Red Wing Shoe a model, Klobuchar says (Red Wing Republican) On the her first visit to the Red Wing Shoe Co. plant, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar joked that she's got sole and not even the politicking of Washington D.C., can take that away from her. The freshman senator toured the plant Tuesday and came away with a piece of rubber sole and some insight into what she called a "success story of American business."