Minnesota boot maker Red Wing Heritage released a new style inspired by vintage hikers. The Sawmill boot — Style 2936 — features a friendly 6-inch shaft, stitched moc-toe and hiking eyelets and hooks. Like Red Wing’s other styles, the boot is made using Goodyear welt construction, so it can be rebuilt, and it utilizes leather from the brand’s S.B Foot Tanning Company — Briar Oil Slick leather and Olive Mohave suede.
The Sawmill references Red Wing boots from the ‘70s Great Outdoors collection and includes performance-focused features like Vibram Lug TC-4 Plus soles, moisture-wicking linings, felt-wool footbeds and storm welting. Another nod to the hiker style is a deerskin collar for added comfort. Available in sizes 7 to 13, this boot costs $335 — very reasonable for a boot that’ll stand up to winter’s worst.
Sawmill (Briar Oil Slick) by Red Wing Heritage $335
Sawmill (Olive Mohave) by Red Wing Heritage $335
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