Iron Ranger No. 8085 Boot
Redwing's Iron Ranger is another iconic Redwing style. This boot is extremely versatile in how it can be worn. It looks ideal under a pair of selvedge denim and also looks very nice under a suit. The boot can be resoled and also is extremely durable with the cap toe. A favorite here at Felding Co. Made in the USA.
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. That boot is still made today, the fittingly named Iron Ranger, and it represents not only Red Wing’s commitment to making boots for working men and women but also its Minnesota origins.
Leather: Copper Rough & Tough Leather
Outsole: Vibram® 430 Mini-lug
Hardware: Nickel Eyelets & Hooks
Construction: Goodyear Leather Welt
Fit & Break In
A new pair of Red Wing Heritage boots should fit comfortably tight on your foot, with enough room to freely wiggle your toes. Over time the full grain leather upper, leather footboard and cork midsole mold to your feet, creating an enduring and customized fit over time with each wear.
The 8085 is built using the #8 Last:
- Most customers buy Red Wing Heritage footwear 1/2 size smaller than their normal size
- Features a bump toe for more room up-front
- Fits a variety of foot shapes