The Merchant dates back to the earliest years of the Red Wing Shoe Company. A common sight on traders and merchants on Main St Red Wing it's still a favourite in the current range. The Merchant's sleek lower profile sole and soft toe area make it a true 'comfort first' boot that wearas back well in casual or work environments. The lower profile does not compromise practicality with Chemigum outsole providing proven grip in all weather.
- Ebony Harness Oil Tanned leather
- Chemigum traction grip sole
- Goodyear Welt Construction. Suitable for resoling
- Puritan triple stitch
- Regular soft leather toe cap
- Brass eyelets
- 48 " Taslan lace
- Made in USA
- Built on Red Wing's no.8 last, one of the oldest lasts still most frequently used Red Wing lasts .
- Most of our customers purchase 1/2 to one full size smaller than their normal size.
When purchasing a heritage style work boot it is important to get a snug fit. This will allow the boot to mould and adapt to your foot and prevent heel slippage. Just make sure you can still wiggle your toes though. After all comfort is what it's all about.
The Ebony Harness leather is supplied exclusively to Red Wing by Oil tanned leather specialists S.B Foot Tanning Co.
Oil tanned leather is exceptionally durable as well as being naturally water, stain and perspiration resistant. It also provides a more natural look and feel because less finishing materials have been applied, allowing its natural beauty to shine through. Oil-Tanned leather has been used to build countless work boots throughout Red Wing’s 110+ year history.
Show a little love to your Red Wing boots and they will repay you ten fold. Regular cleaning, and protecting will prolong the life of your boot and keep the leather soft and well conditioned. For most of us, one pair of these boots should last close to a lifetime.
A good dry brush is often enough to remove dust but for bigger jobs we recommend Red Wing Leather Cleaner. Once dry always re condition and protect with Red Wing All Natural Boot Oil . Red Wing Mink Oil is also a popular choice with many of our customers who prefer the added protection of Silicon and Lanolin
The Merchant is a style with a deep Red Wing history that goes back to the first decades of the 20th century. Today, the Merchant is a modern boot that takes design cues from those early dress boots that were sharp enough for formal wear, but rugged enough to stand up to the challenges of muddy streets. The Merchant is fully resoleable thanks to Goodyear welt construction, Puritan triple stitch ensures durability, and a Chemigum rubber outsole provides steady footing year-round.