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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. spaceballs

    spaceballs Member

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    Anybody resoled a pair? I'm wondering how easy/cheap it is to replace the sole once it wears out...
    My Red Wing dealer can do it for $70 - which includes shipping and a factory resole.
     
  2. fpr4

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    Any sock suggestions? I'm looking for some navy/khaki/charcoal boot socks mid-weight.

    I also learned that I have a pretty collapsed right arch. Wore the boots for a couple of days and the left one fits like a dream but the right one was absolutely killing me through the ankle and arch. Kinda self-diagnosed just by really studying how the right foot sat on an extremely flat/hard surface. Put an orthotic arch insert into both boots and they feel a ton better... Would love to go au naturale with the leather sole but it just wasn't working for me...
     
  3. spaceballs

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    Any sock suggestions? I'm looking for some navy/khaki/charcoal boot socks mid-weight.
    I like the merino socks you can get at REI. If they don't hold up for at least a year, I return them.

    Orvis also sells some socks that they call Invincible Extra Socks for $39/3pr. I might give them a try next.
     
  4. fpr4

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    How long did you all's tongue tags last? I've been wearing mine a couple of days and they are already starting to fray and come apart from the stitching. Not a big deal, really. Just me being OCD.
     
  5. Roguls

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    My Red Wing dealer can do it for $70 - which includes shipping and a factory resole.

    I had a pair (not IR, though) done for 55 just a few months ago...has it gone up that much?
     
  6. spaceballs

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    I had a pair (not IR, though) done for 55 just a few months ago...has it gone up that much?
    Not sure. My dealer charges $70 for every boot. It wouldn't surprise me if it really cost less than that.
     
  7. fpr4

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    Not sure. My dealer charges $70 for every boot. It wouldn't surprise me if it really cost less than that.

    so a resoled pair would cost $140?
     
  8. spaceballs

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    so a resoled pair would cost $140?
    Sorry. $70 per pair of any model boot.
     
  9. robbie

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    I like them, not even 10 wears and they're comfortable as hell: [​IMG] 6150
     
  10. spaceballs

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    Just about every thread like this, including this one, talks about applying Obenauf's or Sno Seal or something to preserve the leather.

    Has anyone NOT applied anything to these boots and worn them just like that for months?

    Before sending mine back, the leather felt very soft and very well oiled. I wouldn't think there would be a need to apply anything to the boots for months. Am I way off?
     
  11. Just about every thread like this, including this one, talks about applying Obenauf's or Sno Seal or something to preserve the leather.

    Has anyone NOT applied anything to these boots and worn them just like that for months?

    Before sending mine back, the leather felt very soft and very well oiled. I wouldn't think there would be a need to apply anything to the boots for months. Am I way off?



    Preventive measures are the best. They're applying snoseal or Obenaufs to help protect the leather to keep it in the good shape it's already in and to help waterproof it. I'm still debating since I like the current color of the hawthornes and like how they've turned out in the pictures that I've seen...dunno. Can't decide whether or not to use them.
     
  12. spaceballs

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    I'm still debating since I like the current color of the hawthornes and like how they've turned out in the pictures that I've seen...dunno. Can't decide whether or not to use them.
    I wouldn't use ANYTHING on the hawthornes or any other roughout boot like that. I know about dubbing, and it doesn't look bad, but I would just let that roughout leather ride on its own. Post pictures in a year or so, please.
     
  13. spaceballs

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    Ok. Finally got a pair of 8111 that was lasted straight (or close enough). I measure an 11.5 on the brannock device and I bought my Iron Rangers in that size. While they may be a touch too large, I am afraid that the next size down would be too small for thick socks. I have enough room in the back to get a thumb in between my heel and the back of the boot.

    So I am reasonably confident that I bought these boots in the correct size.

    So there are parts of the upper that are double thick - the cap on the toe and the part where the boot laces up. In between these two spaces is the leather where the boot should break. When this leather bends, it puts a lot of stress onto my toes and the top of my foot. It is pretty painful. These boots aren't broken in much at all but I can barely walk in them as this is pretty painful.

    I have seen another similar question earlier in the thread, but no real answer. Has anyone else experienced this and either made it past this point or figured something else out?

    Thanks for your help.

    I did have these things oiled at the dealer and I applied Obenaufs.
     
  14. Schpacko

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    Just wanted to share this:

    [​IMG]

    my - more or less - brand new amber IRs. I like em a lot, pretty comfortable already.
     
  15. click here

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    I have troubles deciding between the amber IRs and the Black IRs!!!
     
  16. burningbright

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    Ok. Finally got a pair of 8111 that was lasted straight (or close enough). I measure an 11.5 on the brannock device and I bought my Iron Rangers in that size. While they may be a touch too large, I am afraid that the next size down would be too small for thick socks. I have enough room in the back to get a thumb in between my heel and the back of the boot.

    So I am reasonably confident that I bought these boots in the correct size.

    So there are parts of the upper that are double thick - the cap on the toe and the part where the boot laces up. In between these two spaces is the leather where the boot should break. When this leather bends, it puts a lot of stress onto my toes and the top of my foot. It is pretty painful. These boots aren't broken in much at all but I can barely walk in them as this is pretty painful.

    I have seen another similar question earlier in the thread, but no real answer. Has anyone else experienced this and either made it past this point or figured something else out?

    Thanks for your help.

    I did have these things oiled at the dealer and I applied Obenaufs.


    Breaking these guys in isn't easy. Give it a couple weeks and wear them as often as possible. Once they break in though, they're great.

    BTW, I sized down to an 11.5 on mine (regularly a 12) and they fit great. Only reason I'm selling mine (see sig) is due to just having too many boots.
     
  17. Schpacko

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    Does anybody just treat them like dress shoes, like using wax and polish them?
     
  18. Schpacko

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    replaced the standard laces with leather laces:

    [​IMG]
     
  19. triumphman

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    sorry, but another sizing question...

    I wear the following:

    Alden Trubalance / Barrie sz 7.5.
    Clarks DB sz 8
    Vans sz 8.5

    What size?
     
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