RED WING SHOES | HERITAGE AT ITS BEST: ICONIC LINEMAN BOOTS STYLE #2996

In the early twentieth century electricity went to nearly all households across the United States. More and more workers, these so called “LINEMEN”, began to lay high voltage lines across the whole country. This was a very dangerous job and so safety gear was required to protect the workers, f.ex. special boots. In 1952 Red Wing Shoes produced their first Lineman style #606. Compare this one with the new #2996 – this is what heritage means! Characteristic for the LINEMAN boot is the lace-to-toe design which means, that the shoe laces go all the way to the toe part for more stable footing, for a tighter fit. Trying the boot on and lace it you will notice this. I like this compact fit. The #2996 features: Cigar Retan leather upper | Leather lining | Lace-to-toe with speed hooks at top | Gusseted tongue | Leather-covered foot bed | Goodyear welt construction | oil resistant signature nitrile cork sole. For sure these boots are made in the USA. The #2996 is exclusively sold @ RED WING STORES around Europe and in Japan. Get your RWS heritage LINEMAN boots @ Red Wing Store Frankfurt online and in-store. pics | LTG | Red Wing Shoes

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




BOOT OF THE DAY | #190 | NAVY CHROMEXCEL INDY WORK BOOT BY ALDEN FOR THE BUREAU BELFAST

yesterday a tan suede INDY of my boot collection @ LIFE TIME GEAR today an INDY made of NAVY CHROMEXCEL. what an exotic superb color for an INDY boot with one of my favorite soles: the plantation crepe sole. here some more product details: “… The classic Indy boot with a Navy Chromexcel calf leather upper and glove leather lining. 9 tonal metal eyelets, flat cotton laces, contrast stitching on the toe, reverse split welt and a plantation crepe sole with glide leather tip and brass nails. Width fitting D which is the classic American width fit and made on a Trubalance last. Handmade in USA., Style No M3813 …” the boot is exclusively made to order for THE BUREAU BELFAST. pics | © THE BUREAU BELFAST


LTG BOOT & SHOE COLLECTION | 27 | ALDEN X LEFFOT INDY BOOT TAN SUEDE

after one year this ALDEN X LEFFOT INDY boot is still one of my absolute favorites. great combination between leather, color, sole, laces … everything. and so unique!
ALDEN X LEFFOT INDY BOOT
date of buying / preordered @ LEFFOT | autumn 2012
delivery | february 2013
size | 9.5 D
height | 6 inch
leather | suede
leather color | tan
pull loop | no
lace design | plain
sole | red micro soles
heel height | standard
insole | leather insole
last | barry last
hardware | tan, 9 holes
steel toe | NO
category | work boot
handmade in the USA

 

 

 

 

LTG BOOT & SHOE COLLECTION | 26 | VIBERG SERVICE BOOT 1950 WITH VIBRAM 4014 WHITE CRISTY SOLE

2 months ago i did a post about my VIBERG SERVICE BOOT 1950 in black with a DAINITE SOLE. todays #26 boot of my collection is the same boot just brown colored with another sole, the WHITE CRISTY VIBRAM 4014. as the pics show, i did not wear this boot so often. i prefer the black SERVICE BOOT with its DAINITE SOLE much more. i think this sole fits the look of the boot much better. the #4014 is comfortable but it looks like a contemporary compromise to me. when i wear this boot sometimes i think if i wear a hybrid between a RED WING BOOT and a VIBERG. for sure this VIBERG SERVICE BOOT is a really perfect and best made boot but not my favorite one. if it might be yours, you can get it @ volls.de.  pics | LTG

VIBERG SERVICE BOOT 1950
date of buying | okt 2012 @ volls.de
size | 9 E
height | 6 inch
leather | brown chromexcel
pull loop | no
hardware | eyelets, 8 holes
laces | cotton – changed the leather laces – i don’t like the handling
sole | VIBRAM 4014 white cristy
heel base | straight
heel height | standard
mid sole | standard leather, natural, double stitched
toe design | brogue
insole | leather footbed
welt | double welted
steel toe | NO
category | work boot
handmade in CANADA


 



BOOT OF THE DAY | #157 | ALDEN X FRANS BOONE #405 SNUFF SUEDE BOOT

what an awesome smart boot: ALDEN #405 SNUFF SUEDE in collaboration with netherlands FRANS BOONE. classic workboot style with an antique crepe sole edge trim, speedhooks and in a perfect suede color. FRANS makes such great photos for presentation in his online shop. not only from this beautiful boot but of all his products. this is nearly photo art! great views and uncommon perspectives. it is always exciting to check his online store. really well done! wonderful pics | FRANS BOONE

LIFE TIME GEAR BOOT & SHOE COLLECTION | #01 WHITE’S BOOTS COUGAR BULLHIDE

one of my absolute favorite boots:

COUGAR by WHITE’S BOOTS
date of buying | spring 2011 NEW
size | 9.5 D
height | 6 inch
leather | bullhide
leather color | light brown bullhide
lace design | lace-to-toe
sole | vibram 2021 sand colored
hardware | all brass eyelets
steel toe | NO, celastic toe standard
category | work boot customized
origin | WHITE’S SMOKE JUMPER

you can order this boot at bakershoe.com .
everything goes at build your boot! pics | LTG

SEEMS TO BE A FAKE >> RED WING SHOES x CreamSoda COLLABORATION

sorry, damn, when i saw these f**ing boots the first time i asked me why don’t they have a red wing cushion crepe sole. that’s normal when RWS does a collab in a CHUKKA boot or something similar. and where is the RWS brand type? just a few minutes ago i got a mail from someone who knows nearly everything about RWS, informations from an absolute reliable source. he told me: “This boot doesn’t have a RW handwriting judging it by looking at the triple stitch and the heel counter stitching quality and placement…this seems more like a RW wannabe /  look alike –  200% sure” thx DE!

never heard before about this collaboration. and no more infos than this pics. looks like a massive 3 eyelet traditional WORK CHUKKA with a bright white VIBRAM #2021 sole. 3 colours available. where to buy or to get more infos? i do not know. check it at BEE – maybe you’ll find a link. i did not, but i like the look, although i do not like chukkas so much. pics | BEE

BOOT OF THE DAY | #97 | WHITE’S BOOTS x EMPTY GARAGE

looks like a classic WHITE’S SMOKEJUMPER but – unbelievable – look at the leather. best exotic, i think, caiman or alligator skin combined with a black, i assume, water buffalo. a brave decision for a classic workboot fitted up with a heavy vibram #109 logger sole. exotic looking, not imagine what the german custom would say when they open a parcel with such exclusive stuff … pics | EMPTY GARAGE