Thursday, April 28, 2011

Beckman Black Cherry

We are familiar with the Beckman model as a dressed work boot. This shoe deserves a bit of  extra recognition. The Black Cherry stands out from the 3 other colorways in originality. It gives some Rock&Roll attitude to the boot and has some similarity with Cordovan leather. Only because of the burgundy color, because it is not made from the same animal. 

When I mentioned this in the S.B. Foot Tannery our guide told us that a few years back Red Wing Shoes had the intention of using Shell Cordovan for their shoes. They ordered the Cordovan leather but the delivered hides could not match their quality standard. That was the moment RW instructed the S.B. Foot to produce their own dressed leather. The result is now referred to as Featherstone from which the Beckman collection is made.

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