STYLE NO. 8881 : CLASSIC MOC Modeled after Red Wing’s original work boot style, the 8881 is a 6-Inch Moc Toe featuring Olive Mohave leather, white Traction Tred rubber outsole, triple stitched quality and Goodyear welt construction.
THE HISTORY BEHIND THE STYLE Red Wing’s Classic Work boots were designed and built to withstand the daily rigors of the work day on the farm and in the factory. The lightweight crepe sole featured a minimal tread design to reduce the mud that would cling to a farmer’s boots but still provide the underfoot comfort the work day required. Red Wing would brand the crepe sole as the Traction Tred sole. These classic boots featured a moc toe design. The name came from the word moccasin, the Algonquian Indian word for shoe. This combination of the u-shaped moc toe leather upper and the white crepe sole would become the iconic boot style for the Red Wing brand. It is one of the oldest Red Wing styles and a best-seller.
ROUGHOUT LEATHER Roughout leather is created using a reverse-suede technique at our very own S.B. Foot Tanning Co. While most tanneries split, thin and weaken the hide to create the rough suede surface, we simply use the other side of the hide. By doing so, we avoid splitting or thinning our full-grain hides. This makes our Roughout leather just as strong and durable as our other leathers.
Leather: Olive Mohave Leather
Outsole: Traction Tred
Hardware: Nickel Eyelets
Construction: Goodyear Welt
Laces: 48-inch Tan/Gold Taslan Lace
PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT Red Wing's sturdy soles, premium leathers, triple stitching and Goodyear welt construction all work together to make quality boots that will last a lifetime. It takes more than 230 steps to hand craft each pair of Red Wing Shoes but it only takes three steps to keep them clean, conditioned and protected.