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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. crosswound

    crosswound Senior member

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    Would i take my beckman size in iron ranger?
     
  2. cathpah

    cathpah Senior member

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    I'm a 9 in Beckmans and an 8.5 in IRs. I assumed I'd be the same, but when I laced up the IRs in a 9, I couldn't even get the boot tight around my foot. Surprised the hell outta me.
     
  3. JustlMe

    JustlMe New Member

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    Planning to grab me a pair of these but worried about the size, I'm thinking of 10D or 9.5D
    My Asic kayano 18's are at 10.5D

    My measurements are at 10.5" and 4", anyone with similar measurements mind giving me some tips?
     
  4. clubberlang

    clubberlang Member

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    I wear the same size in both.
     
  5. badtzwang

    badtzwang Member

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    Do Clarks Desert Boots and Iron Rangers fit the same? I'm a 9.5 in Clarks Desert Boots ... wondering if I should get the same size in IR's.
     
  6. cathpah

    cathpah Senior member

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    Yep...I'm the same in both.
     
  7. mahavishnu76

    mahavishnu76 New Member

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    I have the beckman and the iron rangers and both are at 11.5 D
     
  8. arrrr

    arrrr New Member

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    Hi everyone.
    I've just got my new RW 81111 and I'm wondering is that a defective shoe, or some sort of "unique hand made feature"? :)
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  9. OzzyJones

    OzzyJones Senior member

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    The clicker must've been hungry!! Only a defect aesthetically. If you can live with it, keep em. If it'll bug you (it would me) send em back
     
  10. arrrr

    arrrr New Member

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    Well, it bugs me a bit, cuz I think shoes like RW should not have defects like that. However sending them back will cost me alot (since they came from US and I'm in Russia). I hope this can be fixed (or at least minimized) by a good shoe service.
     
  11. OzzyJones

    OzzyJones Senior member

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    Quote:Ooooh, nye harasho! I'd keep em in that case. tuck something under the seam to protect the upper and set about them with a VERY sharp knife. (Or completely ignore this insane advice and take them to a good cobbler!) Good luck!
     
  12. arrrr

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  13. OzzyJones

    OzzyJones Senior member

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    Quote:Yeah my Russian is so feeble I should probably refrain from trying to transliterate Cyrillic!! Let us know how the surgery goes!
     
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  14. zeushubris

    zeushubris New Member

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    Oy blinchiki c myasam kak uzhasna!!

    Lol greetings tavarish. Red Wing has amazing customer service! Email their customer services team and include pictures and see what they say! Maybe they'll be nice enough to cover the shipping for you (send a shipping label or reimburse you). Couldn't hurt to try! For such expensive boots you should be 110% satisfied.

    Good luck bratan
     
  15. arrrr

    arrrr New Member

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    >Oy blinchiki c myasam kak uzhasna!!
    lol ;)

    Actually I bought them on amazon cuz RW has a pretty weird regional policy: they signed up an exclusive contract with a local company, which sells them here for $500 (multiplying US or EU price by 2, 3 or whatever is pretty usual in Russia and is called "local business"). On top of that RW forbids its dealers to send their shoes here (many great online stores stopped selling RW to Russia during the last several months) forcing us to buy them from a local distributor (RW, if you are reading this, please buy your stuff yourself for the price Code 7 is asking).

    I've already emailed the seller, they can take my shoes back or are offering me $40 refund (lol) in case I will keep them. Sending them back is not an option for me since it will cost me around $100 with regular post and $250-350 with DHL or Fedex.
     
  16. kayumochi

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    Had to go down a half size for the Red Wing 8053 Oxford. Am loving them.


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    Got a pair of these hand sewn RW moccasins during the summer and wore them on the mean streets of NOLA in a pair of shorts and never had a moment of discomfort (which is saying a lot for me). Was sad to see the beautiful color copper go when I oiled the leather. While the crepe sole is extremely comfortable, I doubt it will hold up as well as the soles used on other RW shoes in the Heritage line.

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    Went down a half a size in these as well from the 11 I wear in the Iron Ranger boot.
     
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  17. Alex Karbs

    Alex Karbs New Member

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    Hi,

    I purchases a pair of IR 4 days ago.

    Here is the way I always did to break in my boots. Tighten the laces the first fours holes and then make a double overhand knot...Tighten the rest to the top not too tight. Wear the boot but on the first sign you feel pain remove them for a few hours them wear them again etc...I did that for the past 3 days...Today I just came back from a walk all day in the woods with the IR. I experienced no pain at all.
    The trick I think is to wear the boots as often as possible and remove them at the first sign of discomfort. The goal is to keep your feet from getting any kind of bruising because then you will not be able to wear the boot for many days until you are healed. Also I would regularly crouch and keep that position on both toes to break in the boot at the front part.

    For your info I wear:

    Timberland boots: 11
    Dr martens: 11
    nike: 12
    dress shoes: 11.5-12
    converse all star: 12

    Got the IR in size 11
     
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  18. zeushubris

    zeushubris New Member

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    Finally received my first pair of Red Wings, the IR's in Amber today. I love them, but I have a couple questions. Any help would be much appreciated.

    My main concern is that I'm not sure about my width. They feel snug around the sides of my feet but not painful, which is how I read they should be, but my foot is pushing the leather out beyond the sole. The pictures don't show this as well as I would like but hopefully this gives an idea of what I mean. When they're tied loose like shown in the pictures, I'm getting heel slippage but overall not very uncomfortable.

    When they're tied very tight like shown in the pictures, I'm getting no heel slippage at all, but my feet are beginning to ache and it's very tight around the front of my ankle. My foot has no free room at all when they're tied like this.

    When I tried on the 10.5's, I was getting a little bit of heel slippage when tying them tight, but when tying them a bit looser they felt pretty damn big. I thought I'd exchange for the 10's and compare.

    This is them tied up pretty loose:

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    Tied tight:


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    My question is do I:
    a) Go back up to 10.5D ?
    b) Exchange for a 10EE ?
    c) Stay with these and hope that they break in well?

    Let me know what y'all think. Thanks!
     
  19. Distorbiant

    Distorbiant Senior member

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    A little heel slippage is good and proper. If you aren't wearing thick socks, I'd try the wide size with thick socks and see how they fit. Ultimately you want a nice snug fit at first so it breaks in well.
     
  20. bimmerchop

    bimmerchop Member

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    Agreed… You want a little heal slip, especially when the boots are brand new since the leather hasn't softened and formed to your heel. I'd say that a nice snug fit on the ball of your foot is what you want, but not to the point where it's pushing the leather beyond the sole. I would definitely try on the EE's and see how those fit you.
     

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