Red Wing Safety


About The Red Wing Shoe Company

The Red Wing Shoe Company was built on America’s great promise; if one worked hard enough, one could achieve anything.

In 1905, Mr. Charles Beckman founded the Red Wing Shoe Company. As a main street shoe store owner, he recognized the need for comfortable and durable work boots.  Word of the quality and comfort built into every pair spread quickly and the company prospered.

One hundred plus years later, the company is still located in Red Wing, Minnesota.  Its corporate headquarters are at 314 Main Street, across the street from Mr. Beckman’s original shoe store.  Today a fourth generation of employees continues the tradition of building the world’s best work boot.

Red Wing work boots still deliver on Mr. Beckman’s original promise of building a work boot that would be as tough as the customer who wore them.

Red Wing Shoe Company, Inc. continues to be a privately-held corporation based in Red Wing, Minnesota.

The Red Wing Shoes brand is distributed in more than 100 countries around the globe, including over 6,000 U.S. retail locations serving both consumer and industrial customers.

With over 2,000 employees, Red Wing is famous for its premium quality work and safety footwear.

The company operates two domestic manufacturing facilities in Red Wing, Minnesota and Potosi, Missouri.  All company plants have earned certifications for ISO 9001 international quality standards.  The company also owns and operates the S.B. Foot Tanning Company, which supplies premium leather for shoes, apparel, furniture and other applications.

  • The Puritan Stitch Machine

    Red Wing Shoes still uses Puritan stitch machines which have been in service for over 80 years, due to the unparalleled quality they produce.

  • The Factory

    Meet the team that crafts 5000 pairs of boots with pride every day in Red Wing, Minnesota.