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Iron Ranger

STYLE NO. 8111

LEATHER:
Amber Harness Leather
$319.99 USD
6" AMBER, 8111 Mens is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 333.
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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 Great boot, worth every penny. Bought my Iron Ranger 8111s yesterday 11-10-18. I bought them in person from the Red Wing store. The digital foot measuring device told me I needed a 12 to 12.5 So I went with a size 11.5 in the boots. Absolute perfect fit. Every detail about these boots are high quality. You won't be disappointed.
Date published: 2018-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful boots. I bought true to size. I bought these iron rangers in copper last year. I live on a small farm and also practice law as a solo practitioner attorney. Many of my clients are ranchers and farmers and workingmen and women. Our judges typically came from rural life. I wanted to have a nice pair of boots to wear from my front door to my truck to the courthouse and back to my office and home again. I knew these boots weren’t quite right for court when I bought them but I knew that i would love them and my clients would appreciate them. I also wasn’t planning on stressing them a lot with my suit on. I think the boots are beautiful. I have one bailiff who likes to point out my work boots in my suit but even he said that in the context of a compliment about the boots. I need a pair of boots in black but I’m not getting another pair of rangers. I’m going to go with the Beckman Round I think. The look is more “court-ish.” Ok so the main reason I am posting a review is that I keep seeing many posts about the agony of the break in period. Clearly, I’m a lawyer with a gentleman farm and not putting these things to the daily stress and wear and tear as the US Marines and ranchers and other who work for a living, but at the same time, I think i put them to a fair amount of walking and they certainly are part of farm life for me. I just bought a size 13, which is what I wear. I think they feel great right out of the box. I’ve had maybe a slight plantar fasciitis feeling in the middle of my foot when I wear them but I wouldn’t attribute that to break in. I thought going true to size made them enjoyable from the first minute of wear. I’ve never gotten a hotspot or a blister. I suppose the leather is still a little stiff and not the supple leather you might expect after a long break in on a snug boot, but I’ve had no days where I’ve doubted my decision to purchase and only ever feel like a million bucks when I put them on. I’m going to buy a pair of the Beckman round in black and give those a go and probably call it good for a couple of years.
Date published: 2018-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Boots! These are my first pair of Red Wings and my first pair of boots I have ever worn. I had rough time at the beginning because I found out my right foot is a hair wider than my left. I had terrible pain, but after Red Wing stretched my boot a little, these boots were amazing. Really comfortable and perfect for a daily boot that is stylish and functional!
Date published: 2018-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great boot, sizing was a challenge Size 11 on the scale. Tried a 10.5, too big, tried 10, Slightly too big. I went with a narrow 9.5 and it was slightly tight on my two outer toes on my right foot and after a couple weeks of wearing fit very nice. I’m glad I didn’t stick with the 10 and sized down further. I read too many different opinions in reviews from people who don’t wear boots everyday for rugged use so it was hard gain any insight from them (sizing or otherwise) I really like the boots. They were more than I wanted to spend but I wanted something that will last. They seem well built and I’m hoping to have them for many many years. Once they get beat up and worn in they feel and look right. I wear them everyday, ride motorcycles , go camping , spend a lot of time outdoors. Glad I bought them and was patient with the sizing.
Date published: 2018-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Made for work. I bought these to replace a pair of Red Wing logger boots. I work on communication towers and I needed an upgrade. I sent an email to Red Wing product support with a few questions about the boots. The employee ended their response by emphasizing that these boots are not made for work. With that response I had some doubts about the boots. After giving them a thorough beating, I completely disagree with that response. These boots are far superior to the Red Wing logger boots in every way. First they weigh half as much as the loggers which is huge for me when I have to climb a 400 or 500 ft tower. Second, they are easily twice as tough. The leather doesn't mar so easily, unlike the loggers. I love the fact that they clean up very well, and any marring that occurs with the leather and can simply be rubbed out with your finger, or by just re-applying oil or conditioner. The stitching is bullet proof. The stitching on the loggers starts coming undone rather quickly. My feet sweat a lot, even in the cold, and these do not hold onto the terrible odor like the loggers do. I did some work recently in Northern Minnesota, and temperatures were around 25F in the mornings and at night. With a pair of wool socks, my feet were not cold at all. No more insulated logger boots for me. I applied the Red Wing All Natural Leather Conditioner to these to weather proof them. I stepped in a huge puddle on a site, and not a drop of water got through. The steel shank does a great job of keeping the sole of my foot protected and comfortable. I love the doubled up leather toe cap. I have no worries at all regarding damage to my toes. The toe cap is solid as a rock, without the weight and width issues of a steel toe. The soles are super tough. Although the sole does not have the grip of the logger, they don't hold onto mud and debris like the loggers do. I am able to maneuver very easily with these on, unlike the logger boot. I can function optimally on the tower, and equally on the ground, without the cumbersome weight of the logger boot, and without the awkwardly tall heal of the logger boot. I can actually run in the Iron Rangers with no problem, whereas just walking 50 yards in the loggers feels like I just ran a marathon. And lets not forget the most important thing of all, they are super comfortable. I purchased a half size down from normal tennis shoes, and although just a tad longer, the width is perfect. Keep in mind these do not have all of the padding of other work boots and tennis shoes, so they will fit larger than normal tennis shoe size. I am now a super satisfied, lifetime customer of the Red Wing Iron Ranger. Made in USA. Yes there is a substantial difference in quality of the USA made Heritage line verses the foreign made Red Wing products. These will be the only boots I purchase for work and play. Thanks for an outstanding product.
Date published: 2018-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Iron Rangers are the best boots I own! 2 pair! Copper R&T and now Charcoal R&T. Love the high quality, cut of leather, and overall marksmanship. Even have the month/yr of build on the tongue. Very cool. Red Wing story is part of Americana.
Date published: 2018-11-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very very poor quality control Great materials used in making these but sadly they seem to not care about making them perfect anymore I bought the 8085 due to them having a better sole but my first pair I sent back due to the lace holes not being straight or spaced the same the second pair I have now the heel was put on crooked I sent pictures they said they don't see anything wrong with them I'm just keeping them and having them resoled it's just sad that you spend all this money on them and they are thrown together
Date published: 2018-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Expert craftsmanship. Hands down best boot I have ever owned. Great personal customer service at store. The Copper R&T are excellent fitting and most comfortable boot in my closet. 2nd pair, Charcoal R&T, will get our purchased soon! Was ready to go down 1/2 size from 11 in tennis shoes to 10.5 in Red Wings, but upon trying them on went with the 11 anyways. Very satisfied customer. You get what you pay for and these are a quality investment for many years to follow.
Date published: 2018-10-25
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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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