Red Wing Heritage 6" Iron Ranger Reviews

172 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

96%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

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0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

35% "Felt a full size larger "

84% "Felt true to width"

58% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 126 6" Iron Ranger Red Wing Heritage Reviews

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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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Moderate arch support

 

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March 22, 2017

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Deborah H

 

LOVE LOVE LOVE these boots, they will last forever !! and I get so many compliments Red Wing's are the best !!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 5, 2017

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Anonymous

 

You cannot beat this boot. Take care of them and they will take care of you. Don't expect to walk on snow or wet surfaces without a bit of an issue as there is not a lot of traction.

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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Moderate arch support

 

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December 19, 2016

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Anonymous

 

Great quality. Great construction. Great looks. Get a half to full size smaller than your Brannock measurement. Give them a few months to break in. Wear with thick wool socks. Condition once a month and they'll last a lifetime.

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

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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December 6, 2016

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Anonymous

 

It took a while to dial in the correct size. Due to the price I wanted to make sure it was absolutely perfect and Zappos made that easy. I've had them for a year now and love them. They are heavy and take a while to break in but it is worth it once they do. I wear 8 in most shoes but went to 6.5 in these. Probably could have used a 7 but in the south I do not wear thick socks very often.

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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December 4, 2016

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Anonymous

 

I've had these for 2 years and they're holding up super well! Wearing thick socks and rolling your jeans make for a great look and feel.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 26, 2016

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Anonymous

from PENNSYLVANIA

Great boots with a comfortable cork insole. The sole takes a little time but then molds to your foot which makes the boot super comfortable. The full grain upper and good year welt allow the boot to last for 5-10 years easily when they are cared for properly. Once the sole is worn down, it can be replaced by redwing or a local cobbler for a small fee. Although they have a work wear look, the boots are not made to work in. The sole is leather and provides no traction in rain or snow.

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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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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November 17, 2016

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Anonymous

from San Diego, CA

I love these boots. I found them on sale in regular width at a department store a few years ago and decided to buy another pair in extra wide off Zappos at full price recently. They can be comfortably worn every day. I constantly get compliments on them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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October 27, 2016

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Anonymous

from New Jersey

These are by far the best-crafted boots I have ever owned. They more than live up to the reviews I read. I am now saving p to buy another pair.u

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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Moderate arch support

 

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October 7, 2016

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Anonymous

 

This is an amazing boot! The leather is soft to the touch but does need some breaking in to be at its best. The interior sole is a very hard leather that needs some use to mold to your foot and become very comfortable. I wear a 9.5 in all my athletic shoes, a 9 in cowboy boots (Double H brand), and had to get an 8.5 in this one to fit perfectly. I mainly wear these boots to work (walking in grocery and convenience stores as a sales rep) and any other place wear a dressy casual look is called for. I highly recommend these boots, just remember to size down .5 to 1 whole size down as they do run large.

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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No arch support

 

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October 2, 2016

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Jason

from MN

This is an amazing boot. It's super stylish and looks even better with wear. The construction is high-quality and I'm confident that my pair will last me decades. I recommend conditioning them with Lexol when they start to get dry. Sizing: You will definitely need to size down. Most of my shoes are 10.5 or 11 but this boot fits me perfectly in size 9.5. Comfort: These boots are a bit heavy and will feel stiff until broken in. They're not incredibly comfortable, but they're not at all bad, they just don't really have any padding.

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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No arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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July 26, 2016

Robert S

 

I definitely had to go a 1/2 size down from my regular shoe size. My feet have plenty of room even though I did go 1/2 size down. Boots a very well made and will need sometime to break in which is what I expected. These do not have a squishy inner sole but have a regular boot foot bed.

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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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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June 4, 2016

Anonymous

 

Order at least a half size smaller than usual. I usually wear a 10, sometimes 9 1/2 depending on the shoe. In these I wound up with a 9 after ordering 4 different sizes. Easy return through Zappos though. But the other reviews about the size are correct. That said, they are great boots. I have not had them for long, but they are breaking in very quickly. I have a friend who has owned them for years and says they get more and more comfortable over time, and I have no problem believing that.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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April 14, 2016

David S

from Wisconsin

First off I can't say enough about Zappos' quality service.I ordered a pair of boots on a Wednesday they arrived Thursday. Too big, I returned them at a UPS pick-up location, and had my new boots that fit right on Friday- awesome! Zappos has definitely the best customer service I ever had the pleasure of dealing with in online retail. Now onto the boots. Red Wing make a quality product, and if you're willing to spend the extra bucks it is absolutely worth purchasing something from their Heritage Collection; they exude quality. They only use the best most premium leathers tanned at one of the oldest and only remaining tanneries in the United States. However, the boots and shoes from this collection do take time to break in. I've owned my #8111's for two weeks now, and they get more comfortable with each passing day, and I do wear them everyday at least 8 hours a day. Red Wing boots do run about a size, or at least a half size long, and they do run a tad narrow, so if you do have wide feet you may need to size up. These boots are so nice I plan to buy another pair from their Heritage Collection soon.

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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Moderate arch support

 

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February 8, 2016

Anonymous

 

I purchased these boots as a gift. They run a bit larger than traditional sizes. They are also quite stiff at first and do take time to break in. However, I am told that after they break in they are extremely comfortable. I purchased these directly through Zappos because their customer service is stellar.

