Red Wing Heritage

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Red Wing Shoes® was built on America’s great promise; if one worked hard enough, one could achieve anything. A big believer in this promise, Charles Beckman, a merchant in Red Wing, Minnesota started on a mission. From his Main Street shoe store, he saw firsthand the need for durable, comfortable boots. In 1905 he founded the Red Wing Shoe Company®. Word spread quickly about the quality and comfort built into every pair and the company prospered.
Today, a third generation of employees, located just down the road from the original factory, continue to build boots in this tradition by using the same craftsmanship and attention to detail. Triple-stitched seams, sturdy welt construction and rich leathers are signature elements. Over a century of Red Wing Heritage® goes into every boot.

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6" Rover Round Toe

6" Rover Round Toe

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Great boots. I love the lower profile of the Rover compared to others I have for just around town. I will say, they have zero arch support out of the box, and feel a half size big. But I added an insole and they are perfect now. Definitely recommended. Thank you Zappos for enduring my returns to finally find the right pair!

from Texas on March 21, 2019

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6" Chelsea

6" Chelsea

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Gorgeous! I love that Red Wing's women's chelsea has the two-tone color detail around the stitching on the black leather pair. It really gives these boots a more high end, craftsman look. I am typically an 8.5-9, normal width, and the 9 in these are snug - as RW's should be at first. Some rubbing on the back of my heel the first day or two - but wearing them around with thick wool socks is the ticket! No pain. I have very high arches (ex dancer feet) which can sometimes make pulling on boots difficult, but was pleasantly surprised at how much stretch these gave when sliding on. I also LOVE how slim fit these look around the ankle, vs. a looser upper that some chelsea's or pull ons have - like the doc martens flora for example, which I also bought to try. Also in comparison to the doc marten flora: those felt much flatter straight out of the box (but again, i have high arches), and their welt protruded much more - which some prefer - just a style choice. But these RW's are also double the price :) There is one visible raised vein in the leather, but definitely not worth exchanging for me. And I only noticed because I was looking so up close for any small defects (thanks to the 'goodyearwelt' subreddit for that). Can't wait to see how these age!

on March 21, 2019

Weekender Chelsea

Weekender Chelsea

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

This was what I was looking for, I think I've owned all the Heritage styles and this one has got to be the most comfortable. Great fit, I wear 11.5 in Nike running shoes and am 10.5 D with all RW Heritage styles. Super comfortable. Only knock is that the leacher creases very quickly, make sure to oil them up early and often to keep supple leather finish.

on March 15, 2019

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6" Iron Ranger Lug

6" Iron Ranger Lug

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Beautiful boots. Well worth the cash if you are a faithful mink oiler. It is true that you must buy at least 1/2 to a full size smaller AND that they will punish you for the first few days. After that? Awesome.

from Chicago on March 15, 2019

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Weekender Chelsea

Weekender Chelsea

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  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I've been wanting to get these boots for some time. Very nice styling. I finally purchased. They were tight across the top of the foot. I could have lived with it. Really borderline narrow, but I could have lived with that, too. Red Wing needs to make a wider option for their gear and understand that torturing people for a good fit maybe isn't necessary and there are a lot of different sized feet in the world. And, I would guess a lot of people won't splurge on the boots because of the difficult break-in period (least for me). I sent the boots back because one of them had a 3/8" very noticeable spot on the top side of it. At 180.00 per boot, I should be able to eat my next meal off them. Shame on Red Wing for sending something out like this out to be sold. Not a Zappo problem, it's a Red Wing Problem. At the premium price point these and other RW boots are offered at, there should be major quality control. This was totally unacceptable. I was reluctant and didn't reorder. They successfully ran a customer off with lack of it. What I make up is Red Wing doesn't really give a c**p and I won't be buying any other products from them, ever. It's all really unfortunate, because the styling of the boots looked great. As usual, Zappos was great to deal with. They set a high bar for the best customer service ever, anywhere. I highly recommend shopping at Zappos.

on March 14, 2019

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6" Round Toe

6" Round Toe

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I wanted to love these and keep them, but sadly they are too narrow. Have worn Red Wings for years, but this is my first women’s specific pair. They are beautiful and I love the nice clean style. I don’t normally wear a wide width in anything, and they do not offer wide in the women’s. I would say if you have anything other than a pretty narrow foot, these probably won’t be good for you. Too bad.

