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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 400.
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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 Worthy of their reputation The 8111 Iron Ranger is my second pair of Red Wing boots, and like my first, the 8859 Moc Toe, I could not be happier. These are such fantastic looking boots, combining new and old perfectly for a style that I believe can be worn with just about anything short of a suit. The construction lives up to its name and the leather is already taking on a unique look after only a short time. As with most Red Wing reviews I have read, many have said the break-in period is difficult. Mine felt fine after the first two days and have no doubts they will soon fit like a glove. Having broken in several pairs of hockey skates over the years, boots are child's play. Needless to say, these seal the deal - I am a Red Wing guy for life now. Also, a special thanks to the Allentown, PA, Red Wing store - awesome place to shop!
Date published: 2019-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't Hesitate - Buy Them I was hesitant to spend so much on a pair of shoes, especially hearing that their break-in period was very painful. I took the plunge and I have not looked back. The break-in lasted about a week of daily wear and I had blisters and even a bruise on my foot. But after that, the leather formed to my feet perfectly and now they are the most comfortable pair of boots I've ever owned. The quality and craftsmanship speak for itself. Watching the scuffs and stains get worn in on the leather with a nice patina is a beautiful thing. I would size down one half, just to be safe. Better a tad tight than loose. Don't hesitate, buy a pair today.
Date published: 2019-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great craftsmanship Great boot but wasn't sure if the breaking in process included getting my heel to sit firmly on the foot bed . it eventually sat perfectly just as I was hoping
Date published: 2019-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Boots! So I purchased a pair of 8085 Copper Rough & Tough for myself for Christmas. I have worn them at least 5 days a week to work and some on the weekends as well ever since then. I went in to the store to be fitted and the store rep recommended the same size I get in everything else I buy 10.5. I put them on in the store and they felt great. I purchased a couple of pairs of the Red Wing Merino Wool socks to wear while breaking them in. I had absolutely zero discomfort and I feel they broke in very quickly, probably within a week of wearing them for 10 hours plus a day. I really liked the color these were brand new and stayed away from putting any product on them as they felt supple enough. They have taken on a Patina and have darkened quite a bit in a lot of areas but still have the original color in others. I think they are looking amazing! I finally put some of the Boot Creme on them as the store told me it would not darken the boots at all. They were correct. This is my first pair of Iron Rangers. I am about to purchase another pair, just debating with myself over which color. On the Fence about Charcoal R&T or Muleskinner. I highly recommend these boots! They feel great & they look great! I get compliments on them pretty much every day.
Date published: 2019-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Favorite I’ve had these boots for a year and I’d say it took me about six months to break them,alternating between them and my 8085.
Date published: 2019-03-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great all-around boot for office or causal I bought these boots in late October after window shopping for years. I've always worn Red Wing steel toes, but just could not justify the cost of a pair of footwear that I wouldn't really wear. Working in an office, I can now wear these every day, as they go pretty well with any pair of jeans, and they look very good when they are oiled/taken care of. It took me about a month to walk them in properly, but since I have they are extremely comfortable. I get compliments on them once a week without fail. I do notice that the consistency is not 100% with these boots - probably due to the "hand-made" claims that I have heard. No sweat though, I trust the Red Wing warranty to cover any issues with stitching, etc. that I have yet to encounter. I've worn them all winter, through deep snow and slush. My feet have never been wet. One word of caution: They are NOT grippy. Walk carefully on ice and wet parking lot lines. Otherwise, I am extremely pleased with the fit, style, and quality of my boots.
Date published: 2019-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great boot. A sharp looking boot that fights a variety of occasions. Would recommend this boot to others in a heartbeat. The charcoal look is great with almost anything you wear. If I were to be asked what I like about this boot is: it's shape, design and quality is worth the money. I wouldn't be displease if they began to offer this boot in a larger Width like the other colors. But what a phenomenal boot.
Date published: 2019-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from They should fit great right out of the store Sizing is tough on these, I feel like they run a tad narrow. I normally wear a 10.5-11 in Vans, boots, and dress shoes. I almost bought the 9.5D which was what the Red Wing clerk recommended after sizing my foot but then my wife insisted I try on the 9.5EE (wides.) Thankfully my wife is a smart lady. Because it was like that scene when Harry Potter picks up his wand for the first time. Do yourself a favor and at least try the wides on and DO NOT leave the store until they feel great on your feet. Then expect that amazing feeling to go away for some slightly painful break in over the course of a week or so. Then they're amazing again. I'm about 2 months in on wearing these 5 days a week and they are hands down the best boot I've ever worn. I get complimented on them at least once a day.
Date published: 2019-03-22
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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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