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Red Wing Heritage 6" Iron Ranger Reviews

112 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

88%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

0%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 42 6" Iron Ranger Red Wing Heritage Reviews

 

July 25, 2012

Mark w

from san antonio texas

I've wanted boots like this for a long time; very handsome, rugged, and stylish. Made in the USA and worth every penny. The best shoes/boots I've owned in 40 years. I love all my Red Wings, but these are the best ever. Thanks.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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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July 3, 2012

Anonymous

from Saginaw, Michigan

One of the best boots you can buy. I needed very little break in time. These boots will give you years of service, well worth the money. These boots are real boots for real men.

Brands I'd also recommend: Allen Edmonds

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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June 29, 2012

ChrisK

 

Definitely order a 1/2 to full size down. I am an 11 with a narrow foot, ordered 10, and they are spot on. They are a fairly supple leather, I can't envision a terribly long break-in period. Great style vs. many of the other boots out there, and they look stylish with jeans or chinos.

Brands I'd also recommend: Alden, Frye

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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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April 30, 2012

James W

from Milwaukee, WI

I cannot speak to the all day comfort of these shoes as I have only received the pair this evening. That being said, they seem to run at least a full size larger than their work boots. I generally wear a 11½H or 12EE in Redwings, and a consistent 11½EEE in Allen Edmonds. These were ordered in 12EE. They were way too big. I will return them for a smaller size. Overall they look like nice boots.

Brands I'd also recommend: Allen Edmonds "rough" collection

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 22, 2012

Anonymous

 

Best boots I bought in a long time. Very well made and extreme comfortable from the first minute.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 17, 2012

Anonymous

from Livonia, New York

These boots are very good quality, no flaws in workmanship. I ordered 1/2 size smaller than I normally buy and they fit perfectly.

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye Boots

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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April 12, 2012

Joel M

from Minneapolis, MN

Cool boots. Pretty stiff at first, and coming from Ecco dress shoes, they took some getting used to. Three weeks in now, and they're feeling good. Steep price, but I can tell I'm going to have these for a very long time. Excellent craftsmanship. Also, runs a full size bigger than my "normal" size. From other reviews on here, ordered both a full size and a half size smaller than normal, and the full was it. No worries thanks to Zappos' kick-ass, hassle free return policy. Will order from these folks again!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 11, 2012

Anonymous

 

Great work boot that happens to look good with chinos and jeans. Took a couple of days to break in. Continues to get more comfortable with each wear. I ended up going a full 1.5 sizes down from my regular. Toe box is roomy, while the instep is narrow. Laces should be a couple of inches longer.

Brands I'd also recommend: Allen-Edmonds

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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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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2 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  

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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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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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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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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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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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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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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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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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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4 people found this review helpful  

December 25, 2011

Alfredo G

from Rhode Island

Fantastic shoe, well made, very good leather - but does take time to break in. Shoe runs big, I usually wear a 10.5 to 11 and I got a 10 in this shoe. Must wear shoe with dark socks at first since the leather will stain white socks until broken in.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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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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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