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Red Wing Heritage 6" Iron Ranger Reviews

111 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

80%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

62% "Felt true to size"

90% "Felt true to width"

76% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 91 6" Iron Ranger Red Wing Heritage Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 22, 2011

Jim G

from United States

My previous pair of Redwing boots had lasted almost 2 decades when I retired them. Good old fashioner American made products are harder and harder to come by, and these do not disappoint. While not really a "work" boot for a construction site they do fill the niche between a dress shoe and the true work boot. The soles are not lugged which make them slippery on a muddy work site but more than sufficient for some other trades such as finish carpentry tin knocking or electrical work. These boots can take on a nice patina after a few wearings and a very light coat of neutral wax gives them some pop. They look great with jeans for banging around in the cooler weather. I have worn mine to sporting clays, the hardware store and casual nights on the town. Are they going to improve your love life and make you the toast of the town? They wont hurt! Overall, I could not be more pleased.

Brands I'd also recommend: Alden

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 12, 2011

Andrew V

from Bellingham, WA

Amazing boots. Built very well, solid. Breaking them in wasn't as bad as I anticipated, very comfortable and looks good with my jeans and khakis. Looking to the chukka next, love the Heritage collection.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 12, 2011

Chris

from NJ

Great boot. Took a while to break in but worth it. I bought a whole size smaller. I usually wear a 13 but they were too big. Size 12 with a little help from a shoe stretcher and some mink oil are perfect. I get lots of comments on this boot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 11, 2011

Anton

from Ohio

Excellent made boot with top notch materials (in every detail). Break-in period is very nominal. I purchased a half size smaller than actual/normal shoe size (normal shoe size = 8 1/2; purchase size = 8), which incidentally was measured at a Red Wing store (store manager also recommended to go a half size smaller for this style #). You will not be disappointed with this boot in so far as feel, style and function. Only wish I had discovered Red Wing (and this boot) years ago.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 31, 2010

Nancy N

from Colorado Springs, Colorado

I purchased this boot for my husband, who was looking a well-made, black basic boot. The purchase of the boots was our first time dealing with Zappos.com and we couldn\'t have been more pleased. The service we received from Zappos.com was easy to order, quick to process and ship, and friendly letter from customer service. My husband loves these boots and says they are extremely comfortable. So, we are very happy with Zappos.com and the service we received. We will shop on Zappos.com again.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 19, 2010

Robert

from S.F. Bay Area

The best, made in U.S.A. For fast break in, run hot water from tap over front half of boot. Wear for 4 or 5 hours. Once or twice should do it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 7, 2010

Anonymous

 

These run half to a full size larger than marked, compared to other Red Wings I have owned. They are top notch in quality – heavy and heavy duty. They look and feel like old-fashioned boots. I anticipate further break-in will allow me to walk more than a couple miles without blistering my feet, but it only took a couple days before they went from really uncomfortable to pretty comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 18, 2009

Anonymous

 

Classic black boot - I've been eyeing the Iron Ranger line for over a year, when I saw that they introduced a version in black I had to jump on them. Great boot, but like most RW boots, order a half size down, they run big. One note: Zappos seems to be the only retailer that has this all black version of this boot. Most others, have a cork colored upper part of the sole (where the stitching is), the pictures are accurate, just be aware that this is different than other sellers.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 4, 2009

Anonymous

 

Finally, a classic old-school black boot. Someone had to finally do it. Thank you Red Wing. Style, quality, and fit are first-class.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 3, 2011

Geordie

from Santa Barbara, CA

I love them! I've worn 'em every day since they showed up. They took a few days of wear to get them working in the right spots on the feet, but never a blister or hot spot. They lace up fast and come off easy. They're fantastic boots.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 7, 2011

Anonymous

 

