RED WING POST ISSUE No. 03 NOW AVAILABLE | GET YOUR FREE COPY @ RED WINGS SHOES STORE FRANKFURT

Red Wing Shoe Store Frankfurt keeps the new RED WING POST Issue No. 03 for you in the store. Full of nice stories, portraits, insider information and a lot of pictures about our common love & passion Red Wing Shoes. There is an interesting focus on “The Women’s Collection” and a wonderful poster in the middle of this issue. Don’t forget “THE COLLECTOR” interview done with a good friend Kay Knippschild from Red Wing Berlin – amazing what he has to say about his “The Archive”. Red Wing Shoes aficionados don’t miss your free copy at Red Wing Shoe Store Frankfurt. Come an d get it! And thx to these three customers that I could do some shots. They where so happy to get the RW Post. The ladiy and the guy on the right are just new RWS customers and got infected from this passion from the first steps on. pics | LTG

RED WING SHOES #8853 & #8852 | THE BLACK TRACTION TRED SOLE IS BACK … IN JAPAN

do you remember the days when – i do not now the number of the boot – the #875 looking RWS with a black traction tred cushion crepe wedge sole were for sale @ RED WING SHOE STORE FRANKFURT? oh damn, this is really a long time ago. OLLI THE BARBER owns one of these – always nice to see. it is a great color combination the brown leather with this fat black sole. RED WING JAPAN does now a blue – so f***ing awesome – and a brown boot with this nice black sole: the #8853 & #8852. aren’t they nice? the blue leather of the #8853 is called “INDIGO PORTAGE” and the brown one “VELVA RETAIN” like used to the BROGUE RANGER #8128. i think these will not come to europe because the average european RED WING consumer mostly prefers the white traction tred sole or a boot from the IRON RANGER range. a MOC TOE with a black is too exotic. we will see. the #8128 is on the top of my sales list! pics | © THREEWOOD, japan

OLLI THE BARBERS RED WING BOOT with the BLACK TRACTION SOLE far right


PRESENTATION OF RED WING POST & RED WING MUNSON IRON RANGER #8012 @ RED WING STORE FRANKFURT

two days ago i did a trip to B-74 & AMTRAQ DISTRIBUTION order show in FRANKFURT/MAIN to check new stuff and meet some friends. at this evening there was the presentation of the #01 issue RED WING POST and the RWS MUNSON IRON RANGER style #8012 at the RWS STORE FRANKFURT. the publicatiobn and the boot … both are very well done and it was nice that this news were celebrated with a little party along with friends and RED WING aficionados. thx to KAMI, owner of RWS STORE FRANKFURT, and his team for this nice evening. and folks, pick up your free issue of the RED WING POST at your RED WING STORE in FRANKFURT, BERLIN, HAMBURG or MUNICH – the publication is only available at these stores! and it is a must to take a look at the awesome MUNSON boot which is strictly limited and also just available in the RWS stores. pics | LTG




RED WING SHOES | CUSTOMIZED POSTMAN #101

yes, yes, yes – this is it! i love the #101 – the POSTMAN. my first pair was a present from KLAUS c/o VOLLS.DE. i know this post is something special for shoe nerds … but sorry, this is a RED WING SHOE for real RED WING LOVERS and not for fashion pussies! and the best: the customized #101 means for me one step further. hm, what do you think? would you prefer the one with the original cushion sole or the customized #101 one with the nitrile black cork sole, you may know f.ex. from RED WING’S black IRON RANGER #8114? i love the #101 look with this heel construction. it reminds me a classic U.S. navy officer shoe. but i like both and i won’t give one of them away because for me they are different shoes. KAMI c/o RED WING SHOE STORE FRANKFURT/GERMANY made the customized #101 for me. i can’t remember if the first miles with the original #101 hurt so much as they do with the customized one. damn. everyday i wear them just a few hours indoor and i am happy to get them off. but … it’s okay. the day will come when they got broken – this shoe is worth the trouble! pics | LTG


