Red Wing Gentleman's Traveler

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  1. jim_n

    jim_n Senior member

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    I just received a pair of GTs from Papashoe in sz. 8. They feel great upfront, but there seems to be about a 1/2 inch too much room in the heel. After reading the posts here, it seems that they should fit a little more snug upfront, almost to the point of being uncomfortable until broken in. should I try for a sz. 7.5? I just found out that PS does not offer free returns, despite what the website says! Still a great deal, though!
    Thanks for the advice!!



    did you size down at all from your 'true' shoe size??
     
  2. the shah

    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    I just received a pair of GTs from Papashoe in sz. 8. They feel great upfront, but there seems to be about a 1/2 inch too much room in the heel. After reading the posts here, it seems that they should fit a little more snug upfront, almost to the point of being uncomfortable until broken in. should I try for a sz. 7.5? I just found out that PS does not offer free returns, despite what the website says! Still a great deal, though!
    Thanks for the advice!!


    perfect for an insert to add some padding?
     
  3. HEWSINATOR

    HEWSINATOR Senior member

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    I got the same size I have in my other RW's, a half size to a size down from what I have in Fryes. I have never had a boot uncomfortable like this from the get go. They pinch at the cuff, and the right boot is a bit tight on my little toe. Hope they break in a bit.

    Other than that, look and feel good. I was surprised that the black cherry colour was so similar to the red/burgandy of my 8166s. Just a slight bit darker and more depth.
     
  4. the shah

    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    all depends, mine have been pretty comfortable since i've had them, but others have gone weeks before proper break in. i plan on throwing in some cushioned support in the bottom tho
     
  5. prozach1576

    prozach1576 Senior member

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    Mine came today and while I wouldn't call them comfortable at all, they aren't quite as bad as I feared they might be. The only problem spot is a part of my left food that's permanently deformed or something from a bad sprain this summer. Bulges into the side of the boot pretty good, but I think it'll stretch.
     
  6. the shah

    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    the leather is pretty soft, i'm sure it should take the shape of your foot soon enough, but I guess others can comment on this more?
     
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    Based on pictures on the web, it seems like the iron rangers toe doesn't buldge out as much as the GT's
     
  8. JBA

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    Does anyone have any ownership opinions on Black Cherry Featherstone vs Black Featherstone? I like the look of the Cherry but think the Black may be more versatile? That said once they get beat up I am sure that the Cherry will still look good whereas the Black will just look like generic old black boots. Edit: Retract the above. I read the entire thread and behold the answer was available.
     
  9. JTK

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    After wearing the GTs around for a day, I noticed much less heel slippage. Some discomfort, but the overall fit is just about perfect! I may look for a very thin leather insole if the boot becomes too roomy. Very happy with the purchase!

    I also ordered some Obenauf's today. Should I apply this right away? Do I need to avoid the stitching when I apply the wax?
     
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    Do I need to avoid the stitching when I apply the wax?

    no you don't have to. they won't damage the thread
     
  11. truthordarren

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    Ordered from papashoe on Monday, now I get an email saying there was an "inventory management error" and they are out of stock [​IMG]
     
  12. opusX

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    just need some quick suggestions here...

    been enjoying my black cherry GT's for a few months... but cannot stop thinking they need some protection as I want these to last. As of yet I have not applied anything and i'm feeling a little guilty [​IMG]

    i want something to protect these boots that will not darken the color too noticeably. I LOVE the color of these.

    Ive done searches on here and read thru this thread, so my apologies if its been covered.

    Obernauf's LP, Sno-Seal and Pecard's as well have been recommended. Considering I don't wear these boots too rough (California weather is forgiving) and waterproofing is not my main concern... what's my best option for care while avoiding too much darkening of the leather?
     
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    Ordered from papashoe on Monday, now I get an email saying there was an "inventory management error" and they are out of stock [​IMG]

    Ditto. [​IMG]
     
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    opusX- I don't know about the others but obenaufs LP will definitely darken the leather.
     
  15. BIGBERTHA

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    Cool story. I'm in Calgary on business. Snowing outside. Icy roads. On my way to Vietnamese place for some lunch and I see a huge Red Wing logo to my right. So I cross two lanes of snow-covered road, nearly crashing into snowbank. Walk into store...full of workwear stuff. I walk over to a table and there I see a pair of GTs. Pick em up...my size...last pair. Marked down to $130 CAD. Bought em. Still smiling two hours later!
     

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