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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 38.
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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 Tan/Gold 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 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
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not the best experience This is no diss at the quality and craftsmanship of redwings. I happen to have bought the wrong size and I didn’t like the vibrant sole. It was heavy. Wasn’t slip resistance and I felt like lugging around a 10 pound bag of weight on my legs. If the size was right and had slip resistance then. I would recommend this.
    Date published: 2018-10-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My New Favorite Pair of Boots! Absolutely in love with this style. Now I know there are a few people out there who aren't fond of the sole, but I am. It has sooo much grip and I think it looks killer. I'm a size 8 in Nikes, Adidas, New Balances, etc. I grabbed a 7D from a site since that's the only size they had at the time. It's has a touch of wiggle wiggle room at the toes so I believe a 6.5 would fit perfect. No worries, thicker socks and I'm good to go. The leather is thick and feels like quality. It scratches/scuffs up very nicely in this color. A quick brush before and after and they look amazing. The boots give a nice, heavy feel when walking but not too overbearing. As for the insole, it's leather and little rough at first but not too uncomfortable. Once they fully break in, I'm sure they're be like walking on clouds. I highly recommend this style! I just ordered a pair of Blacksmiths and I can't wait to try those out as well.
    Date published: 2018-09-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strong boot Bought this boot as a multipurpose boot. Plan was to use it as a summer yard work boot, do some hiking on a trip through the national parks, and have as a descent looking “dress boot” to wear out with jeans. I have been pleased on all fronts. Excellent quality and craftsmanship, looks great and I love wearing it. Tough, durable for work around the house and comfortable enough to hike in. I did several 2-4 mile hikes in them on mountains and they were great. Any more than that and I would want more of a hiking boot, but these did great on shorter distances. Love this boot for the purposes that I am using it. Cleans up great with some oil after heavy use. Did take a bit to break in, but not difficult. I felt good with them after about 6 hours of wear.
    Date published: 2018-07-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Pair of Boots I've had these for about 8 months now (size 10 D). I typically wear size 10.5 tennis shoes, and the other reviews said to order a half size down from normal. They ended up fitting great. The toe box is very roomy, but my feet don't slide at all. They did pinch the sides of my feet a little when they were new, but as I wore them more this became less of an issue.
    Date published: 2018-06-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another win! This was my second pair of Red Wings in the Heritage collection. I picked the 8146 over the traditional Mocs because I didn't really care for the white sole and knew I have it filthy in no time. They look fantastic and fit similar to my Iron Rangers. They're comfortable right out of the box so I look forward to breaking them in properly. Again I needed a full size smaller than normal tennis shoes.
    Date published: 2018-04-18
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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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