Red Wing 101 Postman Oxford



The 101 was known as the postman’s shoe. Designed to meet Postal Service requirements, they were a simple, but sturdy, polished, black dress oxford. It was their sturdiness and underfoot comfort that would serve America’s mailmen well. As evidence, millions were sold. The Black Chaparral leather and the black cushion crepe, wedge sole combine to yield a classic look.

Leather: Black Chaparral Leather
Outsole: Black Cushion Crepe Wedge

In the 1950’s policemen still walked their beats and the postman walked his mail route. They needed comfortable and sturdy footwear for the eight hours spent on their feet. In 1954, Red Wing responded with style #101, a sturdy black oxford with a moldable insole. It could be polished to meet their uniform requirements, but tough enough for everything their day encountered. The 101 would go on to be part of the Red Wing brand for 46 years and sell over 2 million pairs. It became one of the best selling styles in company history.

Made in USA

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