Then, as now, I thought the sexy boots were the Red Wing tan lace-ups, with white crepe soles,they very comfortable, and with a bit of mink oil, waterproof.
I think you mean 877 boot one of the first pairs I got as so many construction guys wear them. I was not a coworker of them but got to know a few and had breaks with them. Lunch time they would unlace them for a change and after lunch they would release them up again. Another favourite Red Wing pair is the Pecos boots 1155 both good basic boots Yeah mink oils works well also