When Charles Beckman opened a small specialty store in 1905 in the town of Red Wing, Minnesota, his keen eye was fixated on the values of durability, quality hand strewn craftsmanship, and plain old hard work. From the factory floor warrior to the construction site champion, Beckman theorized that there might be a need for quality footwear for the workers that make America go. Bulls-eye.
On the feet of our brave soldiers in the two major wars, to its unexpected role in hip hop couture, Red Wing has been through it all. Like an unsung hero that is in the shadows yet always present on the grand stage, Red Wing and their triple stitched leather boots has been the vehicle for the heroes who have paved our roads, laid down railroad tracks, and erected the sturdy building in which you are currently reading this story. No frills, no trends, no gimmicks. No need.
“Work Is Our Work” is their credo, an apt statement that embodies the company’s not-so complex vantage on a product that truly has many layers. A breath of fresh air for over one hundred years, Red Wing endures as an anomaly; gritty, demanding manufacturers catering to clients with gritty, demanding jobs. Go with what you know.