Do you have a beloved pair of boots? They’re a great part of a uniform, but they take such a beating in rainy/slushy/salty weather. This year, I’ve been wearing a pair from Red Wing, a brand that makes beautiful shoes that last a lifetime. Here are a few photos…
Here are my Harriets, Red Wing’s take on the Chelsea boot. They are incredibly comfortable, and I love how rugged they feel while still looking sleek. Funnily enough, Alex has worn a pair of Red Wings for more than 20 years, and they look so great and worn-in. We were both psyched to see them launch their Women’s Heritage collection last fall.
Red Wing started in 1905 in Red Wing, Minnesota, and has had a serious cult following ever since. For years, women bought boots from the Red Wing Men’s Heritage collection and sized down to get the right fit. But, last year, Allison Gettings, a fourth-generation owner of the company, decided to go into the company’s archive and revive its women’s collection from the 1920s — and needless to say, fans of the brand were thrilled.
How lovely is the stacked wood heel? Red Wing boots have been made in America for 110 years from the best quality materials, including leather that’s processed in their own tannery. (Check out this photo of C.E. Beckman, the founder of Red Wing, wearing the men’s version of my boots a hundred years ago!)
If you’d like a new pair of boots you’ll wear for decades, I’d highly recommend Red Wing. (It’s funny to think that I could be wearing these in my sixties!) You can find the whole line for women here. (These are so pretty, too.)
(Photos by Ana Gambuto for Cup of Jo, shot at the Brooklyn store Regular Visitors. This post is sponsored by Red Wing, which strives to make “indispensable footwear for independent women,” a mission we love. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Cup of Jo.)