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Red Wing Heritage Work Chukka Reviews

34 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

64%Rated 5 stars

32%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

45% "Felt a half size smaller than marked"

85% "Felt true to width"

62% "No arch support"

32 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 2/15/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

Stoked on these boots. They feel true to size length-wise, a little snug width-wise, but otherwise I am confident I chose correctly. I anticipate the leather stretching out a bit and the snug fit relaxing with time. One thing I noticed was the need for a shoe horn initially as the seam on the instep does not allow for simply slipping these on like a sneaker. So, if you have a wide(-ish) foot like I do, do not size down, you'll see why when you first put these on. Unlike some previous reviews state, I am impressed with the fit and finish of these boots and do not feel that they are lacking in any details. The leather inside is raw, but isn't that what a "chukka" boot is all about? Simple is better. After wearing these for the first time, I notice the leather beginning to relax and conform to my feet already. Another couple of days and they will be thoroughly softened up and comfortable. The price tag is quite steep, but I do believe these boots should last a long while and will only look more classic, not quite stylish, with time.

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2 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 3/21/11
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Notice that the picture shown leads you to believe the shoe is nicely finished or lined. It is not . It is completely unfinished on the inside. For the price and the venerable name of Red Wing attached, you expect more. This shoe is poor value for the money. If the shoe is exemplary, Red Wing is not the company it used to be.

Additional 14 Work Chukka Red Wing Heritage Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 26, 2012

Anonymous

 

Awesome Chukka! This boot is fantastic. I wear a 10 in just about every shoe so I was a little hesitant to order a 10 in this boot because some people reviewed it as running large. The 10s fit perfectly. As other reviewers have stated, these really need quite a few wears to break in. The boot has almost zero arch support because it has a very thick leather insole. The more you wear it, the more it conforms to the feet. Be patient and be ready for a little discomfort for a while. Once you get it broken in, it fits like no other shoe/boot you have owned. The only criticism I have of this boot would be the lack of a lining on the inside. But isn't that what a Chukka is all about? Well done Redwing. :)

Brands I'd also recommend: Timberland Boot Company, ONETrueSaxon

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 5, 2011

Ian

from North Carolina

Red Wing Shoes have never let me down, and these Chukkas continue the sweet streak. Comfortable yet sturdy, and they look awesome with just about any pair of pants. They do take some time to break-in, but after a while, they form right to the foot. I couldn't be happier with them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 20, 2011

Anonymous

from Hamburg, Germany

It's my 4th pair of Red Wings and my 3rd pair of Chukkas. As before I ordered them a half size smaller than my usual size. And as before it takes some time that they feel as comfortable as they do at the end.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 22, 2010

Anonymous

from Burlington, MA

Great shoe! Even my wife thinks it is stylish. Thought the fit was a bit tight at first, but broke in nicely after a few days. Fit is true to size. Supremely comfortable. You will not want to take these off.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 22, 2010

Anonymous

from Portland, Oregon

Great American Shoes - These are fantastic shoes that could last forever if taken care of. The leather stretches to your feet. The more you wear them, the better they get. Although they are a bit expensive, no one makes better leather boots and shoes than Red Wing. These shoes provide more support than Clarks Dessert Boots and look nicer. If you’re looking for a pair of Chukkas, buy these Red Wing shoes which are made in America.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 7, 2012

Some G

from Washington

These are excellent chukkas. The white sole takes a bit to get used to if you haven't worn RW before; they do clean up well. Also, out of the box they are very stiff but after a week or so they break in nicely. Expensive but a good investment.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 2, 2012

Roman M

from Houston, Texas

I hope they get more of these in stock. I like them a lot and got the last pair in my size in this grey suede color. I have a flat foot, size 13 and the insole works well for me. For the strength and stability of the boot, it is pretty light. I wear them every day right now and I wear them with khakis, shirt and bow tie many days. They are stylish and rugged. They are not super cushy but they comfy for a work boot.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 30, 2012

Doug

from Atlanta, Georgia

Very pretty shoe and well-constructed. Very stiff at first. True to size but only after you get your foot in. Recommend going a half size larger. Will take about 20 wears to break-in.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks; Cole-Haan

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

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August 25, 2011

Anonymous

from Minneapolis

Nice boot, but it seems small. I have the Red Wing Iron Ranger in the same size and it fits fine, but I can't get my feet into these.

Brands I'd also recommend: Red Wing Iron Ranger

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 13, 2011

Evan A

from Santa Barbara, CA

Really well made shoe that is long wearing and very comfortable. I love the look of these and wear them more than the Blundstones that they replaced.

