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Beginning new break-in: 3140 Oro-Iginal Chukka. The first pair I ordered was shorter and narrower than my current chukka boots. This pair is even narrower than the first, but they're the same length as my 3141 so they fit my narrow feet ok. Can't imagine someone with a wider foot wearing this pair. Kind of surprised that Red Wing isn't more consistent from pair to pair using the same last.     The leather on these (including the footbed) is thicker and stiffer...
Anyone else experience size inconsistencies within the same model / size?   I have the 3141 chukka, which I really like, and thought it would be good to have another pair of chukkas to rotate wearing. I ordered a pair of 3140, same size. When I tried them on, they just didn't seem to fit the same. At first I figured it was because the leather seemed thicker and stiffer or that they are new. But I kept feeling like my toes were squished. I compared them to my 3141's and...
 Where are you ordering from, directly from Red Wing? Also, curious to get your thoughts on the comfort level of these. These new sleeker designs look nice but the sole is so thin, doesn't look like there's much room for cushioning under the footbed.
 I found this page a while back, which has some good information on caring for Red Wing leathers: https://www.ropedye.com/2012/11/rwcare/ I like how the writer goes into specifics for the different types of leathers. Here's some of the quotes for roughout leathers:"The second group of leathers is the reverse suede leathers, also known as ”roughouts,” which includes Abilene, Mohave and Muleskinner." "For Muleskinner leather apply Mink Oil. Abilene and Mohave leathers...
 Love the Muleskinner leather and round toe. Great price too. Wish we had options for making purchases like this where I live.
Looks like they just hit the US. I've seen news for these for a while and Red Wing Amsterdam http://www.redwingamsterdam.com/ has been posting photos of them for several weeks. I'm curious to see if they catch on. I personally don't really like the stacked heel designs. The Short Engineer looks pretty nice though.
The first thing I thought when I saw the photos above is that it looked like a denim CPO shirt, which is pretty cool.
I've been to Europe twice. Once I spent time in southern England and another trip to France and surrounding countries. My first trip I only had a leather jacket and I was miserable. The climate was so damp and the leather was never comfortable. I ended up buying a waxed cloth coat while I was there. It was better but it always felt clammy to me.   The second trip I brought a long black wool (non-insulated) coat. It was perfect. Wool to me handles being in humid damp cold...
Red Wing Classic Chukka, 3141, Briar Oil Slick. 5 months of wear, 5-6 days a week. The leather was well oiled when I received them, so I have yet to do anything to the leather. All I've done is wipe them down or run a brush over them. One of my all time favorite footwear purchases. I love this leather. I think it wears well. I like the way the laces wear on the tongue. I may oil them this winter.            
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