|The Engineer collection was originally developed for engineers working on America’s railroads. The all-leather boots with pull-on styling, used minimal stitching to protect the engineer’s feet from the hot embers that fell from the locomotive’s firebox. The buckled side gusset at the top of the boot allowed for easier bending, a necessary requirement as they needed to continuously shovel more coal into the firebox. The first engineer boots, number 919, appeared in the 1941 catalog—they were advertised as pull-on boots for engineers and truck drivers, the new engineers of the open road.|
Inspired by our classic engineer boots, the 2970 features the classic Red Wing white sole look. The 2970 is an 11” un-lined pull-on boot, built with premium Briar Oil Slick leather, Traction Tred sole, silver hardware and sturdy Goodyear welt construction.