Lineman

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STYLE NO. 2936: LINEMAN
Lineman boots are the style of work boots for electric line workers. As compared to other Red Wing boots, Lineman boots consist of shoe laces that pass through eyelet rows extending till the toe. This alllows adjustment for the boots to hold the feet tighter which is believed to improve the safety of lineman working at high places. This boot style in maize Abilene leather is a revival of Red Wing classical work boots ½ standard style, combining Vibram® lug sole and Goodyear welt construction.
THE HISTORY BEHIND THE STYLE
In the early 20th century, lineman was known as one of the most dangerous jobs. It was said that one out of three linemen was killed by accident on duty. Linemen thus needed high degree of safety from their equipments. The style of footwear that they preferred was lace-to-toe. The design makes shoe lace goes from toe part, ensuring tight holding of feet. Early boots that had this lace-to-toe system appeared in Red Wing's catalogue in early 1940's. Red Wing Lineman Boots inherit the lace-to-toe design from the boots.
Leather: Maize Abilene Leather
Outsole: Vibram Lug
Insole: Leather
Hardware: Nickel Eyelets
Construction: Goodyear Welt
Last:
23
Laces: 54" Braided Taslan (Gold/Tan)

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