Recently I had the chance to meet Stefan Feichtinger in a showroom in Zürich. He distributes Red Wing Shoes in Austria and Switzerland. There I had the chance to have a glimpse and take some images of the Red Wing 8057 Oxford style shoe. The Roughout Hawthorne Leather will for sure develop a great look after some wear, not that dark but probably a bit like this Red Wing Iron Rangers.
Gorilla Moc-Toe boots: Worn for a bit more than half a year now (thanks to Chris Adamiak from Damn Yak for this “present”). I could not find any useful information about the Gorilla boot company. The boots age nicely and they are one of my most comfortable ones I own. I especially like the big holes for the laces, but I definitely dislike the not real leather rim on the shaft of the boot. It´s a little fault (to save some cents?) but makes a huge difference, a nice product not thought to the end. See here the image of the boots when I received the Gorilla boots from Canada.
Marry goes shopping – Milano:
We are heading through the snow-covered Alps to Varese + Milano for Marry´sBirthday Party. Probably no Red Wings are on the shoe shopping list, something more high heeled and likely black.
Swedish boots from 1946 in brown (MCB 44): This week I saw an auction with a fixed price about this boots and it was instantly sold, luckily the seller had another one and I was quicker this time.
The seller got this boots right out of an barn from a friend in Sweden.
Amazing craftsmanship and I guess after some wear and break in he will look awesome. The only thing which troubles me is the leather sole and the iron parts on it. See the image of the heel, it has a iron rim like a horseshoe. I think about putting a rubber sole onto them, what do you think?
When I first saw the Red Wing classic-heritage collection, this boot the 9013 was the first choice for me, unfortunately it was not available at my size. As time passed by, luckily exactly my size showed up on eBay.
Worn now for 2 weeks it shows the first characteristics – more to come.
Here the description from Red Wing: “Harkening back to a time when a gentlemen wore functional footwear with a touch of class, the Beckman Collection is named after the founder of the Red Wing Shoe Company; Charles Beckman. Mr. Beckman navigated the muddy streets of Red Wing as part of his daily routine. He wore sturdy boots that could be polished to match his status as a successful Main Street shoe store merchant. Today the Beckman Collection consists of classically styled, comfortable boots that make them the perfect choice for nearly any occasion. Made with Red Wing’s finest Featherstone Leather these boots are built to impress.”
Here my collection of Asics Mexico 66 sneakers in yellow. For me one of the most comfortable and most stylish sneakers of all time. A couple of years ago the production was discontinued but right now the supply of new ones is secured.