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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Something extraordinary from Red Wing Japan x Beams Boy today: the white – we call this style “Frankfurter” – Supersole Moc Toe style #8808. Just available in Japan in small sizes for women or kids. Attention: the “Frankfurter” will be re-released in a small batch this summer as a Red Wing Exclusive in 2 different leathers. Very nice! Available in Europe at all Red Wing Stores. Stay tuned! © Photos: Beams Plus | Beams Boy Japan
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Here some shots I did the last months for Red Wing Frankfurt and their social media channels. And believe me, it is always so great, to work for and with friends. And even much better when you have the chance to get some really good friends and family members in front of your camera. So I have to say thank you to my Soulbrother Michael Uhlemann c/o CUISINE M. , to Peter a longtime good buddy and my most beloved copywriter and my Sohn Levi. These are just a view shots. Check Red Wing Frankfurts Instagram Account #redwingfrankfurt to see many more pics.
© Eric Jost c/o Life Time Gear
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Red Wing Shoes and Denim, Denim and Red Wing Shoes … what a great match. Even more if the denim fits absolutely perfect to the boots you wear! Take a look at the blue line raw selvage denim from Tellason on these nice blue RWS Moc Toe Style #8882. Or Tellasons Ladbroke Grove in 16.5oz Cone Mills White Oak ORANGE line raw selvage denim and this limited Irish Setter 9877 customized by Brian Troung. The oro-legacy leather of iconic RWS style #875 and #877 would also fit the orange selvage perfectly. And at last the RWS x Eat Dust Pecos #4327 made of Oro-Russet Portage and Abilene leather combined with classic red selvage from Tellason’s Gustave in 14.75oz Cone Mills White Oak denim. It is such a great idea by Tellason Denim to give each denim weight another selvage color – isn’t it? And again – it is all about the details. You mean this is something for nerds? No, but for Red Wing lovers and Denim Dudes! Best addresses to live this passion: www.b74.de and www.redwingfranfurt.com. pics | LTG
Hi folks, I hope you have had a relaxed Xmas time … or still have. As you know, the most beautiful presents are often the one you give to yourself. So I did for my boot collection: a Red Wing Boot style #956 in very good shape. Hard to find, hard to get. Shot these on a Japanese auction on Christmas eve – what a luck. I gave a fixed price and I did it. I love these simple style so much; must be from the late 80s or early 90s. They are now on their way to the LTG central.
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Today the new Red Wing Black Lineman #2995 is launched and now available @ Red Wing Frankfurt – online and in-store. Lineman boots are the style of work boots for electric line workers. As compared to other Red Wing boots, Lineman boots consist of eyelet rows that pass through shoe laces extending till the toe. This allows adjustment for the boots to hold the feet tighter which is believed to improve the safety of lineman working at high places. This boot style of Black “Retan” leather is a revival of Red Wing classical work boots’ standard style, combining nitrile cork sole and Goodyear welt construction, original only to Red Wing.
THE HISTORY BEHIND THE STYLE
In the early 20th century, lineman was known as one of the most dangerous jobs. It was said that one out of three linemen was killed by accident on duty. Linemen thus needed high degree of safety from their equipment. The style of footwear that they preferred was lace-to-toe. The design makes shoe lace goes from toe part, ensuring tight holding of feet. Early boots that had this lace-to-toe system appeared in Red Wing’s catalogue in early 1940’s. Red Wing Lineman Boots inherit the lace-to-toe design from the boots.
Smooth-finished leathers have a polished surface that enhances the true beauty and quality of the leather. Only the most premium, top-quality hides are used to craft smooth-finished leathers. The result is a beautiful, classic-looking leather used to build more elegant styles, such as the Red Wing Heritage Beckman Collection. The polished look and feel of the smooth-finished leather requires more specialized care and attention to keep it maintained.
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Next Wednesday, the 5th of July, the new Black Lineman style #2995 will be launched. Stay tuned for more information! In the early 20th century, as America built its electrical and telecommunications grid, linemen were known to have very dangerous jobs. Due to high fatality rates, linemen relied heavily on their equipment for safety. They preferred lace-to-toe footwear for the security of a tight fit around the foot. Boots like these appeared in Red Wing Shoe Co. catalogs in the early 1940s. The 2995 Lineman boot will be launched exclusively at European Red Wing Stores Wednesday, the 5th of July. Formerly only available in Japan, find the 2995 Lineman at @ redwingfrankfurt and other Red Wing Shoe stores. pics | © Red Wing Heritage
Over the last days Red Wing Heritage Women launched new styles.
The Short Engineer #3358 in a beautiful Sand Mohave Leather. As the other Short Engineers #3354 in Black Boundary Leather and the #3356 in Copper Rough and Tough Leather, the #3358 features also a Vibram 430 Mini Lug, a cushioned insole and a slimmer and for women a comfortable and perfect fit.
Sarah Besgen, a well known Polaroid artist, actor and acting teacher, who is living in Berlin is presentingRed Wing’s new Carol styles #3462 made of Amber Harness leather and #3461 in Black Boundary leather. Both styles are built on a genuine leather-stacked heel and a threequarter Goodyear welt and showcases Red Wing’s premium s.b. Foot Tanning Co. leathers. ”Carol” is part of the Red Wing Heritage Women “Modern” line.
Don’t miss Sarah Begens art at www.worldwidepolaroid.com and be amazed by the beauty of all the unique 1 of a kind pieces of art. Here “Carol” style #3462.
All new Red Wing Heritage Women’s Collection styles are available at Red Wing Store Frankfurt or online at www.redwingfrankfurt.com
Tomorrow the B74 Ordershow Fall/Winter 2017 will start. So today all exhibitors came to bring their stuff and build up the booths. A busy but fine day for all people taking part at the show. So nice to meet friends again and to see the growth on the exhibition floor. I will join the show all day, and I am proud to be part of Kami’s Team! pics | LIFETIMEGEAR