The Red Wing Shoes Merchant 8061 Ebony Harness is a classic Red Wing Shoes 6-inch round work shoe and is made in Red Wing, Minnesota. The Merchant is based on traditional work boots from the 1920s when Red Wing started making boots without toe reinforcement to provide a more comfortable fit without any stress points. The Red Wing 8061 Merchant has a Chemi Gum outsole for excellent grip and outstanding comfort. The Ebony Harness leather has a beautiful, scraped look and a vintage-like appearance due to the amount of oil used during production. The Red Wing 8061 Merchant comes with brown, waxed, flat laces.