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Red Wing Heritage 6" Iron Ranger Reviews

160 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

92%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

34% "Felt a full size larger "

84% "Felt true to width"

59% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 90 6" Iron Ranger Red Wing Heritage Reviews

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January 11, 2014

Jebediah S

from Kalamazoo Michigan

Great looking boots, Definitely scored some compliments. Not the best traction, but that's the cork sole vs rubber that I'm used to. Overall I really like 'em, although they will require maintenance to last forever. One nit-picky detail detail is that the laces curl up and stay that way so I'll have to figure out how to keep then relatively straight.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

No arch support

 

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Great Support

 

December 27, 2013

RB

from Michigan, USA

Although I did not purchase my Iron Rangers from Zappos (I have a Red Wing dealer down the street from me) I did want to provide my sizing impressions. I measured a 13½ on my left foot and just shy of 13 on my right. The 12 fit my larger foot just right and was a bit large for my right (though an insole in both could alleviate much of this). In all, I would say that these run one size big (at least for the larger sizes). My overall impressions are that these boots are a class act; I really cannot say anything negative about the styling. They are simply timeless and made with old world craftsmanship. The soles are totally flat. I wore mine out of the store into over 8" of snow and had to watch my step. That being said, these boots can easily go from office casual, to the wood shop to dinner without hassle. I just may have to buy another pair!

Brands I'd also recommend: N/A

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 11, 2013

Anonymous

from Omaha, NE

I usually don't wear boots and stick to my running shoes, but these are turning into my favorite pair of footwear. I considered a pair of Frye boots, but with the quick laces on the top and overall quality of construction I decided to go with Redwings. I wear size 11 in every pair of running shoes I own, but I had to order a full size down (10) for these to fit properly (I still have room for my arch supports). They feel better every time I put them on, so give them a week or two for the leather to break in. They are worth every penny of the cost! Be cautious on snow and ice as the leather bottom is slick!

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

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December 4, 2013

Will

 

Very high quality, good looking boots. The breaking in period can be tough on your feet, so bear that in mind when you first try them on. In particular some of the inner seams can really dig into your feet. The soles are terrible in ice and snow, but as long as you know when to wear them, you will love these boots.

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

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December 2, 2013

Charles L

from Jersey City

It doesn't get much better than this. I've had these boots going on 3 years and they only get better with age. The leather is extremely thick and durable and when it gets a scratch or 2, it only adds to the character. I highly recommend getting red wing's pine boot oil to maintain these. After I wipe them down with a little oil, they look as good as new and it's been almost 3 years! There is not one sign of these falling apart. Until I bought these, I struggled to find a boot that would last and kept getting stuck with stuff made in China (most shoes you'll find in the US at the present time). These are made in the USA, and the attention to quality craftsmanship shows. They take a while to get comfortable (think months), but when they do, they feel like an extension of your body. A few months break in time is not long for something that will last longer than 5 years, in my opinion. I could see myself still wearing these in 10 years, honestly. The only complaint I have is the smooth bottom. These are not great for icy conditions.

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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November 14, 2013

Anonymous

 

Excellent quality leather boot, love the handsome cap toe, I got complimented on these all the time. Buy them a full size down and they'll be uncomfortable as heck when you put them on, but bear with it, they'll break in and stretch to your foot, then you'll have a perfect boot my friends, that just gets better looking with wear.

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 1, 2013

Anonymous

from Seattle, WA

Just received these boots and, as others have mentioned, they run about 1/2 size large. I wear an 11 Kenneth Cole, 11 Converse Chuck Taylor, 13 Merrell hiking boots, 13 Skechers, and 10.5 Iron Rangers. I've got slightly wide feet - just shy of needing size W - and these boots provide more width-room in the toe box than most shoes. The leather is very attractive and looks to be of excellent quality, albeit quite stiff. The inside seams feel very uncomfortable, but I expect them to break-in nicely. I'd say these boots are just barely dressy enough to wear with a suit jacket and some nice black jeans. Lastly, and perhaps best of all, Red Wing tans their own leather and hand makes their boots in the USA.

Brands I'd also recommend: Wolverine

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

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Felt wider than marked

 

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October 30, 2013

Matt S

from Montgomery, AL

Great boots! Going down half a size was great advice I'd pass on to anyone. Don't worry about breaking them in; they felt great from the moment I first put them on.

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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October 17, 2013

Duy

from United States

What has not been said about these boots already? Probably nothing, so I'll try to keep this short. I am a size 8 US in Converse shoes. As suggested before, purchase two sizes down and keep the best fit, and return the other is good advice. I purchased 7.5D and 7D. The Red Wing size 7D has arrived first and fits snuggly. It will most likely stretch and fit nicely. I also wear thick black sport socks so I have no worries about boot dye transfer. Also: The image Zappos represented the Red Wing Iron Ranger amber in full grain harness leather boot is accurate.

Brands I'd also recommend: The best you can reasonably afford. Your own style may change over the years so choose wisely.

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

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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October 7, 2013

Eric F

from San Jose, CA

Beautifully made boots. Stitching and leather is top notch. Style is timeless, and I get many complements. I almost exclusively wear Converse All-Stars in size 10, and I went with a 9.5 boot, because I prefer generous toe room. I can get a finger behind my heel when my foot is kicked all the way forward in an unlaced boot, and I get minimum heel lift when laced up. I wear medium weight wool socks, and do not use an insole. No regrets!

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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September 15, 2013

AT

from Tejas

Red Wing consistently makes a fantastic pair of boots. Wore these for about 4 years, every day, through work and through play, before destroying the insides. I enjoyed them tremendously, and I imagine you will too.

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

 

Runs Narrow

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August 29, 2013

Ray

 

Great looking, tough boot. I get tons of compliments. Break in time was minimal. I use them mostly for beating around town and casual wear, not as a work boot. I have a narrow foot, size 12 in a New Balance tennis shoe. I bought an 11/D and placed a Superfeet insert. Usually when I wear these I wear a SmartWool sock, which gives me a perfect fit!

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

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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August 12, 2013

Paula G

from Tempe, Arizona

These are beautiful boots. I ordered them on Friday afternoon and they arrived on Monday morning. That is one of the reasons that I always order shoes from this website. I got them for my boyfriend for his birthday and made him try them on immediately to make sure the fit was right. He wears a size 11 in most sneakers, and 11½ in his crappy boots, so I got him a size 10½. They fit perfectly with regular socks, with enough room to wear thick boot socks. I am a big fan of Red Wings and cannot wait to see how they look as he breaks them in!

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

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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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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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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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

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

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

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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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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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

 

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

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

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

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

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

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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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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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

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

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

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

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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