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Fade of the Day – Red Wing 404 SuperSole (10+ Years)

Some things are fleeting, others last a lifetime. This pair of Red Wing 404 8″ Moc Toe SuperSoles sent in by Mark Darby of the UK are certainly the latter, which is why they have earned the Fade of the Day.

Mark simply wears these Red Wings, and despite their age and use, they haven’t needed a resole. The leather and other materials have all aged with grace and look almost pristine. The red leather has aged beautifully and the patina is soft and subtle. As with most boots, the toes have the most discoloration and have darkened a bit more than the rest, but these boots are still a spry 26-years-young.

We aren’t sure how Mark has cared for these – we assume he dips them in the fabled Red Wing fountain of youth – but if he continues with the same regimen, the only thing he has to worry about is that he may never need another pair.

Red Wing 404 SuperSole Boots

  • Material: Leather, rubber, etc.
  • Material source: USA, unknown
  • Made in: USA
  • Additional Details:
    • ‘Copper Worksmith’ leather
    • SuperSole welt
    • PORON insole
    • Odyssey SuperSole outsole
    • Steel shank
    • Moc-toe
    • Speed hooks
    • Padded ankle
  • Available at: Red Wing dealers for $224.99