RED WING SHOES | THE NEW WACOUTA COLLECTION

Two weeks ago Red Wing Heritage released the new Wacouta Collection which includes 2 Boots, 2 backpacks and 4 pouches. Following in the tradition of the Wabasha, a widely-celebrated moccasin-style Red Wing boot from the mid 2000s, the Wacouta is an outdoor leisure-inspired boot. Five miles south of Red Wing, Minnesota, along the banks of the Mississippi River, Wacouta Township is the site of a cabin that has been in the Red Wing family for three generations.

The Wacouta Boot is a casual lifestyle boot that blends premium Red Wing leather with waxed canvas from the longstanding American manufacturer, Fairfield Textiles. The mixed materials combine to create a supremely comfortable moccasin-inspired shoe. Built on a Honeywheat outsole with stitch-down construction the Wacouta’s lightweight flexibility makes for miles of comfort.

The Backpacks are inspired by classic packs, with construction and material updates that provide modernized comfort and lasting durability. Red Wing leather waxed canvas and solid brass buckles and rivets create a backpack that’s visually striking and supremely functional. Designed to match Wacouta footwear styles the Wacouta Backpack is distinguished in its details. Waxed canvas and Oil-Tanned leather deliver water resistance and durability while reinforced stitching and heavyweight leather straps ensure each pack is up for the rigors of everyday hauling.

The Wacouta Gear Pouches blend striking form with everyday functionality. Red Wing leather and American-made  waxed canvas and hardware make for years of reliable, utilitarian use. Available in 2 sizes each style.

More information @ www.redwingfrankfurt.com 

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BOOTS & SHOES OF LIFE TIME GEAR’S COLLECTION @ eBay

He guys, I have to clean up my closet – need some space. So you’ll find some boots & shoes @ eBay. I offer some really rarities like the 866 in oro-russet. Shipping international to USA, Japan and the EU. So just send me a PM @ eBay and I will send you the quotes. Thx.

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RED WING ENGINEER #2966 | SOMETHING REALLY SPECIAL

Red Wings 2966 ENGINEER is a Red Wing Store special. Red Wing Frankfurt just got some pairs left. It is a non-steel toe transformation of style 968. It is just perfect for the upcoming biker season. Made of Black Klondike leather, which is made from a brown base crust with a black paint finish that gradually wears off to reveal the brown color underneath. It ages beautifully and creates a great vintage look. Here some more special features: The boots have the Wing Label on the inside of the shaft which was used till early 80s | The 2966 has the stamp on the shaft instead of the print on the label. This was how the product information was shown in the Red Wing products till 2003 | The buckle 2966 is a high quality pressed buckle that was used on the steel toe work Engineer till 2000 | 2966 has the RED WING text logo printed on the Right shaft of the boots | The bare back stitch is used and the strap to hold it correctly in place | Brown Base box with Red Wing Label on the Box side is a box style from 1970s. Get your #2966 in-store or at www.redwingfrankfurt.com pics | LTG & Red Wing Heritage

 

RED WING HERITAGE ICONIC STYLE #8131 | VINTAGE versus NEW

One of my absolute Red Wing favorites is the iconic Moc Toe style #8131. Before handing out my brother his new oro-russet Moc Toe, I had to take some shots – I like the contrast so much. Maybe you wanna check out the “vintage versus new” photos. My rugged boot is from the 90s and when you check the pictures you can’t find many differences compared to the actual #8131. Obviously there is an embossed Red Wing Shoes logo on the outsides of the vintage #8131, while the new boot features the characteristic label at the tongue with a lot of information about the boot. All Red Wing Boots and Shoes have this label since years. The inseams of the heels are a bit different. That’s all. Never change a working system or a good working product! Thanks to the guys from Red Wing, Minnesota! Come and get your #8131 at the oldest Red Wing Shoe Store outside the USA in Frankfurt, est. 1977, in store or online www.redwingfrankfurt.com. pics | LTG

RED WING SHOES NEWS | LAUNCH OF WORK CHUKKA #3148 IN BLACK CHROME LEATHER

Hi guys, RWS news will not end this autumn. Today the WORK CHUKKA #3148 was launched. In 2010 The Red Wing Shoe Company developed the WORK CHUKKA in black just for the Japanese market. The BLACK CHROME leather of the #3148 is also used on this really tough and rugged Red Wing Engineer #2268. The weight of the leather is HHH, what means that it is about 2.2-2.4 mm thick. This the thickest leather Red Wing Heritage uses for their boots. The #3148 is the 5th WORK CHUKKA style.

Something about the history of the WORK CHUKKAS RWS tells us: “Unlike other Red Wing boots, the chukka was designed for lighter, indoor work that includes bending, climbing and kneeling. Their crepe outsoles allowed these indoor workers to stay comfortable, while not scratching floors or making a mess. From the late 1950s and ‘60s, American fashion style became more rough and casual. actual work denim work wear became one of the fashion trends. The casual trend was also had an effect on the work wear and boots. Ankle height work boots and Chukka work boots where developed and introduced to follow this casual trend. At same time The Red Wing Shoe Compagny started to use the cushion crepe wedge sole for several work boots styles. The functional and novel outsole was incorporated in the Chukka that  was a new work boot at the time. The root of current chukka style #850 was also launched around the same time in 1954. The work chukka was worn mainly in lighter work or in the weekends for leisure and light outdoor activitys.”

