Traction is the magic word in bad weather conditions. The Iron Ranger with its Nitrile Cork outsole is not famous for performing in icy weather. The outsole is flexible, oil resistant and performs very well in urban areas and wet conditions. It is not the first shoe we would recommend as suitable for hiking or icy conditions.
Unless of course you are customizing your boots. One of our customers insisted on using his Iron Ranger Amber Harness for the snowy weather. He went to our cobbler and he attached an extra piece for traction on the outsole. Not a very subtle sight, but it is functional. How do you like this? Would you customize your Red Wing Shoes?