9087 RELATED STYLES:
MIL-1 BLUCHER OXFORD
STYLE NO. 9087
LEATHER:
Black Esquire
D WIDTH 6.5 | 7.0 | 7.5 | 8.0 | 8.5 | 9.0 | 9.5 | 10.0 | 10.5 | 11.0
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ABOUT
C.E. Beckman, “The Shoe Man” at 321 Main Street. Photo courtesy of Goodhue County Historical Society.
STYLE NO. 9087: MIL-1 BLUCHER OXFORD
The 9087 is new Mil-1 Oxford shoes added to our Classic Dress shoes collection.New Mil-1 Oxford shoes isconstructed using Mil-1 shoe last that were earlier used by Red Wing Shoe Company for making formal shoes worn by military officers. It features "Esquire" leather, a special tanned Heifer hide leather that features fine textured skin. In its dyeing process, coating grain side by resin was popular and often use for penny loafer. This makes the leather glossy by polishing and applying buff at the finishing stage. The Mil-1 Oxford shoes have Gro Cord outsoles, having offcut parts of cord's mixed with rubber that prevented slipping.
THE HISTORY BEHIND THE STYLE
The 9086 and 9087 Mil-1 Oxford shoes are new additions to our Classic Dress collection. Named after the founder of Red Wing Shoe Company, Mr Charles Beckman, Red Wing’s ‘Classic Dress’ line was produced between the brand initiation 1905 to late 1930's. Those days, Red Wing shoes styles or work wear were largely formal. There was no clear border between work and dress in terms of dressing. Across the board, shoes had thin sole of leather or solid rubber and nail together heel. Generally, shoes made in the earlier days had taller height than today’s and work shoes for outside work was mostly below knee length. Even office worker seemed to wear around 6-inch height boot under a circumstance of pioneering phase in mid-west part including Minnesota. In late 1920’s United State enjoyed booming economy, infrastructure environment was consolidated and motorisation became widespread. These elements influenced shoes height to become shorter to fit the lifestyle demand for lighter and formal dressing . Red Wing Shoe Company corresponded with increased low quarter shoes variations seen in their product portfolio. After the Great Depression in 1930’s, work boots height became even shorter and transited to simpler, high cost performance type shoes that cover from light work to formal situation. Ancestral service shoes types with low quarters were increasingly introduced.
MATERIALS
Full finished leathers have a smooth, polished surface that enhances the natural beauty of the leather.
SMOOTH-FINISHED LEATHER
Smooth-finished leathers have a polished surface that enhances the true beauty and quality of the leather. Only the most premium, top-quality hides are used to craft smooth-finished leathers. The result is a beautiful, classic-looking leather used to build more elegant styles, such as the Red Wing Heritage Beckman Collection. The polished look and feel of the smooth-finished leather requires more specialized care and attention to keep it maintained.
Leather: Black Esquire
Outsole: GRO CORD
Insole: Leather
Hardware: -
Construction: Goodyear Welt
Last:
Mi-1
A last is a form shaped similarly to that of a human foot and is used by shoemakers to determine the size, toe box and heel height for the finished shoe.
Laces: 36" Flat Nylon (Black)
SIZING & BREAK IN
In order to build a Red Wing boot to an exact size and width, the boot is constructed around a shoe last.
STYLE NO. 9087: MIL-1 BLUCHER OXFORD
A new pair of Red Wing Heritage boots should fit comfortably tight on your foot, with enough room to freely wiggle your toes. Over time the full grain leather upper, leather footboard and cork midsole mold to your feet, creating an enduring and customized fit over time with each wear.
THE 9087 IS BUILT USING THE NO. Mi-1 LAST:
A last is used in shoemaking to give footwear its three-dimensional shape. Resembling the human foot, the last determines critical toe, heel and girth dimensions for fit, style and function.
  • Mi-1
CARE
Protect and lengthen the life of your boots with our Made in USA, specialty care products; specifically designed to help maintain the unique qualities of Red Wing leather.
PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT
Red Wing's sturdy soles, premium leathers, triple stitching and Goodyear welt construction all work together to make quality boots that will last a lifetime. It takes more than 230 steps to hand craft each pair of Red Wing Shoes but it only takes three steps to keep them clean, conditioned and protected.
REPAIR SERVICE
Red Wing Shoe Company operates our very own repair shop at our Red Wing, Minnesota, manufacturing facility.
CARE PRODUCTS FOR STYLE NO. 9087