Brands I'd also recommend: Danner

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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January 28, 2010

Greg V

from Grapevine Texas

Great boot, it is very well made but I expect nothing else from Redwing. You will however need to insert some sort of foot pad the arch support is not adequate.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 24, 2009

Bill G

from San Francisco

I bought these in black last month and have gotten nothing but compliments when it comes to these boots. Really sharp looking and they clean up very nicely with a little mink oil. I walk about 2 miles a day throughout my commute and, as can be expected, there was an uncomfortable break-in period, but after about two weeks these shoes were very comfortable.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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September 4, 2009

Anonymous

from Dallas, TX

Well, there's no doubt about it these Heritage Work Boots look great and are made to last, for this price they ought to be. My one complaint is the lack of cushion in the sole, and literally no arch support to speak of. I had to insert supports to make the boot more comfortable, makes a world of difference. Hard to imagine a company that's as established as Red Wing would make a work/casual boot that's lacking in this department, especially at this price. But, if you can get past that then you won't be disappointed. Like I said, looks great and the workmanship is top notch. I wear a size 10 and it feels true to size.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 21, 2011

Mark B

from California

Notice that the picture shown leads you to believe the shoe is nicely finished or lined. It is not . It is completely unfinished on the inside. For the price and the venerable name of Red Wing attached, you expect more. This shoe is poor value for the money. If the shoe is exemplary, Red Wing is not the company it used to be.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 2, 2013

Anonymous

from United States

The shoe is an incredibly good looking shoe. I had to buy one half size smaller than I usually buy but besides that it fit my feet perfectly right out of the box. But you may find it difficult to put your feet in and out of these shoes if you don't loosen; because of the design of the shoe the tongue doesn't give much to put your feet in. It may take a week or two of wearing this shoe to break it in completely to conform to your feet. The shoe is perfect for casual or dressing up. It is difficult to find an outfit that will not match this shoe.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

August 20, 2012

Anonymous

 

I absolutely love them. Rock solid construction with style and comfort. If you need a lot of arch support this may not be the boot for you but it doesn't bother me. This boot will be with me for many years to come.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 27, 2014

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

Great shoes! Leather and construction is topnotch. I also like that these come in EE width as well as the regular D. The leather insoles are not comfortable, in my opinion, so I use additional insoles with these that also give more arch support. These are great chukkas that will last 10 years if cared properly. I have many Red Wing boots and all of them have been great!

Brands I'd also recommend: Chippewa

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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January 9, 2014

Anonymous

 

This is a solid, well-constructed boot that will never go out of style. It did take a lot of walking and blister management to properly break these in, but my perseverance has paid of because these are now the most comfortable shoes I own. The leather footbed has naturally molded to the shape of my foot, providing natural arch support. Being on my feet all day, most shoes broke down after 10 good months, but after 12+ months these boots are in great shape. With proper care of the leather and the re-soling service Red Wing provides, this boot could last a solid decade.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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October 11, 2013

Anonymous

 

High quality boot that supports high quality US craftsmanship manufacturing. I normally wear a 9.5 (US) and needed to go down a half size. As with any high quality, sturdy leather product, this boot requires a bit of a break in period (feels a bit narrow at first, and then feels great).

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Felt true to width

 

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September 5, 2013

Anonymous

 

Overall, I am pleased with this boot. True to size, comfortable and great support. The leather is tough stuff. Which means the break in period can be a little painful. But once you start to soften the leather, you appreciate the boots more each day. My only issue is I have a higher instep than average, and the boot can cause some discomfort but I imagine the leather will continue to stretch and mold to a more comfortable level.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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April 19, 2013

Anonymous

from United States

Great chukkas with Made in the USA quality. I got mine in the blueberry color which is a nice medium blue. The suede is a low nap and appears closer to Nubuck. It's been very durable so far. They work well with jeans and khakis. Expect several wearings before they break in properly. Until then they're a bit uncomfortable but once they've molded to your foot they're great. These don't have any arch support so I put in some Superfeet insoles which work well. The footbed is leather and not cardboard as some other brands I've tried. They run half a size large for me so I sized down.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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April 10, 2013

Toby E

from Outer Cape Cod

As promised: A great shoe that is both handsome, well made, and comfortable. They were a perfect fit at my usual size, (9.5). Love 'em like a kid that doesn't want to take them off at bedtime.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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February 25, 2013

Derek

from Washington, DC

It's true that the boots are pretty stiff out of the box. But after just two days wearing them, they are the most comfortable pair of shoes I own. They look good and provide just enough support. I'd highly recommend them for anyone looking for a good, solid pair of boots for work or anything else.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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February 19, 2013

Daniel

 

These took a couple months to break in, but after that point they quickly became my favorite shoes. They need insoles and wool socks (at least if you're in 50 or under weather) since the leather is not very thick. I recommend mink oil to keep them dry.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vintage

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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February 10, 2013

Anonymous

from New York City

Good looking shoes. Took only a few wears to break in. I expected better grip in rain and snow, but then again I don't think these boots are advertised for that environment. If I had one qualm, it would be the sole for better grip, otherwise it's a great shoe.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks, Vivo barefoot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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