9196 RELATED STYLES:
POSTMAN CHUKKA
STYLE NO. 9196
LEATHER:
Black Chaparral Leather
D WIDTH 7.0 | 7.5 | 8.0 | 8.5 | 9.0 | 9.5 | 10.0
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ABOUT
Postman and dog. Minneapolis, MN. 1950. Photo courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society.
STYLE NO. 9196: POSTMAN CHUKKA
Inspired by the 101, the 9196 is a chukka style rather than an oxford, and is crafted with Black Chaparral leather, a black cushion crepe and wedge outsole for a classic look.
THE HISTORY BEHIND THE STYLE
Designed to meet Postal Service requirements, the 101 is sturdy, sleek and simplistic and these characteristics served America's mailmen well. First introduced in 1954, Red Wing expands on this style with the more casual variations. Built using the same leather upper as the 101 including a dog tail, blind eyelets and a Goodyear Welt. The cushion crepe outsole gives these boots as much comfort as the 101, allowing for the longer walks, as a postman would.
MATERIALS
Full finished leathers have a smooth, polished surface that enhances the natural beauty of the leather.
SMOOTH-FINISHED LEATHER
Smooth-finished leathers have a polished surface that enhances the true beauty and quality of the leather. Only the most premium, top-quality hides are used to craft smooth-finished leathers. The result is a beautiful, classic-looking leather used to build more elegant styles, such as the Red Wing Heritage Beckman Collection. The polished look and feel of the smooth-finished leather requires more specialized care and attention to keep it maintained.
Leather: Black Chaparral Leather
Outsole: Black Cushion Crepe Wedge
Insole: Leather
Hardware: Black Eyelets
Construction: Goodyear Welt
Last:
210
A last is a form shaped similarly to that of a human foot and is used by shoemakers to determine the size, toe box and heel height for the finished shoe.
Shank: n/a
Laces: 30" Flat Nylon (Black)
SIZING & BREAK IN
In order to build a Red Wing boot to an exact size and width, the boot is constructed around a shoe last.
STYLE NO. 9196: POSTMAN CHUKKA
A new pair of Red Wing Heritage boots should fit comfortably tight on your foot, with enough room to freely wiggle your toes. Over time the full grain leather upper, leather footboard and cork midsole mold to your feet, creating an enduring and customized fit over time with each wear.
THE 9196 IS BUILT USING THE NO. 210 LAST:
A last is used in shoemaking to give footwear its three-dimensional shape. Resembling the human foot, the last determines critical toe, heel and girth dimensions for fit, style and function.
  • Was designed for increased flexibility and lighter duty work
  • Fits true to size
  • Should be sized up ½ if used with a footbed or orthotic
CARE
Protect and lengthen the life of your boots with our Made in USA, specialty care products; specifically designed to help maintain the unique qualities of Red Wing leather.
PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT
Red Wing's sturdy soles, premium leathers, triple stitching and Goodyear welt construction all work together to make quality boots that will last a lifetime. It takes more than 230 steps to hand craft each pair of Red Wing Shoes but it only takes three steps to keep them clean, conditioned and protected.
REPAIR SERVICE
Red Wing Shoe Company operates our very own repair shop at our Red Wing, Minnesota, manufacturing facility.
CARE PRODUCTS FOR STYLE NO. 9196