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). Vittorio was an Italian photographer and mountaineer who climbed all the tops of the earth, from the European tops like the Mont Blanc and the Monte Rosa until the K2 and the peaks of the Caucasus, and made truly amazing images during his climbs. The images above where published in the 1st edition (1941) of Encyclopedie Alpina (via warymeyers).
Make sure you stay warm in pair of Red Wing Shoes 2268 Engineer Black Chrome, the Red Wing Shoes Work Gloves in Cognac, the Woolrich Arctic Cap in Olive, the Woolrich Byrd Cloth Parka Fango, the Merz B. Schwanen Long John 250 Natural and the Army Shirt Long 212 Grey Melange and enjoy the cold!
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 our new friend was heading for the door, wearing his new Red Wing Shoes 2268 Engineers, we asked somewhat eagerly what he planned doing with old ones? Not to worry, he said. 'They’re retired now, but I’ll make sure to take em out for a ride on my bike every now and then.'
Although we forgot to ask for the guys name, we did take some pictures of his boots! If you look closely, you´ll notice the personalized rivet action on the back of the boot’s shaft - added for extra coolness. What a guy!