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The Ramsey 2.0 includes:
I love the look of these boots and they fit great at my usual size so I keep buying them. This pair I just bought I have not wore yet. The ones I am wearing I have been wearing a year now and the soles are deteriorating as the previous pair also did.I wear them everyday in all conditions and do not try to protect them so I can’t complain.
I bought these boots years ago and they would always last a really long time. Well because of the trade war between china and America, redwing has moved there factories out of China into Cambodia and the quality out of the box is noticable worse. The leather surrounding the toe is of questionable quality and the boots aren't as comfortable as a remember them being from day one.
These boots didn’t even last a year. I’ve had boots that were half the price last longer.
I’m writing this to inform you of a mistake that was made in the manufacturing of the new IRISH SETTER BY RED WING RAMSEY 2.0 83621.
The Irish Setter Ramsey Men's 83800 8" Aluminum Toe Work Boot is the boot I’d buy every year or so. Worn out many a pair. The way the collar is around the ankles were perfect. Laces tight made for snug boots.
The new “2.0” ARE great boots……BUT has big poofy collar, and getting the laces cinched tight and feel that you have the same support as the older 83800…..lacks BIG time. I work for a national rock quarry here in the USA. I’m in 10 different pieces of equipment daily and all around crushers. To try these boots out in my house and not have trust in them is NOT a good feeling. I now have a new pair of boots in my closet collecting dust.
I’ll I want for Christmas is a pair of 83800
Had 2 pairs. The first one lasted about 6 months. Most of the coating on the toe came off and the sole was cracked in the arch from left to right and was completely falling apart. They replaced them with a new pair. The new pair has the same issue with the sole but worse the heal tread is now separating from the sole. but the coating on the toe has held up better. The inside of the boot heal section is completely worn away...
I’ve worked in a factory and now I work construction and generally a pair of boots wouldn’t last much over a year. Either the toe gets blown out and in the cold they start to freeze, or the soles crack and start to break apart. I’ve had these boots for just shy of 2 years and just now are the above problems starting to occur. Don’t know if I hit the lotto with these or not but I’m going to buy another pair.
I had the original Ramsey and I have serious concerns for the new 2.0 though I bought them anyways. Since they like to rotate out old and in with new products then I decided rather and wait for a year or two of use to give my review and risk not being able to then you will hear my opinions now.
It will be and old to new comparison.
My biggest issue is the reworked the leather cut. I intentionally chose the Ramsey due to the shape for common wear points at the stitching. Since sending other models in takes away my needed work apparel, the stitching is poorly done, and sometimes not done at all, I do not like to send my boots in to Red Wings. These are just a few grievances I have with taking boots in to them. So ideally I would prefer what I am paying for, a well made boot. While there are similarities, they reworked the leather at the heal, but more importantly they got rid of the leather running up the back strap of heal to leg. A truck driver complimented it, but those of us in utilities, welding, landscaping will probably have issues. I have done and still do 2 of these. Other model boots without this leather tend to seperate and open up. I want a leather boot and not a sneaker with leather! I doubt that truck driver punishes the boot like everyone else. My primary use is utilities on a national level NY to HA.
This brings me to my next point, I do MN winters and TX summers. Upping the insulation by 200 sound like my Texas walk on black tops is about to become miserable and uncomfortable. When first breaking in the Ramsey, the boots retained heat from the road while driving my motorcycle. You would think with airflow that the boots would stay cool. I didn't notice the heat building until after I stepped off the bike. The heals pressed against my skin and instantly blistered both heals to an inch. After a year of break in I realized long rides were possible and Texas summer isn't going to last all year.
As for break in, I have seen many complaints. All boots meant to take abuse require a month or more break in. If you can't wait then get a different boot. I do not want them making a softer leather because you complained. I wear new boots on my weekend out to stores and friends. While one boot is getting tore up at work the other is staying nice for going out and will take the place of my work boot when it goes belly up.
Now I can not speak to the new leather yet. I have concerns, but there are multiple products to buy and coat your boots with. I think like many of thestuff on the website everything is broken down into art and marketing and not science and technical data so finding the best shoe protection vs an okish one isn't ideal. That said, most will be okish excluding those exposed to chemicals and really heavy extremes who have complained. I'll update this post if possible when my boots get older. I know in my case, leather and sole usually go about the same time. I bought my original Ramsey to try resoling them if the leather lasted. It did ok, but I just keep thinking how awful the repair department is so I'm just going new. I really appreciate the leather lasting, but it does have some weird aging and cracking I haven't seen before. Hoping the leather is about the same or better, and if some tells me they work in chemicals in their review then that isn't all of us so I don't panic and think the boot bad. Time will tell.
The sole appears the same as the Ramsey. This concerns me. I think is never had enough tread to begin with. While the tread lasted a little longer than my low end boots when the Ramsey started to wear it exposed a foam bottom. The tread was never as deep as I liked for worksites anyways so I would prefer they increase the thickness. For all the good the boot has, your tread is what will make it useless despite maintaining the leather. I am unsure if you can have the sole replaced like the Ramsey. Would also appreciate puncture resistance being added. I added after market puncture resistance, but the TSA takes apart my shoes when I walk through sometimes. Rather just have it be built into the shoe rather than be slowed down by it.
