The Mesabi Iron Range lies in northern Minnesota, a rugged and remote area. The local residents are proudly known as Iron Rangers, individuals with a sense of adventure and a determined personality. The work boots worn into the iron mines had to be as tough as the demanding conditions.
The Iron Ranger boots were built with a double layer of leather over the toe to provide the miners an extra measure of safety. The heel pocket, a boot feature designed to provide extra support, was moved to the outside of the boot. This design change eliminated a seam, and provided a smooth and comfortable one-piece surface on the inside of the boot.
The 8111 is as tough as the iron miners that wore them. Classic 6" styling with double layer leather, toe cap, leather heel pocket and a Nitrile cork sole create this unique look. Featuring premium Amber Harness leather, chrome hardware, speed hooks, Goodyear welt construction and triple stitched quality.
Shoe care: Leather cleaner, All natural boot oil.
The Red Wing Shoe brand is still handmade in Red Wing, Minnesota USA