Boots (work)

Red Wing

Established 1905

Founded in 1905 by Charles Beckman, Red Wing is an American footwear company based in Red Wing, Minnesota. Over the years, Red Wing supplied farmers, hunters, postmen, and factory workers with long lasting comfortable shoes. Also, Red Wing was the primary manufacturer of footwear for American soldiers fighting in World War I and II.

Launched in 1952 and initially marketed as a sport boot for hunting, Red Wing’s most iconic style is the model 877. The leather’s color mirrored the coat of an Irish Setter and inspired the sporting spinoff Irish Setter Brand. Stitched and rubber-soled for durability, these are the sort of boots that people who actually work outside wear.

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