I go through mud on wet job sites, creeks, wet dry and everything in between. I am not exposed to welding and while I spend time in oil
This boot is a shadow of what the original boots compared to. The quality of the boot misses its mark compared to its previous 8 inch Irish setter work boot. The leather is already prematurely cracking and the tip already scraped off a good amount of leather just by being on my knees once. This used to be my favorite brand of boot but I’ll probably look elsewhere after this. Boots are 5 days old :(
I've had these boots a week and both big toes are black and blue. Hard on your knees, and feet. Absolutely awkward to walk in. Fake leather plastic toe makes it dig into your foot. I walk about 10 minutes in them and took them off. Worst boot I've ever owned. Taking em back after a week of working the refinery at union 66
The Absolute worst winter sole I have ever had will not buy again
Bought these about 6 months ago literally a week after buying a pair of the 83850 non insulated version. Couldn’t be happier. Keep my feet warm and they are very comfortable. Work outside all winter on water and sewer lines. Kiwi waterproof about once a month and they are good to go.
Bought these boots 6 months ago. Very comfortable and light. One week later bought the insulated version 83848 for winter. Couldn’t be happier with both pairs. Only safety toe boots that don’t tear my feet up. Coated with some kiwi waterproofing and they Are about as good as it gets. Work in a ditch on water and sewer lines every day.
Bought my first pair two months ago and started to split at the crease at the toe bend after a week. Store ordered me a second pair took about a month for the same thing to happen. They are by far the most comfortable boots I've owned, only reason it's not a 1 star.
There good boots but there not that coftroble like the red wing one I had before
These boots are very comfortable and are great for protecting your feet.
I’ve had these boots for not even 6months and they are destroyed not worth purchasing
Boots are already splitting in the sole on the sides of each boot. This is the second pair I’ve bought that has done this in a matter of months. Last pair I will ever buy
Boots are only 5 months old and soles are coming off. 6 months warranty sucks as well because they want you to return before you receive the new pair. What is a person supposed to wear at work while you’re waiting on boots?
most awesome boots I dropped a concrete slab on myself a few weeks ago and they protected my shins and my feet
They look good and feel sturdy but I have had these for 9 months and they still hurt my heels. I wear them around 13 hours a day and cant wait to get them off.
I'll probably buy a new pair this weekend.
Got these a few months ago and wear them every day without any problems. They feel great always worth the money you put into them
I have psoriatic arthritis and several of the foot problems--including advanced hallux limitus--that come with it. I'm also diabetic; taking care of my feet is a top priority, especially when it come to choosing a safety toe boot. As a biologist and regulatory consultant I have been working in the outdoors for most of my career. Presently I do a lot of environmental compliance inspection work where a typical day entails walking up to 14 miles of construction site perimeter over very uneven terrain. I'm do these inspections 2-3 days per week.
My last pair of work boots were the original model Ramsey--by and far the best work boots I've ever owned. They were comfortable right out of the box and took next to no break-in time. My Ramseys lasted for over three years, setting a pretty high bar.
The Ramsey 2.0 is not the same boot by any means. Its stiffer, seems heavier, and requires a lot of break in time. The fit isn't quite as comfortable as the older Ramsey either; like with my old boots I could wear them all day, just because they felt so good. The 2.0 not so much. So far I've used my new boots on three 4-mile sections and they still don't feel broken in. Improvements and benefits are numerous though. The stand-outs are that the ankle and cuff fit much more snugly than the prior model yet have flexibility due to the new design and material, they have an extremely sturdy feel, and are (so far) completely waterproof. I can see these boots working well for me and lasting for years to come.
Despite liking the 2.0 I do need to say however, that given a choice between the new Ramsey and the original model, I would choose the original hands down. If something isn't broken there's no need to fix it, so I'm giving this boot only 4 stars.
Served our great country for 30 years in the Air Force. Deployed to the war zone several times and have worn many times and brands of boots. I was at farm supply looking for something and stumbled across these boots...bought a pair...and my feet fell in love with these boots (if there is such a thing). I work in safety and compliance now and walking on concrete floors all day takes a toll on you... I wore these boots for 12 hours and I am headed back to the store to buy another pair to put up for future use. These boot are really that darn good and definitely worth the money!!!!
I've had Irish setters before and they were great but these are the most uncomfortable I've ever had. Even at 2E they still run narrow and my feet are killing me. I work 10 hour days outdoors so for me they're a no go.
These boots are the best pair I every bought well worth the money.
Bought at store and had shipped to me since they only carried wide in stock and I need regular width, easy peasy fit great and are comfortable great finish looks like they are going to last well on the railroad.
I bought these boots on December 27, 2019 they are already pealing at the toe a month later, I paid 200 bucks on a pair of boots I expect to get a more quality product for that price.
Hard to break in, very stiff. My feet hurt at the end of the day when I wear them. Considering returning them and getting something else.
I tried to loving the 2.0s like I do my original Ramsey’s... But they aren’t the same! I’m currently looking to buy another set of 83800s privately or maybe a store has some still in stock. Currently no finds. Don’t get me wrong the 2.0s are a GOOD boot. BUT The originals are a GREAT Boots!!! I still wear my 1 1/2 year old 83800 over my new 2.0s! I’m on concrete floors 8-12Hrs a day, Six days a week building fire trucks. Love your guys boots!
Bought this boot for a new job ver comfortable break in period didn’t take long and have been tough enough to take a beating and still keep going the only reason I gave 4 stars is cause they say they are waterproof but my feet still get wet
These boots are doing very well in wet conditions good traction the new backs on boot work well wen your driving letting the boots to flex
Ive only had these boots for a month and both boots are starting tear in the same spot
I will never purchase these boots again. They hurt my feet so bad, I have trouble waking after an 8 hour shift. $200 for a pair of boots that hurt my feet, man I am stupid!
As someone also said, after TWO days, the “leather” ripped off at the toe. I’m not denying that the material is real leather, but it’s some of the weakest I’ve seen in a boot. I highly suggest a redesign from QC. Aside from that, they’re very comfortable.