Red Wing 877 Boot Review – The Legendary 8-Inch Moc Toe

As I continue my noble quest to review every Red Wing heritage boot, I have finally arrived at the perhaps the most iconic American boot: the 8-inch tall 877 boot.  It also just so happens that the biggest boot ever made on planet Earth is a size 638 ½ replica of the 877, which you … Read more

How I Got the Only Pair of Pink Red Wing Boots

Red Wing is a formidable institution in the world of rugged American boots, so let’s look at what many would consider the complete opposite of rugged: pink men’s boots. On a recent trip to Red Wing’s Minnesota headquarters I noticed their wall of women’s boots, many of which come in leathers that aren’t available on 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

Are Red Wings Worth It? What You Should Know Before Pulling the Trigger

The short answer, of course, is “Yes.” Well, maybe. But mostly “Yes.” Red Wing is the most iconic boot brand in the heritage sphere. So how did they get there? Is the price worth it for the quality? Or are you simply paying for the name on the box. Read on and we will walk … Read more

5 Menswear YouTubers Reveal Their Favorite Boots and Shoes

I invited a ton of menswear YouTubers over for drinks and pizza so that I could take the opportunity to drunkenly ask them about their favorite footwear in a little series I’m calling “5 Drinks In.” (Fun fact: I did something similar with the crew at Grown & Sewn for my best Red Wing boots … Read more

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 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