New boot kicks traditional laces to the curb

Red Wing Tradesman boot pairs more toe room with an advanced PU footbed

New boot kicks traditional laces to the curb

The Red Wing Tradesman boot collection for men combines the safety features and durability of a traditional work boot with the look and functionality of a performance-inspired hiking boot.

The collection pairs an innovative, oblique design providing more toe room and an advanced PU footbed and outsole to offer all-day comfort. Tradesman boots are handcrafted from premium Red Wing leather and feature an additional layer of protection at the toe and heel to protect against daily wear and tear, while a Versatrax sole delivers best-in-class slip resistance, the manufacturer says. All styles are waterproof and feature a non-metallic safety toe, puncture resistance and electrical hazard protection.

Additional features on specific styles include a side zipper that offers easy entry or exit and a new lightweight insulation technology. An optional CSA-compliant BOA System allows the wearer to quickly dial in for a secure fit and make micro-adjustments throughout the day. Its precision-engineered laces are contained inside the assembly, keeping them out of the way and outside the reach of machinery. The innovative laces shed ice, dirt, oil and other contaminants.

The Tradesman boot collection is ideal for a wide range of industries, including construction, light manufacturing and indoor/outdoor work environments.