Nailed it Context. Great Job!
While on lunch break I had some time to stop into Redwing to check out the wares and see which pair may be for me. I've mentioned before that I've been embracing a more rugged aesthetic and I guess it's hard to get more rugged than Redwing. The thing is, PR companies and blogs embracing the heritage trend tend to make this style seem easy to pull off but you really have to sit down, try them on and feel them to know for sure. There are many of the venerable shoe brand's styles that I love but realized didn't suit me or did not look good on my feet. The 3141 would seem to be the best style for me based on the profile, fit and comfortability of the shoe. It's not necessarily the style I would have preferred if I was ready to buy a pair but I think that might be the point. Heritage or specifically workwear really has to do with utility and function first. Trends last.