In the Mesabi Iron Range of northern Minnesota, there is a group of people known as Iron Rangers. Their name comes from their rugged toughness and ability to thrive in any conditions. These boots get their name for the same reason. Both the raw materials and the expert craftsmanship that go into Red Wings make them some of the best boots you can buy. These ones are tough and stylish all at once.
The rugged 6-inch boot starts as Hawthorne Muleskinner roughout leather. This means Red Wing’s unique reverse-suede technique is used to give the leather a rough suede surface without drying it out and making it weak. While we talk about leather, you should know that there is a double layer over the toe for extra safety.
These boots also feature solid brass plated eyelets and speed hooks for easy, efficient lacing. Goodyear welt construction and triple stich quality ensure that you’ll be walking in these boots for years to come. If you aren’t familiar, the Goodyear welting technique also allows these boots to be resoled in the future, meaning you can continue wearing them after wearing out the original sole. Fortunately, that sole won’t wear out anytime soon since it’s a Vibram 430 mini-lug sole.
Red Wing has a time-tested tradition of making shoes that look great, feel great, and last for years to come. These Iron Ranger work boots live up to the name and the tradition that Red Wing has established. Buy Here