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Iron Ranger

STYLE NO. 8111

LEATHER:
Amber Harness Leather
$319.99 USD
6" AMBER, 8111 Mens is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 388.
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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. 8111 : Iron Ranger

The 8111 is a rugged 6-Inch boot, featuring premium Amber Harness 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: Amber Harness Leather
Outsole: Vibram® 430 Mini-lug
Insole: Leather
Hardware: Nickel Eyelets and Hooks
Construction: Goodyear Welt
Last: 8
Shank: Steel
Laces: 48-inch Black/Brown 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. 8111 : 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 8111 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. 8111

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 The best looking and most comfortable boot I have ever owned. The more I wear them, the more I love them. Out of the box these boots wrap themselves around your feet like a comfy blanket. If you want a comfortable boot that looks great and only gets better as they age, then get yourself a pair of these boots, you will never regret it, and they never go out of style.
Date published: 2019-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect boot Amazing boot. Has made walking fun! Great boot overall
Date published: 2019-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good natural lasting boots Good fine make + material for starters & professionals Thank you RED WING !!!
Date published: 2019-03-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Lasted one month My father in law bought me these for my wedding I wore them in England on our honeymoon shortly after our return noticed a very deep crease in the toe in which turned into a one inch tear Really disappointing always heard redwings were good but one month not so much
Date published: 2019-03-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Expensive boot but I buy Made in USA My first pair I had exchanged because the outside part of the left shoe's leather was to thin and creased Horribly after a few wears. The awesome manager acknowledged that it would compromise the quality and durability. If he hadn't had done that I would have bounced right back to Allen Edmonds. Inspect the shoe carefully before buying.
Date published: 2019-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect boots ever I bought these boots las night in Limbro Denim Store. Gosh, i hv 33 pair of boots in my house, dr, martens, converse, mario minardi, etc, but once i wear this boots, ohhh... i think i would never change any other brands no more!!!
Date published: 2019-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 8 Years In and Still Going Strong Worn daily for 5 years, multiple times a week for another 3, and these guys are still going strong. On job sites, visiting clients, jeans and safety vest, or chinos and a jacket these guys have treated me well. They're my default shoe unless there's a specific reason I can't wear them.
Date published: 2019-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Has potential to be a winter boot for life I bought these as a durable boot that could be resoled and repaired with age. I have a UK 9.5 left foot and 9 right foot, opting for a pair of size 9 is perfect for my left foot but slightly loose on my right. I wear with a Red Wing insoles and Darn Tough heavy socks to insulate from the cold weather. They are too much to wear all seasons, so they are rested half the year and i rotate with the lighter Work Chukka during the warmer months.
Date published: 2019-02-26
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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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STYLE No. 8111

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