For over a century now, Red Wing Boots has been crafting what many consider to be the world’s premier work boot. They’re loved, cherished and trusted in every industry no matter how tough nor how dirty the job.
The year was 1998. A young baby-faced twenty-four-year-old entrepreneur by the name of Tony Hsieh sold his internet advertising startup to Microsoft for a nice sum... $265 million.
Months later, by happenstance, he stumbled into another entrepreneur with a big idea in a crazy industry most angel investors wouldn’t touch with a ten-foot pole... shoes.