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Men’s FlexForce® 6″ Boot

If you’re working in general construction, transportation, oil and gas, service industries or many other kinds of jobs. You need a work boot that offers protection and extended wear along with flexibility and comfort. That means a sole that allows flexibility for the foot, with a welted heel for stability on the broken ground.

And an insole that disperses the wearer’s weight for long hours on hard surfaces. That’s where the Men's FlexForce® 6-inch Boot comes in.

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About Red Wing

For over 100 years, Red Wing has been synonymous with top-quality, American-made work boots. Founded in 1905, they were soon producing over 200,000 pairs of boots per year – Red Wing was selected as a primary vendor of combat boots in both the First and Second World Wars. Today, they also offer specialized work footwear that includes steel-toed boots, slip-resistant shoes for the service industry.

Athletic-type work shoes and boots with a metatarsal guard for the mining industry. You can choose from logger-style boots, engineer boots, service oxfords, chukkas, hiking-style boots and more, along with traditional 6-inch or 8-inch work boots.

Most of their production is still done in their home factory in Red Wing, Minnesota, as well as a second plant in Potosi, Missouri. If you’re a hard-working person who needs tough, hard-working boots, you can’t go wrong with Red Wing.

Men's FlexForce® 6-inch Boot

Men's FlexForce® 6-inch Boot heat resistant outsole

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About the Men's FlexForce® 6-inch Boot

Leather: Brown Taos Leather

Construction: Cement-Welt

Insole: DynaForce®

Outsole: Vibram® rubber - PU XClaim TC-4 Plus

Care products: Leather protector, NaturSeal™

Shank: Non-metallic

Defined heel: Yes – 90 degree

Heat Resistance

If you are open to hot surfaces or materials on the job, your feet need protection. The FlexForce® 6" boot is with a heat-resistant outsole that provides insulation higher than 300 degrees.

Vibram Sole

Since the 1930s, the Vibram sole with its lug pattern has been a standard for many other types of footwear. The FlexForce® 6" boot features a Vibram sole – and thanks to its welt-cement construction. It can quickly be resolved when it wears down.

Comfort

Red Wing knows that a great, well-made work boot still isn’t worth much to you if it’s not comfortable. The FlexForce® 6" boot is design for all-day comfort.

With their exclusive multi-layer DynaForce® insole that provides extra cushioning on your foot. It also features a roomy toe box and a hiking boot-style padded collar with support for your ankle.

Orce® Insole

This boot is also perfect for medium-duty jobs like warehouse work or truck driving, with great slip resistance for slick surfaces, and it won’t degrade or be damaged by exposure to oil or gas. It’s chemical-resistant, and its tough upper can hold up to a great deal of abrasion and hard use without damage.

The FlexForce® 6" boot is also rated highly for electrical resistance, preventing electricity from flowing through the boot to the ground (in dry areas), making it a good choice for mechanics, electricians and maintenance workers.

DynaForce® Insole

A boot is only going to be as comfortable as its insole, and that’s where Red Wing has really done their homework. Their exclusive DynaForce® insole is a great combination of flexibility, support and stability for a boot that feels as comfortable as a pair of athletic shoes.

It features three layers: a cushiony footbed for a shock-absorbing surface for your foot, a firmer insole layer for support and a midsole that provides extra cushion between the insole and outsole. Together, they add up to a system that disperses your weight and protects against the impact of thousands of footsteps, so your feet still feel great even after hours on concrete or other hard surfaces.

NaturSeal™

The FlexForce® 6" boot is lightweight and styled along the lines of a hiking boot, so it’s actually great for casual wear as well. It’s easy to take care of, with a brown Taos Leather upper that just needs treatment every few months with NaturSeal™ or a similar product so it stays supple and moisturized.

And like all Red Wing boots, it’s covered by the company’s unconditional comfort guarantee. If at any time during the first 30 days you should find you’re not happy with these boots, Red Wing will gladly refund the full purchase price, no questions asked – just bring them back to the store where you bought them, with your dated receipt of purchase.

Red Wing also offers a one-year warranty against defects in materials or workmanship, honored through your local store.

Pros

  • DynaForce® I​​​​nsol​​​​e
  • Vibram Outsole
  • Great for Casual Wear

Cons

  • Not a Work Boot
  • Lighter

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Men’s DynaForce® 8” Boot

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If you work at a blue-collar job, a good pair of work boots on your feet is as important as a shovel or a wrench in your hand. Long hours on concrete or miles of walking are really punishing on the feet, the ankles and the knees.

