Hardworking women on lathe machines in the North Pacific Railway Como Shops factory in 1920. Photo courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society.
STYLE NO. 3427 : 8-inch Moc
The 8-inch Classic Moc stands tall as one of the most iconic boots in the Red Wing Heritage line. Born from the archives, this rugged lifestyle boot is built with the same pride, process, and quality as the 1952 original.
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 110+ year history.
Oro Legacy Leather
Polyurethane Traction Tred
Goodyear Leather Welt
In order to build a Red Wing boot to an exact size and width, the boot is constructed around a shoe last.
STYLE NO. 3427 : 8-inch Moc
A new pair of Red Wing Women's Heritage boots should fit comfortably tight on your foot, with enough room to freely wiggle your toes. The full grain leather upper, leather covered foam footboard and cork inlay create an enduring and customized fit over time, with each wear.
The 3427 is built using the No. 105 Last:
Based on our original Classic Moc, Red Wing’s most iconic style
Our women’s version has been slimmed down just a bit in the width and toe for a true women’s fit
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.
Rated 1 out of
Disappointing ExperienceFirst off let me say that I did not want to have to write this review. I wanted the Red Wing Heritage boots to perform as well as they looked, when that didn’t happen I wanted the RW customer service to be as helpful as I was told they would be, but that hasn’t happened either. So here is my experience with the $350 boots that are now only useful to me as a doorstop.
I ordered the 3427 8 inch MOC and they arrived to my residence in a timely manner. I followed ALL of your instructions provided online on how to properly break in the boot and even applied mink oil to help condition the leather. I started with wearing the boots for my morning sessions at work and switched at lunch and did this for a week's time, I had slight rubbing on each of those occasions but expected this since it says online that the boots would be comfortably tight when they arrive. I continued to wear the boots on a daily basis for short periods of time leading up to my yearly Grouse hunting trip in the Northwoods of Michigan, each time being told by my husband and other men who have had Redwing boots for years that they are a quality boot and should give me no issues. I trusted them and your reputation as a quality boot maker.
I wore the boots on the first day of the trip and within the first half of the first day the boots had caused quarter coin sized blisters on both of my heels in the exact same location where the back seam is located on the interior of the boot. I was nearly crippled trying to get out of the forest with the pain being so severe I could barely walk when I arrived back at the trail head. I had made certain to wear quality merino wool socks (Darn Tough brand made in Vermont) but immediately had to shed the boots and socks upon arriving at the truck and used hydro-bandages and surgical tape from my emergency kit to close the bleeding blisters I obtained that day.
In order to continue on my trip I had to use a $50 off the rack pair of junk boots to hunt for the next two days as well as having to apply surgical bandage material under tape, completely unable to wear my $350 pair of handmade Redwings!!! Two days of wearing the cheap boots allowed my heels to heal and I was amazed that the cheap boots were not causing the same issue as the Redwings, confirming that the boots I ordered from you were the issue.
Once the initial blisters healed I was told by my husband and his brother (who both wear an identical Redwing boot for men) that the Redwings are the best boots for hunting and to try them again, within ONE MILE of the truck I had to turn around and abandon my hunt once again.... The hunt that I had spent an entire year preparing myself for physically as well as training my hunting dogs, we drove all this way and now I was unable to make the best of the experience I had been waiting for because the boots I bought were apparently NOT the same quality as what Redwing offers for their male customers.
Before ordering the boots online I contacted two local Red Wing stores to discuss ordering and sizing for the boots, one store told me the boots were not a RW item despite my ability to give them the actual product number and the second store told me they wouldn’t order them and since I could find them online just to order them there. When I said that I wanted to make sure they would fit me properly the store said they had nothing in the store that would assist me with finding the correct fit/size/style.
I contacted RW Heritage directly via email with a full account on my experience with their product as well as photos. After days passing with no response I contacted them via IG messenger and was told to resend the email, I did and then waited once again with no response. Yesterday I spoke with their customer service rep once again and was told they had a lot of emails to get to and could give me no time frame for when they would respond to my concerns with the product and my request for assistance either returning the boots or finding a pair that would work better for my high demand style of hunting. I was left with that, an unknown response time and no assistance on the three times I’ve been in contact with customer service.
To say that I am disappointed would be putting it lightly.... To be honest I am absolutely LIVID that I spent $350 for boots that I will never be able to wear without severe pain.
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