on March 14, 2019

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6" Chelsea

6" Chelsea

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars

This boot is lovely but the ankle opening is ridiculously small rendering the boot very difficult to put on. Loved the look but sent them back.

on March 11, 2019

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Lined Gloves

Lined Gloves

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Fit true to size, good quality, supple. They look good.

on March 11, 2019

Silversmith

Silversmith

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Overall I love these boots. They seem like the perfect elegant black boot without too much heel. I wanted a top-quality pair of boots I can have resoled when they wear out. They are quite heavy, which I personally like, and feel substantial. I've had them for about three months and I feel like I'm still breaking them in a bit, though it's winter and I've been wearing them only on mostly dry days. These boots have no insulation at all, so they're not a winter boot. I feel like they're longer but narrower than the other 8 1/2 boots that I have, and at first was thinking of sizing down but just decided to go with it (I'm not sorry). I also tried on the Iron Rangers but the lower tops hit me right in the bony part of my ankle and I felt like it would be a problem. I have one bunion and the narrow forefoot area does not accommodate it well, but they're starting to stretch out and conform to my foot - I love them enough to tough it out. The footbed is not cushy, but is still comfortable to walk on.

from Pennsylvania on March 09, 2019

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Silversmith

Silversmith

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I adore these boots, but had to size up to get a good fit. I am a true 7.5- not a half size person who sizes down in some styles and up in others. Every pair of shoes I have ever owned has reliably been a 7.5, until now. The first pair I ordered was uncomfortably tight, with a surprisingly narrow toe box. My fourth and fifth digits were completely curled under, and I had no room at all between my big toe and the end of the boot. I reordered in an 8 and now the fit is perfect. They're wearable right out of the box, but definitely require a little breaking in. I can already feel them conforming to my feet though and expect them to wear like customs in no time. If you have concerns about the width of the shoe, as some previous reviews have mentioned, consider ordering up by a half size. It may remedy the issue for you, if you don't have particularly wide feet. Beautiful craftsmanship and quality. I appreciate fashion, but I live and work outdoors in a very rugged wilderness area. I wear my boots hard and put them through their paces. I was skeptical of the Heritage line, fearing the quality would not compare to Red Wing's work boot standard. Thus far, I'm confident this purchase was a worthwhile gamble. They look and feel as though they are built to last. It's so challenging to find well made womens' boots that manage to be both lovely and practical. This pair seems to strike the balance perfectly. Highly recommended for hard working women who want their boots to be as beautiful as they are durable.

on March 08, 2019

6" Moc Toe Lug

6" Moc Toe Lug

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Great boots, I’m a 10.5 in sneakers so I sized down a full size to a 9.5 and these boots fit perfectly snug knowing that the leather will stretch as they break in. I 100% recommend these if you’re lucky enough to find them in your size.

on February 26, 2019

6" Iron Ranger Lug

6" Iron Ranger Lug

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Very specific as to sizing. I wear a 12.5 Nike Running shoe. My rangers are 11 and fit perfectly

on February 23, 2019

6" Moc Toe

6" Moc Toe

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

To be fair, I have owned several Red Wing boots before. With that out of the way, this review has been written objectively and with reliance on past positive Red Wing experience. I’ve worn the model 8883 now for 30+ hours and the immediate observation was comfort. The Red Wing Traction Tred sole with the blown rubber helps you glide on the earth. The boot also includes a leather removable insole, I use it, I love it! I personally am not a fan of the included leather laces nor the gold colored taslan laces. Therefore I opted to purchased the black and brown taslan laces. The Norwegian style welt, triple leather stitching, and concrete leather is robust. They are built so well. The leather feels a bit waxy or oiled and I’d expect not to treat them for 3-6 months depending on how hard I wear them. The boots are handsome but rugged. I’ll use them for work (moving, shipping, event production) but also wear them with my jeans for casual wear. They seem to be versatile and this concrete rough and tough color looks gorgeous as it starts to break in. No blisters yet but the leather is firm and expecting a few more weeks of wear before they are formed to my dogs.

from California on February 19, 2019

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6" Moc Toe

6" Moc Toe

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

The breaking-in period is no joke; easily takes two weeks (sides of your calf will get blisters b/c the leather is so tough). But it molds to your foot/ankle. Great support, comfy soles.

