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Deadstock for Days

May 16th, 2011 | Categories: Tokyo, Vintage | by Michael Williams

While in Tokyo last week with the folks from Red Wing (who is a client, full disclosure and all that good stuff) we fell upon what turned out to be the most amazing cache of deadstock Red Wings that I have ever seen all together in one place. Everything was unworn and for sale — only in Japan my friends. More here.

Comments: 18

18 Comments to “Deadstock for Days”

  1. Brandon
    on May 16th, 2011
    @ 5:20 PM

    The caramel numbers in the top right-hand corner.

  2. Oliver
    on May 16th, 2011
    @ 5:37 PM

    Awesome shop. I’ve always wanted to find the place where this photo was taken and raid the remaining selection:

  3. vegtan
    on May 16th, 2011
    @ 6:11 PM

    The shop is:

  4. Ramalhoni
    on May 16th, 2011
    @ 6:36 PM

    I’m thinking of buying my first pair of red wing’s but I find the classic 6′in boots too heavy!
    Do the Moc Toe Oxfords weigh the more or less the same?

  5. Brandon
    on May 16th, 2011
    @ 7:40 PM

    I’m trying to decide between the Wolverine 1k Mile Boot and the Red Wing Iron Ranger at the moment. Decisions, decisions…

  6. Tim
    on May 16th, 2011
    @ 7:41 PM

    MAN! What a selection!!

  7. allen
    on May 16th, 2011
    @ 8:08 PM

    I could probably do without the “Death Squad” t-shirts with the SS logo the store also sells.

  8. Rhon
    on May 16th, 2011
    @ 9:45 PM

    Annndd.. how much of what you found are you bring home?

  9. Jacob
    on May 16th, 2011
    @ 11:20 PM

    Redwing are a client?

    Sorry, what’s your business?

  10. Brian Miller
    on May 17th, 2011
    @ 2:51 AM

    The Japanese hoarding all things Americana used to mildly charming. Now I just find it obnoxious. Can’t wait to see Tokyo hipsters wearing TGI Friday’s or Chili’s waiter uniforms in 10 years.

  11. Ryan Hines
    on May 17th, 2011
    @ 9:36 AM

    I’m not into the boot craze. It’s fine for others, but I spend too much time walking and I like something lighter.

  12. DinTX
    on May 17th, 2011
    @ 10:00 PM

    sick sick sick – but thankfully i’ve converted over to thorogood so i’m immune to thus post!!!

  13. bykenyan
    on May 18th, 2011
    @ 9:19 AM


    I’m waiting for my Postman to deliver my Postman Shoes..



  14. Ray Hull
    on May 18th, 2011
    @ 10:00 AM

    And all size 5s…

    on May 18th, 2011
    @ 1:31 PM

    Re: I’m trying to decide between the Wolverine 1k Mile Boot and the Red Wing Iron Ranger
    I have the 1000 mile boot and love them. However, sometimes I feel they are a little on the sissy side. I came home from work the other night and was doing some blackberry bush root extrication in the backyard and now don’t think they are really meant to be work boots. They feel more like casual Friday shoes, and that is what I generally wear them for. I teach at a University and I frequently see Glee/newsies types wearing them with retro outfits. In addition, the soles have started to roll a bit. If you want them for the office etc. they are great. But, if you want a real work boot I would go with the RW Iron Rangers.

  16. Ty
    on May 18th, 2011
    @ 4:32 PM

    People would kill for that stock…Well I would anyway.

  17. Nick R
    on May 19th, 2011
    @ 10:48 PM

    Shoes, glorious shoes! I love my Red Wings. Can’t get enough of them.

  18. chris
    on May 20th, 2011
    @ 4:03 AM

    Think I just heard a soft oozing sound come from the direction of Sufu.