Next Saturday 27th of April Les Apaches de Francfort will open the Bike Summer Season at B74 Selected Goods with a big event. Last year I joined this event and I can tell you don’t miss it! And if you don’t own a bike that doesn’t matter, because it is an event for the whole family with music, barbecue and other attractions. The Opening Run will start at 11:00 – meeting at 10:00 at B74 Selected Goods Berliner Str. 74, 60311 Frankfurt Germany. If you want to be part of the opening run please send your confirmation to firstname.lastname@example.org till the 24th of April. The Chill & Grill event will start at 14:00 at B74 Selected Goods. If there will be bad weather the event will be one weekend later at the 04th of Mai; same time table. Here just some impressions from last years event.
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Just one blog post more of the event happened 2 weeks ago @ B74 Selected Goods in Frankfurt, Germany. I found some nice portrait shots … . That’s all for today ;)) pics | LTG
Because of the Pecos Post today @redwingfrankfurt on Instagram and Facebook I decided to do a more detailed post at LTG Blog. So you have some views how nice this great boot ages. The iconic Red Wing “PECOS” boot style has a long history. In 1930 this “pull on” boot was introduced especially at this time for ranchers, cowboys and drilling roughnecks. The Pecos features till today a simple but at the same time so nice and timeless design, has a very comfortable fit and the more it get rugged the better it looks – as you see in the pics below. This boot is still made the same way as in these early days with quality leathers in our factory in Red Wing. And the time when a Pecos was worn just for working is long ago. It is the perfect boot for the urban prairie, for biker or just to stroll around. At the end of the last year it was launched a very special Pecos: this limited #4327 Red Wing x Eat Dust Pecos in this wonderful Oro russet Abilene roughout leather. The nicest Pecos ever I think! The Pecos is available at Red Wing Shoe Store Frankfurt online and in-store. AND it is strictly limited! pics | LTG + Jelle Keppens for Red Wing Heritage
Last Saturday I joined the Summer Season Opening 2018 of “Les Apaches de Francfort” at B74 Selected Goods in Frankfurt. It was a fuckin’ great day with best weather, more than 80!!! bikes, best food, drinks and some Rock’n’Roll. From 11:30 to 15:00 the folks were on the road and after that the party started. So many different people, so many different bikes, no clichés at all – everything seemed to be really authentic. It was great to be there and to take a breath of this wonderful atmosphere. pics | LTG
This is little Levi – my son –, the boy who did some nice Red Wing Shoes animation films for Red Wing Frankfurt, Germany, posted at the beginning of this year. Growing up seeing Red Wing Boots every day at his mum’s and my feet, it was just a question of time trying the first RWS boots on his own. “BOOT SHARING” is the magic word since some days at Levi’s home. What a luck, Mum’s #3375, the Red Wing Heritage Women’s version of iconic #875, fits so perfect. More light weight, with softer leather, a slender fitting than the #875 and a cushioned insole this boot is not only perfect for women’s feet but also for teens. But not only the women boots fit his feet perfect. The Red Wing #2918 Chelsea Ranger is his absolute favorite! Stepping through thick and thin, at school, in the yard, on dog walks, simply everywhere. And the best for Levi: no lacing – easy and speedy putting on and out. And this boot is aging so nice. So rugged, but you won’t get it broken down. Built to fit, built to last. Levi loves his nice “new” worn in Red Wing Boots from mum … while he is thinking about his next animation film where a Red Wing Boot will be the headliner. Have a great weekend! pics | LTG · video | Levi
The 1st Red Wing Shoe Store outside the USA ever will celebrate its 40th anniversary on September 29th 2017. It is great to know to be part of this event. Stay tuned for more information – thanx. www.redwingfrankfurt.com
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
Customized iconic Red Wing #877. Found – where else – on a Japanese Twitter Account (MaH @MaH53137643). I like this kind of customizing with that fat soles and higher heels a lot. But beside soles and heels there is another fine custom thing that looks great and is very practical at these 8-inch Classic Moc: speed hooks! What a perfect #877 … pics | MaH @MaH53137643