Durable shoes

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Ego
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Ten minutes on the buffing wheel of my bench grinder.

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Hristo Botev
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Well now, those look like some damn nice shoes!

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really good work ego, congrats on your new awesome boots

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Ego
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Thanks guys. I am happy with how they turned out. I conditioned them with some mink oil. I will have to find a pair of the correct orange and gold shoelaces.

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Powerful.

Excellent buy.

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Sclass
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Wow those really came back to life. I have an old pair of redwings. Really great boots. $5 is an amazing price. I’m surprised you got a shine out of them. Mine clean up but they are permanently scuffed up and look matte.

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Nice boots!

I scored a pair of very lightly used White's Smoke Jumpers for $90 off of eBay a couple years ago. $530 retail price. They are absolute units. 8oz leather.

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Ego
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I think the mink oil glossiness will fade soon.

Last night I was wearing the boots for a walk through the park. While they are nice, they feel like I am wearing bricks on my feet.

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I wore mine last weekend while I snaked a drain in the basement. Stood in 1” of water for hours with no leaks. Red Wings are really awesome work boots. They take awhile to get used to. I got my first pair with a “boot allowance” from my first job that required safety toe shoes. The older guys told me to wear them everyday day and night for a couple of weeks to break them in after oiling them. One of the guys suggested heating them at low heat in the oven before oiling. Having new boots was a ticket to hazing in that job.

I wear mine for yard work now. Very durable shoes. I prefer the USA made not the Irish Setter line made overseas.

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