The Red Wing Iron Ranger is a genuine American icon. Originally conceived for the early 20th Century mining communities of Minnesota, It’s strong aesthetic and practical features have seen it worn by every generation since. With it's double layered toe cap, speed hooks, and now Vibram® outsole it’s stood the test of time. Like all Red Wing Heritage product it's constructed with a Goodyear welt sole and can be resoled time and time again.
- Ox Blood Mesa Oil Tanned leather
- Vibram 430 Mini-lug sole
- Goodyear Welt Construction. Suitable for resoling
- Double layer toe cap
- Steel Shank for added support
- Nickel eyelets and hooks
- 48 " Taslan lace
- Made in USA
- Built on Red Wing's no.8 last, one of the oldest lasts still most frequently used Red Wing lasts .
- Most of our customers purchase 1/2 to one full size smaller than their normal size.
- Bump toe allows for extra toe room
When purchasing a heritage style work boot it is important to get a snug fit. This will allow the boot to mould and adapt to your foot and prevent heel slippage. Just make sure you can still wiggle your toes though. After all comfort is what it's all about.
The Ox Blood Mesa leather is supplied exclusively to Red Wing by Oil tanned leather specialists S.B Foot Tanning Co.
This leather is exceptionally durable as well as being naturally water, stain and perspiration resistant. It also provides a more natural look and feel because less finishing materials have been applied, allowing its natural beauty to shine through. Oil-Tanned leather has been used to build countless work boots throughout Red Wing’s 110+ year history.
Show a little love to your Red Wing boots and they will repay you ten fold. Regular cleaning, and protecting will prolong the life of your boot and keep the leather soft and well conditioned. For most of us, one pair of these boots should last close to a lifetime.
A good dry brush is often enough to remove dust but for bigger jobs we recommend Red Wing Leather Cleaner. Once dry always re condition and protect with Red Wing All Natural Boot Oil . Red Wing Mink Oil is also a popular choice with many of our customers who prefer the added protection of Silicon and Lanolin
The early history of iron mining on Minnesota’s Mesabi Range is intertwined with that of Red Wing Shoe Company. The miners needed tough but comfortable boots that could stand up to the long days and tough conditions a northern Minnesota mine pit presented. Red Wing responded with a boot made of thick leather with an oil resisting outer sole, speed lacing hooks, and a comfortable cork midsole. The defining characteristic of these boots though, was their double layered toe, capped to protect the miner’s feet from injury as they labored with hand tools and heavy machinery. Still made today, the fittingly named Iron Ranger represents not only Red Wing’s commitment to making boots for working men and women but also its Minnesota origins.