We are thrilled to have the legendary Red Wing Heritage on board as a sponsor for Babes Ride Out UK this year ahead of the launch of their long awaited new women's range!
From the rows of vintage worker boots in the window to the lovely leather smell & rows of customers beaten up old mock toes waiting patiently to be brought back to life in the workroom at the back the London Red Wing store is a pretty special place. Located just behind the legendary Carnaby Street it sits on a small cobbled street which befits its heritage roots pretty perfectly.... so obviously we created quite a stir pulling up on our motorcycles & parking on the pavement directly outside the front window (sorry guys!)
The owner of the store, Rachel, is a pretty badass lady herself. Dressed in head to toe aged denim she's the epitome of vintage workwear chic & an absolute encyclopaedia on all things Red Wing. We stopped by to get our hands on the new ladies Red Wing range to test ride on a trip to the Babes Ride Out UK site in Wales!
We've all always wanted some redwings but as some of us have small (and I mean freakishly small) feet the men's range has always proved hard for us to get our hands on sizes that are right for us. With twists on their staple classic styles Red Wing, their new ladies range (launching October this year) are slightly slimmer, slightly lighter in weight, run right down to small sizes & come with much more padded soles for a comfier fit & are literally perfect for riding in... Which is exactly what we plan to do with them.
Through forests, valleys & up mountains we really gave these boots a real good first wearing in. We went for the tan moc toes & the black engineer boots & both were a dream to ride in. Comfy as hell & not one blister in sight having them welded to our feet all weekend after about 15 hours riding time in & around the Beacons, these babies look even better the more scuffed & worn they get. We have a feeling these boots will be on our feet for many a road trip to come.
A massive thanks to Red Wing, The Red Wing London Store & staff!
Come say hi to them at our Babes Ride Out UK event!
All London store images & video by Alex Grant