Red Wing Boots are made by Red Wing Shoe Company, LLC. The company is based in Red Wing, Minnesota, USA. It was founded by Charles H. Beckman in 1905.
Red Wing Shoes was the primary company manufacturing footwear for American soldiers fighting in World War I. Red Wing Shoes continued its tradition of producing footwear for wartime use by manufacturing boots for American soldiers during World War II.
Though Red Wing Shoes is known primarily for their leather boots intended for heavy work, in recent years the company has expanded its line-up to include athletic-styled work shoes and footwear designed for specific job applications (such as slip-resistant shoes designed for the service industry and boots ideal for the mining industry that utilize a metatarsal guard). The company produces oxford, chukka, hiker, and logger styles, as well as 6-inch and 8-inch work boots.
The Red Wing Shoe brand is still primarily handmade in the USA at the company's plants in Potosi, Missouri and Danville, Kentucky and two plants in Red Wing, Minnesota. In addition to manufacturing footwear under their own name, Red Wing Shoes also manufactures shoes under the Carhartt, Irish Setter Boots, Vasque, and Worx brands. These non-Red Wing brands include a majority of models manufactured overseas (mostly China).
Styles of boots made: work boots, logger boots, and hiking boots.
Locations of boot manufacture: work boot made in USA.
Value: Red Wing Boots present a moderate value for the price paid. The boots are constructed of moderate leather and materials.
Availability: Many licensed third-party vendors throughout the world.
Custom sizing: Not available.
How to order: Try on and purchase in brick-and-mortar stores or from on-line vendors.