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Beckman 6
Beckman 6" Round Toe Posted: 9/16/14
Reviewer: bronco pete from great midwest
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Let's start off with the fact these babies are made in the USA. Call me a meatball, but I won't pay good money for clothing and accessories unless they are made in America, although I do stretch my rule to include Italy and sometimes western Europe. These shoes have great craftsmanship and cool style. You can just tell a good shoe, the smell, the feel, the stiches and materials. This boot has it all and the color is fantastic. Ok, critique.....these puppies are not comfortable.....forget about breaking in.....they never will....the foot bed is like iron and if you plan on walking all day....find another pair of boots. Caveat, I can wear these boots all day in the office, here to there no problem. But wearing these boots on a long urban hike or commute...may cause sore feet. I wore these boots almost everyday last winter and they never "broke in" . I have a normal foot and I am not a wimp. I have heard women say something like this, comfort aside these shoes look great. That's where I am ......Now to more masculine arguments, I have had business cohorts and rednecks give me the nod over these boots. Most guys do not compliment other guys on foot wear but there you go. One last criticism, the leather boot laces broke after a couple months and replacements are hard to find. As long as I'm this far, I might as well mention that these boots are not warm. I had to shovel snow almost everyday last winter and my feet got cold in these boots. Besides, I don't like beating the heck out of boots I wear for good. You will suffer for the art of the this boot.

Blacksmith 6
Blacksmith 6" Round Toe Posted: 9/15/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Really nice boots, well made and look good. I vacillated on ordering a half size or full size small and found that the full size smaller than normal was necessary.

Beckman 6
Beckman 6" Round Toe Posted: 9/12/14
Reviewer: Scott Sowers from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are the highest quality pieces of footwear I've ever owned. I get compliments on them everywhere I go. The black cherry color looks way better in person; very rich, very versatile. There is definitely some break-in on these. I've worn them every day for about 3 weeks and they are very comfortable now. They were pretty painful around the ankle at first. It's totally worth it though. The commando sole is very nice as traction was something that I was concerned about. I normally wear a size 9 in most shoes but I went with 8.5. It's still roomy enough to wiggle my toes but can be laced tightly. Perfect fit.

Blacksmith 6
Blacksmith 6" Round Toe Posted: 9/9/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Excellent boot - extremely well built. Leather is stiff, and will require break in - but will be worth it. I had to return the first pair even though I ordered 1/2 size smaller than my normal boot size (I wear size 8 Danners and Frye). 7 should be just right here...which is 1 1/2 size down from my sneaker and oxford size.

Blacksmith 6
Blacksmith 6" Round Toe Posted: 9/5/14
Reviewer: Elliott from Kansas City, Missouri
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

After owning two pairs of the Red Wing Heritage Beckman's, I was in the market to buy a fresh pair of boots and found the Heritage Blacksmith's with the all rubber soles. After receiving these boots, I found them to be more comfortable due to the rubber soles over the Beckman's split soles. Don't get me wrong, the Beckman's are a great boot and I still wear them regularly. Again, these boots run a half-size larger, so make sure you order accordingly.

Blacksmith 6
Blacksmith 6" Round Toe Posted: 9/4/14
Reviewer: Dominic Aiello from Center of New York State.
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

A great boot. Although not rated as water proof - they kept my feet dry in a heavy rainfall and walking around on soggy ground for hours - twice. I tried going 1/2 size smaller BUT one whole size smaller is what one needs to buy. Must be they are sized for England.Too bad the 2014 price is 30 times the price of 1964.

6
6" Iron Ranger Posted: 9/2/14
Reviewer: from Bloomington, IL
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These boots rock! I really contemplated spending this much money, but it was worth it. The quality is top-notch. I purchased a medium width, and thought they were too tight, so also purchased a wide (EE) width. After comparing, I stuck with the medium-width knowing that they are leather and will relax after a while. In only a day of wearing them, they don't feel that snug anymore, and I can tell they are going to be very comfortable. This boot appears (so far) to be well worth the money!

6
6" Moc Toe Posted: 8/27/14
Reviewer: from Yigo, Guam
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are awesome shoes, they provide pure top quality satisfaction from the first time you look at them out of the box, to every step thereafter the break in period. I recommend ordering half or a full size smaller as they run big. I did not want to wait to change so I just bought a red wind shoe insert and it was snug fit.

