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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 112.
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SIZES: VIEW THE SIZE CHART
D WIDTH
  • 35
  • 36
  • 37
  • 37.5
  • 38
  • 38.5
  • 39
  • 40
  • 41
  • 41.5
  • 42
  • 42.5
  • 43
  • 43.5
  • 44
  • 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

The 8111 is a rugged 6-Inch boot, featuring premium Amber Harness leather, chrome hardware, speed hooks, Goodyear welt construction and triple stitched quality. Its double layer leather toe cap, leather heel pocket and Nitrile Cork outsole make it a favorite.

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: Nitrile Cork
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 My first boots. Very nice at all. Almost everything perfect but: cork sole is totally" worth" . It is heavy, not flexible and solid. Vibram much better
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Boot I Have Ever Worn If the world were a truly just and wonderful place, we would all be able to wear nothing but Red Wing boots, all the time. I have hiked, worked (in a casual office), and spent 9+ hours pacing the sidelines as my kids' lacrosse tournaments, and these boots have delivered, every time. No break-in period needed, but they still look better with age. Red Wing is the only boot brand I will ever purchase. (Size note: these run 1/2 size bigger than most shoes, so buy a 1/2 size down from what you normally wear).
Date published: 2017-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Won't be disappointed These boots are the type of thing you grow attached to. I liken it to your favorite baseball glove. I wear the 8111 model in Florida so the soles are perfect for me and the color is my favorite redwing makes. After a year of wearing them I decided I'd benefit from redwing inserts so I took them back to the store and was fitted for them that really helped my arches. over a year of wearing them and I still catch myself staring at them admiring the leather. Love these boots.
Date published: 2017-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent shoes! Felt I made a solid purchase the second I put the shoes on: they're tough as nails. Nice, sturdy feel to them. Bought the 8111 in size 14 (I believe the 8111s were the only ones offered in size 14). Fit is true to size, plenty of wiggle room in regards to width. Excited to use them for years to come!
Date published: 2017-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The sheriff likes my redwings A court date required me to put my belongings including boots in an x-ray machine before entering the courthouse, The sheriff monitoring the screen proclaimed "wow those are Quality boots" Fantastic quality, comfortable once broken in. after over a year of wear, there have been no faults in the quality. They are heavier than you would expect and they lack traction in slick conditions. If they ever wear out I would definitely buy them again.
Date published: 2017-11-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from pretty to look at I really liked these boots while they lasted. I was fit at a local RedWing store and had no issues with break in. Definitely the most comfortable boots I've worn. After wearing them for eighteen months they need to be resoled. No problem, I wear them often enough that I wasn't too surprised. Turns out that they can't be resoled because something in the sole is broken and "beyond repair". Bought into the idea that I was buying a pair of boots that would last years with the occasional resoling. I was tired of trashing boots that need to be thrown away in two years and a quality pair of boots that can be repaired meant a lot to me, so I saved up the money to buy these. Oh well, with redwing you can send your boots to the landfill in only 18 months! If you are looking for a pair of boots to take pictures of while you sit in your arm chair, look no further. If you want to actually do any work in them, like the miners they are named after, forget about it.
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Nice Boots! First off I want to start by saying congratulations to Red Wing!. They make an outstanding product! I bought the Iron Ranger 8111 Amber harness. These Boots are so comfortable honestly right out of the box! These Boots are more comfortable than my sneakers. I don't even wear sneakers anymore, all I wear are these boots everyday. My wife laughs at me because I never take them off. I've been wearing red wings for 16 years and along with my 1907's these are my favorite pair. I wear these boots out on the town, and I wear them to work every day. Do not hesitate, go out right now and buy them, you will not regret it!. My 1907's are a size 13, I take a size 13 in everything else and in Iron Rangers I take a size 12 and they fit perfectly. Yes I highly recommend These Boots!!! I'm always getting compliments on these boots.
Date published: 2017-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A month, Really!? A month... Really, a month... Yes it takes a month to break in these boots... They sized me and they were snug. I also bought the slim insoles, I was told they would make them more comfortable... I wore them every night for a few hours... The next week I wore them to work till lunch, (It was all my feet could take)... About two weeks in - I found a bucket of water, stood in the bucket for a few minutes and then did my Saturday erronds... Lasted till lunch. I took the insoles out and the boots felt a lot better. The bridge of my foot must be bigger than most... anyway... About a week later I found the bucket of water again.. Wore the boots to work - changed into dry socks at lunch and wore the boots for the rest of day. I have owned them for a month now and they fit like a glove and I wear them all day, everyday... Maybe my feet simply gave up the fight - whatever it is - I find them comfortable now will recommend them to anyone... Just beware - the first month is a bear.
Date published: 2017-10-06
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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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