The #4328 is inspired by the #919 Lineman Boot, which was first released in 1977, a time period when 8-inch boots were a common staple to the Red Wing collection.
One unique detail on the boot is the vintage-appropriate green Vibram sole, originally used on Red Wing Lineman boots back in 1956.
It is unclear as to why the green colour was significant for the Lineman Boots, yet one theory is that it was an indication that the sole was compounded with the EH (Electrical Hazard) insulation between you and the ground; so if you happened to touch a live/hot wire, you wouldn’t get shocked. It gave wearers confidence that the shoe you were wearing was guaranteed to be safe whilst working up high lines.
Additional features include speed hook fastening, a full-grain black leather from the S.B. Foot Tanning Company, and a Goodyear welt construction.
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