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redwing factory seconds

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by blackplatano, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. blackplatano

    blackplatano Distinguished Member

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    On ebay, there's some stores selling factory seconds of 875 boots. What are the quality of factory seconds? Is there a major or minor difference in quality?Are they a good buy at $50 to $100?
     


  2. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Big Winner

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    i just checked it out----------looks like a great deal to me.
    i would think that the imperfections are superficial and minor, and totally irrelevant when you take into account that these are rugged boots that will look better beaten up.

    i am tempted.
     


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    i am tempted.


    Me too, I've always wanted a pair. How does the sizing run?
     


  4. blackplatano

    blackplatano Distinguished Member

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    Yea, but you are aware that those are not the real pics right? That's why im a little skeptic.
     


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    I´ve gotten some RW factory seconds on ebay. 875s with some scuffing of the leather, nothing you´ll really notice. Some 2917s where the elastic hade come loose from the leather for like half an inch, really easy for the cobbler to fix. Mostly I think there´s some imperfection of the leather.
     


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    I bought a pair of the seconds boots on ebay....no problems. Mine has a very small slit in the leather trim around the collar of the boot. Doesn't seem to affect the boot in any way at all. Mine are just a little too large so I may end up reselling them. I forget the model number but they are the lace to toe model like the Wesco or Lone Wolf boots. They are 11.5 US. I would say they run pretty true to size. If someone wants a killer deal on them hit me up with a PM.

    [​IMG]
    I think the model is the 2902
     


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    I'd bite; they look better beaten up anyway, so the way I see it you're getting a great deal and a head start.
     


  8. blackplatano

    blackplatano Distinguished Member

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    I´ve gotten some RW factory seconds on ebay. 875s with some scuffing of the leather, nothing you´ll really notice. Some 2917s where the elastic hade come loose from the leather for like half an inch, really easy for the cobbler to fix. Mostly I think there´s some imperfection of the leather.

    Was the construction of the 875 on par with standard store bought redwings?
    Was the leather the same quality except for the scuff?

    I don't really think trashed boots are any better looking than new ones.
     


  9. Superb0bo

    Superb0bo Distinguished Member

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    My impression is that construction and such are exactly the same, but that they notice some tiny imperfection late in the production process, making them seconds.


    I LOVE the 2902, hade a pair but unfortnaly too big aswell. Sold them to my dad[​IMG] Will be getting a black pair soon though.
     


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    I was going that route, but I got my 875's from a store, not a red wing store for $160.
     


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    Anyone know how the 1911s are sized? I've been looking for a pair forever and cultizm finally has them in stock for a reasonable price.
     


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