Modern - Style 8083 IRON RANGER Men's 6-Inch Boot In Hawthorne Muleskinner

Style No.808
0% of 100

Short Description:

The Iron Ranger is a beloved American icon, renowned for its distinctive style and durable build. Featuring a toe cap, speed hooks, and Vibram® outsole, this leather legend is instantly recognizable.
Leather Hawthorne Muleskinner
Outsole Vibram® 430 Mini-Lug
Construction Goodyear Welt
Last 8
Width D
Leather Type Roughout, Oiled
Hardware Nickel Eyelets And Hook
Shank Steel
Resoleable Yes
Country of Origin Made In USA
SGD 518.00
In stock
Only %1 left


  • Some of the side wings logo engraved, dog tags and box stock before the specification change are mixed.
  • Some products with dog tags are still in stock in the box before the specification change.
  • Please contact us in advance if you would like to confirm the specifications.
  • We do not ship overseas.
Share :

The Iron Ranger is a term that refers to the miners who worked in the iron ore mining region called "Iron Range" in northern Minnesota, where Red Wing Shoes is located. They wore cap-toe boots, which had a single piece of leather added to the toe to protect their feet. These cap-toe boots were named Iron Ranger boots.

This cap-toe design was widely adopted for work boots in the early 20th century, and looking at Red Wing Shoes' catalog from 1910, out of the 37 work boot models featured, 33 were cap-toe designs. As time passed and the steel toe became the standard safety shoe design, cap-toe boots began to decrease in popularity. However, some steel-toe boots retained the cap-toe design until the 1990s as a feature for toe protection and reinforcement. The refined cap-toe design that has been passed down to today is the Iron Ranger.

The last used for the Iron Ranger is the 8 last, which is widely used in Red Wing's round-toe boots. The spacious design of the work boots is comfortable to wear. The Vibram #430 Mini Lug sole, known for its grip, is used for the outsole.

The #8083 features Hawthorne Muleskinner leather, an oiled roughout leather. Its color is slightly darker than the non-oiled, dry-tanned roughout leather, Hawthorne Abilene. The rich hue and textured surface of the brushed leather give the #8083 boot a refined and understated appeal.

About Modern - Style 8083 IRON RANGER Men's 6-Inch Boot In Hawthorne Muleskinner

Muleskinner leather is a roughout variety, and basic care involves using a rubber bar (similar to an eraser for removing dirt) and a brush (to raise the texture of the brushed leather), also known as a Roughout/Nubuck Cleaner Kit.

Although Muleskinner leather contains oil, it doesn't require frequent re-oiling. However, if the leather feels dry, dampen a cloth with leather cream and gently press it onto the leather, allowing the oil to seep in and moisturize the material. Applying oil to the brushed leather may take time, so patience is key.

In addition, regular brushing is effective in preventing dirt and mold build-up on the boots. Use Red Wing Brush to effectively remove dust and debris.


You're reviewing:Modern - Style 8083 IRON RANGER Men's 6-Inch Boot In Hawthorne Muleskinner