ROUND TOE HAWTHORNE MULESKINNER 8181
Famous for its clean lines, simple construction and classic round toe styling, the 8181 features Hawthorne Muleskinner leather, white Traction Tred rubber outsole, speed hooks for easier lacing, triple stitched quality and Goodyear welt construction.åÊOriginally developed for farmers, Red Wing introduced the 6-Inch Round Toe work boot in 1919. Durable and well-designed, it combined the comfort of an oxford with the strength of a work boot, all while featuring a simpler, stitch-saving round design.åÊA 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 8181 is built using the no. 8 last which features a bump toe for more room up-front.
- Made in USA
Around the turn of the 19th century a Red Wing, MN shoe merchant named Charles Beckman saw a local necessity for shoes specifically designed for the demanding work of industries such as mining, logging and farming. The rigors of these jobs required footwear which was tough enough to outlast harsh working conditions, but Beckman envisioned a shoe that was also comfortable enough for the hardworking people who wore them.
Since then, Red Wing boots have literally formed the foundation of the American workforce for over a century now. These are boots designed to represent “the American ideals of prosperous work and excellence.” The Red Wings we carry are made exactly as they were up to eighty years ago. They’re not going anywhere except onto your feet and off to work.