Posted on November 22nd, 2013 by Red Wing Shoes
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Posted on October 28th, 2013 by Red Wing Shoes
Have a look at the Red Wing Shoe Store London. Open now on 17 Newburgh Street.
Last Thursday, we opened the doors to the new London store to the public. The store pays tribute to the rich history of the brand, founded in 1905 by Charles Beckman. Shoes are displayed on steel cabinets and 200 year old construction beams, echoing the brand’s roots in the manufacture of industrial workboots. Scattered among the collection are old advertisements and artifacts from the earlier days as well as nicely worn in boots, documenting how a pair of Red Wings will wear over time.
The store offers a wide selection of the Red Wing Heritage collection, all made in the USA, along with a wide range of care-products, a repair service for resoling and some other products to complement the boots.
Located on 17 Newburgh Street in London Soho. Open daily.
Video by The Hutch. http://www.adamhutchings.com/
Posted on October 21st, 2013 by Red Wing Shoes
This season, Red Wing Shoes is proud to introduce a line of belts to the Red Wing Heritage collection. Perfectly matched with a pair of Red Wing boots, these belts are handcrafted in the USA. Using the same premium leathers used to build Red Wing footwear, Pioneer leather is created in our very own S.B. Foot tannery.
Sturdy, thick, high-quality leather is essential for making Red Wing work boots. Since Mr. Charles Beckman founded the Red Wing Shoe Company in 1905, premium leathers would be a key requirement for our footwear. In 1987, Red Wing acquired the S.B. Foot Tanning Company. The tannery was founded in 1872 on the banks of Trout Brook in Featherstone Township, just down the road from Red Wing’s Plant. Mr. Beckman himself worked at the Foot tannery. The tannery has been part of the Red Wing, Minnesota community for generations.
Pioneer is a premium, oil tanned full grain leather made from heavyweight U.S. cattle hides.
Posted on October 14th, 2013 by Red Wing Shoes
Just opened. Fraunhoferstrasse 8 in Munich.
Image credits: Teymur Madjderey
Posted on September 24th, 2013 by Red Wing Shoes
Leather cutting is a precise hands-on job that involves evaluating a leather hide and cutting from that hide specific pieces used to build a Red Wing boot. It is a job that requires a human touch and a discerning eye.
Posted on September 16th, 2013 by Red Wing Shoes
The Iron Ranger boots are inspired by the style Red Wing Shoes built in the early 20th century for miners working in the northern Minnesota Iron Range. Mining on the Iron Range was a dangerous job full of hazards and the brave workers who took these jobs required extra protection on their feet. To meet the demands of this type of work, Red Wing Shoes designed a boot with a capped toe that was double layered with leather. The heel pocket, an extra strip of leather that supports the heel inside the boot, was moved to the outside of the boot for added stability. These design changes provided a seamless boot interior and added durability to the exterior of the boot; necessities for workers on their feet all day in the harsh conditions of the mines.
Five years ago, the Iron Ranger was successfully re-introduced and quickly became a popular style for everyday dress. Now, we introduce a new version of the Iron Ranger, built with rugged Chocolate Muleskinner leather. The use of roughout leather means this boot will have a texturized feel and that, if properly cared for, the natural strength and water-resistance of the leather will last for a long time.
Posted on August 16th, 2013 by Red Wing Shoes
We introduce some great new boots in our collection this fall! Find them at your local retailer or have a look at them here.
One of the newcomers is the 2938; a Chelsea Rancher in our most favored Roughout leather – Hawthorne Muleskinner.
Roughout leather is used in shoes with the outer, smooth grain side and inner, fluffed, fresh sides reversed. When used in outdoor environments with gravel and ordinary shoes with the grain side outside tend to sustain damage to the leather surface. Roughout keeps the grain side undamaged even in harsh conditions. Roughout represents an efficient way of using leather with functional features equivalent, if not superior, to those of regular leather.
More, we introduce the newest Work Chukka. The 3139 comes in a new developed Copper Worksmith leather. Intense red oil tanned leather from our S.B. Foot tannery and equipped with the white sole. A classic Red Wing shoe!