Heritage boots get the haberdashery treatment in Todd Snyder’s new collaboration with American footwear company Red Wing Shoes. This fresh release is inspired by the 877 classic moc boot, an iconic Red Wing safety shoe style that’s been worn by millions of American workers and even an American president (Dwight D. Eisenhower) since its introduction in the middle of the last century.
Snyder’s citified version, the 877 short, is a new silhouette exclusive to Todd Snyder, inspired by the designer’s own favorite and very well-worn pair. It echoes the original’s crescent-stitched toe and iconic styling, updated with a cutdown 6-inch shaft that’s easy for everyday wear, and a soft yet durable Vibram lug sole for lightweight comfort with an excellent grip.
Crafted with a mix of premium leather and suede in two cosmopolitan color ways (olive with black, and traditional brown), the Todd Snyder + Red Wing 877 is a ruggedly sporty shoe for the modern gentleman, evolved from its workwear origins to complement everything from selvedge jeans and an unconstructed sport coat to a perfectly worn-in leather jacket.
The partnership with Red Wing Shoes is especially meaningful to Snyder, who has been wearing Red Wings since the 1990s and remains a devotee of the American-made brand.
“I first wore Red Wing boots when I worked at my dad’s engineering firm, Snyder & Associates, and I still have that pair,” said Snyder. “Having long admired their unique mix of utility and sartorial statement, with each pair truly built to last, it was an honor to collaborate with the Red Wing team to create a new boot with our signature styling.”
This new collaboration with Red Wing Shoes is now available exclusively at ToddSnyder.com and in store at the menswear destination’s flagship in Madison Square Park in New York City.