The Red Wing Shoes Merchant Oxford 8043 Olive Mohave is a classic Red Wing Shoes Oxford work shoe and is made in Red Wing, Minnesota. The Merchant Oxford is based on traditional work boots from the 1920’s, when Red Wing started making boots without toe reinforcement to provide a more comfortable fit without stress points. The Merchant is based on a style which was called “black chief” and was made without a toe-box. The black chief came with a plain toe and was raw cut at the quarter edge. The Red Wing 8043 Merchant Oxford has a Chemi Gum outsole gives the shoe for good grip and outstanding comfort. Red Wing Olive Mohave is a reverse suede leather (rough out). The suede leather was originally developed for the most harsh field conditions and have a characteristic rough touch. The Red Wing 8043 Merchant Oxford comes with brown waxed flat laces.