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Red Wing Irish Setter Work Boots Review: The Farmington Series

In our previous article, we have reviewed one of the most prominent Irish Setter lines: the Wingshooter. Today, we will also review one of the popular Red Wing Irish Setter work boots, which is deemed the Farmington line. The Farmington is quite unique among other Red Wing Irish Shooter work boots for its steel and aluminum toe protection, which is important for some work environments, making it an ideal work boot.

Before we begin with our review, the Farmington series is available in nine different styles. Let us first do a quick overview of the nine different types.

The Different Styles of Irish Shooter Farmington

Although there are nine different types, you should not be overwhelmed with them. They can be differentiated to just four different categories:

1. Soft Toe

Not equipped with steel or aluminum toe, but features a full-grain leather construction with endurance sole for comfort and traction. Divided into three different height:

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[easyazon_link identifier=”B0058Z31EO” locale=”US” nw=”y” tag=”irishsetterboot0d-20″]Red Wing Farmington 8″, Model 83803[/easyazon_link]

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[easyazon_link identifier=”B0058Z1SHQ” locale=”US” nw=”y” tag=”irishsetterboot0d-20″]Farmington 11″ pull-on boot[/easyazon_link]

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2. Steel Toe

Arguably the most famous type of the Farmington boots. They feature the ASTM-certified steel toe protection with full-grain leather material and endurance Cross-Wire Sole. Divided into two different height sizes:

Farmington 6″, model 83624

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Farmington 8″, model 83824

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3. Aluminum Toe

Technically identical with the steel-toe counterparts, but the aluminum toe is lighter while providing less protection. Divided into three different types:

Farmington 6″, model 83604

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Red Wing Irish Setter Farmington 8″, model 83804

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Farmington 11″ pull-on, model 83904

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4.Cordura Upper Protection

Featuring Cordura, a tear and abrasion resistant fabric material as upper material, as well as steel toe and shank protection.

12″ pull-on, model 83914

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Key Features

After we have learned about the different types of the Irish Shooter Farmington series, let us discuss the key features of the steel toe boots:

Comfort

The Farmington boots are made in the logger style, which means they have a relatively thick sole and even thicker heel. In turn, this thickness will affect your stance.

This stance difference might take some time getting used to, but once you get the hang of it, the upward stance will put less stress on your feet significantly.

As a result, the Farmington is an ideal pair of work boots for jobs that require you to stand for long periods. One thing to keep in mind is that like any other Red Wing Irish Shooter work boots, it might take at least couple of days before the Farmington will break in. It might be wise to wear the Farmington at home for several days before taking it to work to avoid discomfort and slight injuries.

Safety

For demanding jobs of which the Farmington is designed for, safety is obviously an important factor. The Farmington Red Wing Irish Setter Work Boots come with two important safety features, especially for the steel toe and aluminum toe types: the protected toe and protected shank.

With those safety features, the Farmington pair of boots will protect your feet from heavy or sharp objects from above and below. In turn, this will allow you to do your job with confidence.

Waterproofing

The leather material of the Farmington Red Wing Irish Setter work boots is naturally waterproof. Combined with the high cut, they will keep your socks dry in almost any situations.

Style

For many people, style is the reason to buy Red Wing Irish Setter work boots. The vintage, dark tan leather look of the Farmington boots indeed has its appeal, and you can wear the Farmington on the weekend as easily as on the job.

Durability

Red Wing Irish shooter work boots are known for their exceptional longevity, and the Farmington is no different. Just by holding one of the Farmington boots, you can see and judge that they are very well made and are made with well-chosen materials.

Verdict

If you are looking for working boots with quality, it is hard to find any fault with the Irish Setter Farmington. Being Red Wing Irish Setter work boots, they are indeed fairly expensive. However, given the vintage casual style, quality craftsmanship, material selections, and longevity, in our opinion, they are worth every penny.

Red Wing Irish Setter Boots: Why You Need A Pair

In the world of men’s work boots, the name Red Wing Irish Setter should ring a bell. It’s a renowned brand with a lot of great, iconic products. In this article, we will provide an introduction to the Red Wing brand, along with quick reviews of some of the iconic Irish Setters you should know.

The Red Wing Brand

The Red Wing shoes are, as the name suggests, a shoe manufacturing company based in Red Wing, Minnesota. They’ve been in existence since 1905 and gained a lot of popularity during World War I. Red Wing became the primary footwear manufacturer for American soldiers fighting in the war. This tradition continued through World War II.

The brand gained more fame during the 1950s when American industries were booming and factories opened all over the country. Red Wing boots became the most popular working boots back then. The brand remains popular until today for people who loved vintage boots with great quality.

Red Wing vs Irish Setter

Red Wing Irish Setter boots are not only popular as working shoes but also for hiking, hunting, sport, or even solely for style with their classic looks. A common misconception is to mix the two brands together, while in truth there are differences between the Red Wing brand and the Irish Setter Brand.

To put it simply, the Red Wing brand is an extremely popular brand, and most of the shoes by Red Wing are handmade in the US. The Irish Setter brand is often called the Red Wing Irish Setter because it was a subsidiary of Red Wings since the 1950s. These non-Red Wing brands mostly marketed shoes made in China, so you can say that Irish Setter and Vasque are the second-line brands of Red Wing. However, that’s not to say that Irish Setter boot products are not of decent quality, as many of them are as iconic as premium Red Wing boots and are made with very decent quality.

These non-Red Wing brands mostly marketed shoes made in China, so you can say that Irish Setter and Vasque are the second-line brands of Red Wing. However, that’s not to say that Irish Setter boot products are not of decent quality, as many of them are as iconic as premium Red Wing boots and are made with very decent quality.

Below, we will discuss some of the famous boots from Red Wing and Red Wing Irish Setter brands. In the future we will also provide individual reviews for many of these boots, so stay tuned!

Red Wing Classic Heritage Moc 875 and 877

The model numbers 875 and 877 are arguably the most iconic Red Wing boots out there. They were worn by millions of American steel factory workers in the early 1950s. This popularity has remained true even to today. The 855 and 877 have a crescent stitched “moc toe.” This is Red Wing’s signature look. Paired with white crepe-rubber soles, these boots are undeniably recognizable. You’ll find these to be very comfortable. The pull-on design allows them to be easy to slip into. They also keep your feet dry during weather and work demands.

The 875 and 877 are almost identical to each other, with slight differences.

The 8” 877

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The 6” 875

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Red Wing Irish Setter Wingshooter

The Wing shooter is the most famous line of the Red Wing Irish Setter. It comes in six different styles and heights.

Style 896

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Wingshooter Style 865

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Bottom Line

Red Wing Irish Setter boots are excellent working shoes. They’re extremely durable and have an affordable price tag. They’re made of high-quality ingredients and are extremely stylish. They have that vintage, classic look to them but are made of modern ingredients. This is the best of both worlds!

Stay tuned! In the coming weeks, we’ll be providing in-depth reviews of all of these models. If you love Red Wing Irish Setter and Premium boots, you’ll love these posts.

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