C.E. Beckman, “The Shoe Man” at 321 Main Street. Photo courtesy of Goodhue County Historical Society.
STYLE NO. 9014 : Beckman Round
Part of the Beckman collection, the 9014 is a 6-Inch, round toe style boot made from our exclusive Black Featherstone dress leather. Classic in look, a bit of polish keeps them looking sharp.
THE HISTORY BEHIND THE STYLE
In the early twentieth century, Red Wing, Minnesota had only a few dirt roads. In the winter, or after a good rain, those streets would get muddy, making a good pair of boots a necessity. But our founder, Charles Beckman, a respectable businessman, wanted a pair he could brush off and wear right into his shoe store on Main Street. So that’s what his Red Wing Shoe Company made—sturdy, versatile footwear that could take some abuse and still look good. And that’s the kind of shoes and boots we’ve been making ever since.
Full finished leathers have a smooth, polished surface that enhances the natural beauty of the leather.
Smooth-finished leathers have a polished surface that enhances the true beauty and quality of the leather. Only the most premium, top-quality hides are used to craft smooth-finished leathers. The result is a beautiful, classic-looking leather used to build more elegant styles, such as the Red Wing Heritage Beckman Collection. The polished look and feel of the smooth-finished leather requires more specialized care and attention to keep it maintained.
In order to build a Red Wing boot to an exact size and width, the boot is constructed around a shoe last.
STYLE NO. 9014 : Beckman Round
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 9014 is built using the No. 8 Last:
Features a bump toe for more room up-front
Fits a variety of foot shapes
Should be sized up ½ if used with a footbed or orthotic
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 Shoes’ 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 handcraft each pair of Red Wing Shoes but it only takes three steps to keep them clean, conditioned and protected.
Rated 5 out of
Tough at first, but overall a fantastic boot. Runs big and narrow.This is my first red wing boot and I am extremely happy with my choice. I had a pair of blacksmiths that I did really like (New Prairie leather in black, looks SHARP btw), but ended up returning them for the beckman in black (9414 with cream stitching). When I first got the boots, I was amazed at the difference in quality between the blacksmith and these. The Beckman just felt like a better made boot with much nicer leather. Does not make the blacksmiths bad at all, but comparing them next to each other, you can really tell which is the more expensive boot. Its a solid made product. Its very well stitched and the leather is top notch. The leather on these will take a shine very easily, which makes them very versatile. You can use just the "Boot Cream" which will not give it a shine or use the "Boot Polish" which will. I have been using the Boot Polish myself and have had amazing results. I highly suggest that you pick that up if you plan on going more formal with the boots. The break in period is rough, there was NO pain, but a few hot spots that lasts about 4-5 days (8-9 hour a day wearing). I normally wear a 10.5 in sneakers, 10 in dress shoes and tried a 10 at first. There was ample amount of room in the toe box, which allowed me to fully wiggle my toes freely. I also tried a 9.5 and ended up going with that size. I had enough room for a toe wiggle, but it was very tight at first. I do believe that these are narrow for a D width, but the leather WILL stretch. I stuffed the boots at night with some old shirts to widen the boot to comfortably fit my foot. I am just a hair under an E width, but normally with any leather shoes, I buy a D and break them in. I noticed that I really like the arch support that tight shoes give me (From football days when your feet/ankles were wrapped) once broken in. These were no different. I am very happy with the boots after about 1 week of breaking in. In that 1 week, I wore them every other day (give time between to air out) and I can honestly say, minus a tad bit of heel slip (fixed by lacing the Heel lock style) they are very close to being fully broken in. I did polish them once and I have brushed them after each wear. If I had any advise, it would be to try 1 full size down and also a 1/2 size down. If you plan on using insoles, I would only go 1/2 size down to give you more room inside. If not (I do not), I would go 1 full size down. The comfort is not pleasant at first. Its very stiff, very unforgiving. Not only the leather, but the sole as well. However, after about 2 days of wearing, the insoles will start to shape to your foot and it will ease up. Mine is still pretty hard, but you will start to noticed it conforming after a couple of days. I wore some thick hiking socks for the first couple of days to give it a nice stretch. I am currently wearing it with my normal every day sock and its a perfect fit. I have the 9414 as well, which according to Redwing, the only difference is that the 9414 says "Vibram" on the bottom of the shoe.