The black #3148 and all the other CHUKKA styles are available @ RED WING SHOE STORE FRANKFURT online or in-store. pics | Red Wing Heritage

RED WING HERITAGE WOMEN’S COLLECTION | NEW RELEASE “HARRIET” Style #3390 OF THE “MODERN” LINE

This week, the last style of the new RED WING HERITAGE WOMEN’S COLLECTION the “HARRIET” was released. The style is part of the MODERN LINE I presented at the beginning of lastSeptember. The HARRIET is provided with the No. 110 last which features a slightly tapered round toe for a  comfortable fit and a timeless look. Available in 3 colorways: #3390HARRIET in Cognac Excalibur Leather, #3391 HARRIET in Black Boundary Leather and #3392 HARRIET Mahagony Oro-iginal Leather. Guys, take your Girls to town and check the HARRIET, which is my favorite boot of the MODERN LINE: RED WING FRANKFURT in store and online, the other RWS shops around the world and selected RWS dealer. PICS / Red Wing Heritage

RED WING HERITAGE WOMEN’S COLLECTION | THE “MODERN” LINE

This is the third product line of the last week launched RED WING HERITAGE WOMEN’S COLLECTION: the “MODERN”line. 2 styles “CLARA” and “LILLIAN” in different colorways were launched, the third named “HARRIET” will come to the stores in October. For me this line is not what RED WING SHOES are for me, but I am sure that a lot of Ladies will love this styles. RED WING about the “MODERN” line: “Both beautiful and  practical, our Modern Collection reinterprets our most classic designs for women. Each style is built on a genuine leather-stacked heel and a three-quarter Goodyear welt and showcases our premium s.b. Foot leathers.” All stacked leather heeled boots of the “MODERN” line got the the No. 110 last, which features a slightly tapered round toe for a comfortable fit and a timeless look. The “CLARA” is available in“ORO LEGACY LEATHER” #3404, “BLACK BOUNDARY LEATHER” #3405 and “AMBER HARNESS LEATHER” 3406; the “LILIAN” features “BEIGE PAMPAS LEATHER“ #3394 and “COGNAC EXCALIBUR LEATHER” #3395.The ”Harriet”, which will be launched in October is also available in 3 color ways – stay tuned. It is interesting to see how these boots will be accepted by the women. Do they prefer the RED WING Classics or the more fashion “Modern” line? You’ll get the RED WING HERITAGE WOMEN’S COLLECTION @ RED WING FRANKFURT in store and online, the other RWS shops around the world and selected RWS dealer. pics | RED WING HERITAGE pics | RED WING HERITAGE

STYLE NO. 3404 | CLARA | ORO LEGACY LEATHER

STYLE NO. 3405 | CLARA | BLACK BOUNDARY LEATHER

STYLE NO. 3406 | CLARA | AMBER HARNESS LEATHER

STYLE NO. 3394 | LILLIAN | BEIGE PAMPAS LEATHER

STYLE NO. 3395 | LILLIAN | COGNAC EXCALIBUR LEATHER

RED WING HERITAGE WOMEN’S COLLECTION | THE “CORE” LINE

Yes, the “CORE” line is my favorite one! This line is what RED WING means to me, also for women: a perfect adaption of men’s classics for women’s feet. Iconic styles like the Moc Toe #875, the Iron Ranger #8111 and the Engineer #2990 are developed for women’s feet requirements and needs. A perfect idea, knowing a lot of women wearing RED WING SHOES for years anyway. My wife never wailed about heavy or uncomfortable boots, but I know other ladies who did. So, right now they will get the perfect RED WING labeled boot with a perfect fit. This is what RED WING HERITAGE tells us about the “CORE” line: “Since our original Red Wing Heritage collection first started hitting the streets nearly a decade ago, women around the world have proudly worn our boots. The Core Collection features the most popular styles from our current men’s line, deconstructed and completely rebuilt for women, resulting in a boot that is lightweight, way more comfortable, and just as tough.” Something about the last RED WING used. Last No. 105 is based on our original Classic Moc, this is Red Wing’s most iconic style like the mentioned #875. The women’s version has been slimmed down just a bit in the width and toe for a true women’s fit. Sounds good! Last No. 107 is used to give shape to the engineer boots. Based on the men’s #522, it’s a pull on lace that fits true to size. The No. 106 last is based on one of RED WING’s oldest lasts, the 8 last, slightly modified for a better fit and sleeker feel for women. This timeless round toe shape gives the character to many of most popular RED WING boots. You’ll get the RED WING HERITAGE WOMEN’S COLLECTION @ RED WING FRANKFURT in store and online, the other RWS shops around the world and selected RWS dealer. pics | RED WING HERITAGE

