No. 8085 - Red Wing Heritage Iron Ranger in Copper Rough & Tough Leather
Pickup available at 1707 E 7th St
Usually ready in 5+ days
About this boot: The 8085 Iron Ranger is a paragon of strength and style, featuring a robust 6-inch build, quality Copper Rough & Tough leather, gleaming chrome hardware, dependable speed hooks, reliable Goodyear welt construction, triple stitched excellence, and a durable Vibram® 430 Mini-lug sole to ensure sure-footed strides in a timeless Iron Ranger silhouette.
About this leather: Oil-Tanned leather is resistant to liquids, discolorations, and perspiration, with a raw aesthetic that is owed to the sparse use of finishing materials, unlocking its inherent beauty. Laden with a century of workwear heritage, Oil-Tanned leather is highly resilient and has stood the test of time.
About its roots: Interwoven with the birth of Minnesota's Mesabi Range iron mining stands the story of Red Wing Shoe Company, which crafted a boot that could withstand the toils of a long day in a Northern Minnesota mine. Composed of resilient leather with an oil resistant outer sole, speed lacing hooks, and a cork midsole, this boot was distinguished by its double layered toe caps; meant to shield miners from injury as they plied their trades aided by hand tools and heavy machinery.
About the fit: A new pair of Red Wing Heritage boots should fit comfortably tight on your foot, with enough room to freely wiggle your toes. Over time, the full grain leather upper, leather footboard and cork midsole mold to your feet, creating an enduring and customized fit over time with each wear.
At ColsenKeane, we select the best US-sourced Full Grain Chrome Tanned or Veg Tanned Cowhides, and Full Grain Aniline Buffalo hides for our products. We only use Full-Grain leather, which is the highest quality leather you can get; far superior to the “genuine leather” commonly used by larger brands. Our goods are built from 5/6 oz or 8/9 oz leathers, depending upon the requirements of the product. We also use the most durable hardware in the industry, and offer handmade Copper buckles and hardware as an upgrade on many bag and belt items.
Our handmade Copper buckles are painstakingly hand-forged from pure copper by a metal smith in Montana. Copper hardware and buckles is an allergen-free option for your products and incurs a slight upcharge.
The Care & Keeping of Your ColsenKeane Leather Good:
So you bought a new Satchel and you're wondering how to take care of it?
You don't need to do anything at all for at least 4-6 months. Your leather good comes packed with the oils it needs to perform.
At the 4-6 month mark, we recommend a gently applied coat of Saddle Soap (available for purchase here). We suggest you do this with our Liquid Saddle Soap.
Please note that an application of Saddle Soap will darken the leather, just like age and patina does.
1. To apply Saddle Soap, take a clean soft cloth and gently apply the solution in a circular motion into your leather good. You may wish to begin at the bottom of the bag, in order to see how the Saddle Soap will affect the hide.
2. Let it dry 2-3 hours, or overnight if you want to be certain and it's ready to go.
3. Reapply again every 3-4 months.
We can only recommend Saddle Soap on our products. Though you may surely be able to use them on other leather goods purchased elsewhere, or on larger items like chairs or sofas, we can not guarantee the results and therefore would not be able to recommend it.
Should your Satchel have some years and wear-and-tear on it, you may need a small overhaul. In that case, let us refresh your Satchel for you.
We offer a Refresh Your Satchel package during which we will give your well-loved ColsenKeane Satchel a thorough once-over and cleaning. We will use our liquid glycerine saddle soap to thoroughly clean and condition your bag; carefully inspecting each rivet and each stitch and repairing anything found, to ensure the continued integrity of your go-to companion.
Purchase the package at the above linked page. Ship your Satchel to us safely at the following address:
Refresh Your Satchel Program
1707 E. 7th St.
Charlotte, NC 28204
Please include your full name, phone number, and order number. Once complete, we will ship your bag back to you as quickly as possible.