The 9435 6-inch Williston is made with Teak Featherstone leather finished with high luster at our S.B. Foot Tannery in Red Wing, Minnesota. The Williston’s premium Gro-Cord outsole, most recently exclusive to the Japanese market, adds durability with a Vibram forepart heel and tap on a leather sole bend.
THE HISTORY BEHIND THE STYLE
Red Wing’s legacy of dress footwear stretches back nearly a century. The Williston is born out of archival inspiration from formal boots that were first produced in Red Wing in the '20s and '30s. The Gro-Cord outsole that the 6-inch Williston is built on has a rich history of its own, adding industry-leading durability to dress boots first appearing on Red Wing dress boots in the 1920s.
Smooth-Finished leathers have a polished surface that enhances the true beauty and quality of the leather. Only the most premium, top-quality hides are used to craft Smooth-Finished leathers. The result is a beautiful, classic-looking leather used to build more elegant styles, such as the Red Wing Heritage Beckman Collection. The polished look and feel of the Smooth-Finished leather requires more specialized care and attention to keep it maintained.