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Merchant

STYLE NO. 8061

LEATHER:
Ebony Harness Leather
€ 319.00
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6" MERCHANT, EBONY Mens is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 16.
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SIZES: VIEW THE SIZE CHART
D WIDTH
  • 39
  • 40
  • 41
  • 41.5
  • 42
  • 42.5
  • 43
  • 43.5
  • 44
  • 45
  • 46
  • 47
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  • AboutThe story behind the style.
  • MaterialsHow it's made.
  • Sizing & Break InWhat to expect.
  • CareProtect your investment.
C.E. Beckman, “The Shoe Man” at 321 Main Street.  Photo courtesy of Goodhue County Historical Society. C.E. Beckman, “The Shoe Man” at 321 Main Street. Photo courtesy of Goodhue County Historical Society.

STYLE NO. 8061 : Merchant

The historical work boot most similar to the Merchant is style 245 from 1920, which was made without a toe-box, but instead featured a plain toe and raw cut at the quarter edge. The Merchant is built on the 8 last, which is also used for the Blacksmith. But because of the missing toe-box, the Merchant has a slimmer look and a lower toe profile than the Blacksmith.

THE HISTORY BEHIND THE STYLE

When Red Wing Shoe Company was founded in 1905, streets were still muddy, travel was still largely by train or horse-drawn and daily life a little more demanding. So footwear had to be versatile—even a shop owner or banker needed shoes that could keep feet safe and dry but brush off and look good while doing business. The Merchant is a direct descendant of those earliest boots we made, like the style 245 from 1920.

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 108+ year history.


Leather: Ebony Harness Leather
Outsole: Chemigum
Insole: Leather
Hardware: Brass Eyelets
Construction: Goodyear Welt
Last: 8
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. 8061 : Merchant

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 8061 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 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.

LEARN HOW TO CARE FOR STYLE NO. 8061

REPAIR SERVICE

Need repair for your boots? See our authorized repair partners for Red Wing Heritage footwear.

Care for your purchase CARE PRODUCTS FOR STYLE NO. 8061
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great looking boots The boots look great, wear to work with dress slacks. I have worn the boots three to five times a week, all day, for about two months, still breaking in and sometimes uncomfortable on the top of the foot. Otherwise, very comfortable. In this boot, a good fit is a full size smaller than I usually wear.
Date published: 2019-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Unlike any other shoe i have bought, with time they dont break down they break in. Every time you wear them they become more and more personalized and comfortable. Quality is fantastic, thick yet supple leather and the hardware is bulletproof. Do yourself a favor and click add to cart.
Date published: 2019-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best! I have more than a few had made shoes by different manufacturers. All high quality. That being said, these are the best! I was hesitant to buy these because I have always preferred the Goodyear welt, however, I am happily surprised to find that the sole on these seems very durable and just as stylish. The leather quality is unmatched. I have been wearing Red Wing USA made work boots for about 20 years with nothing but good things to say. These causal shoes are out standing! Short break in and extremely comfortable.
Date published: 2019-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful and underrated Beautiful and underrated boot. Love Iron Rangers but this boot is more versatile and comfortable. In fact, it’s very comfortable; didn’t take long to break in. Nicer looking than some better known boots.
Date published: 2019-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would buy again, but won't have to I baught the "ebony" version and was sceptical on a black boot. It's not black, it's a really rich chocolate brown color and reds are starting to come through. I wear these with a nice sock (Darn Tough Vermomt if you're curious) and it's literally the most comfortable shoe I've ever worn! Been in them for over a month (daily) and I don't see that changing anytime soon. They do run narrow but that works for me. I wear a natural 14 but the 13 fits perfectly. Buy them, wear them, just brush them off with a horse hair brush (since the oil tanned leather is hefty) and you're good for a long time.
Date published: 2019-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classy and versatile boot! I ordered these in July and have been wearing them almost daily since. They are extremely comfortable and the sole grips well and has surprisingly good shock absorption. Reliable and long lasting footwear is important to me. I work in an office abroad and I cannot worry about buying new footwear, so it is important that my footwear won't fail me. I know I can rely on these boots for many years to come. They are a little narrow and run at least half a size short. I would recommend these to anyone who wants a piece of footwear that can look classy in the office and casual and rugged in bluejeans.
Date published: 2018-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful boots, not as dark in color as the name implies! I've only had my Ebony Harness Merchants for a few days but I am in love with these boots. The look is slightly more refined than my Iron Rangers and the lack of a cap toe gives them a little slimmer profile, so I look forward to wearing them with chinos in a casual office environment. The leather is a gorgeous dark chocolate brown, with rusty reddish undertones that are just beginning to show through. Definitely not black, as you might expect in a leather described as "ebony". The fit for my size 10 D's is great, very similar to my Iron Rangers in the same size (I am a size 11 on a Brannock device). Knowing they were built on the same last gave me the confidence to order these online. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2018-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have a slightly taller foot Great shoes, great construction; greatly sad that my foot doesn't work with this last/design. My right foot is imperceptibly taller in the instep and as a result, it really messes with the fitting On the Brannock device I measure a 9D. I bought these in a 7.5D and the length provides me with at least a 3/5 inch of space to spare, and the width is great, but the height of the vamp clamps down so tightly it causes some bruising. I've attached a picture so you can see where it bites down. Forewarning : my foot doesn't look very nice.
Date published: 2018-05-15
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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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