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Red Wing Boots - Your Opinion

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

  1. masshi

    masshi Senior member

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    maybe not the place to suggest this, but who not get a pair of nikes with a lunarlon sole or something
     
  2. taint it sweet

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    I've been having terrible luck with tennis shoes/cross trainers. I don't know much about the lunarlon sole... I know a lot of their shoes have shock absorption, but I'm not sure about comfort for standing in one place all day.
     
  3. Cold Iron

    Cold Iron Senior member

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    I purchased a pair of Wrox from RW for my girlfriend because she spends a lot of time on her feet. In her case so far she has said they are the best thing she has worn for being on her feet all day. Like you said they aren't the best looking footwear out there. Keeping it in the RW family my barber has worn Irish Setters Soft Paws for the last couple of years. I noticed because I also have a pair for general yard use that the tread on the soles are worn down almost flat. He says they are the best shoes he has ever worn for the work he does. Good luck.
     
  4. computurd

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    Whats the sizing like on the postal shoe/oxford.

    Im wanting a pair. Should i just get my regular US sneaker size?
     
  5. bud w

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    I tried Red Wing Iron Ranger on in a store today. The store is the only one that I can drive to that has this boot. They did not have half-sizes.

    I tried on size 9 and size 8. I wasn't sure about either of them. Size 9 felt sort of loose (but I'm not sure) and size 8, which I tried on on my right foot, felt cramped on the right side of my foot (the little toes).

    I guess I should order online? I think my size is probably 8.5 but it could be 9. The thing is, in Nike and Converse my size is 10. An 8.5 would mean I'm sizing down 1.5 sizes! Is this normal? I was wearing sport socks by the way, they are not thin socks.

    I think the best thing would be to order both 8.5 and 9 at the same time, keep the best-fitting one and return the other, but it's such a huge transaction I'm hesitant to do it. I would be ordering from Cultizm.com.

    What do you guys think?
     
  6. 12ax7

    12ax7 New Member

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    Bud, I wear a 9.5, in nike free run shoes and do a 9 in iron rangers. With an insole they are perfect. If you have a narrowish foot try the insole.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I497 using Tapatalk 4
     
  7. dlaz

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    For my personal experience on Iron Ranger,its good to have a more loose fit so you can wear thick socks or extra insole cause i find them not that comfy to wear. My US8.5D was snug fit,so i wear them with thin socks my feet hurts like hell. but i can't even insert an extra insole cause its already snug.i'm gonna get like a shoe expander something like that.. it doesnt hurt if the shoe is 0.5 bigger.
     
  8. espen

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    Trying to nail down my autumn/winter boots and had a question about people's experience with the 875s and winter use - how's the grip on icy sidewalks? Also, how do the vibram soles hold up to cold temps? No cracking or anything like that right?
     
  9. ronnythebest

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    I had a chance to check 9 IR and 8.5 Beckman. IR boot was too loose. 8.5 Beckman is really snug/small, and Im going to return/exchange them too.
     
  10. bud w

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    I always use an insole (an orthopedic insert). This was used when I was trying the boots on and I wear all my sneakers with it in as well.

    Another thing is that I don't want the shoes to be too long because then it looks strange (my legs are very thin).
     
  11. dlaz

    dlaz Well-Known Member

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    yeah me too,if its too long its gonna look like a clown feet.lol.
    i'm also suffering a runners heel for my right foot,gonna need to find an insole or just a heel absorber something like that.
     
  12. plumcakk

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    Anyone have any experience with Canadian retailers, esp. in Toronto? Wouldn't mind an Iron Ranger, but hesitant because of sizing and winter grip on ice and snow.
     
  13. henal

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    Has anyone tried the new Red Wing Ice Cutter yet?
    I´ve seen them at a few internet stores, but no reviews.
     
  14. bl@ster

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    I've got a pair coming that are due in the next 2 weeks. Will post thoughts when they arrive. Where have you seen them for sale?
     
  15. OliverGauffe

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    Red Wings are good boots but I've always found Timberland more comfortable with a bit of a gangsta edge. The Ek Rugged 6 Moc Toe is a nice boot that is not douchey but still stylin. Almost same colours and shape as the Red Wing 875s. Don't know if you can get delivery from UK where you are, but they are on sale over here.
     
  16. bl@ster

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    The fuck out.
     
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    bl@ster pretty sure he was messing around at least hoping :uhoh:
     
  18. henal

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    I found them here for $380

    http://www.shermanshoes.com/store/page242.html


    How much did you pay?
     
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  19. Cold Iron

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    bl@ster looking forward to your thoughts on those once they land and you get a chance to evaluate them. I really don't need any more boots LOL but those Ice Cutter boots look like they would be perfect winter boots and hard for me to resist. They are on the #8 last same as the Beckman which isn't my favorite last, but they work.

    I used to wear Vasque Sundowners for years then a bit more than 10 years ago I purchased another pair and the soles delaminated in just a few months. Found out Red Wing who owns Vasque moved production from Italy to China. I swore off RW cussing them for destroying one of the best hiking boots ever made. Then broke down last summer and bought a pair of Black Cherry Beckmans. Red Wing is about 40 miles to the NE of me and Christmas eve I ran to the grocery store at the last minute to get a few things. Like everyone else we were all in a hurry to finish before the store closed and I bumped into a lady pushing her cart with mine. She had a Red Wing shoes hoodie on and was looking down at my Beckmans. I apologized and she didn't say a word but kept looking down at my feet. As she was walking away I heard her say to her young daughter of about 12 or so "I made those boots". I turned around and the look on her daughters face pretty much made my Christmas. I have no problem getting another pair of Red Wings.
     
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