Boots tell a story...Here's the story of mine
After my great grandfather died, I received some money from the inheritance he left our family. With the money came instructions, “Purchase something to remember him by.”
My great grandfather fought in World War II and was fiercely proud to be an American. After working to found and establish a veteran’s cemetery, he earned the nickname, “Mr. Veteran.”
He left behind quite a legacy. To honor him, I wanted to purchase something that would last for years.
The history and legacy of Red Wing Shoes is well known, but what I admire about the boots are the commitment to quality they represent and their origins of being Made in America.
To me, these factors mattered and I know they mattered to my great grandfather.
It may be frivolous to compare boots to a person’s legacy but every time I wear them they’re paying tribute to the legacy left behind from my great grandfather.