on February 09, 2019

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Blacksmith

Blacksmith

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Decent shoe, no arch support.

on February 08, 2019

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Work Chukka

Work Chukka

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

These are very high quality shoes. I purchased a standard (D) width from a red wing store last year, but my foot was just a bit too wide. The leather is so thick that they never really stretched. I purchased the wide (EE) from Zappos and couldn’t be happier.

from Seattle on February 07, 2019

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Blacksmith

Blacksmith

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

These are beautiful boots and well made! The Copper Rough & Tough leather is going to patina wonderfully. Red Wing states that the #8 last that these and many of their other 6” boots are built on run a half size big. I have these and the Iron Ranger and both reliably run a full size large.

from Seattle on February 07, 2019

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Work Chukka

Work Chukka

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Exactly what I was looking for style-wise. I read a few of the reviews that said these were true to size, one said that order the same size you order your Nikes in. Every pair of Nikes I've owned for the past decade have been a 9.5, so I ordered the 9.5 Red Wings. They were way too long. I returned them for the size 9, still too large. I'm waiting on the 8.5s now, hoping they work out, because I do like how these look.

from San Francisco on February 06, 2019

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6" Moc Toe

6" Moc Toe

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Perfect fit. Shoe feels great and very soft to walk in. The white sole takes a little to get used to and the boot is like a big box at the toe and not sleek, but looks great with dark jeans

on February 02, 2019

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Harriet

Harriet

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

These are my favorite shoes! I purchased them from my local Red Wing Shoes store because Zappos was out of stock and to shop local. After the initial break in period, they fit like a glove and are so comfortable. Ever since I bought them, they've been my go-to shoe. The stacked leather heel adds style and a bit of height without feeling like a heel. The rubber sole provides exactly the kind of traction I was looking for in a black leather boot. Plus, if it wears down, it can be resoled. Extra bonus: the red wing store will clean and condition shoes in their Heritage collection for free for life! More about the break in period: buy these shoes true to your size. They will feel tight/narrow at first, but the leather will stretch out in just a few days! I wore these shoes around the house for the first full day with a pair of wool socks. **I highly suggest thicker socks for the break in.** Day two, I brought them to my work, where I mostly sit at a desk, but brought a backup pair of flats just in case. I changed into my flats for the last 2 hours of the day before changing back into my boots to drive home (there's snow where I live). I kept them on even in my house and only took them off before bed. By that time, I could already feel a big difference in how the leather stretched out to form to my foot. By day 3 the shoes were completely comfortable to wear. I wore these a lot the first two days so I'd anticipate 4-5 days for a typical break in period.

from St. Paul, MN on February 02, 2019

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Weekender Chukka

Weekender Chukka

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Great looking boot and I find it very comfortable. It's a bit roomy but that's good for me because I typically put more supportive insoles in. That's also why the lack of arch support isn't a huge issue for me. But if you don't add an insole it may not have enough support for you. I have had no issues with the eyelets as a few other people talked about. But I don't lace these very tight so maybe that's why I haven't had any issues with the eyelets.

on January 31, 2019

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6" Moc Toe

6" Moc Toe

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Boots that can be worn for business casual dress or everyday wear. Great quality. Highly recommend

on January 30, 2019

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Weekender Chukka

Weekender Chukka

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Awesome. My son wants a pair. May reorder

on January 29, 2019

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Blacksmith

Blacksmith

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Love the new boots! Follow the sizing suggestion and order 1/2 size down. Thanks Zappos!

from Delaware on January 29, 2019

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6" Moc Toe

6" Moc Toe

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I’ve only been wearing them for a couple of weeks now, but they are already breaking in nicely. Once the leather footbed molds to my feet, I can’t imagine how comfortable these things will be. I’ve heard a lot of nightmares about breaking in any red wings. These were stiff at the beginning, but I think if you get the sizing right you shouldn’t have to deal with blisters or anything too bad. The quality of the leather is very good. I won’t say these boots are the best quality boots I’ve ever seen, but they are on par if not slightly above par for the price point. I started wearing them all day to work from day 1 with no issues. With that said, I have an office job and don’t have to walk a lot. If you are buying these for a manual labor job, I would suggest wearing them around the house for a week or 2 before trying to wear them to work. Anyway, it is still pretty early, but I think these will be a great boot that will be in my collection for many years.

from Little Rock on January 28, 2019

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