Red Wing Clara
Clara was inspired by Red Wing’s first boot for women, the “Gloria.” This modern interpretation of a classic moc toe, with a genuine leather-stacked heel and a three-quarter Goodyear welt, showcases premium, Red Wing Amber Harness leather.
- Leather: Amber Harness Leather
- Outsole: Vibram® Mini Lug Tap
- Insole: Texon®
- Hardware: Nickel Eyelets
- Construction: Goodyear Welt
- Last: 110
- Shank: Steel
About the Short Engineer
Red Wing has been making women’s hiking and riding boots as far back as the 1920s. The Clara is a throwback to our early women’s boots, with a moc toe and lace-up style, but just not quite as tall, and updated with a more tapered silhouette and grippy Vibram® outsole for 21st century adventures.
About Red Wing:
The early history of iron mining on Minnesota’s Mesabi Range is intertwined with that of Red Wing Shoe Company. The miners needed tough but comfortable boots that could stand up to the long days and tough conditions a northern Minnesota mine pit presented. Red Wing responded with a boot made of thick leather with an oil resisting outer sole, speed lacing hooks, and a comfortable cork midsole. The defining characteristic of these boots though, was their double layered toe, capped to protect the miner’s feet from injury as they laboured with hand tools and heavy machinery. That boot is still made today, the fittingly named Iron Ranger, and it represents not only Red Wing’s commitment to making boots for working men and women but also its Minnesota origins.