In 1905, Mr Charles Beckman, a Minnesota shoe merchant, realised there was a necessity for strong and reliable footwear suitable for demanding work such as mining, logging and farming. He wanted a product strong enough to be worn every day and comfortable enough to support the work industry in some of the toughest and most challenging of environments. He would call the company "Red Wing Shoes".
Red wing shoes have travelled alongside America's vast history. Used by families and workers through America's depression era and contracted through two World Wars providing their services to the US Forces.