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When you need a classic 8” work boot, you’re looking for the Men’s #953 SuperSole® 8” boot. It’s a boot that’s been a preferred choice for farmers, mill workers, carpenters, factory workers, warehouse employees, drivers and many others for decades. With a flat non-lug sole, a tough upper and legendary Red Wing quality, it’s a go-to boot that will last under years of hard use. It’s just a solid, basic, no-frills boot – a hard-working boot for hard-working people.

Red Wing 953 Super Sole Mens 8-inch Work Boot (Soft Toe, Electrical...

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Pros

  • Good slip resistance
  • Heat resistance
  • Designed to cut friction and reduce calluses and blisters on feet

Cons

  • High-cost Maintenance

Specifications

Upper Velva Boomer Leather
Construction SuperSole® Welt
Insole Poron
Outsole Chevron SuperSole®
Care Products Boot oil, leather protector
Shank Steel
Define Heel Yes – 90 degrees
Non-marking Yes

Features​​​​​

Advanced Insole Technology 

A boot is only going to be as comfortable as its insole, and nobody wants a pair of boots that will make your feet tired by the end of the day (regardless of how good the rest of the boot might be). Red Wing has been perfecting their insole designs for comfort and long wear for a long, long time.

The SuperSole® 8” boot features a triple layer insole that cushions and protects the foot from shock and impact all day long.

  • The bottom layer, called the midsole, is what’s next to the outer sole and is designed for the best possible shock absorption
  • The insole, for support and stability
  • the footbed for an additional layer of protection against impact

The SuperSole® 8” boot features an insole and footbed made from Poron, a breatheable, anti-bacterial material with the perfect amount of cushiness for great comfort and energy return. Poron is also designed to cut friction and reduce calluses and blisters on the feet. There’s also a cotton twill lining for extra comfort, and the lace-up 8” height provides excellent ankle support and stability.

The chevron-tread SuperSole® is designed with welt construction, for long wear and durability. Welt construction stitches the sole to the upper (along with an extra layer of material) and is designed so that the sole can be replaced once it wears out. The chevron style tread won’t offer as much traction as a lug sole, but also doesn’t pick up as much dirt and stones.

Red Wing 953 Super Sole Mens 8-inch Work Boot (Soft Toe, Electrical...
  • Velva Boomer Leather
  • SuperSole Welt Construction
  • PORON Insole
  • Made in USA

Safety Features

When it comes to safety for medium-duty jobs, the SuperSole® 8” Boot is more than up to the job. It offers good slip resistance for slick surfaces, good heat resistance and holds up very well when exposed to oil and gas or chemicals. When it’s time to take care of these boots, just treat them with some boot oil or leather protector, to keep them moisturized and supple.

Custom Fit Available

The folks at Red Wing have seen a lot of different kinds of feet in their time, and they know that some customers can be pretty hard to fit. Some may have a foot that’s flatter than the other due to an injury or heredity, some may have wider or narrower fits than what’s available off the rack and others may even have two feet that are a half-size or a full size different.

Red Wing's Men's SuperSole 8" Boot Back

That’s why they offer this boot in a custom, made-to-order fit. If that’s your situation, don’t settle for anything less than a perfect fit. Red Wing’s Custom Fit program gives you the option of ordering a pair of boots that are two different sizes. Your local Red Wing dealer will be happy to help you out with a pair of boots that are custom-fit for you.

Red Wing backs all their boots with a no-questions-asked comfort guarantee. If you find yourself unhappy with a pair of Red Wing boots, for any reason, at any time in the first 30 days after purchase, simply take them back to the dealer where you bought them for a full refund. In addition, Red Wing offers a full year’s warranty against defects in workmanship or materials – just take the boots back to the dealer with your dated sales receipt for warranty coverage.

About Red Wing 

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For over 100 years, Red Wing has been synonymous with top-quality, American-made work boots. Founded in 1905, they were soon producing over 200,000 pairs of boots per year – Red Wing was selected as a primary vendor of combat boots in both the First and Second World Wars. Today, along with a core line of heavy-duty leather work boots, they also offer specialized work footwear that includes steel-toed boots, slip-resistant shoes for the service industry, athletic-type work shoes and boots with a metatarsal guard for the mining industry.

You can choose from logger-style boots, engineer boots, service oxfords, chukkas, hiking-style boots and more, along with traditional 6-inch or 8-inch work boots. Most of their production is still done in their home factory in Red Wing, Minnesota, as well as a second plant in Potosi, Missouri. If you’re a hard-working person who needs tough, hard-working boots, you can’t go wrong with Red Wing.

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