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Red Wing Heritage 6" Iron Ranger Reviews

122 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

96%Rated 5 stars

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Customer Fit Survey:

62% "Felt true to size"

89% "Felt true to width"

75% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 102 6" Iron Ranger Red Wing Heritage Reviews

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3 people found this review helpful  

February 28, 2012

GN

from Minneapolis, MN

Great customer service. I bought a pair that was too large, wore them around a bit and yeah, way too big. They took them back no worries and sent me out a new pair that I received the next day. Could not ask for more customer service than that. They have a lifelong customer in me because of this action. Oh yeah, absolutely buy at least a 1/2 size smaller than you wear. Mine are still roomy althought not too big and i am down a 1/2 size. If you have a regular or narrrow foot go a full size down. I needed a bigger tow box so went a 1/2 size down. I love them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

December 3, 2011

Anonymous

from Cleveland and New York City

I bought these boots because my Doc Martens finally bit the dust. I was hesitant at first because of the price but I am so glad I spent the money. The boots are extremely well made, and can go casual to dressy no problem. I purchased an 11 EE when I normally wear a 12 in normal shoes, or a 13 in Nikes (just to give you an idea of the sizes). I have a wide feet and these fit perfectly. There was a three day break in period and now I love them. They are more comfortable than the Doc Martens because they come in the half sizes for people with larger feet (keep in mind you need to go a size down) and the docs stop half sizing at size 11. Overall awesome shoes. I have owned them for over a month. Definitely worth it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

November 7, 2011

Pedro P

from New Orleans, LA

These are exactly what I was looking for: retro, tough and purposeful but not with a sole that looks like I am about to step in a cow pie. They are close to a full size oversized with regular socks. If you add an insert or where liner socks... maybe just a half size over.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

November 1, 2011

Jordan L

from Pittsburgh, PA

Simply put, these are the nicest boots I have ever owned. They look beautiful, function fantastically and come in wide sizes!!!! The craftsmanship is impeccable, and the materials are top notch. The price is steep, but I expect these to last a very, very long time especially since they can be re-soled. They took a little while (over a dozen days) to break in, and I still need to wear some thicker wool socks with them, but that is not really a problem. When I first received the boots, the oils from them transferred to any cloth that touched them, including pant legs and socks. The white socks I wore are stained permanently, but my pants recovered. If you're looking to invest in a good pair of boots that will last a long while, I suggest purchasing these.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

February 3, 2011

Anonymous

 

This shoe is badass. Nothing but compliments since I got them. Break in is a few days. Felt narrow on my foot but they are wearing in nicely.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

May 26, 2010

Tom C

from MN

I was looking at the Red Wing Gentlemen Traveller based on a recommendation and saw the Iron Ranger. I wanted something tough looking and comfortable, I used to wear Doc Martin's back in the early 90's, but now everyone has them. Break in was two days, with just a couple hots spots on the inner ankle bones. After a couple weeks, they are great. The comfort of all leather boots is simply the best and they aren't hot and sweaty like synthetic/Goretex hiking boots that I used to wear.I love that the boots are made locally, and quality is outstanding. Worth the cost. Only thing I don't like is my pants get caught all the time on the back of the boot, so I look like Andy Taylor sometimes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 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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2 people 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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2 people 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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2 people found this review helpful  

March 28, 2012

Anonymous

 

My first Zappos purchase and these boots make me so happy. They look great right away (yet still new). They fit beautifully, lace up easily and are just nice to touch. I am a big fan.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 9, 2012

Matthew P

from New York

What great boots (when you finally get a pair that match and fit). The break in was easy, but make sure to buy half to a whole size under your usual street size. The heel is cut narrower than a standard D. Carefully check the workmanship as the cap toes are arbitrarily cut and sized.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 7, 2012

Anonymous

from New York, NY

Half a size smaller was fine for me. I agree with one reviewer who contemplated getting insoles then thought better of it once the boots were broken in, which was maybe four or five days. It was pretty tough during that time but they now feel great and there is virtually no heel slippage as I originally had. There are awesome boots, they are probably the nicest that I have ever owned. Craftsmanship is top notch. It is true that the sole is not made for winter.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 5, 2012

Anonymous

from San Francisco

Another quality Red Wing product. These boots will last years especially when considering that you can send them back to Red Wing to have them refurbished (nominal charge). These are made in the USA. The leather for the cap toe was cut a little uneven (poor quality control?), but otherwise an excellent boot! I normally wear an 8.5 E or EE. I purchased the 7.5EE. They are just a tad tight now, but they are already starting to break-in and will fit perfectly. I recommend purchasing one full size smaller than you might purchase.

Brands I'd also recommend: Wolverine, Chippewa, Alden

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 24, 2012

Andrew G

from Chico, California

I love these boots. I normally wear a size 10 so I ordered them in a 10. Had to send them back for a 1/2 size smaller. With a thin insole, these bad boys fit perfectly now! They're a bit of a pain to break in (just ask my feet), but I can already tell it'll be worth it. Such a great look and the leather is smooth as butter. Compliments for days! Can't wait to break them in and rock them for years to come...

Brands I'd also recommend: Wolverine

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 24, 2012

Anonymous

 

This is a great boot. I looks good with jeans or dress pants. Being a project manager at a construction company I needed a boot that would look good in the office and perform well when visiting a job site. These fit that category, plus they look awesome.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 22, 2012

Alex G

from Metro East

I have had these boots for over two years now. I cycle these with another pair of Red Wings for work as an insurance broker. I spend time in the office but also spend a lot of time in the field. I love these boots. Yes they were expensive. But the good thing about red wings is that they are worth the money if you take care of them because they last so long. I wore a hole in the tongue that needs fixing, but other than that they are holding up great. Take care of them with saddle soap/boot oil and they take care of you. I cannot convey enough how much I love my Red Wings. I have other pairs that I have had for almost 10 years. Buy these boots. I buy mine from a great local dealer.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dan Post Boots

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 21, 2012

Anonymous

from middletown, ohio

These shoes have been great! Be sure to buy a full size smaller than what you wear, they really are that big. These broke in within a week. I could not ask for anything more from them!

Brands I'd also recommend: Irish Setter

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 7, 2012

Eric b

from Toledo Ohio

Order full size smaller, awesome shoe, great look. I know I'll own these for at least a few years.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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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2 people found this review helpful  

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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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!

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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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Felt true to size

 

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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!

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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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