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Iron Ranger

STYLE NO. 8111

LEATHER:
Amber Harness Leather
$319.99 USD
6" AMBER, 8111 Mens is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 260.
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Fit Recommendation - Many customers size down ½ to 1 full size.

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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 110+ 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:

  • Many customers buy Red Wing Heritage footwear 1/2 size smaller than their normal size
  • Trying on Red Wing Heritage footwear in a store is recommended to get the perfect fit
  • Features a bump toe for more room up-front
  • Fits a variety of foot shapes
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's 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 hand craft 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

Red Wing Shoe Company operates our very own repair shop at our Red Wing, Minnesota, manufacturing facility. Find out how to have your shoes repaired.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Boot Exceeds Expectations I was on the fence for a long time about buying Redwing Boots. I originally wanted the 8114, but the don't come in EE. I settled on the 8085. At first boot ran tight ,but after wearing it and using leather conditioner the boot started breaking in. I'm happy with my purchase but wish they ran EE im 8114. I would highly recommend these boots. If your im NJ I recommend going to store 873 Greenbrook NJ and see Joe. Great customer service!
Date published: 2018-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE these boots! Just bought these last Saturday and they are already my all time favorite boots! They fit great. I had no break in period. The sales staff was educated and helpful and made in the USA. I hope to have these things the rest of my life. I wear these, literally, every day.
Date published: 2018-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pulled the trigger/Very pleased/AWESOME! I was scared to purchase at first. But ended up buying a pair, my size ran true for me. Also, feel like I need to add this part bc I myself look for this input. I’m a big guy 300+ /5’-10” and I have no issues walking all day in these boots I wear 11.5 EE. And have room for a thin soul to slip inside the boot for added comfort. GREAT FIT! Very comfortable shoe. Wear them every day of the week.
Date published: 2018-02-13
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 Impeccable quality American made boot Built as well as boots were a hundred years ago, you can feel the quality and craftsmanship when you hold and try them on. I was sized at my local red wing store and even though I'm a size 13d these run a tad large and I ended up getting a 12d and they fit like a glove, beautiful boots for work or play, break in is as expected for a boot of this toughness and quality. A thick pair of wool socks around your ankles for the first week or two and you will be a ok. A little pricey , but you honestly get what you pay for, and will have a great American made pair of boots to last a decade. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2018-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First pair of goodyear welt boots, I'm in love. I started out with a true to size pair of Beckmans that really hurt my feet, so I opted for a pair of Iron Rangers istead that fits perfectly TTS. A must have for any boot enthusiast.
Date published: 2018-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from From a humble Lineman I'm here to tell ya something. Quite possibly the most comfortable boots I've put on. Now I've been up and down poles and graduated my self to easier work but I know that if you take care of your feet then they will take care of you. I usually wear ariat boots and still do. But I pulled the trigger on these a while back after looking at them for almost 3 months. If you have any doubts, don't. They are amazing. Got them off slapped some mink oil on them and wore every day for 3 weeks. Absolutely amazing. Thought that I would need an insole but went without and very glad I did. I have been hard on my feet, was in the Marines from 2003 to 2012, then lineman, now I'm still in the electrical buisness( Better job title) hands down best boot I've bought. Will buy another pair just because 5 out of 5 stars thanks guys
Date published: 2018-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great boots! Normally wear 13EE bought 12D's I wanted to share my sizing and break in period. I normally wear 13EE in almost all shoes/boots and have pretty wide feet (especially my right foot). I took the advice of almost everyone else that reviewed and sized down a full size and bought 12D (gambled and went with D width, since EE is not available in black harness color). The length is perfect, with plenty of wiggle room for my toes, but they were tight width wise, but nothing unbearable. After 3 weeks of continuous wear (about 8-9 hours a day, 5 days a week, these boots are starting to form to my feet great and the pain spots are almost gone. The first two weeks of break in were pretty rough, but not enough to stop me from wearing them. I only got pain on the top of my left foot where the boot bends, and along the outside of my wider right foot because the leather hasn't broken in and widened with my foot yet. I slowly see the boots widening with my foot as they break in though, and they are quite comfortable now. I can't imagine buying EE in these, as I feel once they broke in, they would be too loose. Before I wore them for the first time, I bought the Red Wing leather cream, and rubbed in a good layer of leather cream on the boots, ran a warm blow dryer over them to help the cream soak in, and let them sit for 24 hours. Then I wiped them down, laced them up, and have been wearing them since. I feel the leather cream and hair dryer helped soften the leather and helped the break in period for sure. Anyways, I love these boots and can only imagine another couple weeks and these will be fully broken in. My biggest advice is to definitely size down a full size, if you wear EE you should be good with D width (just give them time to form to your feet because they will), buy the leather cream and apply liberally, hair dryer them and let them sit for 24 hours before you wear them.
Date published: 2018-02-02
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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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