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Old 10-05-2010, 11:57 PM
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these: Cultizm.com - Red Wing Boots - 8111 Iron Ranger Amber Harness Red Wing Boots 8111D Iron Ranger Amber Harness

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these:Cultizm.com - Red Wing Boots 9161D Round Toe Brown Boomer Red Wing Boots 9161D Round Toe Brown Boomer 09161D


I'm tilting towards the latter but I just wanted to know your guys' opinion!
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Old 10-06-2010, 06:40 AM
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Old 10-06-2010, 10:40 AM
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yeah lol, I meant the former, not the latter - I'm pushing towrads the Iron Rangers
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Old 10-06-2010, 07:22 PM
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I own the Iron Rangers and I can't recommend them highly enough. They're tough as hell and are styled great, I love the cap toe look. The leather is gorgeous in person too, and it gets a great mottled patina with wear.
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Old 10-06-2010, 08:10 PM
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I own the Iron Rangers and I can't recommend them highly enough. They're tough as hell and are styled great, I love the cap toe look. The leather is gorgeous in person too, and it gets a great mottled patina with wear.
+1 on the cap toe. I've had my Iron Rangers for about a year and now and with monthly oiling, they've aged beautifully. Pardon the goose shit in the first photo. Winged vermin, always shittin' up everywhere they land.

-1 on that price point. I got mine brand new for $140.




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What kind of oil do I need?

and also, can I wear them during winter? I won't be treading in slushy pools of water or 6 feet of snow - for that I'll wear my big winter boots, but for like minor snow on the ground walking to my car and to my campus is no big deal right?
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What kind of oil do I need?

and also, can I wear them during winter? I won't be treading in slushy pools of water or 6 feet of snow - for that I'll wear my big winter boots, but for like minor snow on the ground walking to my car and to my campus is no big deal right?
These aren't Prada shoes, they're man boots, made for men. Wear them that way and don't worry about a little water or snow.
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Old 10-06-2010, 09:56 PM
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okay good

and these are leather soles so I'm guessing after a few years of wear I can get the sole replaced right? i know of a tailor near my house who does them well.
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These aren't Prada shoes, they're man boots, made for men. Wear them that way and don't worry about a little water or snow.
Actually, it's not a bad question. The one drawback to the Iron Ranger is that they have no tread at all. While this makes them great on virtually every man-made surface (including wet surfaces), they absolutely suck in icy conditions (think wet, packed snow). Why Red Wing would name a boot after a rugged and snowy part of Minnesota and then put a flat sole on it is beyond me. I've nearly biffed it a few times on several fishing trips where I've been trying to make my way down slippery, algae-covered rocks and muddy banks to get to the water's edge while wearing these.

Expect blisters the first week or two but after that, they break in nicely. Some dudes get insoles for them (they don't come with any) but honestly, you don't need them. If you do get the insoles, then you're getting to the point where you really need to be trying them on in person. Red Wings run big (half a size to a full) and some, like the Beckman, are really narrow. I sized down half a size to an 11.5D and I was good. If you have a wide foot, you can always get them stretched at any cobbler. If these soles ever wear down I'll probably invest in some Vibram ones but the ones they have on there are VERY durable.

For boot oil, I just went to my local Red Wing store and bought their brand ($9.99) and after liberal, monthly usage, I still have about half the bottle left after a year's worth of application. Just brush it on at night and they're ready to go in the morning. If you get the Hawthorne ones (the rough-out ones) then you'll need something more like Sno-Seal to dub them. It will darken them though if you do this.

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^ yeah, I assumed he was talking more about damage winter water and snow would do but you're right. Leather soled boots are a bitch in snow, I had a pair and I ended up just leaving them off for about 5 months a year
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Now I want Iron Rangers... I have two pairs of RW's. One pair is that ugly Chukka that looks like frankenstein shoes. I don't even know why I bought them.

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Now I want Iron Rangers... I have two pairs of RW's. One pair is that ugly Chukka that looks like frankenstein shoes. I don't even know why I bought them.

ETA: got them
Heh...are you talking about the moc toe?



It's definitely not for everybody and has to be paired more with work-wear related outfits, which, thankfully is out of style with a lot of people. Now the real men can go back to wearing their clothes without having to feel self-conscious about some metro down in Lincoln Park looking like he's ready to go timber-marking in Alaska.
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Yes, those are going on eBay within the hour. I think i wore them twice. Felt like an idiot both times.
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Yes, those are going on eBay within the hour. I think i wore them twice. Felt like an idiot both times.
Size? Are they the 875's or the 1907's? Or something else?
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They are the more "serious" model Not the Lifestyle. These things are like bricks on the feet.
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Yeah I've got the 1907's too. Don't get as much use as my IR's but they fit the bill for certain days.

Good luck with the auction...you set a fair price so hopefully somebody will bite. Enjoy your IR's too. Post some pics.
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^ yeah, I assumed he was talking more about damage winter water and snow would do but you're right. Leather soled boots are a bitch in snow, I had a pair and I ended up just leaving them off for about 5 months a year
The soles aren't leather, they're a rubber cork but still yeah, no tread. I can imagine that being dangerous in snow and ice, luckily I live in southern California.