You need a boot that has a combination of support, a good insole, light weight and a great sole, and most importantly it has to be tough and built to last for years on the job. That’s why you need Red Wing’s Men's DynaForce® 8-Inch Boot.

About the DynaForce® 8” Boot

Leather: Mahogany Voyageur Leather

Construction: SuperSole® welt

Insole: DynaForce®

Last: 694

Outsole: Horizon™ DL SuperSole®

Country of origin: Made in USA with imported materials

Care: Leather protector or NaturSeal™

Shank: Non-metallic

Non-marking: Yes

Waterproof: Yes

Defined heel: Yes (90 degrees)

Men's DynaForce® 8-Inch Boot Side view

Red Wing’s Men's DynaForce® 8-inch boot is designed for mechanics, electricians, carpenters, laborers and anyone else who puts in a lot of time working on hard surfaces. Its design reduces underfoot pressure by spreading the wearer’s weight and dispersing pressure evenly across the wearer’s foot. The built-in insole and SuperSole® welt design ensure long-wearing durability and top-notch stability and support.

The SuperSole® welt uses a traditional construction process. This process has been in use since the 19th century, with the upper and leather insole stitched together with a thin leather welt. The result is a boot that is comfortable on the feet while being durable and sturdy. This type of construction makes it possible to re-sole the shoes over and over for a boot that will hold up under years of use.

Electrical Resistance 

Brown Men's DynaForce® 8-Inch Boot

The Men's DynaForce® 8-inch Boot is rated for electrical resistance. This rating makes it a great pick for anyone who might ever be exposed to electrical fields at work.

The electrical hazard designation means that these boots have been tested and approved by the American Society of Testing and Materials for good protection against electrocution. It means that the shoe or boot can significantly resist the conductivity of electricity as current flows through the shoe and down to the ground. Obviously, this rules out any boot with a steel shank.

EH-rated shoes or boots are designed with thick insulation at the sole and heel. This insulation inhibits the flow of electricity. It protects the wearer from as much as 600 volts of current in a dry setting. This makes the Men's DynaForce® 8-inch boot an excellent choice for electricians, maintenance men, industrial engineers, linemen and other professions.

DynaForce® Insole

Men's DynaForce® 8-Inch Boot Insole

The Horizon™ DL SuperSole® of this boot is tough and durable, with excellent protection from heat and excellent resistance to oil and gas, chemicals and abrasion. It’s also slip-resistant for a sure-footed platform that will keep you safe on the job.

Much of the comfort with any boot comes from the insole, and that’s where Red Wing shines. The DynaForce® insole blends stability, support, flexibility, and comfort.

The design has three layers: an optional shock-absorbing footbed, a supportive insole layer and a cushiony midsole that fits between the sole and insole. Together, the DynaForce® system cushions and spreads the weight of even a heavy person. This system pampers and protects your feet for hours on hard surfaces.

Pros

  • Reduces Underfoot Pressure
  • Long-wearing Durability
  • Waterproof & Oil Resistant
  • Mahogany Voyageur Leather
  • Electrical Resistance
  • Leather protector or NaturSeal™

Cons

  • Heavy Works

Additional Info: Men's DynaForce 8-Inch Boot

The DynaForce® 8” boot is easy to take care of – its tough leather upper needs a little treatment with leather protector or NatureSeal from time to time, to keep it supple and moisturized. Red Wing's unconditional comfort guarantee covers it as well.

If for any reason you’re not happy with the comfort of your boots in the first 30 days after purchase, Red Wing will gladly refund your full purchase price, no questions asked. Red Wing also backs their boots with a one-year warranty if any defects appear as a result of regular use.

About Red Wing 

Red Wing has been making boots for well over 100 years now. The company got its start in Red Wing, Minnesota in 1905. Red Wing became the primary supplier of combat boots in both WWI and WWII.

Today, along with essential leather work boots, their product line now includes specialized footwear that contains athletic-style work shoes, slip-resistant shoes and mining boots with a metatarsal guard.

They produce hiking boots, chukkas, service oxfords and logger-style boots as well as 6-inch and 8-inch work boots. Red Wing has factories in their Minnesota home base and Potosi, Missouri. They also continue to build on their reputation for high-quality footwear for hard-working people.

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