Don’t mess with a good thing. These words ring particularly true to us. After all, we’ve been making a lot of our boots the same way for over half a century. Take our 877 for instance. The 8-inch oro-colored moc toe boot with the white Traction-Tred outsole was introduced in 1953 and has since become an icon and the one most people think of when they hear, “Red Wing”. But after 63 years we thought it might be nice to add another color. The result? The 8830, in our Copper Rough & Tough leather, made for those who want their iconic Red Wings just a little bit different.
The same goes for our new 8883 that’s another twist on a midcentury boot. Based on our classic Norwegian-welt style 6-inch work boot that’s been around since the Eisenhower administration, we decided to shake things up and add a version in our Concrete Rough & Tough leather.
Don’t worry, we haven’t changed anything else. Both the 8830 and the 8883 are still the same durable work boots, stitched together out of S.B. Foot leathers in Red Wing, Minnesota like we’ve been doing for over a hundred years. But while we believe in not messing with a good thing, we also believe that change can be good. We just take a little bit longer.