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Red Wing Heritage 6" Iron Ranger Reviews

112 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

80%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

12%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

62% "Felt true to size"

90% "Felt true to width"

75% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 67 6" Iron Ranger Red Wing Heritage Reviews

 

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

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

Runs Large

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

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor 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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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

 

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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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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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Fit Rating

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

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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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

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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Fit Rating

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

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

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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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

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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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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November 2, 2012

Anonymous

from Westlake Village, California

Could have been a great boot. One of the cap toes on my boot was not evenly sewn on. It was very noticable. I tried to get past it, but couldn't. Sent them back to Zappos. This may be an isolated incident, but this should have never happened in the first place

Brands I'd also recommend: Wolverine

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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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October 28, 2012

Andy R

from Los Angeles, CA

I have worn these boots off and on for over a month and am still happy. The sizing runs large. I typically wear a 10.5 but based on other customer's comments, I bought two smaller sizes to try - the 10 and the 9.5. I kept the 9.5 and they fit great. There isn't any arch support and it is taking some time to break them in but they are getting more comfortable every time I wear them. Very happy with this purchase and with Zappos.

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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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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Runs Wide

 

October 27, 2012

Anonymous

 

These boots are wonderful. I have worn them for three days, and they are already starting to break in. The styling works with everything from jeans to cords to chinos. I expect to wear these USA made boots for a long time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 9, 2012

Anonymous

 

I went with a half size smaller than my usual, and with thicker socks, it seems about right. These are very high quality shoes, but thick socks are a must for some cushioning. They seem to be breaking in very quickly. I used some leather boot cleaner and applied a light coat of mink oil, and they look great. I highly recommend them!

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

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 28, 2012

Anonymous

from MA

These are purpose-built boots. Leather quality is good, but the stitching and the actual cuts of leather are lacking. There is a definite asymmetry to my right boot (does not affect fit, but for the price finish could be better). I live in New England -- we get lots of rain and snow. These boots offer absolutely no traction on mud / ice / slush / snow. Do not expect these to be foul weather boots. They are designed to be worn in dry conditions on a level surface (as their Iron Worker heritage implies). Style is excellent. Look great with a pair of jeans. Now that J.Crew and other fashion houses have started selling boots of this style, I've seen many more around.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 20, 2012

Anonymous

 

These are great boots! They even break in great and the more they get scratched up the better they look.

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 3, 2012

Bill

from San Diego

It's the style I've waited for...owned Red Wing work and engineer boots so I knew that I had to order 1/2 size smaller. Fit good and comfortable right away, it's the Red Wing quality and the cool style that makes all the difference!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 31, 2012

J L

from Pittsburgh, PA

I bought the Wolverine 1000 Mile boot and returned them once I received the Red Wing. Both are fine boots but I like the fact that I could wear the Red Wings in wet/salt weather due to the sole and heel material. You will not be unhappy with the Red Wings. I wear a 13D and the 12E was perfect due to the fact they do run a little larger than size and left me room for a pair of socks.

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

Runs Large

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 24, 2012

Anonymous

from Boston

There is no doubt that Red Wing makes one of the best quality work boots on the planet. After 2 full years of wearing my suede Rangers nearly every day they are going strong. You will definitely want to buy a full size smaller...and maybe even a size and a half. The best advice is from the reviewer who said, 'buy two pairs and return one'. Super pricey to do that, but it's probably the best way to get the right fit. I'm a full 9, sometimes 9.5, and my Rangers are an 8, and I could have maybe gone to a 7.5. Be patient with break in. Mine hurt across the top of my toes for almost a week, but soon were totally soft and supple. They literally fit like a baseball glove. I work on my feet all day and these have been terrific. No insert needed. I would buy another pair in a heartbeat.

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 14, 2012

Anonymous

from Chattanooga, Tennessee

These are the best work boots ever! I actually have two pairs. One is kept at home for use there and the another stays at 'the farm', our weekend retreat. They are: Comfortable, rugged, not too heavy to wear, durable, perfect!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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