How To Size Red Wing Boots | A Guide to Every Boot from Red Wing Themselves

Most people’s introduction to well-made footwear is usually going to be a pair of boots from Red Wing’s Heritage label. There isn’t really a mystery as to why: Red Wing just makes reliable boots that look good no matter what style you’re into. If you like a rugged look, you might buy a pair of … Read more

Irish Setter Vs. Red Wing Boots: 6 Reasons to Pick One Over the Other

Irish Setter and Red Wing often get mentioned in the same sentence and there’s good reason: they’re the same company. Red Wing owns Irish Setter, both are boot companies, and fun fact: the Red Wing 875 — widely considered their most iconic boot and the one we’re comparing today — was created in the 1950s … Read more

Red Wing 875 Boot Review | Is the Iconic Moc Toe Worth It?

Among solid leather boots, few are as lauded and iconic as the Red Wing 875 Classic Moc. While we have reviewed at least half a dozen moc toe boots on Stridewise over the years, including an overview of Nick’s own three-year old Red Wing Mocs, we have yet to do a thorough review of the … Read more

Introducing Red Wing’s New Hybrid Boot: The Iron Ranger Traction Tred

Last summer I had the greatest day of my life: I visited Red Wing, Minnesota, home of the most iconic American boot brand there is, Red Wing Heritage. I had the tremendous fortune of being invited there by the brand’s Design and Development Manager, Mike Larson, to preview their latest creation, a groundbreaking hybrid boot … Read more

The 5 Best Red Wing Boots For Men (Chosen by Red Wing Employees!)

What happens when four self-proclaimed Red Wing experts drink four whiskeys and try to rank  the five best Red Wing boots for sale in North America? Fighting. Lots and lots of fighting about men’s boots. By the end of debate, we mostly agreed that these are the best Red Wings available. It wasn’t easy, but … Read more

The 16 Best American Made Boots You Should Be Buying (Made in USA!)

More and more American brands are outsourcing their production overseas, and look, that doesn’t necessarily mean their products are becoming lower quality. Good and bad products are made in every country, and the producers’ nationality has a lot less to do with it than their business practices. But that doesn’t mean there’s no reason to … Read more

The 13 Best Boots for Wide Feet

It is surprising how many boot companies don’t offer wide options for their boots. It makes more sense when you realize that these businesses need to make new lasts — foot-shaped blocks of wood used to create the fit — when they want to offer wider sizes. Creating new lasts is incredibly laborious and expensive, … Read more

Red Wing vs Thorogood: Which Moc Toe Is Best for You?

If you’ve searched for the best moc toe boot, you’ve probably come across these two iconic, American made boots: Red Wing and Thorogood. The two are locked in an eternal struggle for superiority, and they have a lot of similarities: golden oil tanned leather, white wedge soles, cork midsoles, triple stitching, and a whole lot … Read more

Red Wing Weekender Chelsea Review: Leisure Boots With Workwear Pedigree

If you’re thinking about getting any pair of boots, there’s a good chance Red Wing is one of the first names that came to mind. So, when I decided I needed more Chelsea boots, I had to pick up the most popular Chelsea from Red Wing. Red Wing is one of the most iconic brands … Read more

Review: The Merchant Might Be Red Wing’s Best All Rounder

If you want a casual boot that you can comfortably wear with jeans and a t-shirt or khakis and a button down, but if you think most of Red Wing’s offerings are a little too casual (and you’d be right), then you’ll be glad to learn about their Merchant boot. Today, we’re back on the … Read more