STYLE NO. 3374 |  6″ MOC | BEIGE PAMPAS LEATHER

STYLE NO. 3373 | 6″ MOC | BLACK BOUNDARY LEATHER

STYLE NO. 3375 |  MOC ORO | LEGACY LEATHER

 

STYLE NO. 3365 | IRON RANGER | AMBER HARNESS LEATHER

STYLE NO. 3366 | IRON RANGER | BLACK BOUNDARY LEATHER
   
STYLE NO. 3356 | SHORT ENGINEER | ROUGH & TOUGH COPPER LEATHER

STYLE NO. 3354 | SHORT ENGINEER | BLACK BOUNDARY LEATHER

STYLE NO. 3355 |  SHORT ENGINEER | CHARCOAL CHINOOK LEATHER


RED WING HERITAGE WOMEN’S COLLECTION | THE “LEGACY” LINE

Today the RED WING HERITAGE WOMEN’S COLLECTION was launched. The next days I will show you the different lines and boots this collection offers our ladies. I will start with the “LEGACY” line which includes one style in two different colorways: the GLORIA. Red Wing Shoes says: “At Red Wing Shoes we’re incredibly proud of our 110-year history of making footwear of the finest quality and craftsmanship. The purpose of our Legacy Collection is to honor and build upon that history with progressive designs inspired by our boots of yesteryear. These were the very boots worn by women shaping and defining the 20th century, optimized for utmost comfort, wearability, and durability.” The GLORIA is available in a ”black boundary leather” which is style #3385 and a very nice brown named “mahogany oro-iginal leather” which is style #3386 and one of my absolute favorites of the new women’s collection. The used No. 109 last is based on Red Wing Shoe Company’s first style for women, the Gloria, carefully updated for a modern look and feel. You’ll get the RED WING HERITAGE WOMEN’S COLLECTION @ RED WING FRANKFURT in store and online, the other RWS shops around the world and selected RWS dealer. pics | Red Wing Shoes

RED WING SHOES | LAUNCH OF RED WING HERITAGE WOMEN’S COLLECTION ON 1ST of SEPTEMBER

This time there is something really new and special: RED WING SHOES launches its first contemporary women’s collection. They launched some true RWS, classics which we know from the men’s collections since years – this line is named “CORE”. You’ll find Moc Toes, Iron Ranger and Engineer boots with lasts especially done for  women’s feet – great idea, isn’t it? For me as an RWS aficionado this is the line that makes the most sense to me. But for sure the ”LEGACY” line is really interesting too because of the extremely feminine and heritage look. These look like the very boots worn by women shaping and defining the 20th century, optimized for utmost comfort, wear ability, and durability. The ”MODERN” line is not my cup of coffee, but I am sure that a lot of ladies will like this reinterpretations of RWS most classic designs for women.

Come on and bring your girl, wife, lady, your sister, your daughter or grandma on the 1st of September 2016 to RED WING SHOE STORE FRANKFURT to check up the new RED WING HERITAGE WOMEN BOOTS and get a feeling for the specific women properties. Check the fit and walk some steps through the store. For sure the boots are online available too, 24/7 from 1st September on!

RED WING SHOE COMPANY started making boots for women in the midst of the Roaring Twenties. These women were pioneers of their era, breaking free from the constraints of long skirts and corsets in favor of short hair, pants, and boots. Red Wing Shoe Company responded to these social changes by creating a collection of ladies’ boots that were specifically suited to the needs and activities of independent women of the time, using the same purpose-built craftsmanship and care found in their men’s shoes.

I just wanna show you a short overview of the new styles. The next days I will present you more detailed informations and pictures of the different styles and lines.

LEGACY
”At RED WING SHOES, we are incredibly proud of our 110-year history of making footwear of the finest quality and craftsmanship. The purpose of our Legacy Collection is to honor and build upon that history with progressive designs inspired by our boots of yesteryear.”

STYLE NO. 3386 | GLORIA

CORE
”Since our original Red Wing Heritage collection first started hitting the streets nearly a decade ago, women around the world have proudly worn our boots. The Core Collection features the most popular styles from our current men’s line, deconstructed and completely rebuilt for women, resulting in a boot that is lightweight, way more comfortable, and just as tough.”

STYLE NO. 3373 | 6″ MOC

STYLE NO. 3374 | 6″ MOC

STYLE NO. 3375 | 6″ MOC

STYLE NO. 3356 | SHORT ENGINEER

STYLE NO. 3354 | SHORT ENGINEER

STYLE NO. 3355 | SHORT ENGINEER
STYLE NO. 3365 | IRON RANGER

STYLE NO. 3366 | IRON RANGER

 
MODERN
”Both beautiful and practical, our Modern Collection reinterprets our most classic designs for women. Each style is built on a genuine leather-stacked heel and a three-quarter Goodyear welt and showcases our premium s.b. Foot leathers.”

STYLE NO. 3404 | CLARA

STYLE NO. 3405 | CLARA

STYLE NO. 3406 | CLARA

STYLE NO. 3394 | LILLIAN

STYLE NO. 3395 | LILLIAN