This week we've launched the Red Wing Genuine Handsewn collection. A whole new line of shoes, made in Maine — the traditional home of moccasin style shoes — with Red Wing leather and our own signature details. The shoes features durable, rugged soles and thick leathers that soften and develop the perfect patina with age. The skilled shoemakers fit the leather to the last and hand stitch the pieces together to form... Read more +
Last week we visited Los Angeles to get inspired at Rin Tanaka's Inspiration, the Rose Bowl Flea Market and all the other lovely places of LA. A 'denim haven' as LA is it surely has good roots for vintage boots. The stacks and bales and warehouses full of vintage jeans where all accompanied with beautiful aged Red Wing Shoes. Straight from the mines... Read more +
Two weeks ago we had little event, a night with personal, unique stories behind fifteen pairs of Red Wing boots, as told by the owners themselves, at the Red Wing Shoes Store in Amsterdam. It was a to remember! Enjoy this little movie by Benjamin & Daan.
It is getting colder here in the lowlands and the Dutch start dreaming about the Elfstedentocht, a 200 km ice ride in the north of the Netherlands. We can only be happy with the cold as it is the perfect weather for some heavy and warm Red Wing boots, so we thought let's show some real cold, some real snow and ice. And there's only one who did that in a beautiful and inspiring way: Vittorio Sella (1859 - 1943).... Read more +
Last month two of our favorite blogs posted both their own story on the Red Wing Shoes repair workshop and their beloved Red Wing 875 boots. The first one was Cool Hunting on the 'Red Wing Shoes Repair Service' and how a pair of well loved boots gets a much needed refresh at the century... Read more +
In a few days, and we hope not longer than a week, we will stock the new issue of Men's File. This issue has more pages than ever and feature steam trains, hot rod bikes, bicycles, military re-enactment, artistic women, roller derby, Ivy style, Paris in the 1950s and so much more. We just can't wait! Stay tuned...Read more +
It is always inspiring to visit the fairs, last week Pitti Immagine Uomo in Florence, and this week Bread & Butter in Berlin. We decided to get our focus on Red Wing Shoes and we can say, it's good to see so many people enjoying their boots. Here's just a little preview of a huge collection of images which we will share online later this month at Red Wing Shoes Amsterdam. And there's... Read more +
Last week we announced the Red Wing Shoes Brogue that will be released this autumn, and just a few days later we can announce another fantastic collaboration between American and British heritage. The Munson Boot, the first collaboration between Nigel Cabourn and Red Wing.
When Nigel Cabourn found some vintage British Army combat boots from World War I he immediately wanted to replicate those boots, carefully made to exacting... Read more +
This fall Red Wing Shoes will launch a new shoe where the ultimate work boot will meet British heritage. The shoe was originally designed as a country walking shoe for the people around Red Wing, Minnesota. Farmers and gamekeepers who needed a boot that could withstand constant exposure to water and a boot that, when wet, would not break down and hurt a person’s feet.
The small perforations were crafted into the leather of... Read more +
We are very proud to announce that we will host the upcoming Red Wing Shoes exhibition 'Memoirs, Good Old Boots'. The exhibition shows the story of fifteen pairs of worn out Red Wing boots and the life of their owners. Amongst many others the visitors will get to know all about the Red Wing boots of a Norwegian fisherman, two bikers from the United States... Read more +
The Moc's are the original work boot styles that made Red Wing famous. They where designed for the workers on the farms and factories with a lightweight crepe sole with a minimal tread design to reduce the mud and dirt that would cleave to under your shoes. The name of the Moc came from the word moccasin, the Algonquian Indian word for shoe and became an icon for the Red Wing brand.
Last weeks we found some old late 19th-, early 20th century pictures of miners and factory... Read more +
Our Portuguese DJ friend Leote sent us some sunny images from his worn Red Wing Shoes 8113 Iron Ranger Hawthorne Muleskinner that he bought at the Red Wing Shoe Store about a year ago.
As he states in his email: "..pics... Read more +
Enjoy the last hours of 2011, and have a safe and healthy start of a