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 Foot, nicely broken in. We were stunned and could only smile. When we asked if he minded us to keep them in store for a few more days, so we could make some good shots of them, he answered it was no problem since he kept another pair of these at home! Unbelievable. Jason, you must be one lucky man.
Once again, enjoy the beauty of the 2878's. With great thank to Jason.
A good customer of us Sydney, who happens to be one of the biggest Red Wing Shoes fans in the Netherlands, came into the shop one day with a bag full of his old Red Wings. He is proudly wearing the brand for more than 15 years. The pair shown here was the first pair he pulled out of the bag. It is a pair of 8131 6'' Oro-russet Moc Toes he bought in the early 90's. The patina (the grown appearance because of age and use) on the shoes is incredible, it has a vintage look but still has a remarkable 'shine' when looking at the condition of the leather. As you can see the nose of the moccasin is damaged the most. Because Sidney cleaned and conditioned the boots dutiful over the years with Leather Conditioner they are still in great shape! Thanks to Sidney for sharing these incredible shoes with us, next week another pair of his impressive Red Wing shoe collection! The Red Wing Shoe 8131 6'' Moc Toe Oro-Russet is available here.
Over the last couple of months I welcomed a lot of ladies at our Red Wing Shoes store in Amsterdam. For some reason the ladies always wear their Red Wing Shoes like we would personally prefer to. Popular styles amongst my female clients are the Engineer Boots (2970 Briar Oil Slick, 2971 Copper Rough & Tough & 2975 Concrete Rough & Tough), Moc Toe (877 Oro-iginal, 875 Oro-iginal, 8131 Oro-Russet Portage) and also the Work Chukka (3140 Oro-iginal, 3141 Briar Oil Slick, 3144 Sage Mohave) works well for women. I would love to get inspired by your personal Red Wing style. Therefore I would like ask you to send me your picture of you and your Red Wing Shoes to: mitch[at]redwingamsterdam.com. Hope to hear from you!
Another lovely pair of worn-in shoes from our friend Milco, here the Red Wing Shoes 8131. The 8131 is the lower version of the world famous 8-inch Moc boot who extended the Irish setter family in 1954. This boot became a favorite among hunters, workers and farmers because of the arch support and the light cushion crepe sole. The Oro-russet Portage leather is one of the first leathers Red Wing Shoes worked with. This particular pair is been worn for years, the sole is almost gone but the leather is still healthy and the color is just amazing because it was threaded well with the Leather Conditioner.
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 workers wearing them, and we decided to make a shopwindow to celebrate this boot with its strong heritage.
In the window some new and old Red Wing Shoes 8131 6" Moc Oro-Russet's and 877 8" Classic Moc Oro-iginal's. Enjoy them all over here >