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Iron Ranger

STYLE NO. 8085

LEATHER:
Copper Rough & Tough Leather
$319.99 USD
IRON RANGER, COPPER R&T Mens is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 259.
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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. 8085 : Iron Ranger

The rugged 6-inch 8085 Iron Ranger features premium Copper Rough & Tough 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 110+ year history.


Leather: Copper Rough & Tough Leather
Outsole: Vibram® 430 Mini-lug
Insole: Leather
Hardware: Nickel Eyelets and 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. 8085 : 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 8085 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. 8085

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 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 Best purchase ever Ok, maybe not the best purchase ever but its up there. I've spent my life as a cheapskate refusing to buy adult shoes all while coveting these boots. I finally made the purchase and I'm glad I did. They look great. I work for a PNW software company. The dress and culture is casual. I wear these boots daily and I look professional, if not dressy, but still comfortable and casual. I wear them with dark jeans and khakis. They're comfortable. A couple of weeks ago I walked 10 miles in them and I felt great. I walk and ride my bike daily. That means I spend alot of time in the rain. My feet are always dry and the boots are dry quickly. I've only had them a few months so I can't speak to the durability. A friend has had his a few years and he'll be getting them re-soled this summer. I found the break-in period to be less painful than others described. They were stiff at first but I was fine after a week. Naturally they're more comfortable today but it didn't take long. As others have mentioned, you need a smaller size. I wear a 8/8.5. I got a 7.5 which felt tight at first. I sometimes wonder if I shouldn't have got a 7. Might have made the break-in period harder but could be better fit now.
Date published: 2018-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Review after 5 years of use. These boots will last forever if you take care of them. This is the best boot you can buy for your hard earned money, and Red Wing stands behind their products and will help you to wear them forever.
Date published: 2018-02-16
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
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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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