If you’re a devoted engineer boot fan, you may have noticed some of the hype around these Red Wing 2966 Engineer Boots released earlier this year via Red Wing Amsterdam (read: only for Europe). For the price point, they hit a lot of the key marks associated with more boutique-y and more costly boots, and you get the satisfaction of knowing the quality of the name Red Wing stands behind it.
There’s a fine line between entry level and straight-up save for six months straight to be able to afford them level engineer boots, and the 2966 floats comfortably in the middle. These boots are inspired by the classics, dating all the way back to the company’s early 1900’s history with an original shape and profile. Red Wing chose to use the ever-popular Klondike leather – a double tanned black with brown core leather that is sure to earn a nice patina with wear. They are finished off with a combo stacked leather and neoprene cord soles and shiny nickel buckles.
They’ve finally made their U.S. debut, but grab ’em while you can because their American availability was made exclusive to Standard & Strange.
Available for $400 at Standard & Strange.