Red Wing

Excellence is a standard
which transcends
the test of time.

For over a century Red Wing purpose-built footwear has been at the spearhead of innovation in the standard of excellence for work boots.

 

Around the turn of the 19th century a Red Wing, MN shoe merchant named Charles Beckman saw a local necessity for shoes specifically designed for the demanding work of industries such as mining, logging and farming. The rigors of these jobs required footwear which was tough enough to outlast harsh working conditions, but Beckman envisioned a shoe that was also comfortable enough for the hardworking people who wore them. Beckman set out to develop work boots to fill this need and in 1905 he and fourteen investors opened a company that would change the market. Beckman named his company Red Wing Shoes, and thus a new standard for excellence was born.

 

Our products consistently perform in environments spanning from the Mideast oil fields to the Midwest corn fields. Red Wing boots protect workers in more than one hundred countries across the world, an accomplishment built by years of hard work, endurance and the promise to never compromise on our quality.

 

Red Wing products are proven to perform and outlast. Behind each pair of shoes exists over a century of experience. So whether you are buying footwear, garments or accessories, rest assured that the Red Wing logo stands for a standard in excellence like no other.

irish setter

Hunting and Fishing Footwear

 

Irish Setter is a brand that stands for innovation. The brand name introduced itself in 1950 with the boot style 854. This distinctive boot was built using rich Red Russet leather, the color of an Irish Setter hunting dog. It was with that boot our tradition of loyalty to hunters began.

 

Our commitment to the sport is the source of our inspiration. We are in the blinds, the stands, the swamps and the fields. We are up before the dawn and stay long into the dusk. We are proud to be known as ‘the hunting boot that never quits.’

 

Like the loyal bird dogs who accompany their owners into the fields and woodland, Irish Setter boots don’t let up and don’t let down.

VASQUE

Hiking and Running Footwear

 

Vasque is a brand based in the adventurous lifestyle of travel and movement; with a beginning born out of travel, itself. In 1965 William D. Sweasy, CEO of Red Wing Shoes, journeyed to Europe where he became fascinated with the backpacking and day hiking culture sweeping across the continent. Sweasy knew it would only be a matter of time before this outdoor pastime found its way across the sea and became a new recreational niche of the American people; and he wanted Red Wing Shoes to pioneer this niche.

 

From trail running to hiking to backpacking and beyond, we are setting the rules and breaking them as we blaze the trail forward. Vasque’s view on quality is to produce only the most lightweight and durable performance shoes for your venture into the wilderness so no matter where the trail takes you, you will be able to get there.