I've owned IR's and 1000's, and my money is on whites semi dress. They are endlessly customizable leaps ahead in terms of quality and compared to overall price not that much more than the two.
I've invested in two pairs of WESCO's (I'm a total fanboy now) and my other two hardly get worn.
For just kickin' around, the 1000 mile boots and Red Wing IRs are great. I also wear a lot of Western boots.......ropers mainly but some with a riding heel.
Also got a couple of pair of White's and Double H Packers and a pair of White's Farmer/Rancher. I just don't know where the semi dress would fit in to my boot inventory. Great looking boot and very well made though.
[QUOTE=too much coffee;1474628]Hi Scott;
My IRs fit perfectly and took maybe an hour to break in. Very comfortable as well.
Hi. I've had my IR's for a couple of months but find them hard to break in. The right one gives me a sore blister/ rub just behind the toe cap where the leather creases on each step. The size feels good with an innersole. Anyone else have this problem? Or any ideas for a cure?
1. Maybe look into a thinner insole
2. Thinner sock?
3. Use copious amounts of your favorite leather conditioner to soften that area up. Obviously I'm sure you've run your hand under that area to check for anything that may be aggravating that area of your foot.
That's about all I can suggest............Good Luck with it.
A sharp looking jacket to be sure. Well done.
Red Wing makes some great work boots, including narrow sizes. My size is 13AA. I have one pair of Red Wings. My favorite shoe is Alden, and IMO Alden makes the best shoes made in the US. My "sweet spot" is 13AA with Alden's Aberdeen and Hampton lasts. I have one pair of Alden shoes in Shell Cordovan Color 8 in size 12A made on the Barrie last that fits me well since the Barrie last seems to run ~ one size larger.
I apologize for getting off the subject of of Borisna's new Highwayman. However, Borisna will not enjoy his Highwayman if his feet are hurting him. I will post at a later time regarding my incoming Highwayman, hopefully in the next three months.
Actually I am a slim guy, but still I like to be able to move - and breathe well, wearing my clothes, in sizes a little to big for me.
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i love my wolverine 1000 miles -- got a pair in brown and black. the brown gets much more use. minimal breaking needed because that horween chromexel is butter soft.
i added a rubber half sole (vibram) to extend the sole life but i kind of miss that leather sole now. they run large as well. i wear 12-12.5 athletic shoes and the size 11 wolverines are slightly loose -- put an extra insole and that did the trick. width is good (i have a pair of redwings that are 11 and narrower and slightly shorter).