BOOT OF THE DAY | #182 | RED WING HERITAGE – NEW IRON RANGER STYLE “CHOCOLATE MULESKINNER” #4590

just some minutes ago these news reached me from RED WING HERITAGE europe. i must confess that i am not the greatest fan of the IRON RANGER. i like the look, but from the first time on i saw this boot i knew it will be something for the masses. i owned one that i sold after a short time to a good friend, seeing this boot too often. but i although must confess that this CHOCOLATE MULESKINNER is really mega nice. this is what RW HERITAGE says about the boot: “Red Wing Shoes’ popular Iron Ranger boots are inspired by the style Red Wing Shoes built in the early 20th century for miners working in the northern Minnesota Iron Range. Mining on the Iron Range was a dangerous job full of hazards and the brave workers who took these jobs required extra protection on their feet. To meet the demands of this type of work Red Wing Shoes designed a boot with a capped toe that was double layered with leather. The heel pocket an extra strip of leather that supports the heel inside the boot  was moved to the outside of the boot for added stability. These design changes provided a seamless boot interior and added durability to the exterior of the boot; necessities for workers on their feet all day in the harsh conditions of the mines. Five years ago this work-inspired design was successfully re-introduced as the Iron Ranger and quickly became a popular style for everyday dress. Now,  Red Wing Heritage is introducing a new version of the Iron Ranger built with rugged Chocolate Muleskinner leather. Named the 4590 this style’s unique roughout leather and classic design makes it a handsome addition to any outfit.” the boot will be available at european stores mid-september. pics | Red Wing Heritage Europe 


FROM CRAZY HEART TO TOMORROWLAND | RYAN BINGHAM

i am sure you know RYAN BINGHAM. no? yes, you do, at least from the soundtrack of CRAZY HEART where great JEFF BRIDGES played an old countrystar. RYAN got an OSCAR for the song “THE WEARY KIND” and a lot of other awards. this was 2010. in that year he released “JUNKY STAR” produced by T BONE BURNETT and got into the top 20 us-charts – a success for a country album! after that RYAN left UNIVERSAL’S LOST HIGHWAY label and founded an own one. respect! the result is the brand new long-player TOMORROWLAND. his voice got rougher and sometimes he reminds to BRAYN ADAMS or BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN. there are some very nice quiet songs,  combined by southern rockin’ tracks, sometimes nearly a bit grungy, some hymns, sometimes dirty – i like this mix. and he wears cool boots: RED WING SHOES IRON RANGER # 8111. see the last pic. pics & vid | © RYAN BINGHAM

BOOT OF THE DAY | #108 | RED WING SHOES “BROGUE RANGER”

more really fresh news from the RED WING HERITAGE central europe reached me last night. WHAT A NICE BOOT!!! the RED WING STYLES 8126 & 8127. damn, they look so pretty. great combination: an IRON RANGER with a brogue or working goes chic. i am sure, these boots will be very successful. this is what RWS tells about these styles: “The 6-inch full brogue was first designed as a country walking shoe specifically created for use when crossing wetlands and bogs. For the people in Red Wing and the surrounding areas heading outside often meant trekking through the Minnesota wetlands and river basins. People needed a boot that could withstand constant exposure to water and a boot that when wet would not break down and hurt a person’s feet. The first people to wear brogues were farmers and gamekeepers. Small perforations were crafted into the leather of the toecaps, and quarters of the boot. This design allowed water to drain and the boot to dry at a quickened pace. The perforations, were only punched through the outer layer of the doubled-layered portions of the boots so that the weather resistance of the uppers was not compromised.” available in europe and the US fall 2012. pics | Red Wing Heritage, Europe


STYLE NO. 8126, 6-INCH BROGUE RANGER
Leather Black Chaparral, Sole Nitrile Cork, Construction Goodyear Welt

STYLE NO. 8127, 6-INCH BROGUE RANGER
Leather Antique Brown Chapararal, Sole Nitrile Cork, Construction Goodyear Welt