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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January 26, 2016

Anonymous

from Midland TX

Great durable boot that will last for years. Initially I was sent the wrong IR entirely(size, color, and sole) but Andrew in customer service took great care of me and overnighted me two different sizes for no charge. I recommend trying multiple sizes here. I wear an 8-8.5 running shoe, 7.5 perfectly fitting pair of Anderson Beans, and a super tight size 7 in another type of boot. The 6.5 IR is bigger than all of those. Breaking in nicely and very comfortable.

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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No arch support

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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January 11, 2016

Jim D

from Denver

These are the best boots I've ever owned. The black ones are my second pair. They will mold to your foot. If you take care of them, they are almost indestructible. My two pairs are my everyday shoes.

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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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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December 31, 2015

Web W

from Franklin, Tennessee

If you're reading this review, you know what you need to know about this pair of boots ... pull the trigger and buy them. Expensive? Yup. Worth it? Absolutely. There is not a single extraneous element on these boots. Everything is made to be replaced or refurbished. These things are hand sewn in the US and have used the same last (basic shoe shape and form around which the boot is built) as my previous pair ... meaning the fit is perfect. As is the case on any all-leather shoe, the break-in is a little longer ... I found them to be fully broken in within three weeks of near daily wear. Much is made about the lack of traction on these boots. I wore them in Chicago in the dead of the winter last year and would have appreciated a lug sole at that time. But living in the South means ice is only occasionally an issue. This pair joins a pair of Amber Harness Iron Rangers that I've worn practically every day since I bought them 4 years ago. Best boots ever and on my list of ten things that I would take with me to a desert island.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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December 20, 2015

Tyler S

 

I bought my current pair in 2010 and have worn them hard over the last five years. While these boots cant compete with custom Whites or Nicks, they are well made handsome boots. I would concur that they run a half to full size larger than marked. The construction and durability is outstanding. However, as has been noted, the soles have no traction and are terrible in ice and snow. What I advise is locating a good cobbler and having the boot re-soled right off the bat. I had mine re-soled with a double leather mid sole and Vibram half sole mini lug with a stacked heel. (Like a beefier version of the Beckman) I cannot advise this enough and do not know why Red Wing does not make them that way to begin with...

Brands I'd also recommend: Chippewa, Whites, Nicks

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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No arch support

 

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November 9, 2015

Ben

from Massachusetts

Gentlemen, These boots permanently changed the way I think about footwear. I ordered them just over three years ago, and I wear them all the time (easily 500 days total); they look fantastic and are indescribably comfortable. Yes, they are expensive (by far the most I'd ever paid for shoes/boots). Yes they take a LONG TIME to break in (I was still crying after a month). But they were absolutely worth it because I know these are truly heirloom quality. I have zero doubt that my son will wear these some day (he is 11 now). After you order yours, be sure to get the Red Wing Boot Oil (pine pitch and mink oil), and treat them a few times a year. Also, be sure to order at least a full size down.

Brands I'd also recommend: Just red wings

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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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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November 3, 2015

Mitch

from Western Massachusetts

As everyone seems to say, this is a true, high quality boot. I have had three pair of them over the past ten years or so. They are great on my semi-narrow foot. They are indeed treacherous on snow and ice. I don't know why Red Wing doesn't put some texture in the heels but they seem to have everything else under control.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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October 27, 2015

Michael F

from Southeast Missouri

i was looking for a boot that I could wear with jeans or khakis. These were exactly what I was looking for! I ordered 1/2 size smaller, 10 1/2, and they fit perfectly. I was concerned about the break in period from other reviews I read, but they were like any other boot to break in. The "mule skinner" color is a rough textured finish and does scratch, but that adds to the rough look of the boot. I did order 2 pairs, the mule skinner and the brown. I sent the brown pair back, as I found them cheaper elsewhere. Sorry Zappos! I asked and you wouldn't match prices.

Brands I'd also recommend: NA

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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Moderate arch support

 

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September 18, 2015

Anonymous

 

Absolutely awesome boots. Take some breaking in. These will last a lifetime. Get more comfortable each time you wear them. Not great on icy, snowy surfaces. Well worth the money.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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September 7, 2015

Pat

from Seattle, WA

This is a three-year delayed review. I've been wearing my Iron Rangers since December 2013, and they've held up like tanks, through less than ideal conditions. They've seen Oklahoma winters, months of Seattle damp, swamplike summers in Rome and Tulsa, and I've (shamefully) polished them twice over the course of those adventures. They're my daily boots, and they're on my feet 95% of the time I walk out the door. The boots themselves: bombproof. No splitting leather, dry portions, delamination, or stitching failures. And every time you put them on they fit a little better (your toes slip right back into their little divets in the cork, and it feels perfect). They're pricey, but I'm only here writing this because I'm coming back for my second pair; I've never had a pair of boots hold up so well for so long. I'm on the original laces, but they're starting to fray, so they'll be getting swapped out soon. Be warned they do take some time to break in completely, and it's very much a process. Once you get the footbed set, the rest of the boot has to mold to your stride and how you break from the ground. I was getting chafing on top of my big toe about three weeks in, but it passed pretty quickly and now they couldn't feel more natural.

Brands I'd also recommend: All Red Wings, all day.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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August 24, 2015

Anonymous

from Florida

Exceptionally constructed. The hawthorne muleskinner leather looks great. All the RW boots I own definitely run big, about one full size. Also, I recommend a thicker sock. Do not wear these with some threadbare ankle sock. With that said these Iron Ranger boots are very comfortable. At least as comfortable as my 875s. Overall, a quality boot that is beautiful too. Very pleased with this addition to my RW line up.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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