Red Wing Footwear has been seen by many boot-makers as leading the way in manufacturing boots for the commercial market. The Red Wing boots date back to 1905 when Charles H Beckman set up the company in Minnesota, USA, since then the Red Wing Footwear brand has gained a reputation for producing some of the leading designer boots in fashion. All the Red Wing boots are hand crafted. The process involves a lot of being held down in a clamp, so some slight imperfections can be found. We advise the use of a wax or boot oil to refresh the surface.