Red Wing Heritage

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Red Wing Shoes® was built on America’s great promise; if one worked hard enough, one could achieve anything. A big believer in this promise, Charles Beckman, a merchant in Red Wing, Minnesota started on a mission. From his Main Street shoe store, he saw firsthand the need for durable, comfortable boots. In 1905 he founded the Red Wing Shoe Company®. Word spread quickly about the quality and comfort built into every pair and the company prospered.
Today, a third generation of employees, located just down the road from the original factory, continue to build boots in this tradition by using the same craftsmanship and attention to detail. Triple-stitched seams, sturdy welt construction and rich leathers are signature elements. Over a century of Red Wing Heritage® goes into every boot.

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Latest Red Wing Heritage Reviews

6" Moc Toe

6" Moc Toe

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  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

My husband normally wears size 12, so we ordered 11D and it was too narrow for him. We had to return it for 10.5 EE. He does not usually wear wide shoes, but in these, he had to. Also, he has never had to size down so much before.

on November 16, 2018

6" Rover Round Toe

6" Rover Round Toe

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  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Great item, ordered half size smaller fit perfect

on November 15, 2018

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6" Iron Ranger Lug

6" Iron Ranger Lug

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Great looking but could tell it would not be comfortable walking for a while until the leather broke in

on November 15, 2018

Silversmith

Silversmith

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  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Great brand. Felt like a quality boot (leather, construction, even packaging). Slightly taller (a true mid-calf boot) than a standard 6" boot which created a weird silhouette for me as I have very slim ankles and athletic calves. Its a slim fitting boot (not as bulky as a combat or a biker boot), which was a bit of a problem as well as I have flat feet and worried about long-term support. However, if you have more of a slim leg that doesn't vary too much in width, I think this would be a great looking boot for you and worth the price.

from Los Angeles on November 14, 2018

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Weekender Chukka

Weekender Chukka

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Quality leather like one might expect from Red Wing shoes. I own several pair of Red Wing shoes, but I have to say these are my favorites for smart casual wear.

on November 08, 2018

6" Iron Ranger Lug

6" Iron Ranger Lug

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

I don't understand how they can be charging so much for these. Leather is high quality but the construction is terrible. Speed hooks were completely uneven making the leather bind in weird ways when you laced them, even the cap toe was about an inch different between the boots. Immediately returned and won't be bothering with Red Wing again.

on November 07, 2018

6" Iron Ranger Lug

6" Iron Ranger Lug

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About a month ago, after reading all the advise, I went to my local Red Wing store, and put my feet in the Brannock device. I'm a 9D on the left, and almost a 9.5D on the right. So, the very nice Red Wing lady brought me out a few sizes to try. She brought 8.5 to 10.5, which confused me a bit as everything I'd read said get the boot's size smaller than your Brannock size. So, I started with the 8.5. It was roomy, didn't fit snug anywhere, and was a too long. So, I asked about an 8, which she brought out. It was snug, but not uncomfortably so...so I thought, "fits like a glove". I told myself, 8 must be the right size without an inner sole, and 8.5 would work with an inner sole. A week later, I was TDY in Virginia, and I was digging through a Nordstrom Rack, and I found they had a pair of the Beckman Round 9061s in 9.5. I knew they'd be too large, but I tired them anyway...yep, way too big. They said they didn't have anymore, but I'm pretty good at finding the unfindable, so I looked around for myself. I found a 7.5 Blacksmith 2961s (made for Japan, but I guess the seconds ended up in the US) , and figured, "What the heck, give it a try." I was already expecting the stiffness, due to the leather type/thickness...but I wasn't expecting to find what "fits like a glove" really means. WOW! I was thrilled to snag the 7.5s, and I updated my Red Wing thoughts...7.5 is my size without inner sole, and 8 is with inner sole. (I don't know what the official colorway is for my 2961s, but my daughter's first comments about them were spot on. "Dad, they look like Kidney Beans." I thought, "Exactly! Soooo cool.") A week after that, I snagged a pair of the Iron Rangers 8119s (Oxblood) in an 8. Then, some Beckman 9013s (Chestnut), also 8s. The Beckmans I use an inner sole, but the Iron Rangers I don't... Still with me? The moral to this story, when you try these on, go smaller than your Brannock Device sizing...and keep going downward until you find 'too small'. If your toes are against the front of the boot...too small. If you can't get your foot into the boot, even with a shoe horn (use them!)...too small. If you foot pops into them, and they are grabbing your foot, like a good leather work glove...congrats, you found your size.

