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

RED WING SHOES | HERITAGE AT ITS BEST: ICONIC LINEMAN BOOTS STYLE #2996

In the early twentieth century electricity went to nearly all households across the United States. More and more workers, these so called “LINEMEN”, began to lay high voltage lines across the whole country. This was a very dangerous job and so safety gear was required to protect the workers, f.ex. special boots. In 1952 Red Wing Shoes produced their first Lineman style #606. Compare this one with the new #2996 – this is what heritage means! Characteristic for the LINEMAN boot is the lace-to-toe design which means, that the shoe laces go all the way to the toe part for more stable footing, for a tighter fit. Trying the boot on and lace it you will notice this. I like this compact fit. The #2996 features: Cigar Retan leather upper | Leather lining | Lace-to-toe with speed hooks at top | Gusseted tongue | Leather-covered foot bed | Goodyear welt construction | oil resistant signature nitrile cork sole. For sure these boots are made in the USA. The #2996 is exclusively sold @ RED WING STORES around Europe and in Japan. Get your RWS heritage LINEMAN boots @ Red Wing Store Frankfurt online and in-store. pics | LTG | Red Wing Shoes

THE BUTTS AND SHOULDERS BOOT | FIRST PRODUCTION RUN OF LIMITED HAND NUMBERED 100 PAIRS STARTED

He guys maybe you remember a blog post from July 2015 when I introduced the BUTTS AND SHOULDERS boots. Some days ago my buddy Wouter Munnichs c/o BUTTS AND SHOULDERS and LONG JOHN blog told me that the production of these so nice boots started. After a testing phase on the streets and a lot of positive reactions, they start the first production run which will bring strictly limited 100 pairs to you. These boots are all hand numbered with a unique number – special – great idea, I like this a lot! The Boots are made of natural tanned leather in a small factory in Portugal – for sure made by hand with the “Goodyear Welted” construction. Get your limited pair here: http://www.buttsandshoulders.com. Please check the video below to get some more really interesting impressions of the idea, the making process and more – I am sure, you’ll like it! pics & video | Butts and Shoulders

 
Butts and Shoulders – The Boots from Butts and Shoulders on Vimeo.



LTG BOOT & SHOE COLLECTION | 22 | ALDEN x FRANS BOONE #405 SNUFF SUEDE BLUCHER

well, one of my smartest, most comfortable and coolest boots i own. got the boot from FRANS BOONE who sold this brown suede color in combination with this crepe leather sole i like so much. and the look is getting better and better by wearing. pics | LTG

ALDEN SNUFF SUEDE BLUCHER #405
date of buying | autumn 2012
size | 9 D
height | 5 inch
leather | snuff suede upper
leather color | tan
toe | simple round toe
sole | plantation crepe sole with a leather insert at the toe
welt | goodyear welted
hardware | brown, 5 eyelets and 4 speed hooks
steel toe | NO
category | „Derby“ boot
hand made in the USA