Red Wing Stockholm / Herr / Lineman
Finally available in Europe in limited quantities and only in the offical Red Wing Shoe Stores. Lineman boots are the style of work boots for electric line workers. As compared to other Red Wing boots, Lineman boots consists of eyelet rows that pass through shoe laces extending till the toe. This allows adjustment for the boots to hold the feet tighter which is believed to improve the safety of lineman working at high places. In the early 20th century, lineman was known as one of the most dangerous jobs. It was said that one out of three linemen was killed by accident on duty. Linemen thus needed high degree of safety from their equipment. The style of footwear that they preferred was lace-to-toe. The design makes shoe lace goes from toe part, ensuring tight holding of feet. Early boots that had this lace-to-toe system appeared in Red Wing's catalogue in early 1940's. Red Wing Lineman Boots inherit the lace-to-toe design from those boots.