At the Red Wing Shoe Store we love the autumn, a hike during a cold morning, a drive through the rainy hills of the south or just the windy canals of Amsterdam on an afternoon downfall. At the shop we celebrated this with a shop window dedicated totraveling. The three different Beckman’s: the Cherry,... Read more +
When we opened the Red Wing Shoes Store Amsterdam we filled it with vintage items, varying from old tools, miner canary cages, antique flags and signs, all from the United States. While looking for all these things I found an old bank bag and a new collection was born. A mere 1,5 year later the collection of bank related bags has grown to something around 70+ items, all different, from every corner of the world and from the early... Read more +
About a year ago Red Wing Shoes Amsterdam was invited to Red Wing, Minnesota to pay a visit to the Red Wing Shoe factory and tannery. Our mission: to discover first hand the deepest secrets of the American, old school production process. The factory is home to a hospitable team of employees, most of whom have worked at the Red Wing factory for nearly 30 years. All the craftsmen and -women ply their own... Read more +
We love vintage items and it’s always good to see a pair of really nice vintage Red Wing Shoes. This pair of shoes, found by Menno, are quite rare. We’re not sure but they are probably from somewhere before the 50s. They look like the new Ox Blood 214’s, but with an old Avon sole and beautifully faded. Simply amazing!... Read more +
Our friend Yamandu is crossing Europe to document the the new union, the new borders and our new partners in ’Europeans’, a photographic project that is running for a few years already. Every now and then we receive postcards from another corner of the Union, and every time when he’s back he shares his great stories and images from the road with us.
We decided to support him with a proper pair of 877’s... Read more +
After its huge success in Japan the amazing 2940 (which was based on the 708, sold for almost 50 years between 1955 and 1999) will come to Europe any time soon. Stay tuned for this 8" Classic Round Toe in Oro Russet Portage.
Tenue de Nîmes teamed up with British denim professor William Krol at Tender Co with whom they created 12 hand-numbered jeans. Rather than using a standard yarn-dyed fabric these jeans were cut from piece-dyed cloth. Piece-dyeing heavy canvas like this is usually done over rollers in a large vat, using a carefully controlled automated process, but the canvas... Read more +
I remembered it well, the Puritan Stitch Machine at the Red Wing Shoes factory, Plant 2, in Red Wing, Minnesota. The machine has been referred to as a "work horse" within the Red Wing Shoe Company. The Puritan creates the iconic triple stitch detail which contributes to the durability and strength of... Read more +
Just found this great source of inspiration. Das Schweizer Militärfahrrad (The Swiss Army Bicycle) site/shop. Started in 1905, and manufactured all the way up to 1988, these amazing bicycles where only for the bravest soldiers teamed up in the so called Velotruppe (Velo Force). I’m curious how fast this unit was, since the bikes were more than 22 kg and the Swiss terrain not flat at all… Especially love the bags... Read more +