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Iron Ranger

STYLE NO. 8086

LEATHER:
Charcoal Rough & Tough Leather
$319.99 USD
IRON RANGER, CHARCOAL R&T Mens is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 163.
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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. 8086 : Iron Ranger

The rugged 6-inch 8086 Iron Ranger features premium Charcoal Rough & Tough leather, dark gun metal eyelets and 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 110+ year history.


Leather: Charcoal Rough & Tough Leather
Outsole: Vibram® 430 Mini-lug
Insole: Leather
Hardware: Dark Gun Metal Eyelets & Hooks
Construction: Goodyear Welt
Last: 8
Shank: Steel
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. 8086 : 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 8086 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. 8086

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 Worth the Investment I am very happy with my purchase of the model 8111 in Amber harness. The materials and workmanship are top notch. They are comfortable right out of the box. I bought a size 10 1/2 when I usually wear an 11.
Date published: 2017-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pair of boots Recently bought a pair of these boots over here in Europe. Having served for 14 years in the British Army I like to have something solid on my feet, and its getting harder to find well made , honest boots. These came recommended by a friend , and I must say he did me a big favour. I bought a UK size 10, my normal size and they fit perfectly, I wore them daily for 2 weeks and they are now really comfortable and broken in. I can only recommend them as being the ideal boots for anyone looking for an honest boot, made by real craftsmen , built to last, and I for one truly believe in supporting companies like this.
Date published: 2017-03-15
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great boots This is my second pair of iron rangers and the 8083 Hawthorne is my favorite. Much easier breakin than the 8111. Same great construction and quality. These are my go to boots this spring and summer.
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great looks Bad comfort After wearing the 8111's for 3 months I will say I love the look of these boots but they are terribly uncomfortable! Virtually no arch support,hard as a rock. They will not loosen up. I bought some power step inserts to help but good God there is barely enough room for the supports.These are strictly going out boots, that's it. Don't even think of working in these. I wonder if moc toes would have been a better bet. If I didn't love the look so much I would give up on them!
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from oops The boot is really well-made, and the fit is wonderful. I bought the 8085 copper rough-n-tough color, because I already had a pair in dark brown. The problem is that the copper became dark brown already after just 4 months and I was looking forward to enjoying the lighter copper color. Sorry if I sound like a whiner. I'm just encouraging new buyers to ask about this at the store before you buy, simply so that your expectations are realistic (unlike mine). Setting the color factor to the side, the boot feels excellent, as always.
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great boots! First off they run about a size big, similar to my 875s. I normally wear size 13D shoe, but am a 12D in redwing heritage. The quality and craftsmanship is actually amazing, even better than the 875s imo. The break in period on these was significantly easier and quicker than my 875s as well. Overall, a great boot. I will eventually invest in getting a sole with some traction put on, however.
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The quality and craftmanship of these boots are excellent I bought my 8085 boots at my local Red Wing dealer. My feet were measured as 9 1/2 and was fitted with a size 9. Over the last several years, I've made an effort to search out and buy American made products. For the most part, I have found that the quality of American made stuff is outstanding and my Red Wing 8085 Iron Rangers are a perfect example. I was dreading the anticipated break in time and/or pain. I wore the boots for half a day for the first couple of days, but since then I have worn them all day, every day. The break in wasn't nearly as hard as I was anticipating. I've now had them for two weeks and they are very comfortable. This is my third pair of Red Wing boots, but my first American made. Beautiful, quality product. You get what you pay for and I'm happy to put my money where my mouth is.
Date published: 2017-02-20
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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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STYLE No. 8086

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