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Red Wing Heritage 6" Iron Ranger Reviews

122 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

84%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

12%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

62% "Felt true to size"

89% "Felt true to width"

75% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 77 6" Iron Ranger Red Wing Heritage Reviews

 

June 13, 2013

Anonymous

from Los Angeles

Red Wings are truly an amazing boot. Made in the USA, durable, stylish, and rugged. They are absolutely the best boot I have owned. This is my third pair of different Red Wing styles and am extremely happy with all of them, but this is,by far, my favorite. They do run big, however I ordered my normal size and use inserts. Well worth the price. Quality is second to none. Support the American worker!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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June 2, 2013

Hard W

 

3.5 year update. Boots were fabulous everyday workers. As everyone has said, worthless in snow. I have never fallen that hard in a parking lot in my life! Otherwise great for just about any job you throw at them. I've worn the heck out of my suede Rangers for over 3 years...and even with generous upkeep, cleaning, brushing and waterproofing...they still cracked. This much for a year investment doesn't work for me. Going to see if Red Wing will replace them...otherwise, I've loved them.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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May 28, 2013

Anonymous

from New York City, NY

After doing an incredible amount of research to find the highest quality and best-looking boot in this category, I decided upon these. The workmanship is excellent and the soles are holding up far better than those of other dressier boots I have owned. Order them slightly smaller. I usually wear 10.5. I went with 10 and couldn't be happier.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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May 26, 2013

Anonymous

from austin, texas

After years of waiting, I finally had the extra money to get these. Beautiful boots. And yes, ORDER A SMALLER SIZE. I usually wear 10.5 in regular shoes and even cowboy boots. The 10.5 Iron Ranger was just a bit too big/long though. The 10 feels much better...

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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March 31, 2013

Anonymous

 

Great boots, very stylish and durable, I ordered a full size smaller than my normal shoe size. The break in period was about one month, after which they felt very comfortable. The laces could stand to be 1-2" longer.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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March 26, 2013

William

from Brookline, MA

Great looking pair of boots. If you're looking for boots you can wear with anything these are it. They sturdy as hell, too. THEY RUN A FULL SIZE LARGER. I ordered three pairs of the same boots in different sizes to find the right one. Ultimately, a size smaller than usual worked for me.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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March 15, 2013

Dustin B

 

I own another pair of the moc/toe heritage work boots and I knew that Red Wing runs about a full size large and take a long time to break in. Surprisingly these broke in nicely after a few weeks as the others a few months. The scuff easily but a little leather cleaner and mink oil keep them looking new. I love these and you will too!

Brands I'd also recommend: For boots, Red Wing all the way!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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March 14, 2013

Tim

from United States

These boots are great. Well worth the money. I bought both a half size and a full size down from my standard size and landed on the full size down. Love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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March 12, 2013

John

from San Antonio, TX

Great boots! A little longer than normal Red Wings but they generally run true to size. The boots are a little uncomfortable at first due to the stiff leather and little padding but once they are broken, they are very comfortable. The boots look great and they look good with everything. Enjoy it!

Brands I'd also recommend: Red Wing Work Boots

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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February 1, 2013

Bournedesign

from pic-a-coast

Great boots! Ordered a 9.5 and they felt big, so re-ordered the 9 and they were much better. For me they ran a 1/4 to 1/2 size to big. Typical Red Wing, supportive, comfortable, and sturdy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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January 31, 2013

Anonymous

 

Probably the best footwear I've ever worn! Red wing really makes a quality boot. They run big so make sure to order at least a full size down. I'm normally a 9.5 in vans but I ordered an 8.5 for these boots. I probably could have even gone for an 8 but the 8.5 give me a good amount of toe room. Definitely worth the money!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 26, 2013

Anonymous

 

They look great in jeans and dress pants. Takes a long time to break in. Can't be worn in snow. If you wear them in the snow, prepare to see an old woman with a cane walk faster than you.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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January 6, 2013

Anonymous

 

