Red Wing Gentleman's Traveler

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  1. asobu

    asobu Senior member

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    it's deep enough to take off part of the top layer and expose the oak coloured leather underneath.

    this happened to my black cherry's as well, after just a few times. I really don't mind the scuffing though but I can see how one can find it annoying. This happened from regular wear.

    on the other hand, I'm not using them over the summer - should I still condition them from time to time? I don't own any other shoes/boots that I need to "take care" of so I have no experience with this. Up to this point I've only applied mink oil 2 or 3 times over 4 months of wear. too much? too little?
     


  2. obsessis

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    I don't think you need to apply conditioner 3 times over 4 months, i guess it depends how good the conditioner is / how the leather feels. you should be able to tell by touch and sight that the leather needs to be moisturized.

    I'm planning on ordering a pair of GT's and would like your guys' suggestions with sizing.

    I have a pair of the 875's that I love, 10.5 E. I could fit into the regular width, D, and stretch it out a bit to make it fit. My toes have plenty of room, aren't scrunched up in the toebox.

    Everyone says to size down since they are long but I want to make sure the width would still be OK if I ordered a 10.

    Anyone who has both boots care to comment?
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  3. Johnny_5

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    I don't think you need to apply conditioner 3 times over 4 months, i guess it depends how good the conditioner is / how the leather feels. you should be able to tell by touch and sight that the leather needs to be moisturized.

    I'm planning on ordering a pair of GT's and would like your guys' suggestions with sizing.

    I have a pair of the 875's that I love, 10.5 E. I could fit into the regular width, D, and stretch it out a bit to make it fit. My toes have plenty of room, aren't scrunched up in the toebox.

    Everyone says to size down since they are long but I want to make sure the width would still be OK if I ordered a 10.

    Anyone who has both boots care to comment?
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    I don't know if you have clarks desert boots but I wear the same size GTs as desert boots.
     


  4. imstr8trippin

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    im a true size 11 C and bought a 10.5. they fit perfect.
     


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    Thanks headtowall thats good to hear, I'm probably going to order a pair sooner than later.


    Maybe I spoke too soon.

    I hiked in these last week. Time for maintenance maybe?

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  7. obsessis

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    Those are in need of an application of Obenaufs LP. Stat.

    http://www.obenaufs.com/product_info...94bb8f192c25bb


    obenauf's is great.

    I recently got some pecard's and some sno-seal. both of them are more like a 'gel' than a 'balm' like obenauf's. I think obenauf's would be easier to apply in a sense that you wouldn't be as likely to over-apply the conditioner. pecard's and sno-seal seem like they'd work as well but I think obenauf's is a bit more heavy-duty. they will do your boots wonders.

    Can you please take some pics afterwards? I'd like to see how well they clean up. I was surprised how great my red wing 875's looked after I had coated them.
     


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    Has anyone had a chance to get some serious miles on their GTs yet? I'd like to see how they look once they've been beat in a bit.
     


  9. headtowall

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    Has anyone had a chance to get some serious miles on their GTs yet? I'd like to see how they look once they've been beat in a bit.

    Scroll up.

    As for the Obenauf thing, I have Pecards. Will that cut it?
     


  10. Arethusa

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    Scroll up.
    Those are not GTs.
     


  11. datasupa

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    Those are not GTs.

    Um, yes they are. 1912 series, I believe. There are more GT models than the plain toe 1911/1914 models people have on here, but they're euro/jap versions mostly and harder to come by (i.e. not carried by zappos or cultizm).
     


  12. Arethusa

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    You're right, my mistake. Mistook them for RWxJCrew.
     


  13. obsessis

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    Scroll up.

    As for the Obenauf thing, I have Pecards. Will that cut it?


    Pecard's is very similar......obenauf's is more like a balm, it is very hard/you can't push your finger into it like you can Pecard's. I have both and both have pretty much the same ingredients.
     


  14. Arethusa

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    Any good reason to pick one over the other?
     


  15. obsessis

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    Any good reason to pick one over the other?

    Price, availability.

    The Obenauf's was easy to apply, you have to rub your finger over it a couple of times to let your body heat slightly melt the balm to a more oily composition. You can let it sit in the sun or microwave/hair dry it to let it melt down into a waxy oil if you'd like. I kind of liked the hardness of it. It is easy to use without using too much, you only get enough oil/wax on your finger to work in a little area which helps prevent over-oiling.

    I think the Pecard's might be easier to use since it isn't as solid, it's more of a gel.....but also more prone to over-application. I'm going to Pecard a pair of boots tonight. I'll give a report as to which one I think was better, the harder Obenauf's (balm-like) vs the the softer Pecard's (gel-like).

    I think either of them will do a good job, though.
     


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