Last updated on January 18th, 2022 at 03:42 pm
Wrangler shoes and footwear are born out of an American icon in denim. Focused on work, fashion and everyday wear they’re functional, comfortable and stylish. Once known for their sturdy work boots, Wrangler have since developed their footwear range to include a whole array of shoes and boots for every occasion. From lace-up boots to canvas shoes and even sandals, you’re sure to find a Wrangler shoe you love. That’s why we thought you’d like to know a little more about the brand. In our latest brand spotlight (take a look at our Skechers post from last month), we’re going to help you get to know Wrangler much better.
What Are Wrangler Shoes?
You’ve probably heard of Wranglers, but maybe shoes aren’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of this brand. So, what are Wranglers? Generally if someone mentions ‘Wranglers’ they are referring to jeans.
Wrangler is a manufacturer of jeans and other clothing and footwear items. Based in the US, the brand is designed to stand for ‘honesty, integrity and getting the job done’.
But what about their shoes? If they specialise in jeans you might be wondering, are Wrangler shoes good? We certainly think so! Their footwear is both stylish and comfortable. It’s substantial too. Wrangler shoes and boots are designed and manufactured with all the same core values as the rest of their range. So that means value for money, stylish footwear that also ‘gets the job done’. When it comes to Wrangler shoes, price doesn’t have to be an issue. Just like all our favourite footwear brands, their shoes and boots are reasonably priced.
Now you’re probably itching to get your hands on a pair of Wrangler shoes and wondering who sells Wrangler…Shoe Zone of course! You’ll find them online or in some of our larger stores.
Browse our Wrangler Shoes range to see them for yourself!
What Are Wranglers Made Of?
Wrangler jeans are made of denim, needless to say! But what about Wrangler shoes? Some of them have denim elements too, making them really feel connected to the brand you know and love. Boots are also a key part of their range, fitting in with their functional, workwear with style philosophy.
Leather is the primary material you’ll see used for Wrangler boots. Genuine leather boots are great quality, and will usually feel more comfortable and last longer than imitation leather. Some Wrangler boots are also made from nubuck. This is a type of leather too, but it has been sanded to create a feel and look that’s like suede. Despite the similar look and feel, nubuck is generally tougher and stronger than suede.
Wrangler shoes sometimes include a memory foam insole. This adds to their comfort and fit. Memory foam moulds to the shape of your feet, adding cushioning in just the right places to suit you. They also tend to have soles with plenty of tread which makes them fairly slip resistant. All these factors combined results in shoes that are perfect for a variety of seasons and occasions.
Wrangler Shoes History
The history of Wranglers really began in 1904 when a man named C.C Hudson formed an overall manufacturing company with his brother, Homer. Their overalls were a success and the company grew, being bought out by a larger manufacturing company some years later. In 1943 the company acquired the brand name ‘Wrangler’. To ‘wrangle’ is to heard, round up or take charge of livestock, and so a wrangler is another name for a working cowboy. With cowboys and farm workers at the heart of their new target market, the name was ideal for what came next. They first introduced their ‘authentic Western jeans’ to the public in 1947. These were designed by a famous tailor named Rodeo Ben, and their purpose made features made them a hit with working cowboys.
Wrangler launched in Europe in the 60s, and thanks to endorsement from the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association of America and sponsorship of Nottingham Forest Football Club at their peak during the 80s, the brand continued to grow in popularity.
Today, Wrangler’s headquarters are still based in Greensboro, North Carolina, although their last US sewing plant was closed in 2005. They now have production plants all over the world to help create their products and keep up with demand.
How Do Wranglers Shoes Fit?
Wrangler shoes use European sizing, so you’ll need to convert to the nearest UK shoe size to find your fit. Check out our men’s size guide or our women’s size guide for more detailed information.
Are Wranglers Comfortable?
They’re designed with comfort in mind, so Wrangler footwear should be something you can wear day in, day out. However, it’s always best to try on to see what fits your feet and feels comfortable to you.
Are Wranglers Good Quality?
Yes, as Wrangler use great quality materials and create items that are made to last you’ll be impressed with the quality of their footwear too.
Cleaning Wrangler Boots
To get the best out of your Wrangler shoes or boots, you’ll need to keep them well looked after. Cleaning and protecting your footwear will give it the longest lifespan possible, so you’ll be able to enjoy your Wrangler boots or shoes for longer.
How to Protect Wrangler Shoes & Boots
Before you wear new Wrangler footwear it’s a good idea to add a level of protection from the elements. Wrangler boots aren’t fully waterproof, and even those that have a certain level of weatherproofing would benefit from some added protection.
Simply use a protective spray before wear to provide the required shielding. Repeat after every clean and again the first time you wear your boots or shoes that season.
How to Clean Wrangler Shoes & Boots
The approach to cleaning your Wrangler footwear will depend on what they’re made from. Materials like canvas, leather and nubuck all have specific cleaning requirements.
Check out our men’s shoe care guide and our women’s shoe care and cleaning guide for detailed information on cleaning leather and canvas shoes.
If you opt for Wrangler boots made of nubuck you’ll need to treat them a little differently. Start by removing any dirt with water and dish soap, then leave to dry completely. This can take up to 24 hours. Once dried, you can apply a dedicated nubuck care product to finish.
It’s Time To Wrangle Yourself a Pair…
So now you know all about Wrangler footwear, you’ll understand why you need some in your life! Why not browse our Wrangler range to find the right pair for you? With great prices and FREE UK delivery too, you won’t be disappointed.