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Cutting A Pair Of Red Wing Shoes 875 Boots

Rose Anvil is cutting shoes and boots in half to review the leather quality and construction. Last October he cut pairs of different brands their moc toe’s in two, as he called it Moctober (Moc Toe + October). The first episode was about the legendary moc toe by Red Wing Shoes, the 875 style.

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Originally Made For Hunters And Farmers

This Red Wing Shoes style was first introduced in the 1950s and is since then their flagship model. Originally made as a boot for hunters and farmers. These people spent most of their days outside, under strenuous, wet, and often cold conditions. Now, after more than 70 years this boot is one of the most iconic footwear boot styles ever made. It’s a boot style that represents a lifestyle. A lifestyle that is perfectly connected to the denim style.

The Content Of The Video

In this first episode where Rose Anvil is cutting the 875 moc toe in two, you will see and learn about the unique leather of the boots, why the ‘water tongue’ is fastened so high at the eye-lets, but also about the Puritan three-needle stitching on the side of the boots. Next to that, he explains also the popular 360 degrees stitched Goodyear Welted construction, and why these boots are so comfortable over time. And, many more other insights.

Watch the video here;

The Boots Anatomy

Next to the video he also made visuals to show the unique features of the Red Wing Shoes boots.


More videos on the Rose Anvil You Tube channel here.

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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. Celebrating my 10th anniversary with Long John this year.