Red Wing Merchant Ebony Harness
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The historical work boot most similar to the Merchant is style 245 from 1920, which was made without a toe-box, but instead featured a plain toe and raw cut at the quarter edge. The Merchant is built on the 8 last, which is also used for the Blacksmith. But because of the missing toe-box, the Merchant has a slimmer look and a lower toe profile than the Blacksmith.
In 1905, when Charles Beckman couldn’t find boots to wear in Red Wing’s muddy streets that matched his merchant status, he decided to start his own shoe company. Named after Beckman himself, the Beckman Collection features classic, sturdy shoes with timeless character.
It is the first style made with the premium Ebony Harness leather produced in the company owned S.B: Foot leather tanning facility. In addition, the boot is build without a toe-box on a Chemigum sole, which Red Wing started to utilize from 1964 onwards. Visually the Red Wing Merchant collection has a more elegant and slimmer silhouette, which is emphasized by the stitching on the outside of the boot reaching up to the Achilles´ heel. This collection can be viewed as a homage to the company´s founder Charles Beckman, who worked as a merchant in Red Wing, Minnesota. In addition, this style is based on a 1920s working boot because that was the time when Red Wing started manufacturing boots without toe boxes. The first boot with that feature was the Style #245, which was also referred to as the „black chief“.
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Made in Red Wing, Minnesota. USA