Earlier this year, we promised you we would bring you more Red Wing Shoe Store Exclusives. And we are keeping that promise. Today we are proudly presenting you a pair of boots that is normally only available in Japan. But for a limited time only, we give you the opportunity to purchase them through our store. We are talking about the Red Wing Shoes 2996 Lineman in Cigar Retan.
The Lineman boots were first developed in the 1940s, when electrical facilities were expanding in the United States. The construction and maintenance of power lines was such a dangerous job, that people were told that one out of three lives of linemen workers was taken while performing their jobs.
During the search for equipment with a high degree of safety, the lineman found out they also needed a pair of boots that would fit tight to their feet. That meant boots with laces going all the way down to the toe cap, so-called ‘lace-to-toe’ boots. This is where the Red Wing Lineman Shoe came to life.
The 2996 Lineman in Cigar Retan leather is brought to Europe in limited quantities only. So if you want to get your hands on a pair of these, be quick. They are now available in our Amsterdam store and online!