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Red Wing Heritage is changing things up on their 875 and 877 boot models to make them more authentic and closer to the originals that were first launched some 61 years past. Rather than the typical Oro-iginal leather used on previous editions of the 6-inch and 8-inch moc-toe boots, Red Wing is moving to Oro Legacy: a “more natural richly colored leather that harkens back to the days when Red Wing’s salesmen recalled pulling boots out of the box ‘slick with oil.'” The new Oro Legacy leather is more natural and allows for the “character” of the boots to patina more gracefully. They double-checked their archives to ensure the new leather matches the originals as close as possible. Those looking to upgrade their boot game will certainly enjoy these new looks from Red Wing Heritage.

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Jeff Carvalho is Managing Director for Highsnobiety N.A. in New York City. He holds a journalism degree from Northeastern University.

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