As the seasons change, they bring a new set of challenges and potential hazards to the jobsite. As a safety professional, it is essential to stay on top of the latest footwear technologies to ensure workers have adequate protection. In the winter months, frigid temperatures, snow, and ice often make getting work done safely even …
As a senior product merchandising manager at Red Wing Shoe Company, Kristin Hamilton leads the Red Wing global work footwear team to design purpose-built work boots and solve challenges facing today’s and tomorrow’s skilled workers.
With 20 years of experience in merchandising and product strategy, Kristin focuses on developing best-in-class work solutions with product quality and wearer experience top-of-mind. Always looking for ways to innovate, Kristin has been instrumental in developing lightweight boots for the next generation of workers, expanding the Red Wing offering of female-specific footwear, and growing the number of products designed and manufactured in Red Wing, MINN.
Kristin attended the University of St. Thomas where she received a Bachelor of Arts in marketing management and a minor in journalism with an emphasis on advertising. Prior to Red Wing, Kristin worked across a range of industries at companies such as Target, Macy’s and Best Buy.