8142 RELATED STYLES:
Romeo
STYLE NO. 8142
LEATHER:
BLACK 'CHROME'
E 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
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. 8142: Romeo
Romeo is side elastic, non shoe lace slip-on oxford shoes. Since 1930s, Red Wing Shoe Company has been making a variety of oxford shoes. Introduced in 1934, the 1st Romeo #190, was constructed by stitched down construction method among the varieties of oxford shoes produced.
THE HISTORY BEHIND THE STYLE
Introduced in 1934, the 1st Romeo #190, was among the varieties of oxford shoes produced by Red Wing Shoe Company . Earlier Red Wing Romeo boots were all leather sole with rubber heel and classified under Service Oxford shoe so they were clearly known for use in light work environment . These days, Romeo boots are built on traction tred outsoles, Goodyear- welted construction and continued to maintain its original design since Red Wing first produced these shoes style.
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 'CHROME'
Outsole: TRACTION TRED
Insole: Leather
Hardware: None
Construction: All-around Goodyear Welt
Last:
17
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.
Shank: None
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. 8142: Romeo
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 8142 IS BUILT USING THE NO. 17 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.
  • Romeo 8142 is side elastic
  • non shoe lace slip-on type oxford shoes
  • Includes extra room in the forefoot and instep for easy entry
  • Fits a variety of foot shapes
  • Fits ½ size large
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. 8142