- Mens Six Eyelet Lace Fastening Boot
- Red Tape Mens Smart Boots Brown
- Outer Material: Leather
- Inner Material: Fur
- Sole: Synthetic
- Closure: Lace-Up
- Heel Type: Flat
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- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Package Dimensions : 34.6 x 27.4 x 12.6 cm; 997.9 Grams
- Date First Available : 15 Mar. 2018
- Manufacturer : Red Tape
- ASIN : B07BGW7SD6
- Item model number : M20014
- Department : Men's
- Customer reviews:
Red Tape men's 6 eyelet chukka boot. Side zip & Padded collar features. Warm fur lining. Comfort sock. Hard wearing man made sole with stitched welt. High quality leather upper.
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After breaking them in over a few days, they became my regular shoes, worn literally everyday, except for when I went to the gym or played sports. But, I was conformable if I had to jog or run in them if running late for a meeting or catching the tube or bus.
The construction of the boots means that it is really pliant and has a lot of grip, but this also means that the sole has now worn down and I need to order a new pair, which I'm more than happy to do.
My only criticism would be that the side zip is on the outside and not on the inside of the boots. an inside zip would mean that you can raise your inside foot up and unzip it easier than having to bend or squat down.
I bought them without expecting much but after a few weeks they've now become my daily wear. The fur keeps them snug and warm in this cold Autumn, it's well fitted and shows no sign of degrading yet. After my last pair of boots literally hobbled me for a week as I wore them in, it was a lovely surprise that these have been very comfortable from day one. They're a bit stompy and I've not had the nerve to try driving in them yet.
It's a little annoying that the zipper's on the outside not the inside since that's a more natural place to fasten but it's not as bad as I expected. It's still a quarter of the time needed to put on un-zippered boots! The zipper, incidentally, is metal and sturdy.
The fit's a little on the small side; I'm usually an 11-12 and took a 12 in these boots, having tried a pair of 11s that were too tight.
Update, four months later:
As I suspected, driving in these is possible but the pronounced brim around the shoe-sole tends to catch on the pedals a little distractingly. I'll get used to it, but be advised.
After wearing daily for four months, the soles are beginning to wear a little thin in places but are still robust, water-tight and grip well, although the glue's giving a little in places.
I put some good wax on them and protected the leather, and although it's scuffed and flexed, the leather's as strong and soft as it ever was, with no sign of giving under fatigue.
The zipper has, if anything, become smoother and could probably do this for years.
The wool is also still fluffy and hasn't gone bald; it's well-placed to insulate without taking the mechanical abuse of walking.
Four months marks the point at which I've paid four pounds per month, per boot. That's pretty solid in my opinion.
Update, Feb 2021:
It's now been fifteen months. The boots have been my daily trudgers for the entirety of that time, although for obvious reasons they saw reduced use in 2020. They're still going strong although wearing a little thin on the soles; the fleece is still in good condition although compressed, I insulated them with fleece insoles. No leaks. I'm ordering a second, identical pair.
Stupid not to, really.
The leather needed a good coat of wax when I first got them, as well as some breaking in but after a couple of weeks of daily wear, they're very comfortable and seem sturdy.
My only gripe is the zip being on the outside rather than the inside. It's slightly awkward for taking them on and off but still much easier than laces
By Mick Dickman on 27 November 2019
If you concerned about size I went for one size up from UK 11 to 12 .Glad I did , or else wouldn’t fit. If you have issues about sizing or width don’t buy shoes off internet. They’re suited to wear on paved paths and walkways not suitable for rough terrain . You would need thicker robust supported ankle boots with more durable commando type sole for that type of outdoor wear.