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Red Wing Heritage 6" Iron Ranger Reviews

159 reviews
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Overall Rating:

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Customer Fit Survey:

35% "Felt a full size larger "

84% "Felt true to width"

59% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 89 6" Iron Ranger Red Wing Heritage Reviews

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January 27, 2015

Phill S

from Minnesota

They arrived perfect and in amazing time. As predicted they run large so I'm glad I went to a Red Wing store and got sized. With the sizes from there the Rangers fit perfectly. A little FYI: They are very slick on ice. Here in MN we see a lot of that and it's something to think about. I might get a lugged sole replacement for the cork one day. Still a beautiful boot.

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 15, 2015

Christian W

from Boulder, CO

Absolutely love these boots. Very solid feel, short break in period, rich leather and foot-hugging comfort. Plus, with my woodblock feet, the wide version allows me the space I need. I definitely recommend ordering a pair at one full size below your normal, and one half size below that (1.5 below normal) to see which fits better. I normally wear 9.5 or 10; on these I'm comfortable in an 8.5! The first three days were rough, and my ankles were worn a bit raw. Now, though, the boots hug my feet and feel great. I haven't put them through hell yet, but I'm going to be wearing them on an Alaska to Argentina motorcycle ride, so I'll perhaps be able to update this post later with regards to durability. I can say they seem to be well constructed with good, heavy stitching and a strong welt. I recommend these boots without reserve.

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 true to width

 

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January 10, 2015

Corey

from Pittsburgh

Once again, I'm blown away by these Red Wings. I purchased a brown pair 5 years ago, and they still look almost brand new. My black boots of other manufacture wore out, so it was a no-brainer to upgrade to the Iron Ranger. I don't think I've ever come across an item that is so blatantly superior to other options. Build quality, styling, made in USA... even the laces are nicer than most. As indicated by others, they do run a bit large – and be sure you have ample time to break them in. I typically wear a 10 – these fit perfectly in a 9. You do want them a little bit tight and uncomfortable for the first wear or two – they'll break in like good pair of jeans.

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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Felt true to width

 

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December 20, 2014

Anders H

from Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ridiculously sturdy shoes. Look great, understated class. Feel like they'll last for 20 years. One thing I'd point out is there not really winter boots - the bottom of the soles are totally flat, as there really floor work boots. Hardly an issue, since I'm still wearing them all the time anyway. Don't balk at the price - think about the fact that you'll get many, many more years of use out of these shoes then you will their less expensive counterparts. The cost is not the design or the brand, it's the quality.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 12, 2014

Anonymous

from San Francisco

Awesome boots that reminded me a lot of my Military boots. Tough in the beginning but getting better and better over time! This is not the kind of shoe for those who expect cushioning, But they become very comfortable over time. You will have to get used to actually feeling the ground under your feet so you know where you are standing. Treat them with a couple of layers of good oil or wax to saturate the leather. This will make them waterproof, softer and darken the color. Oh, and they look great as well, my wife has a pair and looks really cool in them. These boots run wide. My normal size is 11EEE and these 11EE fitted well perhaps a bit to spacious. But not enough to go one more size down.

Brands I'd also recommend: Allen Edmonds

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 wider than marked

 

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December 4, 2014

Cody B

from Evans City, PA

It took them a little while to get broken in but after I wore them for a solid week they really loosened up. If these shoes last as long as people say they do, then these will be the best pair of boots I've ever bought.

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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December 3, 2014

Anonymous

from Columbus, OH

I got the wide version because I recently discovered that I have wide feet (per my podiatrist). For the record I wore a 10 in the normal width, before deciding to go with a wide size 9. Ordering from Zappos was a breeze. Ended up with three pairs to get accurate fit and sent two back with absolutely no hiccups. Quick to refund. In my opinion, more people should consider trying the wide version of this boot. Being able to comfortably wear thick socks in the winter, without your toes being squished, is a great feeling. Break in period was a couple/few weeks, I waited to treat them (Sno-Seal) until I thought all of the creases had formed so that the beeswax would really get in to the leather where it stretched a bit. I don't know if that's how it should be done, but it made sense to me. They will darken with treatment. A lot of compliments, people do (somehow) recognize that they are Red Wing Iron Rangers. I will add that the insole offers little-to-no cushion or arch support. Perhaps another reason to try on a few sizes and throw an insole in there with your thick socks, to make sure they'll be able to handle those moments when it is really cold. I love lacing these up, make sure you get the right size and enjoy! Zappos makes that as easy as possible.

