Posts Tagged ‘ 8131 ’

red wing 8131

i realize i have a bit of a red wing obsession.  i keep changing my mind on which ones i want.  i’ve purchased boots and returned them a couple of times now (875, chukka, 9016, 877).  i’ve finally settled on the 8131s.  i love them.  when i pulled them out of the box i noticed they were a little redder than i would have liked but figured the red would brown after a coat of sno-seal and some wear.  they feel heavier than the 875s and the leather feels tougher which is why i decided to go with these.  other than that there are not too many difference between these and the 875s.  they’re made on the same last (23) that most of their moc toe boots are made on.  i sized down a 1/2 and have more than enough room.  i’m looking forward to wearing these for the next couple of years.

well-loved red wing 877s

one day my boots will look this good.  i ended up ordering a pair of 8131s and returning most of the other boots i purchased.  i’m pretty happy with my decision.  they’re still stiff as hell, but i’m guessing they’ll break in a couple of months.  i’ll post pics later.