Ironworkers erect the steel framework of buildings and often times work high up in the air secured by safety rigs. Photo courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society.
STYLE NO. 875 : Classic Moc
Practically identical to the iconic 877, the 875 is simply a shorter iteration. It’s six inches of premium Red Wing Oro Legacy leather combined with Goodyear welt construction, a Traction Tred rubber outsole and triple stitched quality.
THE HISTORY BEHIND THE STYLE
We began making moc-toe boots in the 1950s for sportsmen. Farm and factory workers quickly took to the boots for their all-day comfort and lasting durability. The crescent-shaped toe stitching is inspired by the construction of moccasins originally worn by the North American Algonquin Indians. Our Classic Moc Toes have since become a legend.
Oil Tanned leather is a very durable and vivid 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 108+ year history.
In order to build a Red Wing boot to an exact size and width, the boot is constructed around a shoe last.
STYLE NO. 875 : Classic Moc
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 875 is built using the No. 23 Last:
Was created in the 1950s and is Red Wing’s most iconic last
Includes extra room in the forefoot and instep for easy entry
Fits a variety of foot shapes
Fits ½ size large
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
Size Red Wing Moc Toe 875I read most of the comments posted here the indication to buy a number less or half a number less.
I believe this comment is valid for those who wear a lot of tennis and not boots.
I use a lot of boots and I've always used the number 8.5. When I went to buy the red wing I was afraid to follow this guidance and bought 8.5 same. I even tried out an 875 number 8 and would never use it. Very, very tight.
I have 3 Red Wings (875, 8138, 1907) 8.5 which is my numbering and no problem at all.
I repeat, if you wear a lot of tennis shoes: the indication of lowering a number or a half number may be helpful. If you wear too many boots, I believe you can use the same numbering.
Date published: 2018-09-19
Rated 2 out of
875This boot is tougher to break in, and the 'wide' size is much narrower than the other wide fit boots. If you want the moc boot with a wide fit, please try the Moc 8138, much softer and wider …..
Date published: 2018-09-01
Rated 3 out of
Soles wear to quickI love red wings and have bought them since 2008. These heritage are the comfiest. The only bad thing is for close to 300.00 the tread wear out to fast at least for me in 10 months then become uncomfortable. I wish they last longer and maybe going to try another brand
Date published: 2018-08-07
Rated 5 out of
Great comfortable boots! Best boots for riding my Harley!Put it to you this way....I have never in my life experienced any boot like this pair I have! Words can’t explain! All I can say is get a pair you won’t be disappointed! God bless! And make America great again!
Date published: 2018-06-19
Rated 5 out of
Most comfortable Red Wings I ownI have 5 pair of Red Wing Boots. The hardest to break in are the Beckmans. The Iron Rangers are fine. I was told to expect a long break in from these 875's but even if the leather isn't as soft as it will be, right out of the box they were really comfortable. I bought my exact size boot (11 D) and they fit perfectly.
Date published: 2018-04-18
Rated 4 out of
Great quality, but what’s with the width?BRING BACK THE USA MADE IRISH SETTER AND MAKE A 875 EEE.
Date published: 2018-04-10
Rated 5 out of
From work boot to everyday shoeI have had these boots for about 10 months. So I first started off hating this boot. I normally wear EE width but the salesman said this shoe will stretch. My feet were so tight in this boot. I bought these boots for work boots as I work in the field. It hurt for a couple weeks but sure enough, they did start to stretch. Overall, it took almost two months before this boot fit perfectly. Now I'm glad I didn't go up in width because my toes and feet have a lot of room in them. I do not wear the included leather insoles, and this was also part of the break in. Now I have a perfectly molded insole. I stand up a lot for work, ten hours a day and in the beginning I really questioned my purchase, but now they are absolutely comfortable. Well, my employer is now having us wear steel toed boots, so I had to start using these moc toe boots as a shoe. They look good as an every day shoe! The crepe sole wears out fast! I will have to replace them very soon. I used to wear these every day at work, but now I wear them every day at home! They look to me like a high-end high top shoe actually, but way nicer. I ended up just getting another pair of Pecos steel toed work boots, my third pair ever. My last pair is 8 years old and my feet must be growing or something because my feet are wider and while they fit ok, as much as I'm on my feet, they aren't comfortable enough so I had to get a new boot, but after 8 years, they certainly paid for themselves many times over and are good enough for yard work.
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 1 out of
The sizing has changedI've worn a pair of 875's for more than 5 years and a pair of 8138's for at least 3 years. My current pair of 875's are on their third sole and the leather is starting to show it's age. I decided to buy a new pair recently and was sad to see that Red Wing has changed their sizing.
Both of my old boots are size 9.5 EE, but when ordering my new ones I had to keep sending them back because they were too long. Ultimately, I landed on size 8.5 EE (I normally where a 10.5 in most other brands).
The worst thing about the change in sizing is that the new boots are noticeably more narrow than my old ones. This is a real problem for anyone with wide feet. I can immediately feel my pinky toes getting squished in the toe box. I'm going to have them stretched in the hopes that they will work but I'm disappointed that an already narrow and oversized boot has been further elongated and reduced in width.
Also, I had hoped that buying an American made heritage brand, I could count on a consistent quality product. Apparently that is not the case. It's sad because these are very well made boots, but the sizing inconsistencies over time make it hard to recommend to anyone that might choose this brand for life, like I had hoped to.
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