It’s been 61 years since Red Wing Shoes introduced their venerable 875 and 877 boots, and they’ve been the iconic silhouette for the Americana revival over the past few years. The 877 became an overnight sensation with outdoorsmen and workers alike with its impressive arch support and cushioned crepe sole; the lower-cut 875 followed soon after. Over the the last half-century, the two boots have evolved, with pieces like leather and hardware changing to suit the evolving needs of the modern worker.
Red Wing’s heritage department has just relaunched the boots with the same Oro Legacy leather as the 1952 originals, bringing character and patina back to the line. Whether you choose the 875 or 877, you’ll get the same Minnesota-made quality that Red Wing has always been known for — and a boot that will last you through countless adventures. We break down the patriotic stompers above.