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Redwing genuine handsewn collection

June 12, 2013

As the name suggests, this range from Redwing is lovingly created by hand in their Maine factory. Skilled shoemakers fit the leather to the last and hand-stitch the pieces together to form the moccasin shaped upper using century old techniques that have been passed from hand-to-hand, generation-to-generation.

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It’s a style of shoemaking that’s one of the oldest and most traditional methods of constructing footwear and what it produces are simple fantastic shoes. The range features five main styles, three of which feature Redwing’s American made plantation crepe sole, made from 100% natural rubber, a common feature of boat shoes made in the 1950’s.

It’s details like these, along with rawhide laces and traditional ‘baseball’ contrast stitching that continues to give this footwear its huge appeal. The use of hard wearing premium leather, plus waxed leathers make sure the shoes are built to withstand years of wear, getting better and better with age and developing their own patina.

For more information on the brand and to see the full collection, or to find your nearest stockist and buy online, go to the website here: Redwing.

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