The Roughneck was born from a boot first made for oil rig workers in the mid-20th century. Rig workers, nicknamed "Roughnecks," were known for their notoriously dangerous work. Built upon their legacy, the 6-inch durable leather provided support and protection, and the aggressive lugged Vibram® outsole offered grip on any surface.
In addition, the boot is built with long-lasting Puritan triple-stitch construction and a Goodyear welt, making it fully resoleable for years of reliable wear. Come by the shop to have a coffee and try a pair on. These are available in store and online.
The 8-inch Classic Moc is arguably the most well-known boot in the Red Wing Heritage Collection. The commanding style was originally built as a hunting boot when it debuted in 1952, and its comfort and toughness quickly made it a favorite at job sites. Today, the boot is still made in Red Wing, Minnesota with the same commitment to craftsmanship and materials that made it a legend.
The iconic Traction Tred rubber outsole and moc toe construction stand out as the signature features of the boot, and Puritan triple stitching and a Goodyear welt ensure lasting durability. A new pair of Red Wing Heritage footwear should fit comfortably tight on the foot, with enough room to freely wiggle toes. We recommend trying on footwear in store to ensure proper fit.