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Iron Ranger

STYLE NO. 8083

LEATHER:
Hawthorne Muleskinner Leather
€ 329.00
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IRON RANGER, HAWTHORNE Mens is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 34.
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SIZES: VIEW THE SIZE CHART
D WIDTH
  • 39
  • 40
  • 41
  • 41.5
  • 42
  • 42.5
  • 43
  • 43.5
  • 44
  • 45
  • 46
  • 47
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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:

  • 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. 8083

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. 8083
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect fit and improving with age I bought these boots after advice from a stockist who recommended going a whole size down. I have worn worn these for almost 2 years and they have shaped perfectly to my foot. The patina is still developing. A word of advice...don’t apply mink oil to these as they darken the leather and you lose the right copper look.
Date published: 2019-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent looks, feel and comfort. The breaking in was longer than expected, did buy half size smaller and glad I did as the boot conforms well to the foot and a larger boot would have made for an easier initial period but I feel the boot wouldn’t have take the shape so accurately. One note of discomfort was that one of the top speed hooks was scratching my ankle; little coaxing with a hammer resolved the matter. If the material used for the speed hooks was a little sturdier it would be appreciated as these bend way too easily. Overall a great boot that feels great and looks even better. Will get myself a pair of Mocs too as the brand is up to my standards. Paid good dollars but got my moneys worth.
Date published: 2019-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great boots! This is my second pair of Iron Rangers. My 8111 is with me for 2 years now and i love them so much. They've been with me all over the world and keep looking better with age. Two weeks ago i bought an 8083 Hawthorne Muleskinner and i'm so impressed (again). While the leather feels a little bit thicker than my Amber Harness 8111, the break-in is going much smoother and easier (or maybe i'm just simply used to it by now). I wore them around the house for a few hours and already felt the leather started working with my feet while it warmed up. Obviously it is going to take quite a bit of time for the leather footbed and cork underneath to mould to my feet (i have a great example of that with my 8111s). I am really looking forward to the whole process anyway. After owning these boots for a few years now i can give my highest recommendation, but be nice to them - give them time to dry between wears (especially when you use them for many hours throughout the day), and don't forget to condition them every once in a while (leather footbed inside needs to be conditioned to stay supple and prevent cracking). Put simply - I'm a Red Wing guy for life!
Date published: 2019-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfection Since I bought these boots, I’ve been wearing them almost daily for the past half year. They’re perfection and they age beautifully.
Date published: 2019-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My fifth pair of Red Wings! As the summary states, these Iron Rangers in Hawthorne Muleskinner leather are my fifth pair of Red Wing boots I own. I have Blacksmiths, two pairs of classic moc boots, and a pair of Chukkas. All of these are the most comfortable boots I own. Having tried on various sizes, from all the reviews, I still buy all my Red Wings true to size and find they fit perfect after break in. I wear a size 10 sneaker, and wear a size 10 boot and I have zero problems and great fit. I felt that sizing down caused the boot to pinch my foot on the sides and although tollerable, was very annoying. So my opinion, don’t size down. Break in was very easy on these Iron Rangers! The leather is awesome and looks great. They are just really well made, American made boots that will last a long time with a little bit of care. You won’t be disappointed!
Date published: 2019-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than expected I've been thinking about getting these boots for a year or so. Visiting my local AD several times trying them out but over $300 was to step. One month ago I pulled the trigger anyway and I don't regret it. I thought they should be a really nice pair of boots but they are exellent. I've read that they are hard to break in but after three days they felt great.
Date published: 2018-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic quality I had been looking for a new pair of boots after my Lowa boots sole finally died and I wanted a pair that could be worn smart or for a day out. After a very short internet search: Redwing. These boots fit the bill. At about 3 months old of daily use they get better looking each time I wear them. They have developed a lovely broken in shape of my foot and a patina is coming along. When it’s time for a night out or a dinner with the wife: clean and polish. Look smart. When it’s time to walk the dog or head out for the day they do the job perfectly. Now just to be clear about sizing, I wear a uk 9.5 on most boots and shoes. I ordered these UK 8.5 and they fit like a 9.5. They are made very long (why not adjust sizing charts redwing?). Breaking in took about 2 weeks total, suck it up and once your done they are like old slippers when you put them on. Now that winter is on its way Iv been looking at getting an 8” high boot and Redwing Harvester boots look just the ticket! You get what you pay for. Buy cheap - Buy twice.
Date published: 2018-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best boot ever Buying my second pair of irons. After 6 years is tome to up get my 8083s. My 8011 did their job. They look and feel great all this time. This boots are so comfortable is unvalieble after all this years. I recommend them strongly. You will never be sorry you paid so much for a set of boots.
Date published: 2018-08-08
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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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