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Red Wing Gentleman's Traveler

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by imstr8trippin, May 15, 2008.

  1. youmeoui

    youmeoui Active Member

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    Anyone else notice some discomfort where the stitching for the lacing meets toe area on the outside (basically the middle of your foot)? I'm only noticing it on my left foot and I'm starting to think one of my feet is wide and the other is normal...[​IMG]
    Probably about 20 hours wear 2/3 sitting (at work).
     
  2. UserM4

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    One of my feet felt discomfort because the lace was to tight.
     
  3. youmeoui

    youmeoui Active Member

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    I never thought of that. I'll try to lace it looser there though I feel like I have to keep it tight elsewhere or it'll start to slip a bit.
     
  4. UserM4

    UserM4 Member

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    Yeah, but since we're still breaking them in, I think you and I both need to adjust the laces accordingly.
     
  5. UserM4

    UserM4 Member

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    Obenauf question. Do you guys buff/polish with a brush after its dry? Or do you not polish at all?
     
  6. milw50717

    milw50717 Senior member

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    I use a cloth to remove the excess product and then buff with a brush.

    Between applications of Obenaufs I use Red Wing or Saphir creme polish
     
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  7. aussiejake

    aussiejake Senior member

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    Still have a pair of size 7.5 Gentleman Traveler's up for grabs for Australian buyers. Brand new in the Cigar colour, $185.

    Beautiful shoe.
     
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  8. UserM4

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    Thank you. By now, I've Obenauf'ed 3 pairs of boots. I did have to wipe off excess and buff with a brush. Thx again.
     
  9. andrew65

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    While perhaps not as fashionable as the GTs, I think the Redwing 202 are a more soft set boot and less costly. Excellent rear foot help and they have the excellent sole.
     
  10. milw50717

    milw50717 Senior member

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    A more industrial design work boot. Good to see that they also made in the US, as are the GT/Beckman's.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Gunky

    Gunky Senior member

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    so i got a new pair of 9016 boots, im wondering what I can do to ligten the leather a bit? ive treated them with obenaufs LP and some red wing cream does sunlight do the trick?
     
  12. Sunstealer73

    Sunstealer73 Senior member

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    It's almost impossible to lighten leather safely. Any oil or protectant you put on them will darken them, as will the sun in most cases.
     
  13. old timer

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    does red wing shoe cream lighten them at all? i have a pair of red wing gt's (cigar color) and i would like to lighten them just a little, i have the shoe cream, just have not pulled the trigger to put it on yet. i don't want to make them bloched
     
  14. milw50717

    milw50717 Senior member

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    Nope. It will not lighten the leather.
     
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  15. Roguls

    Roguls Senior member

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    This, but you will have to be diligent and patient.

    You might as well just wear them.
     
  16. Gunky

    Gunky Senior member

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    ive actually decided to sell both my 9016s, one is a size 10, worn handful of times no box, up on the marketplace, the other is a 10.5 with box, brand new...not post yet
     
  17. gastarbeider

    gastarbeider Senior member

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    pics of a friends pair of GTs that have stood the test of time. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  18. milw50717

    milw50717 Senior member

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    The boots have seen some serious wear, but pictures of heels like the above do worry me a little. Allowing the heels to get that worn down surely can't be good for the spine. If you have a gait that causes wear like that, I think that you should get the heels replaced more often.
     
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  19. samjsan

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    I've noticed after a couple of weeks of wear, the leather plies that form the sole are starting to slightly separate. I emailed Red Wing and they told me slight separation is normal. This concerns me because these boots are almost brand new. I'm tempted to send them back to Zappo's for a refund.

    I've had issues with Red Wings already. I initially bought the Beckman chukkas. After a few days, the rubber heel began to separate. I exchanged them for another pair and the same thing happened. After two pairs, I exchanged them for the six inch boots. I was hoping the boots, with its solid rubber heel, would solve this problem. Now I have an issue with the sole.
     
  20. milw50717

    milw50717 Senior member

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    All too common with these boots, have a look back through some of the past posts on this forum. Generally, not fatal to the boots or the wearer.
     

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