2995 RELATED STYLES:
LINEMAN
STYLE NO. 2995
LEATHER:
Black Retan
D WIDTH 7.0 | 7.5 | 8.0 | 8.5 | 9.0 | 9.5 | 10.0 | 10.5 | 11.0
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ABOUT
Red Wing Lineman Boots inherit the lace-to-toe design from the boots.
STYLE NO. 2995: LINEMAN
Lineman boots are the style of work boots for electric line workers. As compared to other Red Wing boots, Lineman boots consists of eyelet rows that pass through shoe laces extending till the toe. This alllows adjustment for the boots to hold the feet tighter which is believed to improve the safety of lineman working at high places. This boot style of Black "Retan" leather is a revival of Red Wing classical work boots' standard style, combining nitrile cork sole and Goodyear welt construction, original only to Red Wing.
THE HISTORY BEHIND THE STYLE
In the early 20th century, lineman was known as one of the most dangerous jobs. It was said that one out of three linemen was killed by accident on duty. Linemen thus needed high degree of safety from their equipments. The style of footwear that they preferred was lace-to-toe. The design makes shoe lace goes from toe part, ensuring tight holding of feet. Early boots that had this lace-to-toe system appeared in Red Wing's catalogue in early 1940's. Red Wing Lineman Boots inherit the lace-to-toe design from the boots.
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 Retan
Outsole: BLACK NITRILE CORK
Insole: LEATHER
Hardware: black eyelets
Construction: Goodyear Welt
Last:
8
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: 54" Braided Taslan (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. 2995: LINEMAN
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 2995 IS BUILT USING THE NO. 8 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.
  • Fits a variety of foot shapes
  • Should be sized up ½ if used with a footbed or orthotic
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. 2995