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Blacksmith

STYLE NO. 3340

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Briar Oil Slick Leather
$299.99 USD
BLACKSMITH, BRIAR OIL SLICK Mens is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 57.
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  • AboutThe story behind the style.
  • MaterialsHow it's made.
  • Sizing & Break InWhat to expect.
  • CareProtect your investment.
Blacksmith shop.  Photo courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society. Blacksmith shop. Photo courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society.

STYLE NO. 3340 : Blacksmith

Famous for its clean lines, simple construction and classic round toe styling, the 3340 features Briar Oil Slick leather, a Vibram® 430 Mini-lug outsole, triple stitched quality and Goodyear welt construction.

THE HISTORY BEHIND THE STYLE

Versatile and reliable, this style of shoe was originally used in farm fields and blacksmith workshops during the day before being cleaned and shined up for a night out on the town. The extra height of this 6-inch style, which would have protected feet and ankles from hot cinders at the forge, still keeps out snow in the winter and dirt in the summer, and its last-built construction keeps feet comfortable even after long hours of work.

Oil-Tanned leather is a very durable and vivid leather. Oil-Tanned leather is a very durable and vivid leather.

Oil-Tanned Leather

S.B. Foot Tanning Co. is best known for Oil-Tanned leather which is used to build a variety of timeless Red Wing styles. This leather is water, stain and perspiration resistant, and has a more natural look and feel because less finishing materials have been applied, allowing its natural beauty to shine through. Oil-Tanned leather is exceptionally durable and has been used to build countless work boots throughout Red Wing’s 110+ year history.


Leather: Briar Oil Slick Leather
Outsole: Vibram® 430 Mini-lug
Insole: Leather
Hardware: Dull Gilt Hooks and Eyelets
Construction: Goodyear Welt
Last: 8
Shank: Steel
Laces: 48-inch Brown Flat Waxed Lace
In order to build a Red Wing boot to an exact size and width, the boot is constructed around a shoe last. In order to build a Red Wing boot to an exact size and width, the boot is constructed around a shoe last.

STYLE NO. 3340 : Blacksmith

A new pair of Red Wing Heritage boots should fit comfortably tight on your foot, with enough room to freely wiggle your toes. Over time the Full Grain Leather upper, Leather footboard and Cork Midsole mold to your feet, creating an enduring and customized fit over time with each wear.


The 3340 is built using the No. 8 Last:

  • Many customers buy Red Wing Heritage footwear 1/2 size smaller than their normal size
  • Trying on Red Wing Heritage footwear in a store is recommended to get the perfect fit
  • Features a bump toe for more room up-front
  • Fits a variety of foot shapes
Protect and lengthen the life of your boots with our Made in USA, specialty care products; specifically designed to help maintain the unique qualities of Red Wing leather. Protect and lengthen the life of your boots with our Made in USA, specialty care products; specifically designed to help maintain the unique qualities of Red Wing leather.

PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT

Red Wing's sturdy soles, premium leathers, triple stitching and Goodyear welt construction all work together to make quality boots that will last a lifetime. It takes more than 230 steps to hand craft each pair of Red Wing Shoes but it only takes three steps to keep them clean, conditioned and protected.

