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Red Wing Heritage 2268 11” Engineer Boots- Leather, Factory 2nds (For Men)

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About Red Wing Heritage 2268 11” Engineer Boots- Leather, Factory 2nds (For Men)

Factory 2nds. Red Wing Heritage 2268 Engineer boots are unlined pull-on boots that were originally developed for working railroad engineers. Nickel buckles provide stunning contrast to the polished Black Chrome leather upper.


Specs about Red Wing Heritage 2268 11” Engineer Boots- Leather, Factory 2nds (For Men)

  • Upper: Leather
  • Outsole: Rubber
  • Height: 11"
  • Heel height: 2"
  • Weight (pair): 5 lb. 2 oz.
  • All specs based on size 10
  • Made in United States of America
  • Visit our Shoe Sizing Guide
  • US shipments only


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4.545454 5 Overall Rating: 4.5 Based on 11 reviews

Most Helpful 5-Star Review

Great quality boot for the price
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Clint from Australia on Saturday, February 3, 2018
I was somewhat reluctant to make a Red Wing shoe purchase online without prior fitting however I couldn't be more happy with my purchase. Here in Australia there is an extremely limited Red Wing range on offer and none of the Engineer line. I used my 877 size of 9.5 EE as a reference and the fit w... Read More
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  • Factory 2nd , however.
    Verified Buyer Reviewed by Samir from NJ on Monday, October 15, 2018
    I knew the boots were factory 2nds , however I didnt think the heel would come off the first time I wore them. A tremendous inconvenience. I couldn't continue working like that. Lots a half days pay and out $200 ( cost of the boots) .
  • Just perfect! High quality and price is amazing...
    Verified Buyer Reviewed by Gloria from Southern California on Tuesday, June 19, 2018
    I purchased these for my husband, and they turned out to be so much more than I expected! First of all, the black chrome leather is just gorgeous and the level of workmanship is top notch. These turned out to have a steel shank and toe, which was an added plus, although may affect which size is chosen. He typically wears a size 10, so I ordered these in a 9.5 which turned out to be the right size. I know many reviewers suggest a full size down across the board for this brand, but a size 9 would have been too small (lengthwise, as well as snugness of fit) in this case. His feet are just about average in every way (not wide, not narrow, normal instep) so it has always easy for him to find footwear that fits well and he usually doesn't have much of a problem breaking in stiff leather in workbooks, often wearing them all day right out of the box. But in these, he is facing a tougher, longer break-in than usual (maybe because of the steel shank & toe)...
    It has only been a week or so and they are already loosening up and becoming more comfortable just with wearing around the house for a few hours a day, so as he starts wearing them out and about more, they should end up being just about perfect (probably after a month or so). These boots look great--the heel and buckles are definitely something outside of his usual style and he is very pleased with them. He never would have splurged on these at regular price, so I'm glad I was able to pick them up for him at such a great price.
    The only thing we have noticed that might account for these being classified as seconds is some ruffled leather near the strap across the instep--not really wrinkled as there is no creasing, but I am sure this is where creasing will normally occur with wear anyway, and it doesn't detract from the appearance of the boot at all. I am sure these will last for years and years....
    On other Red Wing shoes and boots I have purchased, a tiny hole is punched out in the tongue, and is completely hidden when they are laced. For these boots, the hole is located about one inch below the top of the boot (inner or medial surface) which is not an issue for my husband, but would be visible for those who want to wear these with jeans/pants tucked in. If that is not a concern, I would definitely recommend these boots as this is a great price for this level of quality.
  • Cheap and handsome engineering boots
    Verified Buyer Reviewed by nuuccu from Taiwan on Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    Finally found the cheap handsome boots in the United States, so that I can't put my hands down to purchase, and the quality is excellent and cheap.
  • Reasonably
    Verified Buyer Reviewed by Alan from Taiwan on Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    Although it is a 2nd product, it has a very good quality and a reasonably priced high-quality product.
  • Run very small
    Reviewed by astronaut888 from Colorado on Thursday, March 29, 2018
    I wear a Brannock size 7, spot on. In red wings, when I have been able to locate any offerings in a 6, I jump on them as they tend to run a full size large. Any time I've tried a 7 in red wings they are simply too big. Found these in a 6 and was almost impossible to get them on, and, once on they were mind numbingly tight - not just "need to be worn in" tight, but insanely small. Unsure if this may be attributed to their status as a "second", however, my experience with these particular boots would suggest that one should think twice about the standard red wing sizing. Bummer, b/c these seem to be amazing boots for an amazing deal.

