Originally, the Red Wing Shoe styles 875 and 877 were used primarily by factory workers and managers as a work shoe which was comfortable but sturdy. Eventually, those factory managers began to desire an oxford which was lighter, even more comfortable, but still durable since they'd be frequenting both their office and the factory floor. The 4514 oxford shoe satisfied those desires, using Oro-iginal leather, Traction Tred sole, the shoe is finished off with a quality Goodyear welt. Red Wing has brought this style back exclusively for the J.Crew online store. Check out the store if you're looking for a hybrid shoe which will bring you comfort and durability.

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