One of the standouts in the ‘Made in America’ family of goods is the Red Wing Boot company. Founded in Red Wing, Minnesota in 1905, Red Wing has been producing well-crafted, built to last boots for over 100 years. Their work boots have recently been picked up in the Americana heritage movement, a sensible choice given their comfort and amazing lasting power. For me, the Work Chukka boots are the highlight of the line, particularly in the briar oil slick leather. The crepe sole, common among their work boots, is retained and paired with a gorgeous brown oil slick leather. The resulting boots are best described as ‘ruggedly handsome’ and are a boot that can be worn from winter to summer on both hiking trails or city streets. They’re available in Vancouver at the Red Wing store or over the internet at Unionmade Goods.