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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

Quality

Price

Our Rating

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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=”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.