Red Wing Store in Frankfurt celebrates 35 years
30 Jul. 2012
EUROPE'S FIRST RED WING STORE TURNS 35Founded in 1977, the Red Wing shoe store at Frankfurt’s Kornmarkt - the brand’s only monobrand store in Europe – celebrates its 35th year this month. Over the past few decades, the shop has conveyed the label’s unique combination of quality, tradition, American style and class to more than 30,000 customers. Head of the Frankfurt store since 1997, Kami Hashemi has managed to establish a steadily growing fan base by using his expertise and deep understanding of the brand.
store owner Kami Hashemi
With numerous styles, individual fabrications and a repair service, the shop comes from a long line of generations that emerged in 1905 in Red Wing, Minnesota. Founder Charles H. Beckman started the brand while looking for robust but comfortable shoes when he realized that there were none available to him. An immigrant of German descent, he decided to pursue the American dream and produce the shoes himself. Ever since, the shoe company has reached various stages of success, starting with the production of 100 shoes in 1907 to 200,000 in 1915. The company has surpassed the world economy’s trials and tribulations up to today and has thus became one of the most successful shoe contributors to the worldwide market to come from the US.
Anna Katharina Hupperth
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