Classic work wear shoe manufacturers Red Wing was launched 1905 in the small town of Red Wing, Minnesota & has played quite an important roll in American history. Red Wing Boots were issued for the american military in both Great Wars. During the depression, to save up on coal, the factory workers burned leather to keep warm. Famous artists Norman Rockwell & Les Kouba were both hired to illustrate Red Wing catalogs at early stages of their careers. Today Red Wing has maintained their status by setting a clear focus on quality, comfort & durability at all stages of manufacturing.