Red Wing is the brainchild of Charles Beckman, a Minnesota shoe salesman. Charles saw a necessity for high quality footwear, that could withstand the harsh environments and working conditions, endured by labourers in farming, logging and mining. About the turn of the 19th century Charles and a group of investors created Red Wing, a company whose unbending commitment to excellence in footwear, has kept some of the best quality shoes and boots, on the feet and in the hearts, of some of the most hard workin' folks on the planet. Using their own premium Red Wing Shoe Company leather. Red Wing shoes are handcrafted to specifications reached through over a century of hard graft and ingenuity.They essentially make shoes so good they'll probably outlast god.