Red Wing Shoes for Women

The Minnesota heritage brand launches a ladies’ line

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Photos by Athena Pelton, courtesy of Red Wing


Red Wing noticed a spike in sales of its work boots in its smallest sizes and realized women were the ones buying them. So the 100-year-old Minnesota brand has debuted its Women’s Heritage Collection designed with a woman’s feet in mind. To create the line, the Red Wing Heritage team deconstructed and reconstructed the classic workwear boot, making the designs more lightweight and easier to break in by using hides from female cows, which have softer skin than steers, and a lighter polyurethane material for some of the soles. While the line includes styles similar to the men’s Red Wing boots, it also includes styles inspired by its archives, including a knee-high lace-up fashioned after its first model for women in 1926, back when the company used to produce styles for women. The line also features more modern designs, such as a suede chukka with a stacked high heel. While the entire line is sold on Red Wing Heritage’s e-commerce site, three styles are also available at Northeast Minneapolis boutique Hazel & Rose. Read more about the new line on the TC Style blog. • redwingheritage.com

red wing, heritage, boots, shoes, minnesota brands, shopping, style, minnesota

red wing, heritage, boots, shoes, minnesota brands, shopping, style, minnesota

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