Date published: 2018-07-27
Rated 1 out of
Good idea for shoes, unfortunately many mistakes in productionCongratulations for this idea of making such a shoe. Great materials and "made in usa"
Unfortunately, the second time I got a pair of shoes on which the industrious shoemaker had a bad day.
The dealer in Germany does not take it back, customer service from RW-Europe and customer service USA do not speak with me. Everyone ignores my complaint.
That's not fair! You do not do that with customers.
So I destroyed 350.- and 300.- for shoes you can not wear.
The people in the production work hard and good, and the decision to make such a shoe is very good.
It is a pity that one does not help the customers when a bad shoe sneaks through the final inspection!
Date published: 2018-05-30
Rated 5 out of
Well worth the break-in periodI heard these would be tough...and they were. But after a few weeks of constant wear, they are as comfortable as an old pair of loafers. Great boot!
Date published: 2018-04-26
Rated 5 out of
Indestructible yet sharpFirst pair of RW’s. Took me a while to spend the money but just love wearing them. The quality is pretty remarkable. I’ve worn them to work at an office job and also pick axed a trench in them. My advice to break them in- get a heavy, thick pair of wool socks and wear them every day for a week. I would also try and workout in them. I know it sounds crazy but I did some long walks and really sweated in them and this really loosened up the leather. I also applied leather conditioner to them 3 times/week during the first few weeks of break in. I treated myself to them over Christmas and after a few months they are like an amazing leather glove. I wear a 10 1/2 and went with the 9 1/2. There is 1 quirk in that the left boot goes on without a shoehorn but the right one is a no-go. Pretty odd but handmade is handmade. It’s not a big deal. Looking forward to my next pair. Awesome American company, fantastic handmade boot!!
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 5 out of
Perfect boots!These are nearly perfect boots. There's really not a whole lot to say otherwise. Buy them a half size smaller since they give a lot of room. Worn through tough NYC winters of salt, water, oil, and MTA creepy crawlies. All no match for these. I live in these things.
Date published: 2018-03-09
Rated 5 out of
The most versatile footwear I have purchased.I have both extra wide and flat feet. This has directed me to purchase high quality footwear for every purpose. I am currently working in the restaurant business in which I am seen in all locations of the restaurant. It is required that they protect me from both slippage and falls as well as injury caused by carrying heavy loads. They need to keep my feet free of pain and discomfort from standing for nine to ten hours shifts. They also need to keep my feet dry while resisting damage to the leather upper caused my wet exposure. With all this, they still need to be able to clean up and look like high quality dress footwear to make me look good around the customers. These boots do all this and more. The leather upper is so durable that they shine up and look marvelous. I have often worn them with my many suits, which I wear on my days off, and received compliments as they are perceived as dress worthy. I would like also to note that just like my premium dress shoes, Red Wing will resole the boots back to new specifications. I will most definitely be purchasing the other available colors.
Date published: 2018-02-15
Rated 5 out of
Sturdy and stylishI wear them out for a night on the town or riding all day on my motorcycle
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 2 out of
Leather is brutal HardNot the boot if you have wide feet. Is a struggle just getting your feet in them. I been wearing them over a month. They don't stretch at all. The leather is extremely hard on your feet. The bottom of your feet feels like walking on a 2x4 stud. The tongue is another nightmare. Why not make a tongue softer?? I have a pair of Moc, Blacksmith and Chukkas and they fit well 13D. But on Beckham I recommend go a bit larger so you can add some insoles.
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