Red Wing Women's Ankle Boot
Chelsea Boot with Block Heel.
This ankle boot is Red Wing's version of the classic round-toe Chelsea boot with a medium-high block heel. The shoe is shaped on a proper woman's shoe last. Red Wing uses a robust, mineral oil-tanned cow hide as upper material which is treated with a special wax and oil mixture to produce the marvellous depth of colour. The ankle boot is welted with contrasting white stitching.
Red Wing Shoe Company. Oil-Tanned and Goodyear Welted.
Work boots and shoes that are famed for their comfort and durability have been made in Red Wing, Minnesota since 1905. The full-grain cow hide used to make Red Wings are treated according to a special technique that was developed at the end of the 1940s and patented for Red Wing: The company purchases hides that have been pre-processed with chromium salts and then tans them using mineral oil, hence the term "oil-tanned". This gives the leather an oil content of 22% (8 to 10% is normal), which makes it exceptionally flexible, hard-wearing and water-repellent despite its thickness. The quality of the workmanship corresponds to the high quality of the leather. Red Wing shoes are mechanically welted using the complex Goodyear welt technique.
Article Number 12998
Red Wing sizes 6–10 available in half sizes.
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