The 11 Best Red Wing Boots (You Can’t Buy)

While the name “Red Wing Heritage” evokes thoughts of longstanding tradition, the brand actually has a lot of limited edition and discontinued boots in their history. Seasonal offerings, one-off specials, and boots that simply didn’t fare well in the market are common and Red Wing collectors all over the world prize themselves on their abilities … 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 10 Best Japanese-Exclusive Red Wings (According to Red Wing Employees)

Red Wing embodies American heritage boots perhaps better than any other company, which is why it has such a dedicated following in… Japan. Part of the Amekaji subculture, there are dedicated niches in Japanese fashion that revere the rugged, well made, patina-ready workwear apparel popular among the American working class during the early- to mid-20th … Read more

Unboxing Red Wing’s Newest Boots for Summer 2021

I just got two brand new boots from Red Wing and wanted to do a quick write-up of my first impressions. Note that these aren’t just a new pair of boots, these are brand new models of Red Wing boots. If you’re like me, which you probably are because you’re reading about boots on the … Read more

The 14 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 10 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 … Read more

The 15 Best Men’s Boots for Under $300

You can get good boots for under three hundred bucks. It’s a real sweet spot, price wise, and I know because I’ve reviewed dozens of boots and gone through the trouble of making a list of the best boots for under two hundred bucks. I can tell you, it was way easier coming up with … Read more

What We Know About Red Wing’s Cyber Attack

Editor’s note: After more than three months offline, Red Wing’s online store reopened mid-February 2021. The following article was published December 30, 2020. For a perfect lesson on how not to handle a catastrophe, look at Red Wing. On Halloween, Red Wing suffered a cyberattack. Yes, Halloween. For two whole months that encompassed Black Friday, … Read more

Red Wing Iron Ranger vs Blacksmith – 10 Differences You Should Know

It’s not just the toecap. While they’re made on the same last so they fit the same way, there are more differences than you might think between Red Wing’s flagship boots, the Iron Ranger and the Blacksmith. Red Wing is everyone’s first Goodyear welted boot. My own was their moc toe, and I swiftly followed … Read more

Red Wing vs Dr. Martens – Comparing Their Most Popular Boots

Even if you don’t know a ton about boots, you probably know two names: Dr. Martens, the classic punk boot of choice for young guys, and Red Wing, maker of pricier, Americana-style boots that are regularly worn by celebrities like Drake, Ryan Gosling, and Bradley Cooper.  Basically, Dr. Martens are among the most popular boots … Read more