Red Wing Core Collection: The Classic Work Chukka

What time is it?! Work Chukka time! Okay, now in all seriousness, it's time for the third instalment to our Red Wing Core Collection series. After introducing you to the Classic Iron Ranger and the Classic Moc Toe, it's time to get to know the Classic Work Chukka. When viewed next to its older brothers, this style may seem like a bit of an odd duckling. It's a little bit lower and the soles are a little bit thinner, to name but a few of the differences. But after getting to know the Classic Work Chukka, you'll certainly think otherwise. The style has a unique background and feels at home in almost every situation, be it indoors or outdoors, so let's get into this! Meet the Classic Chukka The Classic Work Chukka may be the most versatile Red Wing style. You can wear it in the winter or in the summer, indoors or outdoors, to your work or a night-out, with a pair of raw denims or a chique chino... Okay, we'll stop now, you probably get the point that we're trying to make. All of the Classic Work Chukka styles feature Red Wing's tried and tested Goodyear Welt construction and a flexible Atlas Tred sole. These soles are slightly thinner and more ergonomic that the Traction Tred sole featured on styles like the Classic Moc Toe. Moreover, the boots a slightly lower than the conventional 6" Red Wing boot styles. These features make for a pair boots that is light-weight and flexible, yet still very strong. This way, the Classic Work Chukka is more appropriate for indoors situations and hot summer days than its older brothers. Versatile boots for indoor workers While the exact story of how the Classic Work Chukka came about is unclear, we know that it was first designed with a specific purpose in mind: indoor work that required a light-weight and flexible boot. As we already explained, the more pliable Atlas Tred Soles and ankle-height makes the Classic Work Chukka ideal for jobs that require a lot of bending, climbing and kneeling. These are things that you may have to do if you work in a warehouse or manage interior design, for example. But the fact that they're a bit more lightweight also makes the style ideal for climbing stairs, something we're all too familiar with here in Amsterdam. This may well be why we like the style so much! But don't let yourself be fooled by their light weight and flexibility...the Classic Work Chukka still has an amazingly solid and weatherproof construction. This means that they are ready to go on an outdoorsy adventure whenever you feel like it. The Classic Work Chukka line-up You're probably wondering by now what kind of Classic Work Chukkas we offer at the Red Wing Shoe Store Amsterdam. Well, we stock five different versions at the moment. There is 3140 Work Chukka in classic Oro-Iginal, the 3141 Work Chukka in Briar Oil Slick, the 3148 Work Chukka in simplistic Black Chrome, the 3151 Work Chukka in Charcoal Rough & Tough and, finally, the absolutely gorgeous 3149 Work Chukka in rough-out Olive Mohave. It is important to know that this line-up varies greatly throughout the year. We constantly adjust and update the collection with other versions of the style, so definitely keep an eye out on our website, as well as on our Instagram and Facebook.