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Roughneck

STYLE NO. 8146

LEATHER:
Briar Oil Slick Leather
€ 299.00
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6" BROWN, 8146 Mens is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 43.
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SIZES: VIEW THE SIZE CHART
D WIDTH
  • 35
  • 36
  • 37
  • 37.5
  • 38
  • 38.5
  • 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.
American workers in the 20th century.  Photo courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society. American workers in the 20th century. Photo courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society.

STYLE NO. 8146 : Roughneck

Modeled after Red Wing’s original work boot style, the 8146 is a 6-Inch Moc Toe featuring Briar Oil Slick leather, Vibram Lug outsole, triple stitched quality and Goodyear welt construction.

THE HISTORY BEHIND THE STYLE

In the mid-20th century, those men who wrenched on oil rigs had one of the most dangerous occupations around, earning them the nickname, “roughnecks.” The 8146 was inspired by these workers and built just as tough, with a 6-inch height for support and protection, thick, durable leathers and a heavily lugged sole for grip on any surface.

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 108+ year history.


Leather: Briar Oil Slick Leather
Outsole: Vibram® Lug
Insole: Leather
Hardware: Nickel Eyelets
Construction: Goodyear Welt
Shank: Steel
Last: 23
Laces: 48-inch 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. 8146 : Roughneck

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 8146 is built using the No. 23 Last:

  • Was created in the 1950s and is Red Wing’s most iconic last
  • Includes extra room in the forefoot and instep for easy entry
  • Fits a variety of foot shapes
  • Fits ½ size large
    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. 8146

    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. 8146
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Vibram Sole Detaching at Toes I got these boots at Christmas and they have had very little use until the last few weeks doing spring yard work. I really like the boots and they fit well but the soles are both separating at the toes. there is a thin black piece between the welt and the sole and they are separating on both sides of the thin black piece. I will try to glue them but I shouldn't have to fix basically new boots that cost this much. I would return them under warranty but got them as a present and don't have a receipt. It is a real shame as they were exactly what I was wanting and are my first pair of Red Wings.
    Date published: 2019-04-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Winter Boots Hard to break in, but it is an excellent pair of boots against the snow.
    Date published: 2019-02-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent addition to my Red Wing boot collection! Very pleased that I purchased this booked. Great quality an excellent craftsmanship. I love the leather the weight and the balance of this boot. I can see that it will take a bit of breaking in, but it is certainly much more comfortable out of the box compared to other red wing boots that I have. In addition, I had to size down one half size. This is consistent with all of the other 23 last boots that I own. This is a great looking boot that will look good with both jeans and chinos. With proper care, these re-craftable boots will last you a lifetime. I am looking forward to it!
    Date published: 2019-02-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Addition To My Red Wing Collection So happy that I purchased this boot. Great color and craftsmanship. I love the lug vibram sole ... Very stylish. Good weight and balance. This boot will take some break in time, but much more comfortable out of the box than other Red Wing boots. Sizing for me was a 1/2 size down, as with all my 23 last boots. Great looking boot with both jeans and chinos. With proper care these re-craftable boot will last for years to come. I'm looking forward to it!
    Date published: 2019-02-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A trusted companion Easily the very best shoe I have ever owned. As many others have stated, the shoes have a break-in-period. The Vibram sole looks and feels amazing and provided that they are quite popular, any shoemaker will replace them for you when that time comes. That was one of the reasons that I chose these boots: longevity, durability and service. The boots will develop a nice and unique patina, although I cannot say that I have developed any myself as I have used them quite carefully. The first thing I do after taking them off is to brush off any excess dirt. Also, using the All Natural Leather Conditioner made the leather darken and look completely new again. I often get compliments on these from friends, colleagues and even bypassers in the streets. I can say that I am just as impressed as they are when I explain that they are in fact not new.
    Date published: 2018-12-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from One tough boot Been wearing these boots daily now for four years. Resoled two times. They will go another four years. Absolute he$$ to break in but once you do the pain will be worth it. I work in the construction industry in Colorado. They have been through the mud the snow and to the top of mountains. They are heavy but easy to get used to. I am about to buy another pair of heritage boots not because I need them but afraid they might not make these again. If you want a heavy duty boot that feels like heaven once broken in and will last forever then buy these.
    Date published: 2018-11-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from one tough boot Have owned some Redwings in the past & glad to get a new pair for chapter 2 (3?) of outdoor work. These have a sturdy feel and the fit is tight in the ankles (which is support also), and I have narrow feet. I wear a 9, sized down to 8.5 after reading comments here-perfect fit with mid weight wool socks. I put an arch support in - there is no cushy footbed here. I'd say at my age, and based on the superb workmanship, this will be my last pair...I'd like to see a loop on the back to help get them on. Stiff, but sure they will break in. A classic handsome & useful boot.
    Date published: 2018-11-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Now a great boot This is my third pair of Red Wing boots, which I purchased for the coming winter. I have a pair of IR 8114 in the same size and feel that the the 8146 runs a bit smaller and the fit was snug at first. These are taking longer to break in than the IRs too. The briar oil slick is a lovely rich colour and should develop a nice patina. I did however have a problem with the right boot causing a pain in my ankle bone. On close inspection of the boots I noticed the tongue gusset connects up at the second lace hold. I compared this with my IR and Coopers which have the gusset connect around the third lace hole, these boots do not cause any pain. I decided to modify the gusset of the 8146 as per the other boots by removing a small section of leather, following the seam line on the lace side and continued the curve on the gusset. I ended up with four small v shaped pieces of leather about 12mm long, as I did both boots to match. I have been wearing the boots now without any problems or pain, so now very happy with these boots and I believe they will probably out last me.
    Date published: 2018-10-03
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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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