鞋中酋長 RED WING

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在思索這一次的文章要選那一個牌子,本來打算寫tripeen的,看了看櫃子裡面的red wing 875,想想還是寫下red wing這個牌子,其實就像文章的抬頭一樣,像酋長一樣的頑固但令人信賴,red wing鞋子大概是我穿過最重也是最貴的鞋子品牌 ,不過意外的是居然有很多可用資訊:p

看了美國redwing總公司的網站,意外發現他現在已經分為四間公司,redwingshoes總公司、irishsetterboots、vasque、和worx,以下會分別說一說四間的不同,在redwing的主要歷史和鞋款的簡介我部分會取材自台灣red wing網站,雖然沒有什麼多媒體的視覺呈現,但是實在的內容實要給他加分 redwingshoes歷史和特色:擁有95年以上製鞋歷史的redwing,1905年Charles Beckman在明尼蘇達州內一個叫red wing的靠河小鎮設立了Red Wing Shoe Company,當時他們賣的第一雙鞋售價是1.75美金。在渡過了World War I 、two world wars以及Great Depression(美國經濟大蕭條)後,以高品質的皮和超高耐用性讓red wing鞋人氣度大提升,在1970 – 1979 red wing公司更將品牌一舉到亞洲以及其他國家,在1980-1989有一個關鍵期就是red wing和日本合作(這個部分是台灣red wing網站提的,但是總公司完全沒有寫到這個),總之在我的印象是在2000年上下日本起了一陣風潮,那個時候是由smap的成員木村拓哉帶起的,我那個時候也是趕流行跑去買了一雙875,硬是花了我7900大洋(淚),後來也是放著貢奉起來,總之鞋子很耐操,但是實在太重啦-_-,最後特色?MADE IN USA大概就是它的最大特色吧(笑),不過真的要的提的話,我想它從檢查皮料、切割、縫接、成型鞋、黏鞋底、收尾到最終檢查的製鞋順序真的要好好加分。
redwingshoes其他品牌:
Irish Setter:主要是以戶外獵靴為主,logo是一隻小獵犬,大量使用GORE-TEX科技,休閒鞋看起來也很不錯,台灣好像沒有進
Vasque:戶外運動鞋,都蠻難看的,哈哈!真的。
WORX:重工業用鞋,也是有一大堆製鞋科技,更加強調鞋底的強化。
redwingshoes特別服務:比較特別的服務(除了可以換昂貴的鞋底外)是red wing的二個鞋款red wing shoes本家和WORX有提供所謂的「FOOTWEAR PROGRAM」,裡面他的Mobile Shoes Trucks,是真的開一台卡車,裡面就像行動商店一樣,屌!
參考連結(比較意外的是居然沒有日本redwing!)
RED WING SHOES
台灣RED WING SHOES:很多珍貴的中文資料,難得的好網站
Irish Setter
Vasque
Worx
redwingshoes特別服務

7 則留言

  1. 將在勘履者中對於我這一篇文章的回應內容轉貼於此
    bac_cap11 發佈依據: 2005-07-14 16:04
    Good research. However, I think I have to share with you something that you may not want to hear.
    Red Wing is a mid to low end brand name in the States. Actually, you can only find it in mid to low end quality stores (at least, this in the case in most of the midwest States). Most of the Red Wings are priced less than 60 US dollars.
    Don’t get me wrong on this, Red Wings are quality work boots for construction workers and special need people. However, I think Red Wing Taiwan are making way too much money.

  2. gaspar 發佈依據: 2005-07-14 21:54
    bac_cap11:
    i am glad to see your comment on my essay.
    maybe the title [chieftain] confused you, america have many famous work boots brands, red wing just one of them, i agree with your opinion.
    i hope you can give me some brands about work boots brand so i can enrich my impoverished info:)
    best

  3. HENRYC23 發佈依據: 2005-07-14 23:39
    身為RW的使用者,很高興看到有人寫了一篇介紹出來
    不過,RW在台灣的價錢非常不友善就對了.
    我的RW是我到NY旅遊時所買,180USD加上8.75%的稅.折合台幣大概
    6000多吧…果然是不友善的價錢啊 (鞋款也是875)
    在其他地方他的價錢如何我是不曉得,不過我是有看到折扣到90USD
    的鞋款,原價….Don’t know,只知道台灣同款要上萬.
    所以同學很後悔沒買.
    RW的鞋一開始穿真的是又重又硬,穿他走一陣子就累了.
    神奇的是馴鞋後….就變好穿了(奇怪,靴子也要馴嗎 )
    而且最重要的是,好搭好配褲子啊.無論牛仔褲,休閒褲..都很有型.
    他也是第一雙讓我被路人搭訕的鞋子…
    不過我不太會保養鞋子,應該說是懶吧…
    但是他皮革的色澤在受損後一樣很棒
    我覺得他是一雙不錯的鞋子啦…只不過價錢

  4. bac_cap11 發佈依據: 2005-07-15 11:44
    gaspar,
    To be honest with you, I am not really into work boots myself. In addition, since work boots are not considered to be a fashion related items in the States, but daily work needs, there are just too many brands out there.
    The name I can recognized are atually Red Wings, and CAT, I think Taiwan also sell this brand for a bloody high price. Check out Lowe’s and Home Depot’s web site, you might get some info there
    BAC

  5. gaspar 發佈依據: 2005-07-15 11:44
    HENRYC23、CORKLIN:
    台灣代理商價錢真的太…
    但這可是好物啊
    另外一提,我馴鞋失敗,就一直把我那一雙875束之高閣
    macoto7042:
    我只對休閒鞋有一點興趣,運動鞋就完全苦手啦
    以後也請多多指教

  6. seachange 發佈依據: 2005-07-15 19:15
    Bac –
    Not to pick on you for anything, but i’d say work boots are considered a fashion item as much as a speicality shoe.
    The hip hop community LOVE the work boots(sneakers too, of course). The African american community also holds severe fondness over the boots. Perhaps they really identify with the hard-working spirit symbolized by those boots. Timberland 8 hole boots are nicknamed “timbs”, which shows how popular they are.
    Red Wing is indeed one of the many construction boots brand out there in US, amongest Timberland, Fubu, CAT…just to name a few.
    I do agree the Asian branch of RW is charging way too much for anything with RW attached… back in my junior high days, RW is one of the few things that i thought i could never ever afford to get. I mean, NT10,000 plus of a pair of construction boots..? That’s about as, for the lack of a better term, insanely-priced as the high-end designer shoes. RW being hyped in street fashion magazines and worn by celebrities also have something to do with the high end price tag.
    Besides all that, i owned a pair of red wing myself and really wore it day in and day out. RW produces boots with quality and durability, and i sure don’t mind the “street flavor” attached to them, thanks to our street fashion magazines in Japan and celebrities.
    and for those who are looking into getting RW for cheap, Ebay is another source….

  7. I do agree the Asian branch of RW is charging way too much for anything with RW attached… back in my junior high days, RW is one of the few things that i thought i could never ever afford to get. I mean, NT10,000 plus of a pair of construction boots..? That’s about as, for the lack of a better term, insanely-priced as the high-end designer shoes. RW being hyped in street fashion magazines and worn by celebrities also have something to do with the high end price tag.

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