Question & Answer

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  • “I am struggling to get these boots on my feet. Is that normal or should I go up half a size? I normally wear a 11 in tennis shoes and 10-10.5 in boots. I purchased a 9.5 for these boots.”
    Asked by A Naturalist from San Angelo, TX on 9/13/2018 6:42:50 PM
    • I purchased these a half size down for my husband. These fit differently than his other RW boots. He normally wears a 10 in just about everything. His foot is pretty normal--not at all wide, but not really narrow either. He does have a slim build, so these were pretty easy for him to get on, but if I had ordered a full size down (which is what I usually do in this brand) they would not have worked for him.
      He really didn't have much difficulty breaking them in, steel toe & all...
      I experienced what you have described for myself, though with a different type of boot--unfortunately, I have a rather wide foot and a high instep and RW for women just don't fit--I did buy a pair of RW for men that were very tough to get on and felt pretty darn uncomfortable for the first few days (and I even had to use a shoe-horn to get them on) though I have several other styles in the same exact size that were much easier to get on. I read lots of reviews on the RW website, and many men say that it is better for the boots to be a bit snug at first because they will loosen up over time and be easier to put on. I have found that to be true for me.
      It sounds like your foot is a half to a full size larger than my husband, so I would say that if you have a wider foot or higher instep then you might want to try a 10 or even a 10.5, but if your foot is normal in width & instep, you will probably be fine with the boots you have (as long as they fit fine lengthwise, of course).
      Answered on 9/13/2018 7:34:24 PM by Gloria from San Bernardino
  • “Are these good for riding motorcycles? And for working? ”
    Asked by A Naturalist from San Angelo, TX on 9/6/2018 7:32:26 PM
    • These are versatile and can be used for a variety of things.
      Answered on 9/11/2018 4:00:43 PM by Product Specialist from Sierra Trading Post
    • I don't actually have any experience w/motorcycles, but when I researched purchasing these, I did read reviews from others who wear them in that capacity, so I think these would be fine...
      As far as work, I don't think these are cut out for someone in the trades that needs a heavy-duty work boot (and I imagine these would just get too torn up too fast anyway, and they are too nice for that in my opinion) but for someone working on a factory floor or in a warehouse or something similar that needs steel-toed boots, I think these would be perfect (after breaking in).
      Answered on 9/11/2018 6:30:38 PM by Gloria from Southern California
  • “Are they lined & if so with leather or what?”
    Asked by Just curious from Boston Ma on 8/6/2018 8:20:45 AM
    • In my opinion,the shoe body is synthetic leather,the leather on the back is a real leather,the laces are also real leather.
      Answered on 8/6/2018 11:18:25 AM by nuuccu from Taiwan
  • “How is the sizing on these? I'm 11D on a Brannock and wonder if the 11's would fit.”
    Asked by Dave C. from Illinois on 2/4/2018 7:29:26 PM
    • I'm sorry I'm not familiar with Brannock. I just have my own experience with running shoes. My Nike size is 8.5 (actually 8, but Nike doesn't have wide sizes). My RW size is 7D except for Foreman and Beckman which are very narrow. If you have never wear pull-on style before, the first couple of tries would be difficult and may hurt your upper part of your feet a little bit. For pull-on style, make sure your heels are not slippery. The key point is that your heel should be snug fit.
      Answered on 2/4/2018 11:39:25 PM by pqhai from California
    • According to our fit team this item is running true to size.
      Answered on 2/5/2018 7:57:32 AM by Product Specialist from Sierra Trading Post
    • I'm the person that asked the original question. I ordered the boots in size 11D and can verify that they are true to size. The fit is what I expect from size 11D shoes/boots.
      Answered on 2/13/2018 2:29:58 PM by Dave C. from Illinois
  • “So it says factory seconds does that mean there is gonna be flaws in the boots? Or anything major?”
    Asked by Tom McFawkes from Oklahoma on 1/20/2018 12:27:09 PM
    • I have never been able to detect any flaws in any of the Red Wing boots I have bought from Sierra Trading Post. I couldn't find any gaps in stitching or defects in the leather. They all looked fine to me.
      Answered on 1/20/2018 2:29:10 PM by TooManyBoots from Iowa
    • We are not given the specific reason that an item has been marked as 2nds. 2nds are usually due to minor cosmetic blemishes or irregularities which do not affect the fit, performance, or longevity of the item. Label is usually clipped or marked by the manufacturer. A small flaw means big savings.
      Answered on 1/24/2018 10:37:42 AM by Product Specialist from Sierra Trading Post

About Red Wing

With a heritage dating back to 1905, Red Wing Shoes are legendary as an American success story. One Red Wing shoe style was standard GI-issue for WWI soldiers, and after emerging successfully from the Great Depression and the Second World War, the Red Wing brand name became synonymous with reliable, comfortable leather shoes and boots. Norman Rockwell, the artist famous for Americana artwork, even created a series of drawings for Red Wing Shoes. In the 1970s, Red Wing Shoes spread to Canada, Mexico, South America and Europe, offering its popular line of leather work boots and shoes. Red Wing has broadened its scope to offer everything from casual leather lace-up shoes and loafers to rugged work boots to thong sandals. Today, Red Wing runs three production facilities employing hundreds of expert craftsmen, but still makes each pair of oxfords, loafers, work boots and athletic shoes by hand.