on November 05, 2018

6" Iron Ranger Lug

6" Iron Ranger Lug

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  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

The Rough and Tuff Copper Iron Ranger leather is very nice looking. The leather will gain more character over time and will darken with Red Wing boot conditioner products. The sizing does run large. I wear a size 11D Red Wing steel toe work boots. I ordered a size 10D Red Wing Iron Ranger and they fit perfect with the same socks that I wear with the Red Wing steel toe work boots.

on November 05, 2018

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6" Iron Ranger Lug

6" Iron Ranger Lug

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

These are really high quality, stylish boots. They're taking a while to break in, so expect some discomfort at least the first month of wearing them. They also run bigger than I'm used to. I normally buy size 11.5 or 12 sneakers for a reasonably tight fit, whereas size 11 in these boots is still pretty roomy for me. That said, I'm really happy with the purchase, love how these look and expect the high quality will last for years and keep looking better as they break in.

on November 02, 2018

Work Chukka

Work Chukka

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I nearly always where a 10. I dropped to a 9.5 as the 10 was too large. The 9.5 was right in length, but very tight in width. This was with the D(M) width. I'll try the EE as a final test and write another review to conclude.

on November 02, 2018

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6" Moc Toe

6" Moc Toe

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  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

First of all I want to say about Red Wing boots is that the craftsmanship is legendary. From the leather that is used and the construction and stitching is top quality However when it comes to sizing that is a whole different story. I usually wear a size 10 in most other shoes and when I put this on it felt too big and there was a lot of slippage in the heel. After reading all of the reviews I ordered a 9.5 which fit tighter, but they seemed a little too tight across the top of the foot. I would recommend to go to a Red Wing store to try on their shoes. I went to one nearby and they make you stand in this machine which is supposed to give you a computerized analysis of your foot. The associate that helped me insisted that I needed a 10 and I told him they felt too big. He insisted that would change after breaking them in ( I did not feel comfortable about that. ) I decided to order from Zappos and try them on in my own home without the sales pressure. After months on deciding I hate that I am going to return them. It is a great looking shoe and has a comfortable sole. It is the fit that I cannot trust. I ordered the Red Wing Iron Ranger boots and tried a 9.5. It felt better than the Mac Toe, just a little roomier so I also ordered a 9 which fits like a glove! ( found a keeper ). My advice when choosing Red Wing is to read all of the reviews if you are ordering from Zappos. You might want to order a half size down and a full size to make sure you get a proper fit. It also might depend on the style of shoe. I have been dealing with Zappos for many years and they have the best customer service and return policy so trying on shoes and maybe waiting awhile to make a decision is not a problem. But if you do go to a Red Wing store I would make sure to try on different sizes and even styles to find your right fit. Don't let some computerized sizing machine or an pushy sales associate make a decision for you.

on November 01, 2018

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6" Moc Toe

6" Moc Toe

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Like most well made boots, they took a little while to break in, but they broke in great and are very comfortable. I do a fairly good amount of walking in them throughout the day while at work and they don’t hurt my feet at all despite wearing them about 11 hours a day. I also think they look better now after almost a year of wear compared to when they were new... they age nicely. My first pair was the copper rough and tough color and I just ordered the concrete rough and tough. lol forward to getting them broken in!

on October 31, 2018

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Weekender Chukka

Weekender Chukka

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I had a hard time picking a chukka-style boot and purchased three to try with the intent of returning two. I ordered all three in size 10 and all three felt true to size, though the Redwing has more room in the end and toe box (Which I prefer). Listed in order of preference: 1. Redwing Heritage Weekender Chukka: BY FAR, the most "legit" boot of the three. VERY Well made, sturdy feeling, not particularly comfortable straight out of the box, though I have no worries that this will not break in and be glove-comfortable after some wearing. It is made with thick cowhide with a waxy finish typical of Redwing Boots. Its the only one of the three that I can see wearing out in the woods and cleaning up to wear to work on a casual Friday. I am keeping these boots and know I wont regret it. I will follow up on comfort in 6 months. 2. UGG Dagmann: Hands down the most comfortable of the three straight out of the box. It's also the most "shoe-like" in design and finish - probably the best suited for casual Fridays in a professional work place. I would have kept these if I was in need of that kind of shoe (Boot). 3. Clarks Desert Boot: Beautiful boot - the nicest finish of the three. Problem is it just isn't comfortable. My heel slips substantially on every step and it has no arch support. Beautiful boot, just not for me.

