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Red Wing's Shoes Proper Care

Fans

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Hello all.
I just got my new Red Wing Leather Work Boots from gilt.com. When i have receaved them, my first question - how to to make a threatment on them.
When i visited the official Red Wing site i was very surprised, when i didn't discover the model of my boots. Since i am not a specialist on leather types, i couldn't determine the leather type by myself.
On the boots themsef there is no noticeable information about the model/leather type, above the 4587 number (i don't know what that number means). I neither found any threatment recommendations on gilt.com.
In that case i would like to ask for an aid in determining the leather type and after that i would like to get the information, how to organise a threatment process on them.
Below i am posting the photo of the boots and the photo of the threatment instruction, which was attached to them.
Boots:


Instructions:

Below the official care guide on Red Wing Official Site:
http://www.redwingshoes.com/shoe-care
 

mrparkay

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word. i also ordered those boots from gilt and its as if they don't exist, i can't find them or information about them anywhere.

we've gotten a lot of snow over the past three weeks in NY and i want to treat and protect my boots before the season truly takes its toll but i have no idea which products i actually need to use.
 

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I know don't what exact model they are, but does it really matter? Just get some leather treatment/waterproofer and put it on them. It's a heavy-duty work boot - you're not going to hurt it by treating it. It might darken them a bit, but that's par for the course with most waterproofers.
 

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Bump. Anybody else can recommend something?
 

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Try posting in the red wings thread rather than bumping your own post.

If nobody cares it's probably because it's been asked and answered before.

Also -- Gilt sometimes puts up models made specifically for the website, so they aren't found elsewhere.
 

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Hmm i cannot find Red Wing specific topic, could you post a link please
 

meso

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Among others there is one about 70 pages long called "red wing boots."
I know that might be a confusing title.
But that is where people post about red wing boots.
 

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Get Montana Pitch...wont darken much and will protect from shit weather..thats alll you need.
 

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