Indian Motorcycle has partnered with Red Wing Shoes to create a three-model line-up of stylish riding boots for men and women.
The good news is that they will be coming Down Under, says Indian Motorcycle Australia and New Zealand Country Manager Peter Harvey.
“The Indian Red Wing boots are very cool and we are looking forward to releasing them over here,” he says.
“Our latest information is they will not be available until July of this year and we do not yet have any pricing.”
The new limited-edition Red Wing Shoes Collection boots will cost US$319 (about A$450) in the US.
The Worthington boot is named after the street in Springfield, Massachusetts, where Indian Motorcycle began full-scale production in 1902, the Spirit Lake boot is named after the factory in Iowa where Indian is now made and the Connelly women’s boot is named after Catherine Connelly of Owatonna, Minnesota, one of Indian’s earliest female riders and loyalists.
Even during the Depression, Catherine and her husband made periodic trips to Springfield to buy new Indian Motorcycles and they would ride them back to Owatonna.
Worthington (men’s black pull-on boots)
Based on Red Wing Shoes’ classic Engineer style the boot has been modified for Indian Motorcycle riders. This 11-inch pull-on boot features plain toe styling, a Vibram 430 sole for grip and abrasion resistance, and an instep strap for precise fitting. They feature Black Harness leather, Indian Motorcycle buckles, embossed logo, Goodyear welt construction and puritan chain stitching.
Spirit Lake (men’s brown lace-up boots)
This 8-inch boot is modelled after Red Wing Shoes’ Iron Ranger with a Vibram 430 sole and double-layer leather toe cap. They are made of Amber Portage leather and have gunmetal eyelets, all-brown triple stitching and Goodyear welt construction.
Connelly (women’s black pull-on boots)
This 11-inch boot is based on Red Wing Shoes’ Engineer with plain toe styling, heeled oil-resistant cushion crepe sole for grip and light weight, and an instep strap to adjust the fit. It features Black Harness leather, Indian Motorcycle buckles, embossed logo, white puritan chain stitching Goodyear welt construction.
Indian Motorcycle and Red Wing Shoes are American companies and boast a long heritage with the former established in 1901 and the latter founded in 1905.