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Iron Ranger

STYLE NO. 8111

LEATHER:
Amber Harness Leather
€ 319.00
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6" AMBER, 8111 Mens is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 135.
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SIZES: VIEW THE SIZE CHART
D WIDTH
  • 39
  • 40
  • 41
  • 41.5
  • 43
  • 43.5
  • 45
  • 46
  • 47
  • 48
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  • AboutThe story behind the style.
  • MaterialsHow it's made.
  • Sizing & Break InWhat to expect.
  • CareProtect your investment.
Mining boomed in the 19th century, but the job was dangerous and miners needed boots that could stand up to the harsh conditions.  Photo courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society. Mining boomed in the 19th century, but the job was dangerous and miners needed boots that could stand up to the harsh conditions. Photo courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society.

STYLE NO. 8111 : Iron Ranger

New Vibram Mini-Lug sole coming Fall 2018. The 8111 is a rugged 6-Inch boot, featuring premium Amber Harness leather, chrome hardware, speed hooks, Goodyear welt construction, triple stitched quality, plus a durable Vibram® 430 Mini-lug sole for grip while maintaining the classic Iron Ranger construction and silhouette.

THE HISTORY BEHIND THE STYLE

The early history of iron mining on Minnesota’s Mesabi Range is intertwined with that of Red Wing Shoe Company. The miners needed tough but comfortable boots that could stand up to the long days and tough conditions a northern Minnesota mine pit presented. Red Wing responded with a boot made of thick leather with an oil resisting outer sole, speed lacing hooks, and a comfortable cork midsole. The defining characteristic of these boots though, was their double layered toe, capped to protect the miner’s feet from injury as they labored with hand tools and heavy machinery. That boot is still made today, the fittingly named Iron Ranger, and it represents not only Red Wing’s commitment to making boots for working men and women but also its Minnesota origins.

Oil Tanned leather is a very durable and vivid leather. Oil Tanned leather is a very durable and vivid leather.

Oil-Tanned Leather

S.B. Foot Tanning Co. is best known for oil-tanned leather which is used to build a variety of timeless Red Wing styles. This leather is water, stain and perspiration resistant, and has a more natural look and feel because less finishing materials have been applied, allowing its natural beauty to shine through. Oil-tanned leather is exceptionally durable and has been used to build countless work boots throughout Red Wing’s 108+ year history.


Leather: Amber Harness Leather
Outsole: Vibram® 430 Mini-lug
Insole: Leather
Hardware: Nickel Eyelets and Hooks
Construction: Goodyear Welt
Last: 8
Shank: Steel
Laces: 48-inch Black/Brown Taslan Lace
In order to build a Red Wing boot to an exact size and width, the boot is constructed around a shoe last. In order to build a Red Wing boot to an exact size and width, the boot is constructed around a shoe last.

STYLE NO. 8111 : Iron Ranger

A new pair of Red Wing Heritage boots should fit comfortably tight on your foot, with enough room to freely wiggle your toes. Over time the full grain leather upper, leather footboard and cork midsole mold to your feet, creating an enduring and customized fit over time with each wear.


The 8111 is built using the No. 8 Last:

  • Features a bump toe for more room up-front
  • Fits a variety of foot shapes
  • Should be sized up ½ if used with a footbed or orthotic
Protect and lengthen the life of your boots with our Made in USA, specialty care products; specifically designed to help maintain the unique qualities of Red Wing leather. Protect and lengthen the life of your boots with our Made in USA, specialty care products; specifically designed to help maintain the unique qualities of Red Wing leather.

PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT

Red Wing Shoes’ sturdy soles, premium leathers, triple stitching and Goodyear welt construction all work together to make quality boots that will last a lifetime. It takes more than 230 steps to handcraft each pair of Red Wing Shoes but it only takes three steps to keep them clean, conditioned and protected.

LEARN HOW TO CARE FOR STYLE NO. 8111

REPAIR SERVICE

Need repair for your boots? See our authorized repair partners for Red Wing Heritage footwear.

