After seeing these in person, it’s tempting to pick up another pair in my size – rather than a size 6. I really didn’t have many options when picking out a pair of Redwings for my fiance – so I went with these Redwing 879′s. These are the 8″ version of the Moc-toe’s that you usually see me wearing on Simple Threads. Crafted in a rough-out Hawthorne Muleskinner leather, which is actually the most water repellant leather that Redwings offers. I’m sure it will be a week or so before these take on serious indigo stains. As to be expected from a pair of Redwings: Goodyear welted, Traction Tred crepe sole, durable triple-stitch construction, and of course: Made in the USA.