Like many international brands, Red Wing Heritage offers a range of exclusive styles to markets outside of America. In Japan, for example, you’ll find a wealth of unique models not available to domestic retailers. The wider variety of silhouettes includes the Mil-1 Congress Boot, the Canoe Moc and the Lineman Boot, among others. Though procuring a pair of these boots is complicated, it’s not impossible; if you utilize a proxy service such as Zenmarket, the process is relatively painless, if notably longer than when dealing with a domestic seller. So, dive into the world of hard-to-find boots with six stalwart styles.

The Garegeman Oxford

This four-eye oxford is based on a design traditionally used by mechanics. It features an oil-resistant sole, a neoprene-cushion insole and durable Chaparral leather.

The Lineman Boot

The Lineman is a lace-to-toe style developed for workers who needed to clim utility poles and steel towers to handle electric wires. The side panels on these boots are cut from a single piece of heavyweight Retan leather that’s treated to mimic the leather used a half-century ago.

The Mil-1 Congress Boot

Featuring Teak Featherstone leather from Red Wing’s S.B. Foot Tanning Company, these boots are Red Wing’s version of Chelsea boot. They feature elastic side panels, a Gro Cord Medallion sole and Goodyear welt construction.

The Girard Boot

These 6-inch boots have a gusset tongue and sleek moc-toe common on boots from the early 20th century. They features Featherstone leather and a Gro Chord Medallion sole.

The Mil-1 Saddle Oxford

The military inspiration for these oxfords comes from officers’ dress shoes. The five-eye shoe has a classic silhouette and a tonal saddle with triple-needle stitching.

The Canoe Moc

These Irish Setter boots are a modern version of a classic 1950s design. They feature gold-russett “Sequoia” leather, a Traction Tred sole and lacing studs.

How to Buy Exclusive Goods from Japan

Buy products from Japan is notoriously difficult. If you utilize a proxy service like ZenMarket, From Japan or Dejapan, you can buy exclusive goods without the headache. Here’s how. Read the Story