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Roughneck

STYLE NO. 8146

LEATHER:
Briar Oil Slick Leather
$269.99 USD
6" BROWN, 8146 Mens is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 54.
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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 110+ year history.


Leather: Briar Oil Slick Leather
Outsole: Vibram® Lug
Insole: Leather
Hardware: Nickel Eyelets
Construction: Goodyear Welt
Last: 23
Shank: Steel
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
  • Most 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
    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. 8146

    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 Red Wing 4183 6" boot I got these boots as a Christmas gift in 2007 and have loved them ever since. They were ordered through J Crew and are labeled as a model 4183 but look identical to the current 8146 with the exception of the dark eyelets on my boots. These boots were my first of many forays into Red Wing's Heritage Collection. I mostly use them for around town wear but I occasionally venture off road with them--wore them for a short hike in the snow just yesterday. The leather is great. I treat it a couple of times per year with Pecard's leather dressing, a product I much prefer to mink oil because it doesn't darken the leather and absorbs more completely. Water beads up and rolls right off. The Vibram lug soles do fine in all conditions. The only thing I might change is the footbed; these have the slightly cushy synthetic bed that I would like to see replaced with the all-leather interior as found in Beckmans and Iron Rangers. They do seem to run a little long; order a half-size down from what you normally wear. As is the case with moc-toed Red Wings, they also feel a touch narrow, probably more like a C rather than a D width. I have many pairs of boots so these are still in great condition and I anticipate having them pretty much forever.
    Date published: 2015-01-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great American-made boot I wear these boots almost every day to work. They are extremely comfortable and look great. Before wearing them the first time, I used Red Wing mink oil on them. The boots darkened quite a bit and have a beautiful look to them now. The traction with the Vibram sole is amazing in winter and I have great confidence walking on ice and snow. These were my first pair of Red Wing boots and I just ordered a pair of 1907s online this morning!
    Date published: 2015-01-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Boots When fist put them on the back cut into my achilles and had me a little worried. I endured the bruise and wore them everyday. By day 5 the boot had completely reshaped to fit my ankle perfectly. Have worn them pretty much everyday since and they're perfect boots in all conditions.
    Date published: 2014-12-31
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hard working farm boot. I bought these boots about five years ago from J.Crew intending to only wear them with jeans. That's exactly what I did for about three years. It took a little time to break them in but once they were broken in they fit like a glove. I moved to a farm 2 1/2 years ago and they went straight from my closet to the garage as a work boot. They see work at least two times a week usually in heavy mud and rock. I literally just cleaned them for the first time in five years and after a good soap and water bath some dry time and some leather cleaner and polish these boots still look awesome. I honestly didn't think when I bought them I would torture them so badly but they have more than met my expectations. I highly recommend these boots for all-around use. Be sure to order 1/2 size down.
    Date published: 2014-12-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great materials and craftsmanship. Redwing store guys are very helpful. Looking for an uninsulated boot for everyday wear? You need to check these out. Quality is the best as is old school style.
    Date published: 2014-11-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Doesn't get any better than this These boots are great. I got the, for Christmas about 3 years ago. They are built so well the attention to detail is second to none and the quality of the materials are unlike I've ever seen before. Unless you have a serious wide foot i recommend regular width because the leather will stretch and mold around your foot in time. The leather seems to get darker with use and they look really good and get plenty of compliments. Also when you wear them you feel secure and planted firmly on the ground. I highly recommend these boots for work or for just casual wearing around town you can't go wrong.
    Date published: 2014-09-01
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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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