When doing my daily blog, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook check up, I found these so nice illustrations at the Twitter account of @OreNo2Che from Japan. As you know I am a great comic fan – what a perfect combination this Red Wing boots inspired Manga drawings. I like the way the iconic RWS styles PECOS, HUNTSMAN, 877, LOGGER and ENGINEER are drawn. Since days I try to find the source of the pics – no chance. It would be great to see the whole pictures, the complete format and not only clippings. But I thought that you would like these clippings as I do. pics | Twitter account @OreNo2Che
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
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
By cleaning up my boot closet I found this black beauty. Damn, this boot is so nice but my wife didn’t wear it for a long time and will not wear it anymore. This is not her boot style – she prefers the RWS Moc Toes and Chelseas. I bought this rare piece from RED WING SHOES in 2005 at Red WING SHOES Frankfurt, Germany. The model number is #850. They produced just a very small and limited run of these for the 100th birthday of RWS, I think to remember. Now I must give it away because I need more space for other boots I got the last time for my collection. Tomorrow I will give the boot to KAMI, owner of Red Wing Store Frankfurt, and we will show it @ the B74 Vintage Sale on Saturday 14th. Maybe I will sell it or Kami will take it to his magic archive. We will see … I can’t calm down seeing this boot for the first time again after some years: what an awesome boot! And it is a really good and original Replica compared to the picture of the “ORIGINAL BOOT” from 1905. The original work boot first year featured leather, buckles and laces for a secure fit. The Replica has a Zipper inside because closing all these buckles needs a lot of energy and patience. photos | LTG || historical pictures | @Red Wing Heritage
Seems to be a RED WING SHOES week on Life Time Gear. It’s about missing time to do this post much earlier. Some weeks ago I took this beauty with me from volls.de to the LTG Central – an absolute Must-Have for me. I think for a lot of other so-called RWS fans not, because of its pure, so classic and unusual “not so contemporary fashion compatible” look. And I think to recognize that this Postman wasn’t bespoken so often when it was launched … whatever I love it, but the boot distresses me so much. It’s the same as it was with the “normal” low #101 POSTMAN when I wore it the first miles. The #9197 is modeled after that famous #101 style. But when you broke the boot it will be a companion for life … Life Team Gear! Indestructible with its Black Chaparral leather, the black cushion crepe and wedge outsole. And again: this is a RWS Model that will be just available for a limited time – good to know! The #9197 is available @ volls.de – not online right now, because there will be a relaunch of the shop for the upcoming winter season soon, send Klaus an email – or @ the Red Wing Stores around the world f.ex. Red Wing Frankfurt. pics | LTG
@ first some really great news for all RWS aficionados: The Online Store of Red Wing Shoe Store Frankfurt, Germany, has reopened after a complete relaunch: www.redwingfrankfurt.com! And I love this clean graphic style so much. I do not want to see the 877th rugged or vintage look-a-like page. Complements. Kami you did a perfect job with your team! So we did a test shopping some days before the shop went online … the result was the brand new limited RED WING #8882 – a perfect online order: Ordered in the morning and the next day the boot arrived. The online order process itself is very simple, fast and smooth … it works!
Constant readers of LTG Blog know that I like blue RWS a lot. Two years ago I got the indigo colored classic work #8100 Oxford from Japan and I still love it. The #8882 is the same shoe just 6″ high like the classic #875, moc toed, made of Indigo Portage Leather and completed by the Traction Tred Cushion Crepe Wedge. Very nice is the brown ending of the bootleg – a small detail, but I love the contrast between the rich blue and brown leather. Another nice feature: you don’t get only the standard Red Wing Shoe Laces but a second pair made of leather. The leather laces look very nice but for me these are not so practical. Okay guys … these blue beauties are limited – order your #8882 @ Red Wing Shoe Store Frankfurt online right now. pics | LTG
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
at first, i always loved the green RWS boots color and i owned an original from the sixties: an 888 IRISH SETTER made of this smooth and rare green kangaroo leather. yesterday i went to frankfurt with the family to visit KAMI, owner of RED WING STORE FRANKFURT. we talked a lot and when we said good bye he showed me this damn f***ing nice green boots: the new, reissued #8180. he told me that the boot will be officially presented this monday by RED WING SHOES. so, it was great and a pleasure for me to do a post before the presentation ;-))
Here is the history about the #8180: “in 1963, RWS developed a premium sport boot using australian kangaroo leather. identified by its unique green color, the boot was developed exclusively for SEARS and carried the TED WILLIAM label. WILLIAMS is considered one of the greatest hitters in the history of baseball and was also an avid outdoorsman sho became an american icon. his name became a brand that labeled only the most premium sports and outdoor gear sold at SEARS.” (words by RWS)
so the #8180 is made of unique green KANTAGAN PORTAGE LEATHER, the same leather used to build each of these traditional, hand-stitched baseballs … and sorry, you will not get the ball with you when you buy an #8180 … and this style is exclusively available at RED WING STORES around the world. really nice and so unique. hm, i love the color … and, i did NOT buy these boots yet. pics | LTG
this week we got our roof-deck renewed. when our carpenter CHRISTIAN came in i noticed at once his rugged RED WING boots. i asked him if this is a #8137 and he told me that it is a #8130 with a rebuilt black sole. he always wears his RWS boots a couple of years before he use them for work. these are about 3 years at work. these boots are really nice broken in. as CHRISTIAN says there are no better boots for work than RED WING BOOTS. pics | LTG
yesterday i got the information from the RWS HERITAGE central europe, that the 5 new POSTMAN styles are now available @ the RWS dealers around europe. so one of the most beloved but at the same time hated styles the #101 now gets a fashion touch – with all this new colors and mostly because of the white RWS cushion crepe outsole which is really important for a lot, maybe the most of all the RWS lovers. for me, there is only one POSTMAN: the #101. here some information from RWS HERITAGE: “Red Wing Heritage proudly presents 5 new Postman shoes, inspired by style no.101, Red Wing’s original postman shoe. Designed, to meet Postal Service requirements, the 101 is sturdy, sleek and simplistic and these characteristics served America’s, mailmen well. First introduced in 1954, Red Wing is now expanding on this style with five more casual variations. The new Postman shoes are built using the same leather upper as the 101 including a dog tail, blind eyelets and a Goodyear, Welt. Premium Red Wing leathers, made at Red Wing Shoe’s very own S.B. Foot tannery are used to craft the new, Postman. The cushion crepe outsole gives these boots as much comfort as the 101, allowing for the longer walks, as a, postman would., The Postman comes in 5 colors. Three oil-tanned leathers; Oro-Iginal, Charcoal Rough & Tough, Amber Harness and two Suede Roughout leathers: Olive Mohave and Blueberry Muleskinner.” some more pics from the #101 at LTG you will find here: RED WING SHOES # 101 POSTMAN and there RED WING SHOES | CUSTOMIZED POSTMAN #101. pics | RED WING HERITAGE & LTG