The Redwood Boot: Built to work as hard as you do.
"I don't pity any man who does hard work worth doing. I admire him. I pity the creature who does not work, at whichever end of the social scale he may regard himself as being."
Once the picture of the working man, with well worn boots and an honestly come by paycheque, was one to aspire to. For whatever reason, that perception changed for a time — and those of us who chose to study a trade and master a craft rather than punch a keyboard were, in the words of Sonny from the Bronx Tale: 'a sucka!'.
The thing is, the world doesn't move without the sweat and sacrifice of those of us with the knowledge and willingness to clock in everyday. Thankfully, we're seeing a trend of young people seeing the value in a blue collar life. The pride, the freedom, the sense of worth and instilled value, and all the rest of the trappings that accompany an apprenticeship and a worn pair of boots.
It was an absolute pleasure of ours to recently outfit Sam, a mason by trade, in a pair of RedWood Stompers. The epitome of a working gentleman, his commitment to his craft, and his humble and good nature is what makes him the perfect Stompers' spokesman.
Daily and without complaint, Sam lends himself to the almost back breaking labour of laying stonework. Hopefully, the RedWood boots we brought to his latest site, will help take some of the pressure. The comfortable wedge sole, and absolutely classic 9" tall 'lace to toe' ironworker build, should do the trick. There's a reason this style has been an icon of blue collar pride since the 20's, its because they have no issue working as hard as you do.