Store Report: Red Wing Amsterdam
Red Wing Shoes has a storied past, and it’s one I appreciate. Founded on the edges of the Mississippi in 1905, it’s safe to say they’ve made their fair share of shoes. From the U.S. Military to iron beams the world over, Red Wing has and always will be a name synonymous with a well made product. This fact came to life last year when I was invited to Red Wing Minnesota for a visit to their factory for a first hand look at what goes into every pair of boots; furthering my appreciation.
During a recent stop in Amsterdam, I caught up with the folks leading the charge on the European front for Red Wing and paid a visit to their port-side showroom along with the new-ish Dutch outpost. With several other traditional American brands setting up shop in the area, Red Wing’s presence makes perfect sense. It’s no secret that they’ve come out swinging over the last few years making a move eastward inevitable.
The Amsterdam Store sits comfortably in the Jordaan neighborhood, where it does a great job of capturing the identity of the storied American shoe maker. Throughout the store, splashes of Americana are mixed in with some of the favorites on the American luggage circuit (Duluth, Filson, etc.) and of course all the latest footwear offerings. One thing that Red Wing does better than most is know who they are and where their from. This is clear, stateside or abroad.
If you’re in the area pay a visit to Red Wing Amsterdam Store, and what the hell, pick up a pair of boots, too. [Red Wing]