Ultimately I returned these for a few reasons. First, the sizing is wildly inconsistent among shoes of the exact same labeled size. The 10.5's I tried on at the store fit perfectly (but I didn't want to pay CA sales tax on a $280 pair of boots), but the 10.5's from Zappos felt way too big on my feet. Second, I feel that there are some quality control issues as well. The pair I received from Zappos had a permanent dark line (a scar on the cow probably) running down the middle of the toe cap, not something I wanted to see every time I look down to admire my $280.00 boots. I'm going back to the store to choose the perfect pair for my feet. If you can afford to, I would recommend ordering a few pairs from Zappos (1/2 to a full size smaller than your usual size) and keeping the pair that fits you best. Good luck.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 13, 2012

Anonymous

from San Francisco, CA

Quality control on this, Red Wing's most popular boot, is loose at best...my impression is that they are just trying to get these shipped out regardless of slips in workmanship. Flubs I've personally encountered thus far: one boot 1/4" longer than the other, missed or broken stitches, one boot a different shade of brown than the other (different dye lots in the hides I presume... hey Red Wing, maybe try cutting a complete pair from the same hide!?), differently sized toe caps, crooked stitching on the toe cap, unacceptably large scars in the leather in prominent locations on the boot. All I'm saying is Red Wing: slow it down, make sure you are putting a quality product out there and...Consumer: check every stitch on your expensive boots and if it's not right, send 'em back. They run 1/2 size big, maybe a whole size big if your feet aren't wide (if you size down one whole size and your feet are not super narrow, your pinky toes might get crushed because they will most likely rest right at the toe cap stitching, which doesn't stretch like the rest of the leather). Anyway it is a good looking boot if you can figure out your size and find a pair with minimal flaws (good luck!).

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

February 16, 2013

Anonymous

from Utah, USA

I just bought these shoes yesterday, but I wanted to say that they are made incredibly well. The quality of leather is not something you see a lot in shoes now days. I am usually a size 12 or 13 and I bought an 11 (which has room to spare, but not too much). I have fairly wide feet, and got the EE width. This does make the shoe look slightly bigger than the D, as can be expected, but it is still a fairly slender and stylish looking shoe for a "work boot." I'm excited to break these in. Supposedly they mold around your feet and become incredibly comfortable. I gave it 4 out of 5 stars simply because they are quite stiff at first. The store that sold them to me gave me "Red Wing Mink Oil" and "Red Wing All Natural Leather Conditioner." I put one coat of Mink Oil and two Coats of Conditioner, and supposedly that keeps the leather in good condition and protects you from water and eventual dryness and cracking. These oils darkened the leather by quite a bit (I bought the "Amber" color), but I like how it looks even better.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 4, 2012

Anonymous

from San Francisco Bay Area

These boots are great provided that you know how to wear them. First of all, these are unlined work boots that should be worn on a medium-to-thick sock. If you want great lined boots, check out Alden and pay the price difference in price. Secondly, they run about one size larger in length. Go down a size and then go up in width if you feel pressure in the foot. Note, only a few Red Wing Heritage boots come in wider sizes. Do not try to squeeze into a longer, narrower boot. At this price, why bother? Finally, do not ruin the shoes by putting excessive amounts of water on them as suggested in these reviews. You should not be doing things like that to boots that fit properly from the very beginning.

Brands I'd also recommend: Alden

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 2, 2012

Urban

from Chicago

Great boots. Do order down at least a half size. And do be prepared for an extensive break-in period. And then enjoy wearing them for the rest of your life.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 29, 2012

ChrisK

 

Definitely order a 1/2 to full size down. I am an 11 with a narrow foot, ordered 10, and they are spot on. They are a fairly supple leather, I can't envision a terribly long break-in period. Great style vs. many of the other boots out there, and they look stylish with jeans or chinos.

Brands I'd also recommend: Alden, Frye

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 16, 2012

Robb S

from Beaumont, Ca.

No one has ever complimented my foot wear until I started wearing these. I'm not much for flash; these boots are not flashy, but there's something awesome about them when I slip them on. I ordered one size down (9.5 D) from my sneaker size (10.5 D). That's not unique to this pair of Red Wings. My boot size has nearly always been 1 full size smaller than my sneaker size. I'm retired military, I'm a motorcyclist, I've worn a lot of boots. About 3 days to get them 70% broken in. In a week, they feel like you're wearing fine Italian gloves for your feet. I've never actually owned a pair of fine Italian gloves, but I imagine they might feel like this pair of boots after they're broken in. The shoe laces do seem short at first, but as the leather molds and sculpts to your feet, the lace length is perfect.

