If you love a hard-wearing, tough and heritage-ready pair of boots, there’s probably not a silhouette you recognize — and perhaps covet — more than the Red Wing Iron Ranger. Nearly instantly noticeable thanks to their rugged profile and rich color, the Iron Ranger has all the trappings of a stellar pair of boots — one that you’ll certainly have for a long, long time.
Made in Red Wing, Mn., the quality of this pair starts with a Vibram lug outsole for plenty of traction. Two layers of leather at the top ensure that the Iron Ranger can handle scuffs and bumps galore, while the chrome-plated brass eyelets and speed hooks make it so you won’t break any laces — no matter how hard or how often you wear them. Style them with a simple tee and broken-in jeans as spring kicks into gear, and keep them around for the hard fall and winter months. In fact, keep them around for years to come. – $320