The original, American work boot. Blacksmith became popular among smiths in the early 20th century due to the excellent protection the 6" ankle provided against cinders from the forge. This variant is made with Red Wing's Black Spitfire leather which although polished still showcases the grain of the quality hides used.
Red Wing has brought Blacksmith to the modern age with a light and durable Vibram® outsole, sewn to the upper with a 3/4 Goodyear welt. The whole toe box and heel are reinforced internally with a double layer of leather. Red Wing tans their own leather in Minnesota, using oils which proof it against water, dirt and sweat. The thick leather requires a break-in period and responds well to polish.
Made in USA. This model is part of the Red Wing Heritage collection which revives the brand's original models and production methods.