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Monthly Archives: August 2012Monthly Archives: August 2012
Posted on August 29th, 2012 by Red Wing Shoes
Posted on August 22nd, 2012 by Red Wing Shoes
Wiring, which expanded the network of lifelines in growing America at the turn of the 20th century, was handled by Linemen. These workers had one of the most dangerous professions. They performed intricate work at high heights and among other tasks handled high-tension power lines. Red Wing has assisted the linemen by providing footwear specifically developed for their climbing. The Lineman was designed with laces extending all the way down the boot in order to securely hold the foot in place. This classic style now is available for men who keep their both feet on the ground.
The 2936 is our latest Lineman boot. Made with Brown Boomer leather and a Vibram Lug outsole.
Posted on August 16th, 2012 by Red Wing Shoes
We’re proud to show you this video highlighting a selection of the Fall’12 collection, our newest boots released in stores now!
All boots are made in the USA in Red Wing, Minnesota. These boots are built using premium leather tanned at the S.B. Foot tannery which is located down the road from the Red Wing Shoe factory. The quality construction and classic design of these styles gives them all a touch that is uniquely Red Wing.
The video features the 8890 Moc Toe, the 8126 Brogue Ranger and the 2922 Chelsea Rancher.
About the styles
8126 Brogue Ranger Using the design of the Iron Ranger and the functional perforation pattern of brogue shoes, Red Wing Shoes created the Brogue Ranger for those looking for a durable boot with a small twist. The 8126 is crafted using Black Chaparral leather and a Nitrile Cork sole.
8890 Moc Toe The 8890 is modeled after the classic moc toe style first released in 1953, featuring the Traction Tred sole. The 8890 is crafted with Charcoal Rough & Tough leather, an antiqued leather with a slightly worn texture which amplifies the character of the boot.
2922 Chelsea Rancher The 2922 is built with Oro-iginal leather, a Roccia sole and Goodyear welt construction. Red Wing’s premium Oro-iginal leather provides water, stain and perspiration resistance as well as a beautiful and natural appearance.
Posted on August 10th, 2012 by Red Wing Shoes
The booming economy of the 1950s increased sales at Red Wing Shoe Company to a point where the original shoe factory was no longer able to keep up with changing technology and growing demand. In 1953, a one-story addition was added to the plant, allowing new machines to be brought in and the shoemaking process to be improved.
With the new addition, the cutting and fitting rooms were enlarged and the layout of the factory became more functional. Prior to the remodel, the line shaft system was used, which required all machines to be operating at the same time. Whenever a machine broke down, all other machines on that line also had to stop and wait for the machine to be repaired. When the line shaft system was eliminated, workers were able to take the time to fix a broken machine safely, without affecting the other workers.
After the factory addition was complete, Red Wing Shoes invited community members to tour the newly renovated factory. The open house took place on April 28, 1954 and invited Red Wing residents to “come on in Wednesday night and see…how [the factory makes] 2,400 pairs of shoes every work day of the year.”
Workers were stationed at machines around the factory to show visitors each step of the shoemaking process. Visitors were able to see how a Red Wing boot was made, from cutting the leather to shipping the boots out. Over 3,100 people were escorted through the factory on that night, with 160 gallons of coffee and 4,000 donuts being served. And it’s still possible to see firsthand how Red Wing makes its boots — the public is welcome to tour Plant II every Monday.
Posted on August 8th, 2012 by Red Wing Shoes
Posted on August 7th, 2012 by Red Wing Shoes
This fall, with the 2922 we will introduce another classic style. A classic Chelsea silhouette with our iconic Ori-Iginal leather.
Sheep ranching has deep roots in American history. Before America became a country, the export of wool goods from the American colonies was prohibited by England’s Wool Act of 1699. This law was one of the causes which led the American colonists to rebel in the American Revolution Since then sheep ranching has been a strong industry in the United States and Red Wing Shoes has played its part.
The Chelsea Rancher boot was developed so that ranchers would have a boot which, when their sheep were threatened, could easily be pulled on at a moment’s notice. This allowed the rancher to waste no time in hurrying off to his flock.
The 2922 comes in Oro-iginal leather and is crafted with a Roccia sole and Goodyear welt construction. The leather provides water, stain and perspiration resistance to the boot and maintains a natural appearance. Available this Fall!