Originally Posted by istasi
The leather on my pair of postman chukkas was really shitty, creased in an unattractive way after a couple wears
Originally Posted by sipang
CPs look shitty with that sole, dark crepe is nicer but then you have the dumb contrast welt.
Yeah CP leather is quite shitty IMO nowhere close to retail. Ended up renoing my brother Achilles they looked like crap after normal wear. Got two pairs of the CPs like that, tan ones were the worst I've seen on CP and burgundy ones felt cheap too. No experience with red wing but they should be fine. Guess depends on what you are looking for. Both have a solid shape