Brands I'd also recommend: Wolverine

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 20, 2014

Chris M

from Dubuque, Iowa

I ordered 3 pair of these shoes to get the right fit. I'm a 12 in tennis shoes. I tried an 11 and 11.5 Med and an 11 wide. Ultimately the 11 fit right. A little snug on the sides which is why I tried a wide, but the wide was too loose. They look slick and are breaking in nicely. I put some flat laces on them. I haven't tried Obenaufs yet because I don't want to darken the shoes.

Brands I'd also recommend: Wolverine, Frye

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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November 11, 2014

Jim Y

from Graham, North Carolina

Best boots ever made! 30 minutes into a new pair they felt like I'd owned em for years. Worth every penny.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dr. Martins

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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November 10, 2014

Anonymous

from Valley Forge PA

These are fantastic boots. They require a little break but well worth it. My last Red Wings lasted 20 years. Great service and fast! I would recommend to anyone. I have very wide feet and was leery but I read other reviews about them loosening up and took a chance. I am very glad that I did.

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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Felt wider than marked

 

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November 7, 2014

Steven

from Laredo, Texas

Took about a week of wearing them every day to break in. After that truly amazing boots I wear them every where even walking around downtown for hours. Definitely worth the price I do wear a size 10 in Frye boots. But got these in a size 9.5 and they fit perfect.

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye

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 20, 2014

Anonymous

from Lake Forest, CA

My first pair of Red Wing boots. They were a little rough breaking in, but once I applied Red Wing mink oil, they softened up. After about a month of non stop wear, they're very comfortable. Overall, I'm very pleased with them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort 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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September 29, 2014

Dan A

from Baltimore

I've had my Iron Rangers for a year and a half and they are great. The leather is as tough as it gets, which takes some work to break in, but holds up better than cheaper boots. I burn through sneakers and cheaper boots in a matter of months with work, but these have really lasted. The cork sole is great in most conditions, except snow or mud. I resoled mine with a lugged vibram sole last winter and now they are perfect. Keep them oiled and they'll last a lifetime.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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September 25, 2014

Anonymous

from WA

Zappos is GREAT! Free no hassle returns, great customer service and good prices! These boots were a gift for our son and he loves them! We ordered a half size larger, but they were too big, so ended up with 11.5 E (pretty true to size). Look great!

Brands I'd also recommend: Georgia Boot, Timberland, Wolverine

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 2, 2014

Anonymous

from Bloomington, IL

These boots rock! I really contemplated spending this much money, but it was worth it. The quality is top-notch. I purchased a medium width, and thought they were too tight, so also purchased a wide (EE) width. After comparing, I stuck with the medium-width knowing that they are leather and will relax after a while. In only a day of wearing them, they don't feel that snug anymore, and I can tell they are going to be very comfortable. This boot appears (so far) to be well worth the money!

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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August 7, 2014

Anonymous

from Philadelphia, PA

I have these in brown (8111), and they are perhaps my fave pair of boots. Decided to get them in black, and they do not disappoint. Stiff out the box, but with the right care, they will break in perfectly. I'm typically a 9.5D in most shoes, but with these you have to go down 1/2 size, so the 9D is perfect. Use Red Wing boot oil to condition them. To break them in, run a pair of thick socks under hot water, put them on, then wear the boots around your house for like an hour. Repeat once if necessary. They will break in perfectly. The SB Foot leather on these are top quality. Also, these boots are somewhat narrow compared to the Doc Martens Made in England's and the Alden 405's.

