Complex new series entitled Cut & Show, takes a rare look through the Red Wings Factory in Mississippi Valley. Red Wings are a footwear manufacturer steeped in history and who pride themselves in quality, 2 assets which come together not by chance. While the classic work boots have seen a revival in popularity in recent years off the back of a surge in Americana trends, the shoe has always been popular amongst enthusiasts. I remember my first encounter with the boots, back when I must have been 12 or 13, a store in my local town specialized in vintage levis, lee, Schott NYC, Red Wings and other classic americana, it was those first pair of Red Wings boots which taught me alot of what I know today about quality and authenticity, I had to save for months to buy them, but that pair of shoes still sits in storage in pretty good condition.
Take a look inside the factory and watch the story.