Red Wing Gentleman's Traveler

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  1. ranker

    ranker Senior member

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    Sno-Seal instructions implore one to heat the boot with a hairdryer before applying the goop.

    What is this goop that we're talking about? A weather repellent?

    FWIW I am a
    10.5B in Allen Edmonds
    10 in Clarks DB
    10 in Red Wings
    10-10.5 in Converse


    Thanks much!
     


  2. HEWSINATOR

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  3. Roguls

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    what are the black boots pictured? thanks

    Inherited (from my father) lineman's boots from Knapp. They're about 15 years old now, iirc. http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=157970

    How does the sizing work for these shoes? Also, what does pre-heating mean?

    Sizing is 1/2 down. Maybe full size, if you have narrower feet.

    Sno-Seal instructions implore one to heat the boot with a hairdryer before applying the goop.

    I actually put them in the oven at 175 for a couple of minutes. The hairdryer just can't get the boots hot enough imo. Obviously, do this with care. Instructions on sno-seal say to bring oven to temp and turn off, then put boots in. You can do this, but I am anal, so I did each boot individually in 175 oven (sno-seal loves the boot to be hot for penetration).

    It did not alter the color much, if at all (after sno-seal pics):

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  4. gastarbeider

    gastarbeider Senior member

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    How does the sizing work for these shoes? Also, what does pre-heating mean?
    if you bothered to read at least 2 pages of this thread, then you would have noticed that every other page has the same question, and the answer never changes.
     


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    What about width? If I'm a 9.5EEE in dress shoes, would a 9.5D GT be wide enough or would I need to go 10D? I understand most RW boots are narrow?

    B.
     


  6. planetofsound

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    What about width? If I'm a 9.5EEE in dress shoes, would a 9.5D GT be wide enough or would I need to go 10D? I understand most RW boots are narrow?

    B.


    width is definitely narrow on GT's, and more than other Red Wings. If you're a EEE width, I seriously doubt any size GT would be a good fit for you. Even if a 9.5D or 10D was wide enough, the length would be way off. People typically size down .5 -- or 1 if they have narrow feet.
     




  7. HEWSINATOR

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    Pan through the thread to see the usual sources, and see what place has them on sale. The best deal seemed to have been endless shoes. Then, papashoes. There was another in the mix too. Forget the name. Do some reading? Google and click around?
     


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    Hey all -

    I know that besides color & pricing, GT size has been talked about throughout the thread *but* I still have a question after perusing the posts:

    If I wear a Red Wing Iron Ranger size 12 EE that fits me like a glove, am I foolish for assuming that I would be a GT 12? I know the boots runs a little narrow, but unfortunately my local shops do not carry this boot - and the ones that do carry it in small sizes. Width aside, does the sizing run true in comparison to other Red Wing models?

    Thanks in advance!

    - James
     


  9. Gunky

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    very weird, I tried on a pair of GTs X-mas Eve and the the size 9D fit perfect, I just got a pair from from UPS delivered today and they fit big on me.
     


  10. Fiddy

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    very weird, I tried on a pair of GTs X-mas Eve and the the size 9D fit perfect, I just got a pair from from UPS delivered today and they fit big on me.

    Were you wearing thick socks when you tried them on previously?
     


  11. Gunky

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    nope, only thing I can think of is that I remember the pair in the store being a little more broken in, maybe that's why?
     


  12. kookydooky

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    I have RW 875 which fit perfect

    How does the sizing on these compare to the GT? Get the same size?
     


  13. Fiddy

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    I have RW 875 which fit perfect

    How does the sizing on these compare to the GT? Get the same size?


    I went 1/2 size up on the 875.
     


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    I went 1/2 size up on the 875.


    up ?! are u shure.

    the 875 are much wider at the front then the gts, but they have the same length. so you have decide.
     


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