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- Order number: 3343-copper-rough-tough.8.5
Red Wing Shoes successfully launched the Blacksmith collection in 2014. In 2016 this collection was further developed and the models are now manufactured with the Vibram 430 sole instead of the Nitrile Cork sole. The Vibram 430 sole has a tread pattern that gives the shoe significantly better grip in tricky terrain. Part of this series is the Red Wing 3343, (formerly 2959), which is equipped with the Premium Copper Rough & Tough leather from the company's own S.B. Foot tannery. This type of leather captivates with a very natural look, which is created by the reduced use of surface treatments. The classic bronze hardware adds the finishing touch to the Blacksmith look.
In the early 1900s, the Red Wing Shoe Company began supplying rural America with its shoes. Versatile and reliable, it was worn during work and then polished to a high gloss and kidnapped into nightlife. The Blacksmith can actually be described as the classic American work shoe.
- Color: Brown
- Material: Copper Rough & Tough
- Goodyear welted sewn
- Height: ankle high
- Sole: Vibram 430
- Made in USA
- Care products: Mink Oil & Foam Cleaner
A small spot, in the bend of the Mississippi, is inhabited until 1857 by the Indian tribe Lutasha. The Lutasha chief lends his name to the village: Red Wing. The young German, Charles Beckmann, worked in a tannery, but soon he was to create great things. Driven by his passion for craftsmanship with leather, he founded the Red Wing Shoe Company in 1905. His idea: hard-wearing, robust, durable boots for the workers of the up-and-coming industry of the 1930s. The number 650, the 16-inch shoe for trackmen, a high calfskin boot, was created and is still included in the product line today. Also the designs for the numbers 2268 and 915, the engineering boot and the boat for oil workers originate from this time. Quality proves itself. In the 1950s, the Irish Setter was introduced, a style that became an integral part of American workwear. And the legendary number 888, the 'Super Setter', unites the highest quality materials from all over the world: under leather from Australia, upper leather from Scotland, shoe flaps from England, shoelaces from Germany, Norwegian waterproof seams and Swiss soles. Anyone who has ever been to the Red Wing factory understands why these boots are not just boots, but a piece of the identity of their wearer. This shoe is made to stay - "built to fit, built to last". Because in the more than 200 stations at Red Wing, every movement is carried out with the greatest precision. The employees, who sew by hand after old school and check every centimeter of the leather from their own tannery, put so much passion into each individual boot that you can feel it when wearing it. Highest wearing comfort is guaranteed by an optimal fit. Red Wing has created a product through consistency and commitment to meet the needs of its customers that has evolved over 100 years from work shoes to the favourite footwear of many people around the world.
All Red Wings are already treated. Please proceed as follows:
1. Remove superficial dirt with a damp cotton rag or a shoe brush.
2. We recommend Mink Oil for economical application and treatment. It is advisable to utilize the Red Wing Shoebrush.
3. Please let your boots rest and dry for several hours, so that the treatment gets absorbed.
4. We advise to seal the leather with our Leather Protector.
5. Feel free to polish your shoes with our Buffing Cloth.
Especially in the uncomfortable winter months we recommend to treat the boots beforehand to protect the leather from snow, dirt, and road salt.