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

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

  1. herrmj

    herrmj Senior member

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    fantastic shot, love it
     
  2. Arethusa

    Arethusa Senior member

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    I have a pair of J Crew x Red Wing iron rangers in dark chocolate roughout that I treated with Obenauf's, but now I can't decide if I want to keep them or sell them and get a pair in amber harness. I think a pair of 10" tall iron rangers in amber harness would basically be my dream boot. Or maybe just Red Wing making WW2 jump boots in amber harness.

    Anyway, for anyone curious, I took some pictures, so this is what the (now impossible to find) J Crew collab iron rangers look like after two coats of Obenauf's and no wear.

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  3. t3nchi

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    I have a can of Sno Seal.

    I want to clean, then apply Sno Seal.

    How do I clean my boots? Wet cloth only? Do I need leather cleaner? Saddle soap?
     
  4. anko

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    My addition to sizing recommendations:

    running shoes / sneakers (Nike, Adidas): 11.5
    dress shoes: 11
    CPs: 44
    LLBean Katahdin: 11.5 (with Superfeet Green)
    Hawthorne IR: 10
     
  5. mura

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    Hello,
    I got my first pair Iron Ranger a few Days ago and i love these Boots! My only concern is the seam on the sole because only after a few days there is wear at the stitches. Is this normal that the stitches on the sole will complete worn out and i don't have to worry or will the boot fall apart? Sorry for my bad english and Greetings from Austria,
    Rene
     
  6. mura

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  7. iroh

    iroh Senior member

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    work boots will look like work boots, get a casual pair of boots to wear instead if you are not a construction worker
     
  8. mura

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    I have absolutely no problem with worn out boots, thats how they have to look, my question about the worn out stitches on the front of the sole is a constructive one! Is this how it is and the boot will do just fine or will the sole there start to get loose?
     
  9. itbegins

    itbegins Senior member

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    ^ They'll be fine. That happens with all shoes with a goodyear welt.
     
  10. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    This is an old post, but my "local Red Wing" dealer is J Crew or Bloomingdales
     
  11. mura

    mura New Member

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    Thank you for the answer![​IMG]
     
  12. Kryosphinx

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    I know y'all into boot porn. I just nabbed these at Nordstrom Rack for $99. Gently used. You should all get a pair at any price. :)

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  13. haiglarsen

    haiglarsen Well-Known Member

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    Oiling my black IRs has caused the white contrast stitching to become stained with black in several places, despite my being very careful about it. These things rubbed off black on everything the first couple of weeks. Anyone have any experience or suggestion getting the black off the white contrast stitching?
     
  14. dicee

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    How do these stack up to the Katahdin? Im debating between the two and obviously most people are gonna go with the IR's but is the price difference worth it?
     
  15. autumndreams

    autumndreams Senior member

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    I own both: the details and materials are better on the IR, no question. Both are well-made, and I can see both lasting for many, many years.

    The leather on the katahdin gets roughed up pretty easily, and is certainly an exclusively "casual" boot. The IR's can be dressed up to a certain extent, but they do lean towards the casual side of the spectrum.

    Both are solid, if money is an issue the Katahdin's are an excellent value for the money. The IR's are the better boot, though, IMO.
     
  16. itbegins

    itbegins Senior member

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    Yes this is not a B&S thread. But I thought I'd give advance warning here. I've got a pair of Hawthorne IR size 10.5D worn 10-15 times with an insole that are too big for me. I'm looking for 180 shipped (from Canada). Drop me a PM if your intersed and I'll send you pics.
     
  17. rutdown

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    Hi all,

    I posted before about sizing down one full size in IRs. I have narrow feet, so with wider I'd say a half. I have since broken them in, and they're awesome. Wearing them with some APC petit standards, which in my opinion are the perfect cut for them. Slim/straight.

    Good luck with yours, this thread helped out a lot.

    Cheers
     
  18. scoobydrew

    scoobydrew Well-Known Member

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    Anyone looking for a pair of amber Iron Rangers in 7.5EE? I just bought a very lightly used pair from a member on here, but the fit isn't 100%.

    I thought the 7.5 would fit me as I wear an 8 in both other boots (Katahdin) and dress shoes, but I get a fair amount of heel slippage. Everything else fits nicely (the width, and the toebox area).

    I've been considering using a Superfeet insole to possibly "reduce" the size a bit, but I'm not sure how effective that is. I read a post online saying the slippage is normal and the boots will conform to my feet.
     
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  19. boondocksaint

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    Meanwhile I've collected the most beautiful pair's of red wings the only one's missing are the Engineer boots...... I really love the brand and to me it stand's for freedom and independence...:satisfied:
     
  20. lucacalligaro

    lucacalligaro New Member

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    anyone know the difference between amber and amber harness>
    thanks
     

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