Mr. Beckman owned a shoe store in Red Wing. In his advertising he promoted himself as Beckman, The Shoe Man. As a prosperous Main Street merchant, he saw first-hand the need for durable and comfortable boots.
In 1905 when he couldn't find boots to meet his needs, he started his own shoe company. Navigating the muddy streets of Red Wing was part of his daily routine. He needed sturdy boots that could be polished to match his status as a successful Main Street merchant and shoe company owner.
The 9014 is part of our Classic Dress Beckman collection. The collection is derived from the boot's classic Red Wing styling and the use of our exclusive Black Cherry Featherstone dress leather custom tanned at our S.B. Foot Tannery, located in Featherstone Township, Goodhue County, MN. It is a light weight and durable leather, a combination that mirrors the name. These 6" boots are a round toe style and can be polished in keeping with their dress status.