Engineer Boots, Harness Boots...

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Creeping Past, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. Bfd70

    Bfd70 Call Me a Cab

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    On the topic
    I have a pair of 9.5 in great condition
    They are seconds
    I had the heel lowered 1/4”
    They are not getting worn.
    Any TFL member can have them for the cost ofshipping (conus only, i want to make the drop off efficient).
    While they are free
    1. I’d take a tshirt, used, belt, can of cheap beer in trade.
    2. If they don’t work for you they must be passed on the same way,
     
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  2. Edward

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    Subjective preference, I think - maybe also depends on whether it fouls the buckles, though TBH I've often wished for thicker straps on my engineer boots. Thin straps worry me, as if one of them falls off it's not easy to replace, and the boots look wrong without 'em. Biggest problem day to day I find with flimsier straps is getting the buckles fastened - stiffer they are, easier it is to get the buckle pin in there imo.

    I wear a US 9D in Iron Rangers, and a standard US 9 - I think a D too - in the 8268. My 8268s fit as well as any boot I own - a tiny little bit looser than the Iron rangers owing to lack of lacing, inevitable with a pull on boot, but not to the point where they slip on and off in wear. No need for an extra insole the way I have had with many other EBs in the past.
     
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  3. Bfd70

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    https://www.thefedoralounge.com/threads/redwing-9268-klondike.103085/
     
  4. DrMacabre

    DrMacabre One of the Regulars

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  5. Bfd70

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    Boots r gone
     
  6. Peter Mackin

    Peter Mackin Practically Family

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    EED44C7C-B039-4812-8C13-A6F1125AC0AE.jpeg 2990D489-C49F-4293-A2E8-EAE9B818A857.jpeg Has anyone had success with stretching the instep & vamp on a pair of engineers?
    Just had a pair of redwing 9268 arrive and they are a nightmare to put on and pull off .they would never break in any I’m thinking of getting a professional to stretch them if they don’t sell.love the boots but a crushing injury to my foot many years ago means a normal break in isn’t possible ,thanks
     
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  7. Mr Peabody

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    that being said

    what size are yours? I have a 8.5 I am looking to sell in the 9268 black klondike factory seconds.
     
  8. Blackadder

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    I don't think stretching helps as the 9268 have steel toes. At the very least, the steel toes have to be removed and that means taking the whole thing apart so you might as well relast them.
     
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  9. Peter Mackin

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    it’s the instep & the vamp that’s too tight.the length is fine.I had hoped that a bit more room in that area would make these work out.Great boots that I hope can fix or someone else can make an offer and enjoy.They are in the classifieds and I will consider any reasonable offer if stretching won’t work
     
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  10. Edward

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    I have a pair of 9268s (in a different leather) in a US 9D / UK8, my standard size. For me they're perfect - slip on nicely, but have just the right level of snug to them. My Chippewas (supposedly an 'ee' fit) fit the same way. I've had other engineer boots (Grinders among them; one size down - they don't do halfs - was too tight on my toes) which needed an insole to snug 'em up half a size. Engineers, as you're doubtless aware, seem to require a lot more trying variations of different companies' cuts to find the right fit than a non-pull on boot. If it's not possible to get a half size in the RedWings, from experience you're more likely to find going to the next size up and using one of those thick, supportive, foam-rubber insoles could be the job.
     
  11. Peter Mackin

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    I agree,,if they can’t be made to fit they will be off to the 1st reasonable offer and I will go for a us9 or U.K.8,,it’s a bugger because when I eventually got them on every measurement was fine apart from the instep
     
  12. Bfd70

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    I’ve found those to have a particularly tight instep....which for me is usually a bonus. Every other pair i need tongue pads and inserts
     
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  13. Peter Mackin

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    Yes it’s definitely a no go
    i have decided that they are never going to stretch enough to be comfortable and they are now up for sale.sometimes you win sometimes not.they are in the for sale section new before eBay,
     
  14. DrMacabre

    DrMacabre One of the Regulars

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    They took a whole month to get here from the US but totally worth the wait. Cheaper than some beat-up boots i’ve seen online in my country. Fits well, hard to put on, little heel slippage when on but nothing i can’t live with. Chippewa 1901M49 in Cordovan.

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  15. DrMacabre

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    My apologies for this stupid question

    Do you unbuckle before wearing the boots or leave the buckle at a position that allow your foot to get into or put of it ?

    if i leave the buckle where it is snug enough to prevent heel slip, i can’t put or remove the boots and on the other hand, if i leave the buckle on the previous hole, my heel slips quite a bit. The boots are pretty much new so may be the stiffness of the sole makes my heel slips.
     
  16. Bfd70

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    Those look fantastic. i unbuckle every time.
     
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  17. DrMacabre

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    Thanks, i love how the color gets darker on top of the boots, i didn’t wanted to exaggerate the picture process to show it off but it’s even more present in reality.
     
  18. Edward

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    I have the shorter version of these, I like them very much indeed. They're a perfect match for my Bootlegger.
     
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  19. Sammy1960

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    I find this video amazing. The skill, the construction of vintage leather boots.
     
  20. Turnip

    Turnip One Too Many

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    These were the summer type sea boots I occasionally wore in the Navy, been pretty water resistant but not as comfortable as the combat boots or board boots so I wore these almost only on sentry duty where they were part of second fiddle that had to be worn, as well as for flag parade.


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