Red Wing Shoe Company had an office in Dallas, Texas as early as 1923 to serve the unique market of ranchers, cowboys and oil drilling roughnecks in the region. At the time, most of these workers wore pull-on riding boots, often with decorative stitching, and Red Wing responded with one of its own in the 1930s. The pull-on boot was given a new name, Pecos, after a town in Texas and it evolved into one of Red Wings most popular styles, thanks to its simple design, comfortable fit, and rugged good looks. The 8188 is expertly made out of Hawthorne Muleskinner leather, brown nitrile cork sole, Goodyear welt construction and triple stitched quality. A Red Wing quality work boot in western styling.
Fit Recommendation - Many customers size down ½ to 1 full size.
This is my second pair of Pecos, my first being the 8169, which are crepe soles. These are a *tad* less wide (both are E widths) but my feet are fine with it. The Muleskinner is beautiful and I know will look great worn in. The shafts of these are also a little skinnier than my 8169s, so they can fit under more jeans/pants comfortably. Another huge plus is that they look good with black or blue/brown shades, so very versatile. Great boot!
Great boots for "urban cowboys” and everyone who loves the relative ease of pull-ons. About sizing: the general recommendation is to size down by at least half a size (if not one full size) because these come in an E width. This may be good advice if you have normal feet. I have wide feet (Brannock size 11E) and an above average instep. I tried these Pecos boots in 10.5 — in the evening, after having been on my feet for a full day — and they were too snug (don't expect boots to stretch a lot) and a bit hard to get into; lengthwise they were fine. I exchanged the size 10.5 for size 11, and they’re great (with very slight heel slippage, which is OK). For reference: I’m a 10.5D/E in Red Wing Iron Rangers and a 10.5E in Alden Indy boots.
These boots fit as I’d hoped. Big time chick magnets...
Awesome boots. Awesome service. Fast shipping