8824 RELATED STYLES:
CLASSIC ROUND
STYLE NO. 8824
LEATHER:
OLIVE MOHAVE
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
Ironworkers erect the steel framework of buildings and often times work high up in the air secured by safety rigs. Photo courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society.
STYLE NO. 8824: CLASSIC ROUND
The 8824 features clean lines and simple construction with our classic round toe styling. The style provides the durability of a work boot with the clean toe profile of a classic oxford. Olive leather, white Traction Tred sole, triple stitched quality and Goodyear welt construction.
THE HISTORY BEHIND THE STYLE
First developed for farmers, Red Wing introduced the 6-inch round toe work boot in 1919. The combination of two traditional styles, round toe boots provided the comfort of an oxford with the durability of a work boot. The key difference in the new style was the round toe design, eliminating a seam by using one larger piece of leather versus the previous practice of sewing together two smaller leather pieces. This created a more durable boot, as any seam is by design, a weaker part of a boot. Our classic round toe boot is a blend of functional design, toughness, and comfort, attributes found in all Red Wing products.
MATERIALS
Roughout leather is a reverse suede leather made in our S.B. Foot tannery.
ROUGHOUT LEATHER
Roughout leather is created using a reverse-suede technique at our very own S.B. Foot Tanning Co. While most tanneries split, thin and weaken the hide to create the rough suede surface, we simply use the other side of the hide. By doing so, we avoid splitting or thinning our full-grain hides. This makes our Roughout leather just as strong and durable as our other leathers.
Leather: OLIVE MOHAVE
Outsole: Traction Tred
Insole: Leather
Hardware: Nickel 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: 48" Braided Taslan (Tan/Gold)
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. 8824: CLASSIC ROUND
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 8824 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.
  • Features a bump toe for more room up-front
  • 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. 8824