The perfect match in style, and probably the oldest match in history is definitely Red Wing Shoes and Levi's Vintage Clothing. We simply love this look at Tenue de Nîmes, the Red Wing Shoes 8125 8" Classic Moc Blueberry Muleskinner together with the amazing Levi's... Read more +
We found another old cabinet photo of a group of miners in the Jack Possum Mine, Wentworth, Missouri. There's not much information on this mine, but with a little research we found out that it was owned by Smith & Hodges Mining Co. and was one of the largest in that area around 1915 to dig for sphalerite, the most common zinc ore.
It's a beautiful picture that breaths the dark underground atmosphere, the young brave men wearing heavy boots, denim overalls and dungarees... Read more +
The best thing of having shop is that you meet a diverse range of people and get to know all their different stories. Pauke Dekker is one of those clients. Being a chef cook and running her own company to serve delicious meals for private dinners, she often goes to Laneuvelle, France, to get some real ingredients.... Read more +
Just found out about this amazing documentary film illustrating the life, skills & character of the turn-of-the-century Maine lumbermen & river drivers. Using oral histories, rare films & photography 'In The Blood' presents an accurate and vivid portrait of the men who pioneered their way through the 19th century Maine woods. The documentary was made by Read more +
When we started the Red Wing Shoes store Amsterdam I started collecting bank bags, and although I didn't started a real collection before I completely lost myself on ebay, searching for vintage bank bags, leather deposit bags and other vintage bank related pieces. The collection is still growing but I forced myself to put the energy... Read more +
Next week we will launch two new Beckman styles. The 9029, a beautiful black Featherstone Leather shoe, and this 9030 in an Antique Cigar Featherstone Leather, both with the Roccia outsole and both made on last 224. The light weight and durable leather is custom tanned at the S.B. Foot Tannery, located in Featherstone Township, Goodhue County, Minnesota. A beautiful classic, good for a stylish Christmas night out or a cold New Year's Eve around the fire. Stay Tuned.Read more +
We are always happy to see it's getting colder, we love the winter, the short days and adventurous trips in the snow and on the ice. Yesterday I received this photo in the mail with a beautiful monologue on why it was so special. About the composition, the different tones of grey, but primarily about the mess and the huddle on the deck. How on earth could they sail in this kind of mess between the floes and ice bergs, what was the story behind it, who was it?
The only thing we know... Read more +
Last week, a man entered the store, wearing these amazing looking Engineer boots. He told us that he bought them over 20 years ago! After beating these boots up for so long, and having them resoled a couple of times, he thought it was time for his babies to retire. The good thing of Red Wing Shoes is that you can buy the same shoes as 20 years ago. And so he did. Never change a winning team!
While... Read more +
A while ago the International Business Times put together an amazing set of images from the Depression Era. 'These vivid color photos from the Great Depression and World War II capture an era generally seen only in black-and-white. Photographers working for the United States Farm Security Administration (FSA) and later the Office of War Information (OWI) created the images between 1939 and 1944.' Simply beautiful! (More Read more +
In 1939 Chief Henry Standing Bear commissioned Korczak Ziolkowski to build a monument to the late Oglala Lakota hero: Crazy Horse and to celebrate the Indian Nation. In 1948, a small group of craftsmen took over the monumental task of sculpting the mountain into a man. “Crazy Horse” documents the devotion they give each day in pursuit of perfection. It’s the story of how the monument consumed and surpassed Korczak's life. Today Korczak's son and four dedicated craftsmen... Read more +
Yes, it is better in the wind! Scott Toepfer finally put online the full length short movy ‘It's Better In The Wind’. For the last two years he have been taking still photographs for a personal project entitled 'It's Better In The Wind,' all the while collecting video footage from each ride as they traveled around the Western United States together. The result is this lovely short movie, in his... Read more +
We are very honored to be featured in the new issue of Inventory Magazine. The Red Wing Shoes Amsterdam Store is featured in their ‘Shopped’ section together with Stock Vintage in New York, Tortoise General Store in Los Angeles and Nelson the Seagull in Vancouver.
Koji Wakayoshi, a loyal fan from Japan and craftsman behind Woodworking shop Seika Studio, shared these vintage Red Wing Shoes with us. A beautiful and rare pair of boots, looking very much like the old Moc Toe's in the Vintage Find we blogged earlier but we’re still not sure what it is and... Read more +