What is the appeal of Red Wing’s “8179” boots, aka “Black Setter,” which dominated the 90s?


What is the appeal of Red Wing's "8179" boots, aka "Black Setter," which dominated the 90s?

RED WING” is the royal road of American work boots. With a wide variety of boots available, many of you may be at a loss as to which boots to choose. This time, we focus on the ” 8179 ” model, which features a black upper and white sole that fits well with modern outfits. The “8179” combines work elements with an urban mood, and we will thoroughly dissect its appeal!

What is “RED WING”, a major player in the work boot world?

RED WING was founded in 1905 in Red Wing City, Minnesota, USA. The company has produced numerous masterpiece boots that have been appreciated not only in its home country of the United States, but also by people all over the world. Originally, the company was a small factory with only the founder, Charles Beckman, and 14 other men, and the production was a meager 110 pairs a day. The company’s products have grown into a big brand that now produces 3 million pairs of shoes a year. Since the company’s founding, it has been committed to “handmade” products with a sense of craftsmanship. It is a well-established boot brand that we recommend to those who are looking for boots that will last a lifetime, and that they can enjoy aging as they become more comfortable on their feet the longer they are worn.

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Made In U.S.A”, Red Wing’s commitment since its foundation

While many brands are now moving their bases to Asia, Red Wing insists on manufacturing in the U.S., including in Red Wing City, Minnesota, where the company was founded. The company has been family-owned and operated from its founding to the present, with three generations of parents and children working at the Red Wing factory. Reflecting the skills that have been cultivated over the years, the boots are carefully made using vintage machines that have been in use for a long time, and are unique to Red Wing. The outstanding technology that has been passed down since the company’s founding and the style that has not faded away in the more than 100 years since its establishment can be said to be a “symbol of American casual”.

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