Red Wing just launched a classic boot as a special in their collection: the #8180 Kangatan model a.k.a. Green Monster!  This boot is a kind of homage to the boots, the Super Setter 888, which were developed for one of the greatest baseball hitters Ted Williams / Sears brand in the ’60’s. The original boot was made of lightweight kangaroo hide. The re-issued 8180 is made from Portage cowhide leather, but it has the same unique green colour.

As I am a big fan of the RW moc toes this one was on my wishlist for a long time. Finally they are back and in my collection now. What I like the most about them is that they look like a World War 2 army boot with the green colour and brown detail at the top. Big thanks to Matthijs van Meurs / Red Wing Europe!

Super Setter 888 vs 8180

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Written by Wouter
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine I'm working as a freelance marketing specialist for brands and retail. Specialized in denim.