STYLE NO. 9435 : WILLISTON 6-INCH
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.
The Williston line stands as a triumph of uncompromising quality. Named in honor of one of Red Wing’s earliest investors in 1905, this groundbreaking line melds our finest materials and construction techniques in a showcase of unrivaled dress footwear. Handbuilt at Plant 2 in Red Wing, Minnesota, each pair of Willistons is made with premium Featherstone leathers from our own tannery, S.B. Foot Tanning Company. Every detail of the footwear is taken into careful consideration to create boots and shoes that are as durable as they are dignified.
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.
Leather: Teak Featherstone Leather
Construction: Goodyear Welt