Red Wing Shoes | Marching To A Different Drum

Red Wing Shoe Company releases an installation called "Marching To A Different Drum" featuring the new wooden tanning drum at the company's S.B. Foot leather tanning facility. In order to craft and hone the finest leather, Red Wing Shoe Co....

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Introducing | The New Red Wing Heritage 875 and 877 Boots

Introducing | The New Red Wing Heritage 875 and 877 Boots

Red Wing’s Heritage division has updated the leather used on the iconic 875 and 877 boots to be truer to the original. Red Wing Heritage’s new Oro Legacy leather will replace the Oro-iginal leather that has been used on the previous version of the iconic 875 and 877. Oro Legacy is a supple, more natural richly colored leather that harkens back to the days when Red Wing’s salesmen recalled pulling boots out of the box “slick with oil”. And like the other leathers in the Heritage collection, it’s made right in Red Wing, Minnesota at S.B. Foot Tanning Company. The new Oro Legacy is a more natural leather that displays much more character than the previous 875 and 877 leather.

The 875 6″ moc-toe boot and 877 8″ moc-toe boot will retain their shape and classic styling, but the Oro Legacy leather update means that they’ll be as close to the originals as possible. Learn more about the 877 and 875 boots at RedWingHeritage.com.

Red Wing Handsewn Collection

Red Wing Handsewn Collection by Rancourt & Co., Maine

This season, Red Wing Shoe Co. has teamed up with Maine-based shoemaker Rancourt & Co. for a new Genuine Handsewn collection. All the pieces are made right in Rancourt’s hometown of Lewiston, which happens to be very well-known for being a hub for well-known, locally-made footwear companies. Rancourt & Co. has influenced many shoe brands that have come after it though very few are able to win the test of time like they have. This collaboration with Red Wing delivers a line of hand sewn shoes made from top-notch materials and crafted using classic, very manual and intimate methods.

Red Wing created a short film to explain their Made in Maine Handsewn Collection further (see below). Head over to Red Wing to get more details on the offerings as well.

Red Wing Shoes Amsterdam Online Store

Red Wing Shoes Amsterdam Online Store

Red Wing Shoes Amsterdam officially launches its online store today, with a comprehensive offering of the Red Wing shoe collection. Beyond the amazing shoe collection, you’ll also see that the store carries a well-curated selection of accessories, books, workwear-inspired clothing and Red Wing shoe care products. Some of the brands in the mix include Nigel Cabourn, Duluth Pack, Woolrich, Tanner Goods and a few others.

Red Wing Videos | Hallett Dock Company

Red Wing Videos | Hallett Dock Company

The Red Wing Video Series moves into its final piece with a look at Duluth-based Hallett Dock Company. The employee-owned company was started back in 1959 and since then has been responsible for supplying bulk commodities for the maritime industry. Red Wing’s been supplying them with wearable, durably work boots for decades as they’re mandatory for workers. The story’s definitely one worth checking out.

Made in the World, Tokyo | Deadstock Red Wing Shoes

Made in the World, Tokyo | Deadstock Red Wing Shoes

You may have heard of Made in the World before but chances are you haven’t. It’s a Tokyo-based vintage shop that’s got a ton of American product, pieces we here in the States would love to grab. Word’s gotten out that the shop actually has only deadstock Red Wing Shoes dating back to the 1950’s. The Red Wing Shoes Heritage Team tells us original brown leather oxfords are positioned alongside a huge selection of 101 Postmans, many of which can be had at their $1,000-range prices.

Red Wing Shoe Repair Video

Red Wing Shoe Repair Video

The third installment in Red Wing‘s Video Series features the shoe repair department, with Jake Illg sitting down to speak on behalf of the team. The team of master cobblers is responsible for the upkeep of well-worn Reb Wing Boots and shoes and they’re dedicated to making broken-in shoes feel like they’re brand new. “We don’t just sell something and say, okay, that’s it. It’s yours now. We help [our customers] out in any way we can.”

Red Wing Shoes | S.B. Foot Tannery Video

Red Wing Shoes | S.B. Foot Tannery Video

The second film from Red Wing ShoesVideo Series sheds light on the Minnesota-based company’s tannery — S.B. Foot Tanning Company. The tannery opened in 1872, but was purchased by Red Wing Shoe Company in 1986 in order to maintain control over the quality of the leather used in the company’s footwear. S.B. Foot Tanning is actually one of the few leather manufacturers in the US still using wooden drums, which helps control the temperature changes that occur during the tanning process.

Complex Cut & Show | Red Wing Shoes

Complex Cut & Show | Red Wing Shoes Video

Just yesterday, we brought you a video that went behind the scenes at Red Wing‘s Plant II Factory in Minnesota. Complex.com also did a factory tour a short while back and the result for their Cut & Show series was tremendous. We’re always impressed with how open and welcoming Red Wing is to such documentaries and I think the fact that it’s such a close knit, family-owned company has a lot to do with it.

Red Wing Shoes Plant II Factory Video

Red Wing Shoes Plant II Factory Video

From Red Wing comes the first of a series of videos showcasing what goes into crafting a pair of their classic boots. We get a chance to go inside the shoemaker’s famed Plant II in Red Wing, MN.

Since 1905, these craftsmen have been piecing together Red Wing boots and shoes using the same techniques, and four generations of shoemakers have been responsible for upholding Red Wing’s standards of quality, durability, and style.

Other videos to look forward to in the near future will give us a glimpse at the tanning process as well as shoe repair.

Red Wing Shoes Fall/Winter 2011 Collection

Red Wing Shoes Fall/Winter 2011 Collection

Red Wing‘s really upped their offerings in recent months and its looks to be another solid lineup come Fall 2011. We’ve got looks at eight really well-thoughtout styles for North America, all of which we can can expect to see at stockists nationwide when the season hits. The Red Wing 9029 in Black Featherstone (above) is definitely one of my personal favorites simply because it doesn’t look like your traditional workbook though it encompasses all that we’ve come to expect from Red Wing.