LEARN HOW TO CARE FOR STYLE NO. 3340

REPAIR SERVICE

Red Wing Shoe Company operates our very own repair shop at our Red Wing, Minnesota, manufacturing facility. Find out how to have your shoes repaired.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from These boots are worth it! Right off the bat, I'll mention that these boots cost me way more than I would typically consider spending. They weren't cheap. However, after wearing them for about three months now, I am convinced that they were a worthwhile investment that will hold up for a long time to come. The quality of the leather is extremely high, and they are obviously made with a great deal of care. Every stitch is perfect, every detail considered. A minimalist masterpiece! A few thoughts: 1) Buy them tight. Really tight. Not uncomfortable, but as tight as you can. They WILL break in. 2) Break-in took a while, but they eventually mold to your foot like a sock. 3) I brush them regularly and once in a while spray them with water and work in a few drops of the mink oil that came with them (which goes on WAY better when spread out with water) - they look great. 4) I LOVE that they are unlined and don't have an insole - they end up fitting perfectly and don't wear out on the inside from friction. I highly recommend these boots. Yes they are pricey, and yes, many buy them for fashion, but they are also ridiculously well made boots that stand up to regular heavy use and provide all-day comfort once they are broken in. Easily one of the best pairs of shoes I've ever owned.
Date published: 2018-06-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Buy for fashion, not for comfort These boots look great, but they are absolutely hands-down the most uncomfortable boots I have ever worn. I am in my mid fifties and have been wearing work boots for 30+ years. I own many styles of all the major brands (including many from Red Wing), and the Red Wings are consistently the least comfortable (although for many they can be improved by buying high-quality insoles), but these boots are at the absolute bottom of the comfort list - mainly because adding insoles makes them too small. I tried putting a pair of insoles in them thinking that would add some cushioning, but unfortunately my feet get too cramped. I know these boots are a fashion trend with the younger generation and I think that's great, but I was hoping I was going to be able to actually wear these for an entire day of work on my feet (and not for just 4 hours at the club), but sadly this is not going to happen. It all has to do with the soles and how uncomfortable they are to stand in and walk around in while at work. If there were room inside to add insoles that would make these wearable for longer periods of time. Guess I'll just wear these once in a while as a fashion statement.
Date published: 2018-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don’t think buy Most reviews talk about how hard they are to break in. Neets foot oil!!! If you will soak them liberally set them aside overnight. Wear them, wipe down with damp cloth and coat liberally again, set aside overnight. You may have to do it one more time but I doubt it. Mine are a touch wide should have gotten a B width. But a set of insoles makes everything all right. The price tag is healthy but if you have ever owned a pair of Redwings you know you are getting quality worthy of the price.
Date published: 2018-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No break-in Bought a pair in Briar Oil Slick in April in Chicago. I wore them right out the store after selecting these over the IRs I set out to buy that day. This leather is absolutely awesome! All my other Red Wings required some break-in time, especially my wife’s Silversmiths in Copper R&T, those things are still killing her feet 5 months later. I walked around 10miles in the city that day in them and my feet were no more sore than they should be from walking 10miles on hard sidewalks in a single day. They have not hurt me once since, so they literally required no break-in at all! I love the rich look of the leather and try find every excuse to wear them. Sized a half size down from my sneaker size. This is the fourth pair of Red Wings I’ve purchased in less than a year.
Date published: 2018-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding boot I have worn many a boot in my 60 yrs and this is one of the best ones I have ever had. They are made to the highest standard and fit like a glove when broken in. The only thing I wish is that my inserts from my other redwing boots fit in the heritage boots.
Date published: 2018-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I ordered the Iron Ranger/Tan Suede in 11 1/2 ee , too Big! I wanted So So much to like the I.R. Measured 12e so I opted for the Blacksmith Briar Oil in 11 1/2D , did not have my Color in stock so I noticed the Flat Blackish/Blacksmith , it's actually a Black Spitfire and was not available on website. I liked the color , My wife could not stand the look of the Captoe Iron Ranger on me. Says it was not my style but this Spitfire Blacksmith wore a cleaner smoother look on me.Not clownish,streamlined less bulky looking and I noticed the smooth leather interior and this particular color/model had the real leather lining over the toe bed area, Not Fabric. Just so much smoother and easier to slip my foot in and the feel of a higher quality boot. Too bad this is a Discontinued model. Mgr gave me a slight discount. Now the bad , this is a tight fit on my left foot. Size 12D was too sloppy feeling so I stayed with the 11 1/2D. Trying to break them in now with extra thick socks. Hope to put em on everyday after work. I'm sure they will loosen up like my other RW Boots. Much Props to Sharon and Matt from Fresno Ca. Store. Great service! *** Does anyone Know what to use to soften and protect my Spitfire/waxed suede boots? ***
Date published: 2018-03-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Satisfacory I have had mine for a year or so now and they are starting to conform nicely to my foot. Bought them on the small side knowing they would break out and they did. Only complaints are with the sole. It has lugs but they are on the same level as the smooth sides. Much more slippery on mud and ice than fully lugged boots. Also the laces both wore badly on the top outside eyelet which broke soon after. For the price, should be shipped with extras as it is the only thing that will wear out soon. Overall fairly happy.
Date published: 2018-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautifully built, comfortable, tough The Red Wing Blacksmith boot is a beautifully constructed boot. It has a simple yet timeless design and uses really good quality materials. It's clear that some solid craftsmanship goes into this boot. The boot is comfortable out of the box - even more so after some break in time. I wear these boots quite a lot. They're great for whatever you throw at them: work or play. They run a tad big. Like a lot of folks, I ordered a half size smaller than I usually wear and that worked out great.
Date published: 2018-01-12
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FOOTWEAR SIZE COMPARISON CHART FOR MOST COMMON INTERNATIONAL SYSTEMS

USA MEN'S USA WOMEN'S EUROPEAN BRITISH MEN'S cm WOMEN'S cm
4 33.5 1.5 21
4.5 34 2 21.5
3.5 5 34.5 2.5 21.5 22
4 5.5 35 3 22 22.5
4.5 6 36 3.5 22.5 23
5 6.5 37 4 23 23.5
5.5 7 37.5 4.5 23.5 24
6 7.5 38 5 24 24.5
6.5 8 38.5 5.5 24.5 25
7 8.5 39 6 25 25.5
7.5 9 40 6.5 25.5 26
8 9.5 41 7 26 26.5
8.5 10 41.5 7.5 26.5 27
9 10.5 42 8 27 27.5
9.5 11 42.5 8.5 27.5 28
10 12 43 9 28 28.5
10.5 43.5 9.5 28.5
11 44 10 29
11.5 45 10.5 29.5
12 46 11 30
13 47 12 31
14 48 13 32
15 49 14 33
16 50 15 34
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