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Red Wing Shoes Introduces The Billy Boot #8829

Red Wing Shoes released again an outstanding limited edition boot for Fall: The Billy Boot #8829. With this boot, the American footwear brand is making a trip down memory lane and takes us back to 1925. Originally the Billy Boots are named after the son of the owner Billy Sweasy, the company is still owned by the Sweasy family.

Designed With Knife Pocket

The Red Wing Shoes Billy Boot was specifically designed for boys and was delivered with a jack knife and a knife pocket on the side. This extra feature on the side of the boots got a lot of attention, a very popular addition in these days. This resulted that a lot of other boot companies copied the knife pocket and added these to their boy’s boots too.

Orignal Billy Boots advertising by Red Wing Shoes.

Re-Built And Exclusive

Red Wing Heritage did a re-built for the Billy Boots and added the knife pocket on their iconic 877 boots. For the leather of the boots they used the special black Klondike leather, the brown under color becomes visible with wear.

For the sole, they used the brand’s legendary white Cushion Crepe Wedge sole with Traction Tred for ultimate grip. Like most of the Red Wing Shoes, this style is also coming with their original gold/tan Taslan laces. This limited edition boot is now available at selected retailers worldwide.

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.