Sorte nyheder fra Red Wing

March 18, 2013 0 Comments

Ugens historie: Sorte nyheder fra Red WingsEfterspørgslen på sorte sko og støvler har gennem det vinterhalvår vi er på vej ud af været stor - faktisk så stor at vi nu har fordoblet vores udvalg af 'sort' fra Red Wing med disse tre modeller. Tag et nærmere kig på hver enkelt af dem nedenfor. Ugens historie: Sorte Red WingsModel 101 er også kendt som 'Postman shoe', men faktisk blev den oprindeligt designet til patruljerende amerikanske gadebetjente og introduceret i 1954. Siden da har andre offentlige 'travere' som f.eks. postbudene også taget skoen til sig og du kan i dag med held spotte skoen på fødderne af amerikanske toldere. Det lille sort/grønne mærke påskrevet 'SR/USA' indikerer at skoene er "slip resistant" og produceret i USA - kun fodtøj der opfylder disse krav og bruges af offentlige myndigheder må bære dette mærke. Ugens historie: Sorte Red WingsDet sorte chaparral læder bliver ekstremt smukt med patina og kan enten "moses" eller holdes blankpoleret. Den sorte cushion sål sikrer komfort og skridsikkerhed hele dagen lang. Ugens historie: Sorte Red Wings Ugens historie: Sorte Red WingsI slutningen af 50'erne fulgte Red Wing op på successen med 101 og introducerede et tilsvarende komfortabelt alternativ til det hårdtarbejdende fabriksfolk. Den oprindelige støvle var 8" høj, havde soft moc toe, var lavet af et mørkerød såkaldt 'oxblood' Mesa læder og havde samme neoprene cushion sål som 101. Støvlen fik nummeret 214 og blev begyndelsen på "200 series". I dag har Red Wing introduceret en stor 6" høj udgave af 214 (som i øvrigt stadig er en del af sortimentet). Vi har desværre endnu ikke har mulighed for at gå et par af disse støvler til selv, men læderet får angiveligt meget hurtigt patina og bliver endnu blødere end det er fra dag ét. Ugens historie: Sorte Red Wings Ugens historie: Sorte Red WingsDen sorte sål med en lille hæl er en kærkommen afveksling til de klassiske hvide crepe såler, som Red Wing er så kendte for. Ugens historie: Sorte Red Wings Ugens historie: Sorte Red Wings Ugens historie: Sorte Red WingsIkke ligefrem en nyhed, men ikke desto mindre "back by popular demand", den sorte 8114 Iron Ranger er nu igen at finde hos Brund. Støvlen er som du kender og elsker den fra den brune udgave og læderet er ligeledes den forholdsvis grove Harness. En sikker vinder! Ugens historie: Sorte Red Wings Ugens historie: Sorte Red Wings Ugens historie: Sorte Red WingsSe hele vores Red Wing udvalg her.



Sizing

CLOTHING SIZES

For clothing sizing information, please read the description of the given product carefully.

If no sizing information is available, please do not hesitate to ask us before purchasing.

We will do our best to respond as quickly as possible.

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HOW TO FIND YOUR BOOT SIZE

If you are shopping for a pair of Red Wing shoes or boots, the first thing to consider with regards to sizing is this:

Most Red Wing boots, like the popular Iron Ranger and the Beckman run big. Therefore we recommend sizing down half a size from your sneaker-size if you are purchasing Iron Rangers, Beckmans and most other Red Wing boots. However, the Red Wing chukkas (3140, 3141 etc.) are true to size. Therefore we recommend ordering your sneaker-size if you are purchasing chukkas.

Please read the sizing-description on each style carefully, before ordering.

Size systems

There are many shoe size systems globally, with the US, UK, European and Japanese size systems as the most common ones. The US system also has a special category for athletic shoes.

In Europe, shoe makers are supposed to follow the same shoe-size system. Note however, that sizes might differ between e.g. France and Germany. The sizes also aren't totally standardized, which means that shoes from different manufacturers might have different sizes, although they have the same measurements.

Size chart

Size charts are used to convert between different international shoe size systems. Notice that these size charts are only to be seen as guides meant to help you find your right size. Sizes and size charts may differ notably between different shoe manufacturers and brands. See the Brund shoe/boot size chart here.

Shoe last

In order to build a Goodyear Welted boot (e.g. a Red Wing boot) to an exact size and width, the boot is constructed around a shoe last.

A last is used in shoemaking to give footwear its three-dimensional shape. Resembling the human foot, the last determines toe, heel and girth dimensions for fit, style and function.   

Do notice that there is no such thing as a "normal foot" and therefore not a standard shoe last - and therefore also not a "normal shoe size". Add to that the fact that most people’s right and left feet have different measurements.

Learn about Red Wing lasts and the Anatomy of a Red Wing at www.redwingheritage.com.

Shoe width

Most shoemakers make some of their shoes in multiple widths, from narrow to extra-wide.

US width is measured as A, B, C, D, E, EE with A as the narrowest, EE as the widest and the standard width being D.

English made men’s shoes and boots are generally made in fittings E, F, G and H and these can quite simply be classified as follows:

E=  Narrow
F=  Medium
G=  Wide
H = Extra Wide

Loake uses F or G and Crockett & Jones uses E and G.

The right size

A new pair of e.g. Red Wing Heritage boots should fit comfortably tight on your foot, with enough room to freely wiggle your toes.

The full grain leather upper, leather footboard and cork midsole mold to your feet, creating an enduring and customized fit over time, with each wear.

Measuring your feet

Stand up straight on a hard surface with your heel against the wall and a piece of blank paper taped to the floor, flush against the wall beneath your foot.

Have a friend mark the longest part of your foot (referred to as heel-to-toe length) on the paper with a pen, or measure yourself if necessary. Repeat with the other foot, as right and left sizes may be different. Use a ruler to measure the heel-to-toe length you marked for each foot.

View the BRUND shoe/boot size chart here

When using the chart, take note that ”CM” is NOT your heel-to-toe length in centimeter (cm), but the official shoe size (CM) 

Guidelines

If you have a medium or standard foot and use US 9,5 in New Balance Lifestyle, you will probably use US 9 in Red Wing, Thorogood and Chippewa and UK 8,5 in Loake and Crockett & Jones.

I use US 9,5 in New Balance Lifestyle and my right foot measurement is 28,5 centimeters from heel-to-toe. My size in New Balance Performance is US 10,5.

Confused ? – then, please read from ”Size systems” again ;-)

Links

http://www.redwingheritage.com/USD/page/how-made#lasting

http://www.loake.co.uk/craftsmanship

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