce it and I imagine it would work with the eyelets on your 875's as well. http://98.143.116.38/faq.asp#eight
     


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