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The Red Wing Shoe Store In Munich

This year, Red Wing Shoes is celebrating the ten-year anniversaries of two Red Wing Shoe Stores in Europe. Upon entering these beautiful stores, you will immediately find yourself surrounded by American Midwest history, stories, and leather. In the stores, knowledgeable teams await to guide you in selecting the perfect boots for your feet. In 2013, the Red Wing Shoe Store found its home in Munich, in the historic Fraunhoferstraße 8. The location was not the obvious choice. Just like the Red Wing Shoe Company back in 1905 they embarked on a journey down a road less traveled.

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A Destination Red Wing Shoe Store

The Glockenbachviertel at that time was far from being as vibrant and appealing as today. To be able to develop attractive new neighborhoods, a city needs trusted retailers that are willing toinvest, reshape, and identify themselves with their surroundings. Over the past 10 years, the store has become a destination store, not only for locals but also for travelers from far and wide, adding to the character and allure of the Glockenbachviertel. Most importantly they have become part of the community.

Red Wing Shoe Store Munich
Fraunhoferstrasse 8, 80469 München

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The Red Wing Shoe Store In London

The journey of the Red Wing Shoe Store in London began in 1981 when American Classics was established on the King’s Road in Chelsea. It was a special store selling American vintage clothing, which, at the time, was still an underground market. It was at American Classics that the attention to Red Wing Shoes began. Rachel Brickley, store owner, had the opportunity to use acharming corner store on Newburgh Street in the heart of Soho, she partnered with The Red Wing Shoe Company and opened its very first Flagship store in the UK. This was a decade ago, and the store is now well-known to people from all over the world.

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All the pictures + text are provided by Red Wing Shoes.

James Moss – Manager Red Wing Shoe Store London

”Red Wing Shoes has long been a part of the ever changing fashionand underground movements. The stores relevance is still very much important as it was back then. Long lasting, repairable, handmade footwear is so vital in a time full of throw away modern fashion culture. We’re glad Red Wing has always been loyal to its original values.”

Red Wing Shoe Store London
17 Newburgh St, Carnaby, London

 This article is published in the printed 10-year edition of the Red Wing Post.

Written by Wouter Munnichs
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine, I'm working as a freelance denim specialist for the industry. Titled as 'Denim Influencer 2020' by Rivet 50. Celebrated my 10th anniversary with Long John in 2021.