Today, Red Wing Heritage releases the Blacksmith, an ultra versatile boot based on a work style from the brand’s archives. The Blacksmith can truly be considered the classic American work shoe. In the early 1900s, when the Red Wing Shoe Company first began to service rural America, this style of shoe became vastly popular across the country. Versatile and reliable, it was used in farm fields and blacksmith workshops during the day before being cleaned and shined up for a night on the town. It was the all-purpose shoe for many years in many industries. The Blacksmith is available in four style numbers, each with a distinct Red Wing leather: 4522, 2956, 2962, and 2963.
In addition to the Blacksmith collection, today Red Wing Shoe Co. releases its newest film, “Marching to a Different Drum”. This video follows the installation of a new wooden tanning drum at the company’s S.B. Foot leather tanning facility. Tanning drums are huge round containers used to tan leather via chemical reactions that involve soaking leather hides in various tanning solutions within a slowly rotating drum. The tanning process takes several hours, or even days, inside a drum that weighs up to six tons without the hides.
About Red Wing Heritage:
Since its founding in 1905, Red Wing Shoes has been built on America’s great promise; if one worked hard enough, one could achieve anything. To this day, that work ethic is poured into every cut and stitch that crafts a Red Wing boot. From the first boot to leave the factory floor, Red Wing has proudly stood for not only getting the job done, but getting it done right.
By combining the finest leathers and quality materials with uncompromising craftsmanship, Red Wing’s Heritage collection continues to build upon a legacy of USA-made excellence so the boots built tomorrow are as enduring as the boots built one hundred years ago. www.redwingheritage.com