RED WING MUNSON BOOT

 

In 1912, Dr. Munson designed a last for infantry boots. The most prominent feature of the Munson Last is the shape of its toe, which is built to follow the line of the tips of the toes. This last produces a spacious area from the center of the toes to the big toe, avoiding the tight squeezing of the toes. Furthermore, the Munson Last minimized the toe length as much as possible to eliminate dead space, resulting in reduced shoe weight. Rather than striving for aesthetic appeal, the Munson Last was carefully designed with the goal of protecting soldiers’ feet, and offering overall the needed functionality. Red Wing, which manufactured military boots in World Wars I & II, had its own Munson Last factory, and used these lasts for its work boots as well.

 

- Chemigum Cork Sole
- Goodyear Welt
- D Width
- 240 Last
- 80-inch Leather laces
- Triple stitched quality
- Yuma leather, crafted at the tannery in Red Wing, Minnesota
- Premium oiled nubuck
- Burnished to add surface appeal
- Exceptional water and stain repellency
- Made in the USA

 


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