Brands I'd also recommend: Wesco

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 30, 2012

James W

from Milwaukee, WI

I cannot speak to the all day comfort of these shoes as I have only received the pair this evening. That being said, they seem to run at least a full size larger than their work boots. I generally wear a 11½H or 12EE in Redwings, and a consistent 11½EEE in Allen Edmonds. These were ordered in 12EE. They were way too big. I will return them for a smaller size. Overall they look like nice boots.

Brands I'd also recommend: Allen Edmonds "rough" collection

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 22, 2012

Anonymous

 

Best boots I bought in a long time. Very well made and extreme comfortable from the first minute.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 17, 2012

Anonymous

from Livonia, New York

These boots are very good quality, no flaws in workmanship. I ordered 1/2 size smaller than I normally buy and they fit perfectly.

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye Boots

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 12, 2012

Joel M

from Minneapolis, MN

Cool boots. Pretty stiff at first, and coming from Ecco dress shoes, they took some getting used to. Three weeks in now, and they're feeling good. Steep price, but I can tell I'm going to have these for a very long time. Excellent craftsmanship. Also, runs a full size bigger than my "normal" size. From other reviews on here, ordered both a full size and a half size smaller than normal, and the full was it. No worries thanks to Zappos' kick-ass, hassle free return policy. Will order from these folks again!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 31, 2012

Anonymous

from Austin, TX

I'm still working on working these in. It's been just over a month and I wouldn't say they're totally worked in yet. They're still pretty stiff. But they look great and feel really solid. I usually wear an 11 so I originally ordered a 10.5 based on some reviews. The 10.5's felt pretty good but I had a sneaking suspicion that the 10s might fit as well, and not being that tall I'm always trying to get the smallest shoes possible so it doesn't look like I have clown feet. I ordered the 10s and they actually fit pretty well so I returned the 10.5s. However, I decided I needed insoles because these basically provide nothing in terms of support, and with the insoles even though the 10s fit both in length and width, once I got the insoles in there there was just not enough room. So they are currently really tight on my feet. I'm hoping they'll stretch, but if I could go back and do it over again I'd get the 10.5. So, long story long, if you want insoles go .5 size down. No insoles go 1 size down.`

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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July 8, 2012

Sean

from Illinois

I wear a 12D in just about every Red Wing boot I have worn (4 at this point, since they last me years) and it has felt true to size and support as one would expect from a Red Wing. I wear a 13 in sneakers, and have flat and wide feet. This boot took about a week of wearing all day (8 hours) of walking/squatting/whatever to break in. It has since molded to my foot and adjusted to what I need from it. The leather, the outsole...everything is quality. The laces will need replaced after a while, but that is expected out of a good boot. They look great and feel great once they figure your foot out. I wear these boots to work, they've got good grip once you scuff them up, and support the ankles. The hooks make for easy on/off. The leather gets stronger the more you scuff them up/use them, and it only adds to the great look. The capped toe adds more durability and looks great. I have received many compliments in both khakis and denims when I have worn them for work or at a bar, which is what most of us want out of a boot: versatility. It really shines with the denim though. The price is definitely worth the price of admission. This is a great boot once it conforms to your foot. The break-in period is worth it, and not that bad anyway.

Brands I'd also recommend: Red Wing

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 16, 2014

Dan

from Asheville,nc

These boots are amazing. Craftsmanship ship was top notch and I could immediately tell they were handmade. I suggest some good boot oil to speed up the break in time. It took about a month to break mine and once I did I feel in love. It's a great looking boot with a retro vibe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 23, 2014

Anonymous

from OCONUS

My husband has been wearing these for 3 weeks straight and absolutely loves them. They were comfortable out of the box, but they are still breaking in. Definitely recommend buy two pair, 1 at a 1/2 size down and 1 at a whole size down. These do run a bit small, but will stretch with use. Also, the laces will seem short at first, but will stretch as they wear in too. He highly recommends these boots.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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