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I was wondering what kind of oil I need to get for my Iron Rangers Amber Harness.. something I can order online or something easily attainable would be good.

Thanks a lot!
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Old 10-07-2010, 08:46 PM
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Google is your friend.

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they don't ship to Canada!
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Old 10-07-2010, 09:32 PM
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At the risk of sounding like a jerk...how does a guy who buys boots for $200+ not know how to use google to find boot oil?

1. Go to your internet browser
2. Go to the address bar
3. Type in google.com (the www. is optional)
4. In the search box, type in Red Wing boot oil
5. Scan your searches for a website that ships internationally.

Oh look there's one right here...right below the first link I sent you.

Red Wing 8-ounce All Weather Protection Boot Oil

If you're going to wear man boots you gotta stop being spoon-fed and do some looking yourself. I'm happy give somebody product advice if they ask for it, but I'm sorry. The fact that you are presumably a grown man and can't find boot oil on the internet is shameful to all $200+ boot-wearing men everywhere.

Next time you want to post something as asinine as, "They don't ship to Canada!" I want you to stop and look at the post before hitting reply. If it can be painted in any to look as if you're still sucking from your mamma's teat, then you need to re-write it. Or take a deep breath and say, "OK, that solution didn't work, I wonder how I can find a solution on my own?" and then just delete the post.

I'm sorry if I sound upset, I'm just more blown away by your lack of initiative over something as simple as finding boot oil.
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At the risk of sounding like a jerk...how does a guy who buys boots for $200+ not know how to use google to find boot oil?

1. Go to your internet browser
2. Go to the address bar
3. Type in google.com (the www. is optional)
4. In the search box, type in Red Wing boot oil
5. Scan your searches for a website that ships internationally.

Oh look there's one right here...right below the first link I sent you.

Red Wing 8-ounce All Weather Protection Boot Oil

If you're going to wear man boots you gotta stop being spoon-fed and do some looking yourself. I'm happy give somebody product advice if they ask for it, but I'm sorry. The fact that you are presumably a grown man and can't find boot oil on the internet is shameful to all $200+ boot-wearing men everywhere.

Next time you want to post something as asinine as, "They don't ship to Canada!" I want you to stop and look at the post before hitting reply. If it can be painted in any to look as if you're still sucking from your mamma's teat, then you need to re-write it. Or take a deep breath and say, "OK, that solution didn't work, I wonder how I can find a solution on my own?" and then just delete the post.

I'm sorry if I sound upset, I'm just more blown away by your lack of initiative over something as simple as finding boot oil.

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At the risk of sounding like a jerk...how does a guy who buys boots for $200+ not know how to use google to find boot oil?

1. Go to your internet browser
2. Go to the address bar
3. Type in google.com (the www. is optional)
4. In the search box, type in Red Wing boot oil
5. Scan your searches for a website that ships internationally.

Oh look there's one right here...right below the first link I sent you.

Red Wing 8-ounce All Weather Protection Boot Oil

If you're going to wear man boots you gotta stop being spoon-fed and do some looking yourself. I'm happy give somebody product advice if they ask for it, but I'm sorry. The fact that you are presumably a grown man and can't find boot oil on the internet is shameful to all $200+ boot-wearing men everywhere.

Next time you want to post something as asinine as, "They don't ship to Canada!" I want you to stop and look at the post before hitting reply. If it can be painted in any to look as if you're still sucking from your mamma's teat, then you need to re-write it. Or take a deep breath and say, "OK, that solution didn't work, I wonder how I can find a solution on my own?" and then just delete the post.

I'm sorry if I sound upset, I'm just more blown away by your lack of initiative over something as simple as finding boot oil.
I just figured some people, like you, knew some good websites that sell boot oil. The fact that you got upset over a post on the internet is beyond me; I could go all Freudian on your ass but I'll pass - I appreciate the time it took for you to write such a lovely post for me though, thanks.

I just received my boots in the mail, put them on. A bit tight around the sides but my toes have plenty of room, ankle feels a bit weird but I guess the boots will form to my foot in a few weeks. I went down half a size and Ive never really worn boots before, used to canvas shoes.. so the feeling is kinda weird at the moment lol. Not too tight though which is nice, but I see some blistering in the future, especially my ankle. Considering buying a inner sole, thoughts?

Thanks for all the help.

edit: nevermind, I realized that the laces loosened up, I guess the leather is molding to my foot so now I tightened them back up.. they fit really nicely. Damn these things are good, $200 well spent seriously.

Also, I just realized that there is a local saddlery near my house that sells oils for saddles and so forth, I'll check that place out too.

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I got some Bickmore's 100% pure Neatsfoot Oil from my local saddlery they highly recommended it for my boots, I will look into getting that Obenaufs Heavy Duty LP for protection during the winter.

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