The low stacked heel and leather sole are classic elements of a timeless shoe, and the Carol is made on Red Wing's No. 108 last, which features a clean almond-shaped toe and an elegant, feminine form. Style 3462 features the premium Amber Harness leather, and has three-quarter Goodyear welt construction for good looks that will last for years to come.
THE HISTORY BEHIND THE STYLE: What some call a Chelsea boot used to be called a "Romeo". Red Wing calls it the Carol, and it's based on a women's boot from their 1934 catalog. The distinctive elastic gusset on the side is traditionally called "goring" and allows for easy donning and doffing while still providing a snug fit.
HOW IT'S MADE: S.B. Foot Tanning Co. is best known for Oil-Tanned leather which is used to build a variety of timeless Red Wing styles. This leather is water, stain and perspiration resistant, and has a more natural look and feel because less finishing materials have been applied, allowing its natural beauty to shine through. Oil-Tanned leather is exceptionally durable and has been used to build countless work boots throughout Red Wing’s 110+ year history.
FITS TRUE TO SIZE: A new pair of Red Wing Women's Heritage boots should fit comfortably tight on your foot, with enough room to freely wiggle your toes. The full grain leather upper, leather covered foam footboard and cork inlay create an enduring and customized fit over time, with each wear.
Oil-Tanned leather is a very durable and vivid leather. Red Wing's sturdy soles, premium leathers, triple stitching and Goodyear welt construction all work together to make quality boots that will last a lifetime. It takes more than 230 steps to hand craft each pair of Red Wing Shoes but it only takes three steps to keep them clean, conditioned and protected.