Red Wing Shoes

2492 Men's 8-inch Boot

Direct Attach More Information
Construction refers to the method used to attach the completed upper to the bottom. Our construction methods are determined by work use and work conditions. Learn more about construction methods.
Texon® More Information
The insole is the supportive layer directly between the outsole and the footbed. Insoles vary in thickness to complement the features of the boot. Learn more about insoles.
800 More Information
The last is the solid form around which the shoe is built during the shoe-making process. The fit of a boot depends on the design, shape and volume of the last.
Vibram® Galactic Fire and Ice - Black-Brown More Information
The outsole is commonly referred to as the "sole" of the shoe. It is the most functional part of a work boot, where the shoe meets the ground.
Country Of Origin:
Made in China More Information
Today, 98.8% of all footwear purchased in the United States is manufactured offshore. RWSC continues to manufacture over 60% of our Red Wing brand products in the U.S.
Care Products:
Defined Heel:
Yes-90 Degrees 
249.99 More Information
Our suggested retail price for our footwear. This is a guide, and actual prices are determined by the retailer. Please use the links above to find your local retailer today.
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  • nmtNon-Metallic Toe
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Sizes: D 7-12,13,14,15,EE8-12,13,14

Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 14reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Not worth the money I liked these boots when i first got them and was very proud to own my first pair of Red Wings. I had gone through work boots through the years and most last between 1-2 years. These were more comfortable than most and I hoped they would last longer because of superior construction. However, I was wrong; they lasted less than 1-1/2 years and the fabric pulled apart down the side. They were comfortable, but there are other comfortable boots for much less money. In the end, if you have to buy new boots every year or so, it is not worth the extra expense. July 12, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by I like this boot This is a good light weight boot. I have owned 2 pair and they both have lasted 1 year each. I primarily work at paper mills and I am my feet for most of the day. The only issue I have is were the sole ties into the edge of the boot. After 12 months it always starts coming lose and the boot is no longer waterproof. I was told to use shoe goo but that didn't work. Thank goodness for yearly boot allowance. For people that are having issues on the insoles try the redwing moldable foot bed insoles. Their about 50 bucks and worth every penny. It is the difference in the boot being comfortable for a 12 hour shift. It is almost time for my 3rd pair. June 16, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Not Worth the Money Pros: BOA system, good for cold, damp weather.Cons: Material wares, frays quickly. Can not be worn in summer weather if you work outdoors. Your feet will be completely drenched in sweat. June 16, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by love the BOA lace I have had a pair of these for almost 2 years now, i work in the oil and gas industry working in all weather conditions and around chemicals, they still hold up to weather and chemicals to this day, the only downfall is the insoles are not meant for working long hours being on your feet i have used 4 pairs of insoles, luckily the red wing store i purchased the boots from covered the first 2, also behind the heel it wore out as most boots do, that destroyed my achilles but instead of throwing the boots out or replacing which is what i would have preferred they actually added a leather backing which helped the boots last for another 8 months. all in all not a bad set of boots, currently looking to get my 2nd pair, nothing wrong with the boots soles held up great but with the heel backing it is time for a new set. April 8, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by No durability I am on my 3rd, yup, count them! 1,2,3! Third pair of these boots this year. I love having an 8inch work boot that is this light. Like other reviews, I have also had to buy new insoles for this boot. The soles are not made for standing on hard surfaces for long periods of time. The BOA system jams or the cables break quite often. The tongue is always the first material to tear up and the seam there always rips. Wish the tongue was made out of something besides that poor made material. Something harder or somehow more durable would be amazing. Furthermore, the places where my feet flex blow out and the soles seperate eliminate all chances of the boot being water-proof. These boots are not worth the price I paid for them. I'm just glad red wing took them back. March 11, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by 7 months I work in the oil and gas field. After 7 months the boot BOA system will not release. I got them because they are light. They lack an arch support got insoles, at about two hundred bucks for the boots I don't feel I should have to spend extra for a decent arch support. The problem of the BOA system is the biggest.I do like the fact they are light. January 6, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Not happy with the durability I like these boots for the comfort and the ratchet laces. They give you the snugness of laces with the ease of a pull-on. I work in directional drilling and my job site is constant mud. They provide the grip i need to keep me from falling all over. That being said I simply can't recommend these boots to anyone at this time, because the tongue on one of my boots has a massive gash and it isn't even where the wire runs. This was after only a month of real work. Now I'm stuck with wet feet all day. I couldn't care less if it was a pair of Wally World boots, but i should be able to expect more from Red Wing. September 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Blown Out Toe I have ran these boots and the 2491 for the past 4 years. The only complaint I have is that the toe blows out in them. The toe just doesn't have the ability to sustain it's abrasion resistance. The toe is the first thing to wear out. I work in the oilfield and the constant kneeling kills the toes on these boots. The synthetic material used is not as abrasion resistant as I would like to observe. I have seen some models with what looks like a rubber cover over the toe which was factory installed says persons wearing them. That will be my next set if I can find a part number.As far as comfort I haven't worn a boot more comfortable during the long days I put in. These boots are a great purchase and as I consider, an investment. This boot also handles harsh chemicals such as Calcium and Zinc Bromide. There ability to be pulled off like slip ons without fooling with laces is a major plus. If you are looking for a boot that has the ability to comfortably protect your feet in the worst of conditions look no further. The only complaint I have for the boot is the construction on the toe. August 13, 2014
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