There are two brands considered staples of Americana style: Minnesota bootmakers Red Wing Shoes, and Massachussets athletic company New Balance. Founded just a year apart, both entities have operated independently of one another for over 110 years – until now.
Collaborating on the 997 silhouette, this colourway epitomises the durable, American-made ethos that both brands bring to their products. As such, the uppers are built from what looks like roughout leather from Red Wing’s S.B. Foot Tanning Co., with smooth leather accents on the tongue and top eyestay. Brick red rubber outsoles and co-branded insoles complete this colab.
The Red Wing x New Balance 997 releases on September 6 at retailers like SNS.