First developed for farmers, Red Wing introduced the 6-inch round toe work boot in 1919. The combination of two traditional styles, round toe boots provided the comfort of an oxford with the durability of a work boot. The key difference in the new style was the round toe design, eliminating a seam by using one larger piece of leather versus the previous practice of sewing together two smaller leather pieces. This created a more durable boot, as any seam is by design, a weaker part of a boot. Our classic round toe boot is a blend of functional design, toughness, and comfort, attributes found in all Red Wing products.