Keep Your Boots Clean this Spring!


It’s finally spring in Virginia, meaning spring cleaning will be on everyone’s mind. It’s the perfect time to change the home d├ęcor, clean your car, and tackle those boxes in the garage. 

Boot maintenance is also something to consider adding to your To-Do list. It’s easy and affordable, and a little preventative care goes a long way to extend the lifetime value of your boots. You wouldn’t neglect the things you rely on daily, like your car, house, or health, would you?

Let’s take a look at how to give your boots some spring cleaning TLC!

Keep Your Boots Clean this Spring!
Service After the Sale

Luckily, here at Red Wing Charlottesville, we make it extremely easy to take care of your boots. Our 30-Day Free Service allows you to come into the store and get them cleaned, oiled, and polished regularly. 

Comfort and Care

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Spring into Hiking Season with the Perfect Pair of Red Wing Boots

hiking season

With Spring just around the corner, hiking season is finally upon us. What better way to enjoy the weather than hiking the trails around Charlottesville with friends and family? Our city is a hiker’s paradise for nature lovers. You can enjoy year-round hiking on various trails that range from easy to moderate, depending on your needs. One thing is for sure, though – you’ll need a great pair of hiking boots to enjoy all the beautiful scenery Charlottesville offers!

Hit the Trails with Red Wing Charlottesville’s Hiking Boots!

Red Wing of Charlottesville offers a wide selection of hiking boots, purpose-built for various terrains and weather. Whether you need waterproof, breathable, slip-resistant, versatile, lightweight, or some combination of all these, we have you covered in a fit and style that will help you tackle any trail. 

Here are a few more reasons to choose footwear from Red Wing Charlottesville: 


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Boot Care in the Winter

Boot Care

There’s snow on the ground in Charlottesville again! Now that we’ve had our first big snowfall, taking care of your feet and proper boot care is increasingly important! After all, we’re coming up on the time of year when hard-working men and women throughout Central Virginia and the Shenandoah are subjecting their boots to the harshest that Virginia has to offer.

Every year, folks ask us for any “tricks of the trade” regarding special boot care practices in the colder seasons. Lucky for you (thanks to the internet!), we can now share these with the world! With that in mind, we’re pleased to share some good “winter boot care” tips and suggestions that will keep your Red Wing boots clean and looking good all winter long.

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Toys for Tots 2023 Was a Huge Success!

Toys for Tots

Thank you for another successful year of giving back to the communities of Richmond and Charlottesville!
The Toys for Tots Program

Every year, the 3 Red Wing Richmond stores and our store here in Charlottesville participate in the Toys for Tots campaign to bring joy and laughter to children in need during the holiday season. This year was no exception, with the Richmond and Charlottesville campaigns exceeding expectations and bringing smiles to countless faces.

Thank You for Your Incredibly Generous Support!

Thanks to the incredible support of the Richmond and Charlottesville communities, both campaigns collected enough toys to brighten the holidays for countless children in need. The success of these campaigns is a true testament to the spirit of giving and the power of community coming together for a common cause.

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Give the Gift of Red Wing Shoes!

Red Wing Gift Cards

It’s our opinion that practical gifts are the best gifts. A new toy might be more fun, and that bottle of whiskey might lead to a great night, but there’s just something about giving a gift that your loved one really needs that makes it a bit more special.

We may be biased, but we think that our boots are one of the most practical gifts you can buy for that person on your list! Who couldn’t use another pair of durable, good looking, reliable, high-quality pair of boots?

Red Wing Shoes are purpose-built for their task. Whether that be impressing on an interview, keeping you warm on that trek out to the blind, keeping your toes protected on the workshop floor, or hitting the trails around Charlottesville – we’ve got a boot for it.

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Toys for Tots 2023

Toys for Tots


Times are tough, and many families in Central Virginia are struggling. Kids throughout Charlottesville are at risk of not having a toy under the tree this year. We need your help!

Red Wing Charlottesville is partnering with the United States Marine Corps in their annual Toys for Tots drive. We are asking for your help in donating new, unwrapped toys for children of all ages. Please drop off your donations at our store before December 11th.

When the Marines call, Red Wing answers. We are committed to giving back to the community that supports us. Thank you for helping us to make a difference in the lives of children in Charlottesville this holiday season.

The Marine Toys For Tots Program

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The “Trades-Made” Campaign from Red Wing Shoes

We are excited to announce the launch of our new “Trades-Made” campaign, which celebrates and supports skilled trade workers. This campaign will inspire brands from all sectors of the economy to unite in recognizing and honoring the importance of the skilled trades and their impact on society.

In Honor of Labor Day, Celebrate the “Trades-Made” Workers of America!

We launched this initiative on Labor Day 2023, which traditionally celebrates workers and their vital contributions to keeping our country running and prospering. As part of the campaign, we are incorporating a “Trades-Made” badge into our logo and inviting other brands to do the same. We hope to make the “Trades-Made” badge a symbol of a company’s commitment to honoring skilled trade workers.

We want to thank the hard-working men and women from the trades for everything they do for us. Their skills and dedication are essential to building and maintaining our world. We are Continue reading

More Than Just Work Boots!

More Than Just Work Boots

Red Wing Charlottesville is known for our work boots. However, we also offer a variety of other types of shoes, including hunting, hiking, lifestyle, and women’s boots. We offer more than just work boots!

Hunting Boots

Our hunting boots, mainly from the Irish Setter line, are designed to provide comfort and protection in the field. They are made with high-quality, durable materials such as full-grain leather and Vibram soles. They’ve got everything to help you safely and comfortably get out to the blind, make your shot, and track your quarry.

Hiking Boots

Red Wing Charlottesville’s hiking boots from our Vasque shoe line are built for comfort and durability on the trail. They are made to withstand the elements and offer essential features for hikers, such as ankle support, stability, and traction… all while being lightweight and breathable for those long days on Skyline Trail.

Lifestyle Boots

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Finding the Best Work Boots

The best work boots

When it comes to physically demanding and potentially dangerous professions like construction, having the right footwear is not just a suggestion; it’s a necessity for folks that value both comfort and safety. Selecting the best work boots for the jobs around Charlottesville requires careful consideration to ensure they meet your specific job requirements. In this guide, we’ll show you how to find the best work boots for your needs.

How to Find the Best Work Boots
Understand Your Job Requirements

Different occupations have different demands. Slip-resistant soles may be necessary for some jobs, while others may require steel-toed boots. While a versatile work boot can provide general protection, you need to know the specific requirements of your job to find a boot that offers optimal protection on your job site.

Get Professionally Fitted

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Congrats to CATEC’s 2023 Graduates!

Catec's Class of 2023

Red Wing Charlottesville had the honor of celebrating the graduation of a dedicated group of technical students at the Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center (CATEC). We were thrilled to be part of this special occasion by providing support to the next generation of skilled workers. In recognition of their hard work and commitment, we proudly awarded CATEC’s class of 2023 graduates with Red Wing Charlottesville gift cards, each valued at $175.

Congratulations to CATEC’s Class of 2023!

As a business that serves the hard working folk of Charlottesville and Albemarle county, we take immense pride in supporting CATEC’s class of 2023 as they start their journey into the working world.  We extend our warmest congratulations to the CATEC graduates on this huge achievement, and we look forward to witnessing their continued success as they make a difference throughout the state.


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