Around the turn of the 19th century, shoe merchant Charles Beckman saw a need for durable boots which would hold up to the rigorous standards of farmers, miners and lodgers. He founded Red Wing boots out of Minnesota to fill this void in the boot industry. Today Redwing has surpassed its initial brand identity and makes fashionable and functional boots for casual wear. Although considered a staple in the wardrobe of many fashion forward men, Red Wing boots still stand up to even the most formidable conditions. Red Wing offers a number of customer care services, such as resoling and restitching, ensuring that their boots will last a lifetime.