from Virginia on October 29, 2018

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6" Iron Ranger Lug

6" Iron Ranger Lug

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

The boots are solid and look great, definitely. Personally, they felt 1.5 sizes bigger than usual. I'm a size 10 normally and kept the 9, and it still feels a bit loose. Probably could have gone with the 8.5, but just laced them very tight. I've yet to break them in, but based on everything I've read, these end up being very comfortable once they mold to your feet. Style and quality wise, very solid purchase!

from New York on October 26, 2018

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Work Chukka

Work Chukka

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Perfect boots

on October 25, 2018

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Work Chukka

Work Chukka

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

These boots are amazing and I want to wear them everyday.

from Orlando on October 23, 2018

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Weekender Chelsea

Weekender Chelsea

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

I ordered 3 pairs: true size, 1/2 size down, 1 full size down. The true size was way too big. 1/2 size down felt nice around the foot, but I had heel slippage. The full size down was tight at the top of the foot. I kept the full size down. After a week of walking, they leather stretched a bit and now they feel nice and snug.

on October 22, 2018

6" Iron Ranger Lug

6" Iron Ranger Lug

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

The Red Wing Heritage line is full of excellent boots, I own the 1907’s as well as the Iron Ranger 8111 Amber Harness. I got these boots in a size 10, I wear 10.5 in Nike and New Balance. Left the desired amount of room in the toe box for wool socks in the winter months and thinner socks in the spring and fall. The boots do require break in. But In my opinion if you get the boots in your correct size then the break in period is not that bad. I would recommend getting sized at a red wing store. But if you do not have a local store, Zappos has an excellent and accommodating return/exchange policy. Bottom line these boots are built to last, with proper care you should be able to get many years out of them with a resole now and again.

from Nashville on October 21, 2018

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Work Chukka

Work Chukka

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

STYLE: The briar oil slick leather from the Red Wing tannery is premium in every way. The leather displays a color right in between brown and red, which looks great for evening formal wear and everyday casual wear. The boot looks formal with the pointy toe, but dials it back a tad with the blown rubber sole. The Goodyear welt gives the boot a style that boasts “I care about what is on my feet.” QUALITY: With the all leather footbed, insole, and upper, it is as good as one could expect from any boot. All brought together with the century old welting design. It’s quality and craftmanship is the best on the market. I’ve worn them for about 30 hours now and after 1 cleaning with saddle soap and treated the leather with leather balm, they look almost new. I expect to have these for my lifetime. FIT: True in length and width. If you wear a 9 in Nike, I would order a 9. Simple. Buy this boot, you’ll love it!

from Highland, CA on October 20, 2018

6" Moc Toe

6" Moc Toe

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  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

the fit was right as far as width, bigger than true to size. love the way they look

on October 17, 2018

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Weekender Chelsea

Weekender Chelsea

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Material and craftsmanship are what you would expect from Redwing. I felt the boot to be a little on the big size but then agin this is a slip on and not a lace up. I prefer a snug supportive feel from the boots I wear. So it is hard to say if they really are running big or not. If I were to purchase another pair I would go 1/2 a size under from what I usually wear.

on October 15, 2018

Weekender Chukka

Weekender Chukka

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

You can’t go wrong with red wings. They are durable and very high quality. Perfect casual boot or can be dressed up.

from Michigan on October 15, 2018

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Weekender Chelsea

Weekender Chelsea

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

So tight over the top of the mid foot.

on October 11, 2018

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Work Chukka

Work Chukka

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

True to size and width. I ordered the same size as I order for New Ballance shoes. No quality issues that I can find. These should last a very long time.

on October 11, 2018

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6" Moc Toe Lug

6" Moc Toe Lug

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

great boot, looks great and molds to my feet.

on October 03, 2018

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