6
6" Moc Toe Lug Posted: 8/11/14
Reviewer: Derek Glowacki from United States
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

After reading several of the reviews posted about these shoes, I finally decided to order the size I normally wear. I am glad to say that I am happy with the fit these shoes have for me. I do not find them to be terribly larger the way others have described. This be in part to the fact they while they are stylish, they are cut with a work boot mentality. As a result, simply wearing a slightly thicker sock could solve the issue. One comment I do have pertains to the width. Red Wing has manufactured the shoe in a narrow cut. However, the extended width option is a EE. Therefore, in this case, you might be better off ordering a slightly larger size if you feel you may need to compensate for the lack of width in the shoe s design. Overall, I am very glad I finally broke down, paid the cost, and ordered these shoes. Enjoy!

6
6" Iron Ranger Posted: 8/7/14
Reviewer: from Philadelphia, PA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I have these in brown (8111), and they are perhaps my fave pair of boots. Decided to get them in black, and they do not disappoint. Stiff out the box, but with the right care, they will break in perfectly. I'm typically a 9.5D in most shoes, but with these you have to go down 1/2 size, so the 9D is perfect. Use Red Wing boot oil to condition them. To break them in, run a pair of thick socks under hot water, put them on, then wear the boots around your house for like an hour. Repeat once if necessary. They will break in perfectly. The SB Foot leather on these are top quality. Also, these boots are somewhat narrow compared to the Doc Martens Made in England's and the Alden 405's.

Work Chukka
Work Chukka Posted: 7/27/14
Reviewer: from Chicago, IL
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Great shoes! Leather and construction is topnotch. I also like that these come in EE width as well as the regular D. The leather insoles are not comfortable, in my opinion, so I use additional insoles with these that also give more arch support. These are great chukkas that will last 10 years if cared properly. I have many Red Wing boots and all of them have been great!

Beckman Chukka
Beckman Chukka Posted: 7/24/14
Reviewer: Darren Kelly from Lafayette, California
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Love this boot. I've had a pair in brown for about 2 years and they still look great. I've been wearing this new pair in black for about 2 weeks now, in short stretches, through the break-in period. They're starting to get really comfortable. I have a bad ankle (osteoarthritis) and require arch support. Ironically, these boots have no arch support at all, but are the most comfortable, as the leather is substantial enough to provide necessary support that allows me to wear these all day without the pain I'd have otherwise. My ankle remains in alignment without an orthotic insert. As other reviewers have noted, order a 1/2 size smaller than you'd usually wear, unless you're planning on orthotic inserts. I only use a cushion insert, and while they're tight-fitting at first, be patient: the leather does give and conform to your feet after they're broken-in.

6
6" Round Toe Lug Posted: 6/21/14
Reviewer: JACS from United States
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I love these boots. I wore an old pair of Chippewa Apaches for a while. I really loved the style of the Chippewas boots with the thick Vibram soles, but they were too heavy for my liking. Then I saw these bad boys. This is exactly what I needed for work. I'm on my feet for 10 to 12 hours a day. I'm walking around for hours on end on all sorts of terrain. These Red Wings are only half as heavy as the Chippewas. The leather is at least several levels above the Chippewa boots. There was no break in period. They fit perfectly right out of the box. Also these are my second pair of Red Wings. I bought a pair of Chelsea Ranchers a very short while again. Now I understand why Red Wings boots are so celebrated.

Chelsea Rancher
Chelsea Rancher Posted: 6/18/14
Reviewer: from United States
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are my casual boots. I wear them to the movies, restaurants, school, hanging out with friends, any activity besides work. They are dressy but not formal. Casual but stylish. It's made by Red Wing in the USA, so you can't go wrong with workmanship and quality. The color of the Briar Oil Slick is absolutely gorgeous in its dark Bordeaux hues and the contrasting red stitching near the ankle opening give the boot that unique look. A bit stiff for the first few days. But not uncomfortable. A couple of wears and few miles in these and they start feel to fantastic. There really isn't any arch support but you might be able to fit in a thin insole after the boots are broken in. Unless you have thick feet like I do. It's not uncomfortable without an insole but it will definitely require some getting used to. Also I would really like to thank the Zappos customer service team for their incredible service. They very helpful, friendly, knowledgeable, accommodating, and immensely patient. I originally ordered a 7.5 but it was simply too big (normally I'm a size 8 in sneakers and 7.5 in other leather boots), 7.5 was surprisingly big. I had to go down to a size 7. The second pair came and unfortunately there was a slight "discoloration" that really bothered me, so I had to exchange them again. Basically I received three pairs of boots and sent two back within the span of 5 days. I can see myself wearing these every weekend.

