Red Wing Shoes was built on America’s great promise; if one worked hard enough, one could achieve anything. Since 1905, that work ethic has been carefully placed into every cut and stitch that crafts a red Wing boot. From the first boot to leave the factory floor, Red Wing has prided itself on not only getting the job done, but getting it done right. By combining the finest leathers and quality materials with unique craftsmanship, Red Wing’s Heritage collection continues to build upon a legacy of being born in the USA.
So for this season Red Wing have a number of stories to tell us. Firstly, we have the 5 new postman shoes, inspired by style no.101, red Wing’s original postman shoe. Designed to meet postal Service requirements, the 101 is sturdy, sleek and simplistic and these characteristics served America’s mailmen well. First introduced in 1954, Red Wing is now expanding on this style with five more casual variations. The new postman comes in 5 colors. Three oil-tanned leathers; Original, Charcoal rough & Tough, Amber Harness and two Suede roughout leathers; Olive mohave and Blueberry muleskinner.
Now if that wasn’t enough, as part of an ongoing video series, Red Wing’s Heritage division is partnering with independent characters who wear Red Wing boots to give a glimpse into each of their lives. The first video highlights Grammy Award-winning musician Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and Volcano Choir.
A lifelong resident of Eau Claire, Wisconsin and longtime wearer of Red Wing Heritage shoes, Vernon is no stranger to the Midwestern value of hard work. He has an appreciation for well made goods and understands that it’s worth taking the time to create something that will last forever.