The story of Red Wing began in 1905 in a small Minnesota town called Red Wing. Charles Beckman, a local shoe merchant, created the Red Wing Shoe Company and started to produce leather work boots.
Since then the Red Wing Shoe Company focused on the needs of workers and engineers and built up a range of specialty work boots to meet specific occupational needs.
In 1952 the Irish Setter Style 877 was introduced, a rich colored leather mirrored the coat of an Irish Setter and opened the company towards hunters, hikers and farmers and their special interest in comfortable, durable footwear. It was although the birth of the famous white crepe sole, today one of the signatures of Red Wing Heritage Boots.
Since 1905 the ethic of hard and right work combined with high quality raw materials and leathers is poured into very cut and stitch that crafts a Red Wing boot. An exceptional part of every pair of Red Wing boots is handmade.
By combining the finest leathers and quality materials with uncompromising craftsmanship, todays Red Wing Heritage continuous to build upon a legacy of USA-made excellence. That way the boots built today, and of course tomorrow, are as enduring and durable as the boots built more than 100 years ago.
The companies self-forced demand of getting the job not only done, but getting it done right, has proudly stood for the first boot to leave the factory, as it is fundamental for every pair of Red Wing boots.