I don't find them too chunky at all. But they are Redwings ofcourse, so they are chunky in comparison with other shoes. I also have two RW chukka's and the 'chunkyness' is about the same. But these are much more comfortable imo.
for anyone who are still pending on whether to buy some redwings or not. GO FOR IT. I just got my 875's last week and they are BEAUtiful and made with great quality - comfort is not 10/10 but im sure that with wear they will be great.
* Ive been getting compliments on these shoes, daily.
Cool! I have the 875s in the same color and love them, too. Didn't know they were called 875s, though...
I've been getting compliments also. My one thought on your pics: one more roll on the jeans to really show off the boots.
Hey guys, i'm new here and looking forward to buy my first pair of quality boots for spring/autumn - RW 3141 Chukkas. Hopefully i can try them on tomorrow, from what i read here they fit TTS? No half-number down?
Hi! Just joined this forum. Infact, my first of this kind. Been active in many audiophile forums for years but this is an interesting place for sure! Ended up here lurking around for information on Redwing 1907. The first time I saw it, I fell in love with it.
I'm not a workman type. Walk very little to be frank (although I work out and in rather good shape) I'm an IT guy who spends most of my time in a climate controlled office for around 10hrs a day. I bought them because of their style - my confession. Bought the cream, mink oil and boot oil from Red Wing, as well as placed an order for Obenauf LP and their boot oil as well. Usually I use the Tanner's Preserve combo for my other shoes. New to mink oil or boot oil or even obenauf stuff.
But now I need help from experienced guys like you here. My problem is the damn pain associated with 'breaking-in'. Plus my rather inexperienced folly of ordering the wrong size, am afraid. My foot are rather wide. I'm comfortable in a 9.5W/E in Timberland, Florsheims and Sketchers. But after reading multiple threads on RedWing fitting and downsizing, I jumped in and bought a 9D 1907, new from ebay. Yesterday was my 5th wear in the last 2 months. It pains like hell and my heels are always blistering and/or swollen. Even my little toes hurt every time I wear them Can't return it now and will loose out if I resell them used. Plus, I really love them!
Any advice on the merits of boot stretchers or the much praised ice pack thing in youtube?!
Do you guys think these will help soften the leather after while? Or am I just going to be in more pain till the boot finally break in, hopefully?