Red Wing Gentleman's Traveler

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  1. Fiddy

    Fiddy Senior member

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    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.


    Yep, I'm sure. [​IMG]

    I tried the 7.5's in the 875 and I could feel the front of the boot slightly with the tip of my toe (especially when the boots bend while walking). As this would drive me nuts, I opted to go with the 8. YMMV.
     


  2. BltByKrmn

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    I just received my BC GT's last night, they are decent boots but I'm afraid I blew it with sizing. I wear a 10 in sneakers (DC, Vans, Adidas) and 9 for my Allen Edmonds, so I decided to go with a 9 for these. While I did try them on with dress socks, they do feel a little big. The toe box on these is MASSIVE and I have pretty narrow feet so my toes feel like they are swimming.

    I'm going to try them again tonight with thicker wool socks, but I may have them up for sale soon so I can pick up a 8.5.
     


  3. Johdus Fanfoozal

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    I just received my BC GT's last night, they are decent boots but I'm afraid I blew it with sizing. I wear a 10 in sneakers (DC, Vans, Adidas) and 9 for my Allen Edmonds, so I decided to go with a 9 for these. While I did try them on with dress socks, they do feel a little big. The toe box on these is MASSIVE and I have pretty narrow feet so my toes feel like they are swimming.

    I'm going to try them again tonight with thicker wool socks, but I may have them up for sale soon so I can pick up a 8.5.



    How about an insole and/or heel liner?
     


  4. the shah

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

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    I just received my BC GT's last night, they are decent boots but I'm afraid I blew it with sizing. I wear a 10 in sneakers (DC, Vans, Adidas) and 9 for my Allen Edmonds, so I decided to go with a 9 for these. While I did try them on with dress socks, they do feel a little big. The toe box on these is MASSIVE and I have pretty narrow feet so my toes feel like they are swimming.

    I'm going to try them again tonight with thicker wool socks, but I may have them up for sale soon so I can pick up a 8.5.


    i got the same size, my feet aren't too narrow though so the width is perfect after a few wears. the toe box is indeed massive but nothing unmanageable. best bet is leather insoles, thick wool sox, at least for me since i use these only during the winter
     


  5. BltByKrmn

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    I picked up a pair in 8.5, MUCH better. Going to return the 9's.
     


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    [​IMG] http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephenjchow/4361938198/ An update after one month of wear, several applications of Obenauf leather preservative, and obsessive polishing [​IMG] Breaking them in took at least 3 weeks and on one long walk early on left me with a huge blister on one heel and a deep scrape on the back of the other. Definitely worth sticking out the pain.
     


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    Two questions:

    has anyone ordered these in Cigar (9016)? I'm thinking the chestnut (9013) will be too light for my personal tastes. If you could post pics/fit pics would be great.

    can someone post fit pics of these with tapered jeans, similar to APC NC? I don't want to order a pair and end up looking like a large-hoofed clown. For some reason, there are no retailers here in Edinburgh :/
     


  8. Johdus Fanfoozal

    Johdus Fanfoozal Senior member

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    [​IMG]
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephenjchow/4361938198/

    An update after one month of wear, several applications of Obenauf leather preservative, and obsessive polishing [​IMG]

    Breaking them in took at least 3 weeks and on one long walk early on left me with a huge blister on one heel and a deep scrape on the back of the other. Definitely worth sticking out the pain.



    What kind of bag/duffle is that?
     


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    Johdus Fanfoozal - Saddleback leather overnight bag in chestnut red. I wrote a review of it here. After these two purchases, I am addicted to leather for life [​IMG]
     


  10. Stylin-1

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    What kind of bag/duffle is that?

    Its amazing how leather laces can change the look of a boot in such a positive way. I hate you for posting these.


    So where's the best deal currently on GT's?
     


  11. howlingwolfpress

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    Not sure, but I did see a pair of black cherry in size 8 on ebay. It should fit someone who wears a 9 in sneakers, or possibly 9.5 if your feet are narrow.
     


  12. jim_n

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    I need some leather laces like that, the stock laces always come undone. Where did you get them??
     


  13. Stylin-1

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    Its amazing how leather laces can change the look of a boot in such a positive way. I hate you for posting these.


    So where's the best deal currently on GT's?


    Oops, I quoted the wrong guy.

    I need some leather laces like that, the stock laces always come undone. Where did you get them??

    Wal-Mart sells them for about four bucks for a 72" pair.
     


  14. Gavin

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    Does anyone know where I can get replacement heels for my GTs? I need them replaced and I'd rather be sure that I was getting an exact replacement rather than whatever the repair guy chose to use.
     


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    what do you guys think? should I exchange them for a half a size smaller?

    [​IMG]
     


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