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I have a pair of Red Wing Iron Rangers (oxblood, model 8119), and although they have a reinforced toecap, this is made of a double layer of leather only, and they don't have metal in the insole. However, the numerous eyelets and speedhooks are steel, and I guess these might set something off. If the equipment is that sensitive to metal footwear fittings, then it would be a problem with anything that had them, which is most shoes and boots. Other similar, expensive boots like Chippewa, Viberg, Alden etc. also have a lot of metal fittings. The Iron Ranger name derives from the place in the USA where the boots were first worn by iron miners, namely the Mesabi Iron Range in Minnesota, and has no relevance to the construction of the boot.Folks, reviving this one a bit. I haven't bought a pair of Iron rangers yet, for the main reason that I'm working in an airport and have to go through metal detectors every morning and every time I go outside for a smoke. Found out the Iron Rangers have a metal insole, meaning I'll have to take them off each time, and that's a no-go...
Do you guys know of any Iron Rangers style boots without metal insole that are worth it?
Thanks for the update and information. Always good to learn something new. I thought they'd all changed to plastic or other non-metallic materials.Obscurator, thanks for your reply! The issue with Iron Rangers and metal detector seems to be caused mostly by the steel shank:
I've gather information all over the web, and it seems every Iron Ranger user that had to go through a metal detector had it ringing due to this, not due to the metal hardware (eyelets and speed hooks).
You're welcome. The Thorogood boots look pretty good. So good, in fact, that I've just about convinced myself that I could soon do with a new pair.Obscurator, thank you for the link regarding the shanks, that was pretty informative!
I'm currently looking at a pair of Thorogood Dodgeville. Same price range and general look as the Iron Ranger, but as far as I can see, the shank is composite. This may be the way to go!