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Shell cordovan chukkas comfort level?

heidegger

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I'm thinking about getting a pair of shell cordovan chukkas.

I already have a pair of Allen Edmonds shell oxfords which I enjoy but they are of course stiffer than calfskin and don't seem like good warm weather shoes.

I am used to suede chukkas which are soft and comfortable.

So I'm thinking that shell cordovan chukkas might be uncomfortable because of the stiffness around the ankles?
 

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I find my Alden shell chukkas extremely comfortable. Initially I did have a bit of rubbing on my ankle from the piping around the opening, I was able to work the leather into a shape that does not rub.
 

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I'm thinking about getting a pair of shell cordovan chukkas.

I already have a pair of Allen Edmonds shell oxfords which I enjoy but they are of course stiffer than calfskin and don't seem like good warm weather shoes.

I am used to suede chukkas which are soft and comfortable.

So I'm thinking that shell cordovan chukkas might be uncomfortable because of the stiffness around the ankles?

I've had this problem with my shell chukkas- rubbing around the ankle. It took a long time to break them in due to this issue.
 

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