At the turn of the 19th century a Red Wing, MN shoe merchant named Charles Beckman saw a local necessity for shoes specifically designed for the rigors of American industrial workers. Now over a hundred years later the tradition continues with the Red Wing Heritage collection which includes styles that are designed and crafted just as they were fifty, sixty and even over eighty years ago. all made using premium Red Wing Shoe Company leather from their S.B. Foot Tannery. Timeless American made classics built to last.