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Red Wing Oxblood Oxford

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—01. Part of a 3 model series.

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Although the new Red Wing series made its way around the Internet quite a bit recently, I thought it was still worthwhile to note the footwear. Red Wing is one of my favorite brands and I wear their boots very regularly. I don't think this is a model that I would personally pick up, but I think the shape, color and styling is very much within their aesthetic. It's been well executed and I think the oxford version looks especially nice.

Red Wing 1905

Reader Comments (9)

I love this history of Red Wing along with their continual progress. How many companies can produce a piece that both the fashion industry and blue-collar workers wear respectively? I tip my hat.
January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTim
Hundreds can, as long as fashion looks towards 'heritage' companies with such reverence. This has been the case for all of about five minutes compared to the "history of Red Wing". When the wind changes, as it almost definitely will sooner or later, such a mutual appreciation will be lost. Actual workers and committed workwear enthusiasts however have been all over Red Wing for decades.

I sincerely hope that such an appreciation can stick around or even become a distinct popular movement separate to the fashion world, which thrives (commercially but not always artistically) on constant reinvention. I'd like to think that Inventory and the like will carry on championing such stalwart producers as Red Wing even when the aesthetic becomes deeply unfashionable. Will they?
January 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSP
This is nonsense; nothing of the sort belongs at venues such as Pitti. I've had this exact shoe - albeit with a Vibram sole - for many years. It's something I was wishing Red Wing would never think of bringing back (they had discontinued it as of 04). I may just sound sour, but cannot stand the image of a bunch of trend-hoppers thinking they have some newfound clairvoyance into the history of Red Wing.
January 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterUlysses
Mr.Misery, is that you?
January 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMCHH
I agree that it's great to see American brands coming back into the limelight but I'm interested to see their place once trends move away from heritage. Also, I have to agree with my boy Ulysses although it is nice to see these brands progress and create new styles.
January 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkmc
Did you get them at David Z? That shit's pretty fucking core. Especially in '04.
January 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCore
Come on. Unless you are from the first World War or you work a 9-5 with red wings on your feet.. You are apart of the trend. It's nice to see red wings get a lot of respect even if it is a trend.
January 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTim
ugly
January 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPeter
Agreed. Maybe he was wearing this before anyone else, but Ulysses is so blatantly not a construction worker, miner, or anything of the like. The casual references to Pitti are proof if any were needed.
January 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChris

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