From the great lakes of Minnesota to the valley of the lakes of Stockholm by Rudy Ross of Tenue de Nîmes. The release of the boot Red Wing designed in collaboration with Swedish denim giants Indigofera is planned on September 21th 2019. Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Indigofera Jeans. After being friends with people working at Red Wing for a long time, Mats Arne, founder of Indigofera, sat down early 2018 and discussed some boot ideas he wanted to work on. They came up with a boot that hasn't seen the light of day for quite some time. The #4328 is inspired by the #919 Lineman Boot, which was first released in 1977, a period in time when 8-inch boots were a common style to the Red Wing collection. A special detail to this remarkable release is the green Vibram sole, originally used on Red Wing Lineman boots back in 1956, it makes it stand out from all other releases of the Red Wing brand.
Celebrating your 10 year anniversary as a brand can definitely be considered a milestone, if it comes to us. Though there’s more than a hundred years difference between Red Wing and Indigofera’s existence, both brands enjoy the same vision and style. Therefore the collaborative #4328 Climber Boot was a no-brainer and fits both companies profiles more than perfect. “The Indigofera crew are big fans of tall Red Wing styles, such as as the Engineer, Logger and Pecos, so it was a natural decision deciding on the Climber Boot.” (Mats Arne) As mentioned before the unique detail on the #4328 Climber Boot is the green Vibram sole, originally used on Red Wing Lineman boots back in 1956. It's not a 100% clear why the green colour was significant for the Lineman Boots. A theory goes round that it was an easily recognizable feature to know if the Vibram sole was compounded with the Electrical Hazard insulation between you and the ground. So if you happened to touch a live wire, you wouldn’t get shocked. It gave wearers confidence that the shoe you were wearing was guaranteed to be safe whilst working up high lines. To celebrate the launch of this beautiful boot, Indigofera will be hosting a party that coincides with a festival, taking place in Stockholm on Saturday 21st September. You can expect live music, art, quality products, the brands closest friends and tasting of specialty beers. The Red Wing x Indigofera 4328 Climber boot in Black Prairie will be available from September 21st 00:01.