A beautiful, well-made boot. So much so I got a black as well as the brown and wear them almost daily and expect to wear them for years and years before they need to be restored by Red Wing so I can wear them for many more years. Currently I am considering buying the chukka boot. Was in the mall looking at chukka boots the other day and while what I saw was certainly stylish and less expensive, I'd rather pay more and have a shoe that will last. What turned me on to Red Wing was the day I realized how many pairs of boots and shoes I had bought over the years that I threw out because they became unglued and fell apart. With Red Wing, that never happens.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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January 1, 2013

Anonymous

from Boston area

I am really enjoying these boots. I have smaller feet and previous attempts to buy stylish boots (e.g. Frye) were not successful. These fit well and have broken in nicely already. Very happy with the purchase.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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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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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

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December 28, 2012

Ronald B

from Northern MN

I have been buying Red Wing boots for 35 years. The key to that statement is boots, not shoes. The 8111 fit like every other pair of Irish Setters, etc I have owned. But they are boots, and as such fit as boots do. They require breaking in, are a lot of leather to mold your foot into. That being said they are quite comfortable, I use Dr Scholl's inserts and size accordingly. Zappos is amazing ordered 2 pair Monday, was wearing one pair Wens sent other back account credited on Fri. No shipping costs and same price as everywhere else. My wife will rue the day she showed me Zappos!

Brands I'd also recommend: Irish Setters New Balance both size true

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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December 25, 2012

Anonymous

 

1/2 size smaller worked perfect for me. The best boots I've bought in years. I never had problems with the break in. I wear a 10 in nikes and 9 1/2 in other shoes. the 9 worked for me.

Brands I'd also recommend: I would buy these boots

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to width

 

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December 15, 2012

Ryan

from United States

Best boots I have ever owned! I completely agree with the sizing down one full size if you do not plan on using inserts. If you live in an area with snow/rain you will definitely want to waterproof them. They take a few weeks to begin to break in and as others have said they will feel awkward at first. Ended up exchanging for a different pair because a minor aesthetic defect in the toe but without thinking twice Zappos sent me out an exchange pair, best customer service ever! Well worth the price due to the amazing quality of Red Wing products, these will definitely last you a long time!

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye and Wolverine

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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December 13, 2012

Anonymous

from California

I ordered the size 8.EE. When it arrived the shoes were both marked 8EE, but the right shoe was a full 0.5cm narrower than the left shoe. I measured several times across the sole, and from stitching line to stitching line across the sole. There was a consistent 4-5mm difference. Red Wing shoe co. was not helpful in determining which of the two was the correct size. That company sent me a generic form letter without reading my email questions. Also, I'm not a fan of the bulbous toe. So due to possible quality issues, unhelpful email support by red wings, and the bulbous toe, I would not recommend this shoe. The left shoe was comfortable so I'll it four stars. If both shoes were the width of the left shoe it would have been perfect. The appearance is okay except I'm not a fan of the shape of the toe so three stars. I went a half size down for length from my normal shoes and it fit well in that regard. One of the shoes was true to width and the other was narrow, but I'm not sure which is the way they are supposed to be.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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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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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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November 25, 2012

Anonymous

from Los Angeles

This is a pair of great looking boots, stylish, sturdy, and yet comfortable. It is one of Red Wing's classic styles. You will never go wrong by choosing these boots.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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November 24, 2012

Eric

from Las Vegas

I'm wearing these right now, and all the girls say I've got mad steez. Definitely next level boots. Size down.

Brands I'd also recommend: Chippewa, Frye.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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November 13, 2012

Anonymous

from United States

My husband wanted these boots for almost a whole year before I finally decided to order them for him! Ordered a half-size down and the fit is good, with enough room to wear thick socks in winter. They definitely took some time to break in, but he insists it was worth it. They are classic and well made and I have to admit being jealous that Red Wing doesn't have a women's line!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Felt true to width

 

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November 5, 2012

Anonymous

from Southern Illinois

Great boot. Nearly broken in. The reviews are accurate. Order one half size down and expect them to be a bit narrow in the heel but if your heel is wide they will stretch some.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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