6
6" Iron Ranger Posted: 6/16/14
Reviewer: Dan from Asheville,nc
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These boots are amazing. Craftsmanship ship was top notch and I could immediately tell they were handmade. I suggest some good boot oil to speed up the break in time. It took about a month to break mine and once I did I feel in love. It's a great looking boot with a retro vibe.

6
6" Iron Ranger Posted: 5/23/14
Reviewer: from OCONUS
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

My husband has been wearing these for 3 weeks straight and absolutely loves them. They were comfortable out of the box, but they are still breaking in. Definitely recommend buy two pair, 1 at a 1/2 size down and 1 at a whole size down. These do run a bit small, but will stretch with use. Also, the laces will seem short at first, but will stretch as they wear in too. He highly recommends these boots.

6
6" Moc Toe Lug Posted: 5/22/14
Reviewer: from somewhere in an Illinois cornfield
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

My husband has worn Red Wing boots since his teenage years. He used to purchase them from the Red Wing stores, but then had to wait for them to order them because he wears size 8 & they never have them in stock. He loves that I introduced him to Zappos & he gets them the next day. The quality is superb. He loves these except he must use a shoe horn to get his foot into the narrow opening with the design of the tongue. That is his only issue with this style of Red Wing.

6
6" Moc Toe Posted: 5/16/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

I don't know how this pair feels, true to size or width or arch support. No. Because I didn't even desire to put my feet in it. It is a stylish pair of boots, made in the States, impressive out of box, but also defective out of box. The right one is already heavily creased. It looks so different from the left one. I didn't try it on. I was expecting more of a pair of boots of this price, this brand, and made in the States: part of the reason I chose it, but very disappointed. Red Wing, if you do not want to align yourself with the footwear made in the Far East, which a lot of comments here degraded, you have to be better to prove yourself.

6
6" Iron Ranger Posted: 5/8/14
Reviewer: Ed Lee from Visalia, CA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Not a lot of wear time in these yet, but initial impressions are great boot! Stylish, rugged at the same time. Not really meant for heavy duty outdoor use. Reiterate what most others have said is these run BIG. I usually wear 12-13 shoes. Had to go down to an 11 on these.

6
6" Iron Ranger Posted: 5/2/14
Reviewer: Special Operations Veteran from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I've had my pair Iron Rangers in the muleskinner color (tan suede) for just over two years. I still love them. Two years folks! And I am hard on boots. As others have remarked they will be stiff and loose right out of the box; however, they conform to your feet. The stiffness eases and the looseness draw in, for one of the best fitting most comfortable boots I've ever worn. When I bought mine two years ago I bought two pairs. 10 and 10.5, after wearing both around the house (inside on the carpet, do not wear outside. Outside = no return, and no money-backy). Therefore, unless you're returning like me to buy another pair, spend extra money (you'll get it back) for two pairs upfront, and send the other pair back once you're sure. As an Army veteran I know good boots and I know bad boots, soldiers live on their feet. These are not the latter. I'll even venture to say the Iron Ranger is more comfortable than my old Jump Boots. Now I've seen a couple reviews where the person slams the sole. And I'll tell ya, and as you can clearly see from the pictures above, the soles do not have any grooves or teeth for gripping. They're not hiking boots. If you want hiking boots, use the little search feature Zappos has conveniently placed in the upper middle and go buy some Asolos (which I've used in combat and swear by). However, I digress. The Iron Ranger was fashioned after the old mining boots miners used, thus the cap toe. So yeah, not good in the snow. However, they grip like a son-of-gun in the rain. If you want some killer comfy boots that go with khakis just as much as they go with jeans...buy these boots. You'll be happy you did!

6
6" Iron Ranger Posted: 4/29/14
Reviewer: Chad Herring from Nolensville, Tennessee
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This is a 3-year follow-up. This boot was on the verge of painful for the first 2-3 weeks. It took a long time to break in. I wear cotton/wool blend Wigwam raglan socks and these boot were still a project. However, after 2-3 weeks of break-in, these boots really started to "work in" and became really comfortable. Now, after 3+ years they are absolutely my favorite shoes. I rub them with Mink Oil about twice per year. I also wash them alternately with Saddle Soap about twice per year. These boots are really amazing. In Tennessee I wear them year-round and constantly get compliments on them in a very professional working environment. I will be buying a second pair within the next year just so I have another pair, in case they discontinue them. This is by-far my favorite shoe. It will be yours also, if you're man enough the get them broken in. :)

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