Red Wing Shoes
 
 

2492 Men's 8-inch Boot

Construction:
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.
Insole:
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.
Last:
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.
Outsole:
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:
Silicone 
Shank:
Non-metallic 
Non-marking:
Yes 
Defined Heel:
Yes-90 Degrees 
MSRP:
239.99 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.
  • ehElectrical Hazard
  • nmtNon-Metallic Toe
  • wWaterproof

Sizes: D 7-12,13,14,15,EE8-12,13,14

Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 7reviewers.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best boot ever! I work alot of 72-84 hour weeks in these. Many days I put 15 miles on my feet in these. I have stood in 80 degrees centigrade water in these without my feet getting burned in the 2492. Nuff said! August 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very Nice Boots The most comfortable boot i have ever worn. I love the quick snap they are off and the couple twist they are on idea and after finding them on sale for $160 i feel like i stole them after seeing some prices on here. Love them July 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great boots Wore these boots every day at work and never had any fatigue due to wearing em. The boa lace system is awesome, never broke a cable or had any problems with adjusting the tension. Why buy lace up boots anymore. The toe cap held up extremely well and never wore down and I spent a lot of time working down low and dragging the toe of the boots on different surfaces. After 18 months, maybe longer the soles are worn out and starting to come apart. So I'm looking for a new pair, maybe with a different sole but other then that I will be getting another pair of these boots. July 22, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by The Boa system is excellent but, the quality of the boot is average at best. I work as a heavy equipment field mechanic. I find the boa system to be great, it tightens the boot up evenly and stays that way all day. The soles are great and the boots are comfortable. However the quality of the seams (especialy in the tounge area) is poor. I have had one pair replaced and another pair repaired after the the tounge spilt across the middle on both pair within seven months of purchasing theese boots. They are not cheap and I would expect them to hold up better. May 25, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by just over 180 hours Well so far after three weeks I love em. But, both tongues have frayed, a cable coating stuck inside the boa gear, nada cable has snapped on the other boot. Hopefully my second pair will be better. May 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good Water Proof Boot After two weeks straight of 12 hour days in pouring rain, my feet have been dry at the end of the day. The lacing system was simple to use. I like the ability to tighten and loosen the boot with a twist of the knob. They are comfortable. I wear a EEE to EEEE width normally. The boots I purchased were only a D width. The width still works for me. I will definitely purchase another pair in the fall when I return to the US. I work overseas in construction in Asia. Heavy tropical rain everyday is normal. I hope these boots will keep doing the great job that they have done so far. April 29, 2014
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