Red Wing is situated in Southwest Minnesota and was pronounced as a city in 1857. The city, named after a tribal chief who succeeded a local Dakota tribe who ruled the region. Introduced in 1928 the iconic "Red Feather" logo, refers back to the tribal chief now refined to the one you see today created in 2007.
In 1905, Mr Charles Beckman, a Minnesota shoe merchant, realised there was a necessity for strong and reliable footwear suitable for demanding work such as mining, logging and farming. He wanted a product strong enough to be worn every day and comfortable enough to support the work industry in some of the toughest and most challenging of environments. He would call the company "Red Wing Shoes".