Brands I'd also recommend: Doc Martens, Alden, Corcoran and Matterhorn

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

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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June 16, 2014

Dan

from Asheville,nc

These boots are amazing. Craftsmanship ship was top notch and I could immediately tell they were handmade. I suggest some good boot oil to speed up the break in time. It took about a month to break mine and once I did I feel in love. It's a great looking boot with a retro vibe.

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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Felt narrower than marked

 

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May 23, 2014

Anonymous

from OCONUS

My husband has been wearing these for 3 weeks straight and absolutely loves them. They were comfortable out of the box, but they are still breaking in. Definitely recommend buy two pair, 1 at a 1/2 size down and 1 at a whole size down. These do run a bit small, but will stretch with use. Also, the laces will seem short at first, but will stretch as they wear in too. He highly recommends these boots.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half 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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May 8, 2014

Ed L

from Visalia, CA

Not a lot of wear time in these yet, but initial impressions are great boot! Stylish, rugged at the same time. Not really meant for heavy duty outdoor use. Reiterate what most others have said is these run BIG. I usually wear 12-13 shoes. Had to go down to an 11 on these.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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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April 29, 2014

Chad H

from Nolensville, Tennessee

This is a 3-year follow-up. This boot was on the verge of painful for the first 2-3 weeks. It took a long time to break in. I wear cotton/wool blend Wigwam raglan socks and these boot were still a project. However, after 2-3 weeks of break-in, these boots really started to "work in" and became really comfortable. Now, after 3+ years they are absolutely my favorite shoes. I rub them with Mink Oil about twice per year. I also wash them alternately with Saddle Soap about twice per year. These boots are really amazing. In Tennessee I wear them year-round and constantly get compliments on them in a very professional working environment. I will be buying a second pair within the next year just so I have another pair, in case they discontinue them. This is by-far my favorite shoe. It will be yours also, if you're man enough the get them broken in. :)

Brands I'd also recommend: Saddleback Leather (Not shoes, but amazing leather goods)

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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Felt true to width

 

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April 10, 2014

Maj S

from Wash DC

A truly great looking boot, but the sizing is very odd -- long and very narrow. The black only comes in "D" width, which really feels about like a "B" (narrow). The Amber comes in a "EE", which is probably about like a "D."

Brands I'd also recommend: Viberg; White's Boots; Chippewa

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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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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April 5, 2014

Jeremy

from chicago

Just became my new favorite casual wear. I love this boot. Thought it might not be comfortable without an insole and all but that's not the case. I wear a 12 in most sneakers but had to go down to an 11 for this boot. So like most reviews I would consider going to a store To try one on first.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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March 8, 2014

Mike R

from Michigan

I have five pairs of Red Wings in various styles. I rank Red Wings at the top of list for quality, comfort, and durability. Reading all of the rave reviews left me with a need to comment about these boots and the other Red Wings. It's about the sizing of the boots. These are not like shoes in terms of fit. They feel large in the correct size, but that is because they allow for wearing boot socks and not the thin cotton socks worn with shoes. A nice thick boot sock fills out the boot just right. Tighten the laces to adjust the fit for the different thickness of the socks and the fit becomes perfect. If I went down in size there wouldn't be room for the thickness of boot socks. I buy from Zappos and from the Red Wing store near my house. Talking with the store owner has helped me to get the right size in my Red Wings. It's the size I normally wear and yes they fit roomy, but that is good and not bad. I can wear boot socks, but not my shoe socks. Boots fit differently than shoes so as I have purchased my pairs of Red Wings I have also purchased boot socks so I have the right fit and feel in my Red Wings.

Brands I'd also recommend: only Red Wings

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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February 26, 2014

Brad

from Sydney, Australia

Absolutely love this boot. I have been wearing them five days a week for about a month, and they are starting to break in nicely. Great with jeans for a casual look. As for sizing, I found them to be one half size smaller than my Nike's, but true to size when compared with Converse high tops.

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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February 26, 2014

Anonymous

from Coeur d'Alene, ID

This is my second pair of Red Wings. As a more rigid design, these did take a few days of wear to break in but since then they've been excellent. High quality, long lasting design and materials. I expect to enjoy these for years.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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Felt true to size

 

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