Red Wing Iron Ranger Boots - what's the dilly yo?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Garage/Surf Rock, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. Raul

    Raul Member

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    Hi all,
    I am from Italy and this is my first post here. Just today I bought my first pair of Red Wing, the 875 in size USA 9D.
    They are sligthly large inside, but I don't like tight shoes and will probably put an insole and will use a thicker sock so it will fit fine at the end.
    I would like also a pair of Iron Ranger, but I have no occasion to try them, so I would need some advice about the correct sizing for the Iron Ranger compared to the 875. I wear Clark Desert Boots in US 9F. Should I buy the IR in the same 9D size or go down to 8.5D? I don't know in USA but in Europe Red Wings are all D as far as I know. Any advice is welcome.
    Thanks
     
  2. NormanF

    NormanF Senior member

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    D is a medium width size. Go with the size you wore for your first pair of Red Wing boots.
     
  3. indigoeagle

    indigoeagle Senior member

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    Looking for some sizing advice.

    I got the Beckman (GT) in 10 and despite what I had heard before they fit really well. I'm generally a 11.
    Now I got the Iron Rangers in 10, too, thinking that they would be the same but they feel very tight.
    Have others experienced a similar difference?
    Or do they just come rougher and need more breaking in?
     
  4. NormanF

    NormanF Senior member

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    If leather boots are the correct size, you'll need to give time to break in to conform to the shape of your feet. That obviously differs from individual to individual. So break in those boots gradually and don't wear them all the time until you get used to them.
     
  5. indigoeagle

    indigoeagle Senior member

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    So from your POV RW Iron Rangers and Beckman (GT) should fit in the same size?
     
  6. NormanF

    NormanF Senior member

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    If they're both medium width, they should fit the same size. If the Iron Rangers has a wide width, then go down half a size.
     
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  7. indigoeagle

    indigoeagle Senior member

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    They are both D, so it should be fine then. I just have to break the Iron Rangers in more then.
    Thanks
     
  8. indigoeagle

    indigoeagle Senior member

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    Weird. My previous reply hasn't been posted yet. Still under mod check, I guess.

    Anyways, the Iron Rangers felt really, really tight when I tried them on out of the box so that I wondered if they weren't too small, especially not wide enough. However, I figured they will stretched and decided to keep them and go for a walk. After five minutes they gave in nicely and were really comfortable, very good fit.
    So in my experience the leather of the Iron Rangers is 'harder' than that of the Gentleman Travellers/Beckman, but very quickly also breaks in. Still the Iron Rangers feel a tiny bit smaller than the GTs.
    Very happy with both boots.
     
  9. CRIMINAL MINDED

    CRIMINAL MINDED Well-Known Member

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    anyone want my size 9 amber rangers? Never had a chance to wear them
     
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    Never had a chance? Why are you getting rid of them? How much have you worn them? Pics?
     
  11. Matte Male

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    I have two pairs of IRs, one in amber and one in hawthorne/muleskinner and a pair of RW 875s, all in size 13 (I need a 12.5 but they dont exist), and they all fit differently. The amber fit the smallest, then hawthorne ar slightly longer, and the 875s are pretty big on me. These were all ordered off the internets so I had no chance to try them on, really should have exchanged the 875s though :(
     
  12. rutdown

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    Hi chaps,

    New to the forum, and I've trawled through the sizing queries on here- all v helpful.

    I tried a pair of Iron Ranger Hawthorne in UK9/US9.5 back in November, they felt roomy, which I've never liked in shoes. Yesterday I picked up a pair of Amber IR's in UK8/US8.5 from The Three Threads in London for £105.00 - a bargain as I'm sure you all realise. I sized down one.

    I'm at UK9 in Vans, UK9 in Nike Running Shoes and these UK8's felt snug and comfortable in the shop. However, this is the first day wearing them and they're damn painful. Obviously its stiff leather but they're pretty unforgiving on the feet. I've walked about for a few hours in them, heel rub is the main thing, some rub on the little toe too. I'm happy to suffer a little pain if they wear in, but from anyone's experience who's sized down 1 - will they? And how long should I bear it?

    Any advice greatly appreciated

    Cheers
     
  13. galeron

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    Need some advise - about to pull the trigger on one of these beauts, but not too sure which size to get.

    I'm a 9.5 in Clarks DBs, and a 10 in Chucks - which size should I be getting? No RW stores in my area, gotta fly blind :slayer:
     
  14. indigoeagle

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    I've got a US 9.5 in the beeswax Clarks DB and they're a bit tight. Funnily the right shoe is very tight, even so normally with other shoes it's the opposite: the left shoe is tighter.
    In RW I got the Iron Rangers in US10 and they leave a bit room. So 10 should be right. You can always put a sole in.
     
  15. tomorrowstars

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    Any fit pics of these in black?
     

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