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Red Wing Iron Rangers vs. Wolverine 1000 Miles

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by lascaux, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. lascaux

    lascaux Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys,

    I am torn between the IR and the 1Kers. Does anyone happen to have side by side pictures comparing the 2?

    I want to go for the more rugged look. Not really gonna wear anything dressy, just casual w/ slim jeans.

    Thanks.
     
  2. lascaux

    lascaux Well-Known Member

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  3. Distorbiant

    Distorbiant Senior member

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    This has been asked to death. use the search function
     
  4. lascaux

    lascaux Well-Known Member

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    I have been for the last week..lol never seen pics of side by side comparison
     
  5. rexet

    rexet Senior member

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    Go with the RW IR.
    Or go with the W1K and add a commando style vibram sole.
     
  6. dePt

    dePt Active Member

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    Brand new 1K's to the right, 3 year old beaten up iorn rangers to the left.
    1 year old 1K's in the middle.

    Tell me what you want to see and I'll snap better pics for you.
     
  7. lascaux

    lascaux Well-Known Member

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    Oh wow, thank you SOOO much dept! That is exactly what I wanted!

    I was wondering if you could have a side view of them next to each other and how they look on an outfit.

    Also, what do you think about the 2? pros/cons?

    Thanks so much!
     
  8. dePt

    dePt Active Member

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    Well, the two are completly different IMO.
    Although they are both work boots the 1ks are a lot more dressed up.

    I didn't buy the 1Ks to replace my IR. The IR are a lot more rugged and can take a serious beating. I use those for snow and rain. They have seen a lot of mud and dirt over the years, and allways clean up nice. (Not cleand up in photos tho).
    I'm not so sure the 1Ks will hold up as well with the same kind of abuse.

    If you plan on using them in all kinds of weather I'd say go for the IR.
    If you want a sleeker work boot (as far as those goes) I'd say go for the 1Ks.
    If you need both, get both.

    Sorry about the pics. I don't have the time at the moment to do this properly.
    I'll see later if I have the time to clean up the IR's and snap a few pictures for you.
    Also I don't have any fitpics of these, and I have not started using the 1Ks yet.


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  9. rexet

    rexet Senior member

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    You can also visit the photo galery of the Wolverine 1K topic, there are many picture next to RW.
     
  10. red81

    red81 Senior member

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    dept, how did you size them ?
    i have a pair of black harness IR's and 1k's are on my radar.
     
  11. dePt

    dePt Active Member

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    They both run a bit large. About 1/2 a size I'd say.
    I'd reccomend you to try them on if you can.
     
  12. filcol

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    Maybe also consider the RW Beckman. It's kind of a inbetween of both. I really like the "cigar" colorway.
     
  13. lascaux

    lascaux Well-Known Member

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    Also, debt, can you post a comparison of the toe boxes?

    Thank you so much for your input and time posting pictures!!
     
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  14. matt92037

    matt92037 Well-Known Member

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    I wear the same size in both the IR and 1000 Mile. To me, the 1000 Miles fit better. IR's always felt a little sloppy to me, but I love the looks and like the soles much more.
     
  15. lascaux

    lascaux Well-Known Member

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    I can fit 1 finger with wiggle room in the back of my iron rangers when I wear mid weight socks. Do you think I should size down 0.5?

    Thanks
     
  16. OzzyJones

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    I've got brown 1k's, RWIRs (Both about 3 years old) black 1k's and Cigar beckmans. (about 4 months old) I'll check sizes but if I remember right The 1k's run at least a half size bigger than the IR's. I'll try to put some side by side pics together. Fwiw the Iron Rangers will outlast the 1k's by a long way. The leather sole seems to wear out pretty quick on the 1k's whereas the cork nitrile on the IR's is seemingly invincible! Wolves are a lot more comfortable though. (and a lot more expensive!)
     
  17. lascaux

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    Thanks Ozzy,

    what about the overall look, do you think the 1Ks are alot more dressy than the IR? I want a rugged look so if I don't polish and beat up the 1Ks do you think I can get a rugged work boot look? I think they are a little too low cut to look like a work boot, more like a hybrid dress boot?

    Thanks, I am anxiously awaiting pics!
     
  18. OzzyJones

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    I would say if you want rugged go with the IRs. All you'll do by not looking after the 1ks is ruin them. I agree with you that they're more of a dress boot. I actually wear mine to the office while my IRs are strictly down the pub boots. I love both tho!
    I'll post pics tonite
     
  19. lascaux

    lascaux Well-Known Member

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    can you post pics on how they look with pants on?

    thx
     
  20. OzzyJones

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    See what I can do. Though rest assured I won't post pics of them with no pants on! [​IMG]
     
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