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
i didn’t knew about the label BROKEN HOMME before i discovered it at BLACKBIRD yesterday. all boots are 100% american made and designed in long beach, california. and they use high quality materials. do i like these boots? i don’t know … the look is okay, classic, no “schnickschnack”. but do we need another boot label? hm. it is exciting what will happen with BROKEN HOMME in the future. for sure it is a brave decision making boots today and founding a new boot label – i hope it will work. they have a very well done website where you can see the guys at work – cool. check it: www.brokenhomme.com. beside they did a collaboration with LEATHERMAN. pics | Broken Homme
BROWN TRAIL & BLACK (below), FULL GRAIN LEATHER, VIBRAM/NAILED HEEL
OXFORD & BLACK, FULL GRAIN LEATHER, VIBRAM 20/40
BROWN TRAIL, FULL GRAIN LEATHER, NEOPRENE OIL RESISTANT
LEATHERMAN BOOT collab with LEATHERMAN
MILITARY GREEN, HORWEEN CHROME EXCEL, VIBRAM 1715 GUMLITE
OXBLOOD & GREY STONE, FULL GRAIN LEATHER, VIBRAM 20/40
i know that not all work boot maniacs and RED WING lovers like FALSE TONGUES. and for some guys here in europe these piece of leather is or was totally unknown. 2 weeks ago i saw an upcoming RED WING BOOT from the HERITAGE COLLECTION with a FALSE TONGUE or how some people say with KlLTYs: the LINEMAN #2906. i think this style will be delivered with false tongues. i like this special work boot style for a longer time owning some WHITE’S BOOTS which came with false tongues. you can’t imagine how many guys asked me for this piece of leather the last years. most said: oh, these arefalse tongues? ah. no, i don’t like. last tuesday i got some false tongues from FRED c/o redwing1905.blog as a present. today i checked on which boots or shoes they would fit. but i did not put it into the laces, it was just a check. and i like it a lot! thanks FRED and thanks for the nice vintage box. and i am sure that there will be more and more guys like them too in the nearer future. pics | LTG and FRED
yes, black, red and gold are the colors of the german flag. AND these are also the colors of my 3 SUPESOLED RED WING SHOES called “FRANKFURTER”. the black one is style #8133, the red one #8804 and the beige or gold one is style #8118. all three boots are of different ages. the #8804 is my oldest with about 20 years, the #8118 is the newest in my cupboard but this one was worn years before and the black #8133 is about one year old. a great trio. one boot is nicer than the other. and i love walking on the SUPERSOLE® – it is so comfortable. pics | LTG
found this very interesting comparison at japanese CREA.blog. their daily business is repairing and customizing boots – no wonder thinking for girls while working with curvy boot heels. is this nerdy?! i don’t know, i like it! pics | CREA blog
nearly on this day in three weeks on the 20th of october berlin based BURG & SCHILD will celebrate their 5th anniversary. KAY, SHANE and the shop staff did something really special for this celebration day: they created four exclusive and strictly limited articles in collaboration with EDWIN, STETSON INDIGOFERRA and RED WING SHOES – THE BLACK COLLECTION. respect – i like those activities! this shows me the passion and respect for the products the people have running a store like BURG & SCHILD. especially the BLACK LOGGER #2007 is a big thing for me and i think for the B&S guys it is the highlight of the BLACK COLLECTION. at this moment the boot is a top secret. so i just can show you an illustration how this black beauty will look a like. below you see a classic black RWS logger from the 70ies. beside some other facts: strictly limited to 99 pairs (sorry, 100, but i reserved one for LIFE TIME GEAR), made of black star leather with matt finished gold hardware, a RWS neoprene cord sole you know from the 2268 engineer and a 8″ height like iconic #899. the base of the look was a boot KAY found on a flea market near joshua tree some time ago. RWS gave the shoe the style number #2007, the founding year of BURG & SCHILD. in german we say “großes kino”. exciting! the boot will be launched at the anniversary date on 20th of october 2012. pics | Burg & Schild, Berlin; LOST&FOUND
this is a vintage lineman RED WING boot from the 1970s. style #699. maybe the #2007 will have a similar character. very nice. not for pussies …
guys it’s time to open the cupboard. next time i will present you my boot & shoe collection piece by piece. by the way i want to organize the chaos … my wife wants me to do, too … but that’s another story. you will see some boots you know if you follow my blog frequently and i promise that i will you show some really rare and exotic pieces from western to work boots, from rugged and old to nearly new, from 12 inch boots to oxfords, from ALDEN to YUKETEN – it is a lot of stuff. beside my cupboard i have a big metal case in the basement where f.ex. my marriage boots are stored: long time no see … i think i will discover some suprise for my self. pics | LTG
damn, what a boot, what a beauty. for LTG one of the nicest boots ever seen: a blue suede indy. who else than NYC based LEFFOT could offer this tasteful ALDEN boot. a perfect collaboration! the pics speak for theirselves. a smart suede shoe touched by a gently breeze of classic heritage work boot style. just small sizes are left. check LEFFOT’s site. attention: the boot will not be shipped internationally. call your friends in the US … do it … if you live on small feet … pics | great LEFFOT
ps: i’m still waiting for a collab between LEFFOT x RED WING SHOES – this would be gorgeous, for sure! come on guys.
there is another exotic DANNER LIGHT: made of ostrich. it is the same with the STINGRAY DANNER
LIGHT i posted 3 days ago: like it or not. i think the leather will be very smooth and comfortable to wear,
but this DANNER is a hiker. okay it is the same with cowboy boots. originally made for working they
mutated in some ways to pure show boots made of alligator, cayman or shark and exotic snakes.
like it or not … me i own the CLASSIC DANNER LIGHT and i love it. pics | found on a japanese site i lost …
the classic one!