Care for your purchase CARE PRODUCTS FOR STYLE NO. 8111
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great-looking boots but soles made from a hard material and therefore are hard on the feet. I love the LOOK of these boots (my second pair of RWs) but comfort-wise they have a problem - the sole. The first pair I bought (Heritage Moccasins - back in 1995) had rubber soles. These have a hard sole, not sure what its made of. I WISH they had rubber soles like my other RW boots because hard rubber is without a doubt the best material for shoe soles as it's quiet and yielding. The hard cork or whatever it is on these Rangers doesn't work so good on a lot of surfaces. I am thinking of glueing an aftermarket rubber sole to them to address this issue. Other than that, they are terrific boots. The only other concern I have is the tongue. I hope it doesn't wear out. Reason being is the tongues wore out on my first pair and I had to have them reinforced. I wish RW would add a double layer of leather on their tongues too, as this is the most vulnerable area in terms of wear and tear.
Date published: 2018-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Made the plunge So far I gotta say I’m upset wth myself for not buying earlier. I Put them on the 1st day walked 2 miles with a thick and never gave me any problems n broke in beautifully. Love that they go wth jeans,chinos, and my carhartts.
Date published: 2018-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A real life saver I purchased the iron ranger a little over a year ago but didn't get many opportunities to wear them. Just enough to get them broken in really. Until now that is I recently went on a trip to Morocco and had been my own tour guide. When I got there my feet were killing me because I had been wearing sneakers for a day and a half. But once I got settled in Marrakech they were all I wore. I'm really glad I decided to pack them because without them the trip would have been unbearable with all the walking I did . Thanks Redwing for making such a great boot
Date published: 2018-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Iron ranger 8111 I’ve been looking at these boots for a year wearing other brands and them tearing up or stretching too far or not having replaceable insoles and finally I gave in. Best boot decision I’ve ever made. I’m on my feet for 14 hrs a day on concrete working my tail off. These boots with the custom fit insole has been much or comfortable than any other boot or tennis shoe I’ve owned. They literally just get better. Because of my care for leather once a week I clean, polish and get ready for another week. These guys Camembert through big time. I’ve got back problems, knee problems, foot problems, the works. A week after owning these the pain left. So yeh.....go buy the boot anabolic enjoy.
Date published: 2018-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 8 Years and still going! I bought my first pair of these in 2010. After spending half the price for other brands to crap out after a year or two, I decided to get a pair of Red Wings to hopefully last at least 3 years. Here I am 8 years later and they are going GREAT. I wear them 4-5 days out of the week, are are easily the most comfortable shoe/boot I’ve ever worn. They’ve stood the test of time, the elements (mud, oil, glue, wet concrete, and even once a brief interaction with a fire pit), I’ve only replaced the laces TWICE, and generally these are just the best. I’m only planning to replace this pair with another pair of Iron Rangers, and only because cosmetically they are getting tired. But that aside, still as comfortable as ever...even after 8-13 hours on my feet.
Date published: 2018-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love!!! I went to the store to order mini lug sole. None in stock. Just cork nitrile. Redwing Store sent the wrong model. No mini lug. Then I found factory seconds. Never looked back. Own 5 pairs of these wicked boots. Don't over oil. Smith's dressing. Or black rock leather n rich. Went full size down naturally.
Date published: 2018-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This boot is awesome! Hey start off the review by saying I’m a size 13 with a reasonably wide foot in most sneaker or boots I get. With the iron ranger I went a full size down with standard width and it fits PERFECTLY. Every time I wear these boots they feel better and better. The break in period takes awhile but isn’t half as strenuous as most reviews make it out to be. I have very very sensitive feet and am even prone to getting ingrown toe nails but the iron ranger has been nothing but I pleasure. I started off wearing them a couple hours at a time and by the third day I was wearing all day no problems! I love the boots and can’t wait to continue my journey with them!
Date published: 2018-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Buy! Probably the nicest and most long lasting shoes I’ve ever had. A little pricey but I think the craftsmanship and longevity definitely make up for it. I would recommend to new buyers to consider putting insoles or orthotics of some kind in there to make them more comfortable during the break-in period. Other than that a great buy!
Date published: 2018-03-29
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FOOTWEAR SIZE COMPARISON CHART FOR MOST COMMON INTERNATIONAL SYSTEMS

USA MEN'S USA WOMEN'S EUROPEAN BRITISH MEN'S cm WOMEN'S cm
4 33.5 1.5 21
4.5 34 2 21.5
3.5 5 34.5 2.5 21.5 22
4 5.5 35 3 22 22.5
4.5 6 36 3.5 22.5 23
5 6.5 37 4 23 23.5
5.5 7 37.5 4.5 23.5 24
6 7.5 38 5 24 24.5
6.5 8 38.5 5.5 24.5 25
7 8.5 39 6 25 25.5
7.5 9 40 6.5 25.5 26
8 9.5 41 7 26 26.5
8.5 10 41.5 7.5 26.5 27
9 10.5 42 8 27 27.5
9.5 11 42.5 8.5 27.5 28
10 12 43 9 28 28.5
10.5 43.5 9.5 28.5
11 44 10 29
11.5 45 10.5 29.5
12 46 11 30
13 47 12 31
14 48 13 32
15 49 14 33
16 50 15 34
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