Originally Posted by Squatchout
To my knowledge, that is correct. I HAD a pair of Red Wings hikers with a sole similar to that, and Red Wing cannot resole them because of the glues they used to use on older shoes like that design are banned by the EPA. They have to use different glues which will NOT work well enough to keep the new soles on for long. I lost one of my hiker pairs for that reason, and I'm about to lose another pair because of it (both 4 years old with LOTS of miles on them). I've switched over to the welt sole stitching boots. I'm waiting for one of these women's workboots to come in from RW (by the way, I had a problem with some deformation of the top side of the insole built directly on the outsole, and I can feel it under my left foot. I'm waiting on a replacement pair to come in).
2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (LJ), silver w/black top auto 4WD - Scout Recovery Vehicle
1977 International Harvester Scout II, red w/white top manual 4WD - Jeep Recovery Vehicle