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Iron Ranger

STYLE NO. 8083

LEATHER:
Hawthorne Muleskinner Leather
$319.99 USD
IRON RANGER, HAWTHORNE Mens is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 171.
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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:

  • 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.

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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 Built to last a generation or two These Amber Harness 8111s are exceptional RW Heritage classics. Already owning the Chukkas-3137, Pecos-866, Moc-Toes-8138, and Blacksmiths-3340 ... this simply HAS to be my last pair. The sturdiness and workmanship continue to impress me - as with all previous RW purchases. One word of caution: ALWAYS try on a pair - and get fitted - in a Red Wing store, if possible. All purchased this year, I have two pair at size 9.5, another two pair at 9.0 ... and the Iron Rangers fitted at 8.5!!! The very same #8 "last" used for Blacksmiths and IRangers were a 1/2 size different on me. Although these may (or may not be) slightly more snug vs. the Blacksmiths during the break-in process, they still feel great. I wore them all day right out of the box - and my feet only had minor fatigue at the end of the day. And I'm wearing them again today (Day 2) to keep the momentum going. My sock of choice is "Darn Tough" Hikers Boot Sock - Merino Wool, which provide firm cushioning for the feet. I expect these Iron Rangers to fit like gloves once I get a few more miles on 'em.
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Many compliments on my Iron Rangers After much deliberation I finally purchased these great boots. Yes as many have said, they do require patience with the breaking in of them. I have had mine since January, 2017. While I don't wear them everyday as I rotate my boots daily and never wear the same pair on consecutive days, they were great after about two weeks. have been using the boot oil on them and have been really pleased with the results. Looking to get a second pair for my boot collection. Just haven't decided which Red Wings to get.
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best pair of footwear I've owned. I'm writing this review after 2.5 years of ownership of the 8111s. I had been intrigued with red wings for many years an I finally sprung for a pair. My buddies were all buying 1907s (which I also bought a year ago and love), but I went with the rangers for my first pair for a bit dressier look with that awesome capped toe. The break in period was a chore for sure, but well worth it. Like playing catch for hours and hours to get your baseball glove to get that perfect pocket. It's a must, and worth the work. The leather is elite, as is the stitching and footbed, however when I get them resoled years from now I will definitely move to the mini-lug sole as the cork is slippery on snow/ice/wet grass etc. if you are on the fence on these, jump off. You will not be disappointed.
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You're 2 months from the best boots ever. I'm 15 months in with my charcoal Iron Rangers, and I will never buy a pair of non-Red Wing boots again. Measured at a Red Wing store, I ordered a half-size down from my normal. As many have noted, the break-in period is no joke. Sore feet, hot spots, and occasional mid-day swaps to an old pair of boots were the norm for about 6 weeks for me. Since about week 7 until now, week 63 or so, they've plateaued at a level of "not quite slippers, but close" comfort. I'm envious of the new vibram mini-lug sole, as I have cork nitrile and they're slick as spit on snow and ice, but a skating rink is about the only place that I won't walk in my Rangers. Next pair of boots: Iron Rangers in Copper R&T. Then I'll be set for life.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best pair of boots I've ever owned These boots have been through fire, rain, achres of blackberrys and a lot of walking, and I can say these are the best pair of boots I've owned. after they are broken in are the most comfortable, and by far the highest quality pair I've owned as well
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Second pair and always impressed I purchased a new pair of 8085's a few weeks ago, I figured I'd wear them awhile before writing a review. I have to say as with every American made Redwing boot these are outstanding! I've had a very easy break in period with the Copper rough and tough leather, far easier than the Black Harness leather Iron Rangers(equally a great boot). Iron Rangers run a bit long so I've heard to order a half size down, I always order true to my size 11 C in most boots, I haven't gone wrong with an 11D in these with the leather inserts. I love the new 430 vibram soles as I can now wear them to work when I'm not climbing poles, my old pair have the smooth sole and aren't much good for too much off roaring, but I recognized that they were more of a dressy boot upon purchasing. Cheers to whomever decided to put a more aggressive sole on the Iron Ranger without going too aggressive! Any way great pair of boots, oil them up, and take care of these and they will take care of you!
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from They keep getting better I thought about getting these boots for a long time, and finally decided to go for the 8085 in Copper Rough and Tough. I wouldn't say they were comfortable right out of the box. If i wore them too much right after I got them, my feet would definitely get sore and I'd have to wear something else for a while. But after several wears and a decent amount of walking, it's just like everyone says: the leather starts to soften and mold to your foot, and the footbed takes the shape of your foot and becomes something distinctly yours. I've had mine for about 4 months now and although they are comfortable, I don't think they are fully broken in. They are definitely solid, and the leather just keeps getting softer and better-looking the longer I have them. If you're looking for a pair of boots that will last and look great in the process, get a pair of Redwings
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Boots Ever I've had my Iron Rangers now for 5 months. They took a couple weeks to break in, but once completed they've been perfect. I just decided to add insoles (shaped comfort footbed) and holy buckets, they're now the best pair of footwear I've ever had. Totally worth the investment, I wear tennis shoes for 3 years, these boots will most likely last the rest of my life.
Date published: 2017-04-07
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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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