In the 1950s policemen still walked their beats and the postman walked his mail route. They needed comfortable and sturdy footwear for the hours spent on their feet. Red Wing Shoes responded with style nos.101and 102, better known as the Postman and the Policeman. The Cushion Crepe sole helped to keep their feet comfortable as they patrolled their beats. The outsole had a slip-resistant function, a requirement for shoes worn on duty. This year, we introduce style no. 9197, modeled after no.102. And as a proof, the registered Slip Resistant/USA label is legitimately part of the boot.