Deadstock for Days

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 on “Deadstock for Days

    Brandonon May 16, 2011 @ 5:20 PM:

    The caramel numbers in the top right-hand corner.

    Oliveron May 16, 2011 @ 5:37 PM:

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

    vegtanon May 16, 2011 @ 6:11 PM:
    Ramalhonion May 16, 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?

    Brandonon May 16, 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…

    Timon May 16, 2011 @ 7:41 PM:

    MAN! What a selection!!

    allenon May 16, 2011 @ 8:08 PM:

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

    Rhonon May 16, 2011 @ 9:45 PM:

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

    Jacobon May 16, 2011 @ 11:20 PM:

    Redwing are a client?

    Sorry, what’s your business?

    Brian Milleron May 17, 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.

    Ryan Hineson May 17, 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.

    DinTXon May 17, 2011 @ 10:00 PM:

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

    bykenyanon May 18, 2011 @ 9:19 AM:


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



    Ray Hullon May 18, 2011 @ 10:00 AM:

    And all size 5s…

    fermelife.blogspot.comon May 18, 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.

    Tyon May 18, 2011 @ 4:32 PM:

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

    Nick Ron May 19, 2011 @ 10:48 PM:

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

    chrison May 20, 2011 @ 4:03 AM:

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

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