Red Wing Shoes Presents The Williston Collection
The new upcoming Red Wing Shoes Williston collection contains several classic and dressed styles. In total this new collection will consits four Williston styles: Oxford in Teak and Black Featherstone leather and two Williston 6-inch boots in Teak and Black.
Lifestyle shots of the new collection.
The Williston Collection
The Williston is named in honor of one of Red Wing Shoe Company’s first investors. The collection is made of their finest materials and construction techniques to create dress footwear that is unrivaled. All hand built in Red Wing, Minnesota. Each pair of Willistons are made with premium Featherstone leathers from their own tannery, S.B. Foot Tanning Company. Every detail of the footwear is taken into careful consideration to create boots and shoes that are as durable as they are dignified.
Take a closer look at the four styles of the new collection.
Williston Oxford 9430 in Teak Featherstone leather.
Williston Oxford 9431 in Black Featherstone leather.
Williston 6-inch 9435 in Teak Featherstone leather.
Williston 6-inch 9436 in Black Featherstone leather.
The History Behind The Williston Style
Red Wing’s legacy of dress footwear stretches back nearly a century. The Williston style is born out of archival inspiration from formal boots that were first produced in Red Wing in the 1920’s and ’30’s. The Gro-Cord outsole that the 6-inch Williston is built on has a rich history of it’s own, adding industry leading durability to dress boots first appearing on Red Wing dress boots in the 1920’s.
Page of an old Red Wing catalog from 1927.
R.H. Hickman in the Sales Department of Red Wing Shoe Co. 1926. Photo courtesy of Red Wing Shoe Co. archives.