Revisiting two of its iconic silhouettes, Red Wing chose to update both its 875 and 877 models. But “why?” you may ask, “They’re perfect just the way they are.” With this heritage collection Red Wing simply reformulated each model’s leather upper, keeping both its American-made construction and shape untouched. Looking back to its archives, the Minnesota-based brand brings back the original leather and hardware used when these iconic styles were first introduced over 50 years ago. Red Wing mentions of its revival:
Oro Legacy represents durability, eye appealing, healthful properties—it breathes—molds readily to the shape of the foot, and because it is natural (non-pigmented finish) all of nature’s beauty marks are visible and representative of heavyweight U.S. cattle hides. Consumers also can expect color variation because of the natural, unfinished method of production. The amount and type of oil used by the tannery was a critical component in the development of both the color and feel. A rich, oily feel was historically perceived as a signature property of Red Wing shoes and boots.
Each model can be compared to its original and purchased here.