In the first years of the 20th century, and ambitious cobbler and merchant native to Red Wing, MN saw a need for shoes that could keep up with the demanding work of the emerging industries of the industrial revolution. These new jobs, such as mining, logging, rigging, brought with them many new opportunities, but also many new challenges and dangers. Charles Beckman, a cobbler, was tired of seeing his friends in Red Wing get injured on the job. He knew it was about time to build a better workboot – a modern workboot. But protection wasn’t enough – these jobs worked long hours, and he needed a boot that could keep the wearer comfortable during those long shifts. Where there’s a need, and an idea, comes innovation! Humble beginning for Red Wing Shoes, indeed!
In 1905, Beckman and fourteen investors started the company that would forever change the work boot market. Beckman, who loved his hometown, named this company Red Wing Shoes.
It’s been over a hundred years since Red Wing Shoes was founded. However, our commitment to producing the best work boots in the world hasn’t aged one bit! Red Wing’s footwear continues to be built to consistently perform in environments spanning across the globe. Our boots are worn by hard workers in more than one hundred countries, which we believe is a testament to over a century of hard work and commitment to excellence – a commitment to never compromise on the quality of our product.
A testament to our commitment is be found in our Heritage collection. This collection consists of footwear that embodies the American ideals of hard work, prosperity, and overall excellence.
The boots of our Heritage collection are all designed and constructed the same way they were 80 years – with handcrafted care, from the best materials. Our leather is sourced from our very own S.B. Foot Tannery, a company that shares our commitment to excellence so closely that we invited them to be a part of our family
Our products have proven themselves over the last 100 years. Th eyperform, outlast, and keep you comfortable while doing it. Whether you are buying some of our legendary footwear or our peerless accessories, you can rest assured that the Red Wing logo stands for a standard in excellence like no other.
Red Wing Shoes: Work is our work.
The veteran-owned Red Wing Monroeville store, servicing Pittsburgh, is proud to continue the legacy of Red Wing shoes. If you have questions, we look forward to hearing from you! Contact us online, call us at 412-372-4902, or send us a message on Facebook!