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Iron Ranger

STYLE NO. 8083

LEATHER:
Hawthorne Muleskinner Leather
€ 319.00
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IRON RANGER, HAWTHORNE Mens is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 26.
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SIZES: VIEW THE SIZE CHART
D WIDTH
  • 39
  • 40
  • 41
  • 41.5
  • 42
  • 42.5
  • 43
  • 43.5
  • 44
  • 45
  • 46
  • 47
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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. 8083 : Iron Ranger

The rugged 6-inch 8083 Iron Ranger features premium Hawthorne Muleskinner 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.

Roughout leather is a reverse suede leather made in our S.B. Foot tannery. Roughout leather is a reverse suede leather made in our S.B. Foot tannery.

Roughout Leather

Roughout leather is created using a reverse-suede technique at our very own S.B. Foot Tanning Co. While most tanneries split, thin and weaken the hide to create the rough suede surface, we simply use the other side of the hide. By doing so, we avoid splitting or thinning our full-grain hides. This makes our Roughout leather just as strong and durable as our other leathers.


Leather: Hawthorne Muleskinner Leather
Outsole: Vibram® 430 Mini-lug
Insole: Leather
Hardware: Nickel Eyelets and Hooks
Construction: Goodyear Welt
Last: 8
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. 8083 : 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 8083 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. 8083

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. 8083
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A perfect all round boot I was looking for a good year round boot and the Iron Ranger fit the bill. It is incredibly hardwearing and after over a year's worth of use it shows almost no damage. The leather has stood up to mud, sand, concrete, snow and ice without staining or marking. The soles have worn slightly but i expect to get at least 3 years before they need resoling, which is superb. These boots took a few weeks to break in the footbed, but no more than usual for goodyear welted products. Criticisms. I have only two criticisms. One, the soles are incredibly sturdy but lac any padding at all, so if you are intending to walk any distance in these you will want to invest in either very thick socks or a softer insole. Two, these dont handle snow / freezing temps particuarly well. It doesn't damage the boot at all, but your feet will get cold. To be fair they weren't designed for that. Overall an excellent buy and well worth the money.
Date published: 2018-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Boot... First let me say that being a former Marine one of the reasons why I chose the Muleskinner was because the rough out leather reminds me of the old USMC Boondockers, and I love the way this leather ages. And I really like the history of the Iron Ranger. Having owned other US made boots, and high end boots made in Italy, Canada and England I can say, without reservation, that this is the best made, most durable boot I have owned - a superior product. All those other makes (often costing $300 more) are gone, the Iron Rangers remain. I usually wear a 10E or 10.5 - the size 10 worked well for me, especially since I like to wear a heavy sock during our New England winters. These are a man's boot, and a boot that literally could last a life time. This may sound silly, but when I'm out hiking or in the office or at Church and I look down on those aged cap toes I just get a warm, satisfied feeling. You will not regret purchasing this iconic American classic.
Date published: 2018-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth every penny. This review may be especially useful for all the ladies out there debating whether to buy a men's boot, especially if you have concerns about the fit and sizing. I originally tried the Iron Ranger in 3367 (women's honey chinook) and found it to be real narrow and lightweight. I know that the women's version is meant to feel lighter and slimmer, but I was looking for a tough, sturdy boot. 8083 (men's hawthorne muleskinner) is that boot! It is beautifully made. The quality and craftsmanship is top-notch. There is some stiffness of the leather, but I've been wearing the 8083 for 8+ hours a day, straight out of the box, and have zero complaints. I've read horrific stories about the break-in period, but my experience has been different. I wear a 9/9.5 in women's. I got the 8083 in men's 7D and it fit perfectly. I've sized down half a size. Width, meanwhile, is spot on. It wasn't in the women's version, which felt too narrow on my feet, and I don't have particularly wide feet. In fact, my other boots (women's) are all B (standard or medium) width. Hope this helps anyone who's still on the fence about making a purchase.
Date published: 2018-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Boots to Last a Lifetime Great boots - will last a lifetime. Quality and Craftsmanship are top-notch. I have owned Red Wing pull-on work boots and Iron Rangers all my life and every pair only gets better with age. I have read some reviews that talk about these boots being hard to break in....while they are a little stiff at first it is because these boots are constructed of the best materials - best leather, steel shank, etc.. Once any Red Wing boots are broken-in they conform to your foot, are uniquely your own, and will be comfortable for a lifetime. If you want cheap boots with no break-in time, look for boots somewhere else. If you want top-quality boots that will conform to your foot, look great, and last a lifetime then invest the extra money in Red Wings - you will not be disappointed. My Iron Rangers felt great by the 2nd wear. If you're a tenderfoot, wear sandals. If you're a man that wants great looking boots that your lady will love to see you wear, get some Iron Rangers. Recommendation - Find a Red Wing retailer and get fitted correctly.
Date published: 2017-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well happy with them. Feel amazing and look as good. Was initially reluctant to buy due to the price - I've never paid even half that for shoes before - however, glad I did. I bought a pair online but they were too long so went to RW London and swapped them: the store were amazing - friendly and knowledgeable - and helped me get the right size; massive props to them. I've got the EE width (my foot is 11cm wide at the widest bit when stood) and they fit beautifully. They're comfortable and supportive without being stiff and unyielding. The sole is good and solid but still comfortable. Due to this and the excellent customer service I received, RW London now have customer for life. Good work.
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor quality, beware I ordered them online. First pair came with bruised leather, absolutely not premium material. I returned them, purchased second pair. This one came with damaged one shoe in a way that stitches were torn. On top of the shoes in this pair have slightly different colour. Both shipment contained a note confirming careful quality control- which is funny overall; I never wear them, second pair was returned immediately.
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have 2 pair- 8114 and 8115 and both are excellent. I purchased a pair of the 8115 2 years ago. The rough and tough leather is excellent. It seems to be "self healing", and it is very forgiving on scratches and such. They say to go 1 size down, but in my case that wasn't for me. I purchased my regular size (10.5 D). I have found that I can adjust the size by adjusting how I lace them up. I have very flat feet, and the lack of arch support is a plus for me. Sometimes I use Red Wing inserts, and some times I don't depending on the condition of my feet that day. I have wide feet, and the combination of wide feet and flat feet make this boot fit me perfectly.
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 8083 hawthorne muleskinner I just purchased the iron ranger 8083 and I have to say right out of the box they captured my eye. The rugged look of the rough out leather gives the boot a casual yet hard working character and that's why I chose the muleskinner because I'm going to be using these bad boys for off road work where I didn't want a heavy work boot to weigh me down as I'm gathering firewood trail riding with my family and most of all protecting my feet as I'm in the bush these boots need less attention because of the rough out and will only look and feel better as they age. I believe boot care is key also just like cleaning my rifles is key for accuracy . Thanks Red Wing for keeping these USA boots alive and thanks to all the American workers at Red Wing for their dedication.
Date published: 2017-03-10
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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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