Advertised as a shoe for work and play, the original Red Wing work oxfords were a perfect mix of professionalism and sturdy durability. Crafted with Brick Settler leather on a Nitrile Cork outsole, the 8052 continues to build on that oxford legacy of sleek dependability. Great for on the job or on the town, this sharp style is a timeless classic.
History Behind the Style:
Red Wing's moc-toe classic work oxfords were inspired by the success of the iconic 875 and 877 work boots. While the work crew needed a sturdy boot, the factory manager who moved back and forth from their office to the factory floor sought a more comfortable oxford. Lighter in weight because of its lower profile, these work oxfords could stand up to the hard concrete and not be too heavy for an entire day spent behind a desk. Continuing to wear a Red Wing product was only natural for managers who started their careers on the factory floor. They appreciated the comfort and durability Red Wing built into every pair of their legendary work boots and shoes.