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The Original Wild Ones

DATE: April 26, 2013 by Red Wing Amsterdam Tags: Motorcycles, Denim, Boots

You must be familiar with the classic Marlon Brando picture from 1953, The Wild One. The movie where Brando stars as the ultra cool Johnny Strabler. With a story partially inspired by the Boozefighter Motorcycle Club active... Read more +

An Analysis of the New Red Wing Shoes 9166 Hand-Sewn Chukka Style

DATE: April 23, 2013 by Red Wing Amsterdam Tags: Hand-Sewn, Chukka, An Analysis Of,

Red Wing Heritage introduced a couple of new styles this spring for the upcoming season. To not let them pass by silent and give you a sense of what they're made of and sets them apart from others, we'll present you with a proper analysis. After the 8051 and the 9165 styles,... Read more +

An Analysis of the New Red Wing Shoes 9165 Hand-Sewn Chukka Style

DATE: April 16, 2013 by Red Wing Amsterdam Tags: Hand-Sewn, Chukka, An Analysis Of,

Red Wing Heritage introduced a couple of new styles this spring for the upcoming season. To not let them pass by silent and give you a sense of what they're made of and sets them apart from others, we'll present you with a proper analysis. Last week we already laid our hands on the new 8051 Work Oxford Black Star style and now it's time for the Read more +

Red Wing Shoes 2878: The Story Continues

DATE: April 10, 2013 by Red Wing Amsterdam Tags: Moc Toe, SB Foot Tanning Company, 8131

Two days after we posted about the rare and unique Red Wing 2878 style, a man walked into the store and unknowningly put two pairs of Moc Toe's on our antique green counter asking us whether we could resole them. One pair was the Red Wing 8131 style and the other was the 2878 Moc with the Yellow Nubuck from SB... Read more +

The Build

DATE: April 5, 2013 by Red Wing Amsterdam Tags: Motorcycles, Craftsmanship

The recently released short movie The Build tells the story of three independent motorcycle builders in Portland, USA. What sets this movie apart from most others, is that it doesn't just depict the coolness of motorcycling but is more focussed on the builders and their personal experience. It shows the intimate relation of the builder and his passion. Thor, Casey and James share their personal story, and explain why... Read more +

Red Wing Shoes 2878 - Yellow Nubuck Leather

DATE: April 3, 2013 by Red Wing Amsterdam Tags: SB Foot Tanning Company, Moc Toe, History

Red Wing Shoes are produced from the leather tanned in the nearby SB Foot Tanning factory, just outside of Red Wing. The company was found in 1872 by Silas B. Foot and George Sterling and has been producing leathers for Red Wing Shoes for generations. In 1987 Read more +

Sign Painters - The Movie

DATE: March 30, 2013 by Red Wing Amsterdam Tags: Craftsmanship,

A while ago we wrote about the craft of signpainting, a forgotten practice that was once a common profession when handpainted signs were seen all around town. At storefronts, murals, banners, billboards and even street signs were all usually hand-lettered with nothing but a brush and paint. Directors Faythe Lavine and Sam Macon started the project back in 2010 when they noticed... Read more +

Rural Photography by Carl Mydans

DATE: March 27, 2013 by Red Wing Amsterdam Tags: Photography,


The photographer Carl Mydans is well known and widely celebrated for the forty years he passionately spent working for LIFE magazine. The work he is most recognized for was made by Mydans during World War II, when he captured the American presence in both Europe and in the Japanese conquered areas in South-East Asia. However, before he was hired by LIFE magazine he worked as a photographer for the Farm... Read more +

A closer look at the new Red Wing Work Oxford style

DATE: March 21, 2013 by Red Wing Amsterdam Tags: Work Oxford, 8051, 8052, Nitrile Cork,

The latest addition to our Red Wing Heritage collection are the two new Work Oxfords styles with the plain round toe, style 8051 Black Star and 8052 Brick Settler. Since they are a whole new style, we thought it be nice to give them a proper introduction with... Read more +

Saturday's Shoe Care Day at the store

DATE: March 19, 2013 by Red Wing Amsterdam Tags: Shoe Care, Maintenance,

What a weekend we had at the Red Wing Shoe Store Amsterdam. This saturday we held the Shoe Care Day event in the store as we announced last week. And man, what a day to remember! Matthijs from Red Wing Heritage had his hands full with the more then 40 pairs of Red Wing shoes that were... Read more +

Menno's Indigo Dyed Red WIng Engineers

DATE: March 15, 2013 by Red Wing Amsterdam Tags: Engineer, Abilene, Double RL, Indigo

You might have seen some pictures of these indigo bleeding Engineers passing by on our Instagram lately, but we needed to share these killers in their full beauty. It's the work by fellow Red Wing maniac Menno from Tenue de Nîmes, achieved by wearing his Double RL raw Japanese denim on top of... Read more +

The Great Smokey Mountains

DATE: March 12, 2013 by Red Wing Amsterdam Tags: The Great Depression, History,

Since the legacy of Red Wing Shoes goes a long way back and supported many men during their work effort, we thought to share you a little video from hard working men back then.

Right after the harsh times of the Great Depression, the country needed to get back onto its feet and voted for Franklin D. Roosevelt as president in 1932. Roosevelt was determined... Read more +

Announcing Shoe Care Day: Next Saturday March 16!

DATE: March 7, 2013 by Red Wing Amsterdam Tags: Shoe Care, Maintenance

We're pleased to announce you that we will soon have a second 'Shoe Care Day' in the store. The special event is held by Red Wing HeritageRead more +

Dirty Ol' Engineers

DATE: March 5, 2013 by Red Wing Amsterdam Tags: Engineer, Abilene, 8268

Remember we shared a post on the bizarre aged Japanese 8268's a while ago? Just some time after we had a Dutch guy walking into the store with a pair of Engineers on his feet, we didn't even recognize at first. Only after good inspection we concluded they must be the 8268 Abilene Roughout. Amazing. When I... Read more +

The Giant's Red Wing Irish Setters

DATE: March 1, 2013 by Red Wing Amsterdam Tags: Irish Setter, Oro-Russet,

A while ago Menno from Tenue de Nîmes walked in and showed us a pair of vintage Red Wing boots that made us go totally nuts. It was a pair of Irish Setter boots in the ridiculous large size of US15, can you imagine? It's not just the size that is exciting, every pair of vintage Irish Setter boot is unique, and therefore we love to collect these. They all have their own character and now and then Red Wing applied these little changes to details,... Read more +

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