From his store in Red Wing, Minnesota, Charles Beckman founded the Red Wing shoe company based on a strong American philosophy of 'hard work pays off'. It did; soon Beckman was pumping out 110 pairs a day. Word of the quality and comfort built into every pair spread quickly and the company prospered. Today a third generation of employees, located just down the road from the original factory, continues this tradition by using the same craftsmanship and attention to detail. Triple-stitched seams, sturdy welt construction and rich leathers are signature elements of every Red Wing boot.