|Red Wing Shoe Company|
Makers of impeccable quality shoes since 1905
Red Wing Shoe Company founder Charles Beckman believed in hard work, and ever since 1905, Red Wing has consistently shown its dedication to the shoe industry. Founded in the small town of Red Wing, Minnesota, production barely topped 100 pairs of boots per day and the first pair of boots left the store for $1.75.
As the country buckled down for World Wars I and II, Red Wing was commissioned to make shoes for the servicemen. With many arduous hours spent cutting and shaping leather, they were able to produce an amazing 239 sizes and widths exclusively for the Army. After the World War II, their line of leather shoes expanded, catering to the working man’s every need in footwear.
The cultural phenomena of Red Wing exploded when painters such as Norman Rockwell and Les Kouba were commissioned to depict Red Wing shoes in their work. Red Wing began to go global, selling their shoes all over North and South America, in Europe, and in parts of the east.
Since 1905 the Red Wing Shoe Company has expanded to three manufacturing locations—all in the US. They employ hundreds of skilled shoemakers working day and night to hand produce thousands of high quality shoes per day, distributed worldwide.