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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 360.
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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 3 years and running I've worn these boots everyday for three years. They're the only shoe I own. They fit like a glove. They're comfortable. I can clean them up and they make a nice casual dress shoe. I take them camping and hunting. I've done 12 mile hikes through Alaska with them. I wear them to work everyday. To this day they still look like brand new. The only maintance I've done is add some oil to them. Normally boots don't even last a year for me.
Date published: 2019-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These boots ROCK I'm hooked!I now have (4) pair of Redwing boots. Started off with the 1907's, then purchased the Iron Ranger 8085's and the 8111's, and last but not least, followed up with the Rough Neck 2942's. All of which are OUTSTANDING! The Iron Ranger might be a little "pricey" however you get what you pay for. The craftsmanship that goes into these boots are second to none. They look fantastic right out of the box and only get better with time. I have read several reviews regarding the "break in" period. For me, there was little to no break in time. Sure the boots were a little stiff that first day or so but, that's to be expected. After about the third day of wear, they felt fantastic and continue to improve everyday. I typically were a size 10. I've read that most people had to size down. Again, for me, that wasn't the case. I stayed true to size. I have plenty of room in the toe box and I am able to get a finger down inside, just behind the heal. I would highly recommend going to a Redwing store if possible and have them measure your feet. The salesman that assisted me was very knowledgeable and took his time making sure that my new Redwings not only fit great but, felt right too. As mentioned above, these boots ROCK! I look forward to many, many years of wearing these. You will not be disappointed. The look and feel are FANTASTIC! I have received numerous compliments on the boots and will always recommend these to anyone seeking a great boot! Thanks Redwing!!!!!
Date published: 2019-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Iron Ranger believer My last pair of RWs had seen 8 years of hard use, and are still looking very good. I needed more space to accommodate insoles, so I got a pair of iron rangers. They’re comfortable even without insoles, they look fantastic, and the craftsmanship is outstanding. I look forward to many years with this pair.
Date published: 2019-01-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing boot. Hi there, Im stuck in sizing.... The Brannock device got I should use 11EE...I tried 10.5D and is too big, then the 10D bends too much before the toe cap stitching and think this is sign of large size, so I went down with a 9.5D...felt snug but read will stretch, so it is ok. I'm worry about the length, I don't feel space between the toes and the front, they are not touching but can't put a finger on the back side/heel. Have somebody the same issue? Hope I can get a good advice. Thank you in advance.
Date published: 2019-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from IT WAS WORTH EVERY PENNY. I live overseas, so getting a pair of american boots like this is a bit difficult.... at last i made it and got a pair..... My first impression was .... "OMG.... They´re HEAVY "..... i suddenly remembered all those amazon reviews concerning how stiff and hard to break in they were and how my feet would bleed at first..... then, i felt that amazing quality but super thick leather and i feared for my feet...... i had ordered a size down (7 as normally i buy american 8) as recommended by many people and i feared they wouldn't fit.... BUT!.... to my surprise.... THEY FIT LIKE A GLOVE from the beginning. They feel like if they had been bespoke made and i can say after 30 years of work boot wearing that no other boots have been so comfortable as this from the beginning.... no breaking time for me as it wasn't needed. They are a little bit more expensive than average but i will keep buying them as they not only feel but look AMAZING.... great for office work as well.
Date published: 2019-01-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poorly made Lasted less than one year and I work an office job
Date published: 2019-01-10
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 Great boot! I already have the Beckman's and really like them. I've always liked the Iron Rangers, and finally decided to purchase a pair. Living where it snows, I like that they now come with a lug sole vs. the smooth sole. My Beckman's took quite a few months to break in, but these Iron Rangers take much less time to break in. Compared to the Beckman's, these seem almost broken in when purchased. I am really loving these!! They are the normal Redwing 1 size down from my normal size, but fit my narrow foot well. Super pleased with these - highly recommended!!
Date published: 2018-12-30
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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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