The weather’s warming up, the days are longer, and there’s a nice breeze on the air. That can only mean one thing – spring has sprung, and hiking season is here!
Luckily for us, Richmond and Charlottesville boast some of the nicest hiking spots in the state. However – before you rush out and hop on to some of Virginia’s hiking trails, do the wise thing and thoroughly inspect your equipment. Even the shortest and easiest hikes can be ruined by a sprained ankle, busted shoe, incorrectly sized boot or a boot that’s too light or heavy. Here are some of the most common issues with hiking footwear during hiking season!
Common Footwear Issues During Hiking Season
Your Hiking Boots or Shoes are Worn Out
If you’re a hardcore hiker – or hardcore hoarder, you are way more likely to suffer from this boot problem than others. Hiking boots are expendable items – they Continue reading
It’s more important now than ever that you make your dollar stretch as far as it can, and Red Wing Boot care products are a great way to extend the life of your boots. Take a look at some of the boot care products that you can get from your Red Wing Store in Charlottesville!
Boot cream is an essential part of taking care of your boots. It is available in a huge variety of colors, which are specifically designed for our special Red Wing leathers. Each boot cream is created from a blend of solvents and high quality waxes, with the addition of lanolin. These boot creams clean, protect, and lubricate your leather boot’s surface to prevent cracking and warping while adding waterproofing! It is a must have for home cleaning!
We formulate Red Wing’s Boot Oil with a blend of mink oil and pine pitch. Applying this oil Continue reading
It’ll soon start to warm up again… and when it does, it will be time to hit the trails around Charlottesville. You’ll need some friends, some snacks, and most importantly… gear that can tackle the trail you’re on. Get ready… hiking season 2022 is nearly here!
Boots for any Trail and Hike!
Red Wing Charlottesville has an extensive selection of Hiking Boots, each pair ready to tackle the trails around Central Virginia. We have boots for month-long hikes, overnight hikes, afternoon hikes, and everything in between. Need cold weather boots? We’ve got em! Need something lighter, and more breathable? We’ve got those too. Take a look at some of the boots we offer below!
As you can see, we have a great selection and variety of hiking boots for this coming hiking season. If you’re serious about getting out on the trails this year, these are the boots Continue reading
It’s cold out there, Charlottesville! We’ve already been hit with snow a couple times, and there’s more in the forecast. Be careful out there, guys! Prolonged exposure to the cold can cause discomfort and injury. Staying warm for those of us who spend their workdays outside this time of year is a must. So it’s time to get prepared!
Fortunately, it’s fairly easy. Here are the basics:
Dress with thicker and warmer materials (wool socks, etc)
Wear insulated boots and jackets
Have as little exposed skin as possible
Use hand warmers when you get uncomfortable, and always keep a hot beverage nearby!
Red Wing Charlottesville can help you out with a couple of these basics. We’re fully stocked with insulated boots and merino wool socks. That’ll likely be all you need for your feet, but don’t forget about the rest!
Here are some tips from folks around Charlottesville about how they stay warm in the Continue reading
When it comes to work boots – maximum comfort is the goal. Instead of just buying a pair off the rack for yourself or your loved one this holiday season – head to Red Wing Charlottesville and a get a professional fitting! This is a crucial first step!
Getting the Best Fit in the World’s Best Work Boots
Once you stopped growing, you found out what your size in shoes was going to be for the rest of your life, right? Nope! While it’s a great starting point, with the variety of shapes, sizes, widths, of folks feet, there’s no such thing as a standard fit.
Throw in the fact that each brand has a tiny bit different sizing, and that shoes within the same brand are manufactured with differing lasts, you are truly doing yourself a disservice if you don’t go get fit first.
No worries, though – we’ve got you covered! Our footwear Continue reading
Cold weather has arrived again in Charlottesville. Now that we’ve had our first frost, taking care of your feet and proper boot care is more and more 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.
The truth is….one of the strongest selling points of Red Wing boots are their longevity, and we want them to last even longer than you do. Our Continue reading
The last few years have been eventful, to say the least. With changes in the economy, shipping backups, labor shortages, and everything that comes with them, the importance of keeping the tools you have in good shape is higher than ever. That’s not always necessarily a bad thing – in fact, we think it’s a great opportunity to learn how far a little bit of TLC goes. In our case, we want to teach you how to take care of your Red Wing boots via our Tough Love Event!
The Tough Love Event
Your Red Wing boots are an investment. An investment into your job performance, safety, comfort, and overall health. We want to work with you to protect that investment, and as such, we’re excited to introduce our Tough Love event!
The Tough Love Event us focused on educating customers about how to care for their Red Wings. Our boots already outlast Continue reading
With warmer weather comes hiking season in the Shenandoah Valley! Are your hiking shoes up for the challenge? If not, you should consider shopping our full line of Vasque Hiking Shoes at Red Wing Charlottesville!
Vasque Hiking Shoes are purpose-built hiking shoes made for outdoor enthusiasts. These quality shoes focus on durability, quality construction, and the lightest materials possible. The Vasque name is well known and respected in the minds of true outdoor enthusiasts. At Red Wing Charlottesville, we’re proud to offer this outstanding product to hikers throughout the region.
If you’re not familiar with Vasque shoes, we’ve profiled one of our newest and most popular hiking shoes (the Vasque Skywalk) below:
Vasque Hiking Shoes Model 7114, The Skywalk
In the mid 80’s, the Vasque Skywalk GTX set the standard for a heavy-duty hiking boot that retained a lightweight feel. The originals were constructed so well and were so popular, you can still find them on the feet of veteran hikers everywhere.
When Continue reading
After a great sign-to-work event a few months ago, we were happy to be invited back out to CATEC to supply the next generation of Albemarle County and Central Virginia’s hard workers with the boots they need to succeed. We’re honored to give back to our community and the people that rely on our footwear. Learn more about our newest trip out to CATEC below!
CATEC is short for Charlottesville-Albemarle Technical Education Center, and they offer a different path for hard working individuals to gain the skills and experience they need to land a great job in the trades. Available to both high school students and adults, many of CATEC’s graduates go on to service the Charlottesville-Albemarle area in a variety of fields. CATEC has a legacy to be proud of, and we’re proud to support them.
The Sign-To-Work Event
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) — The Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Continue reading
Red Wing Hunting Boots in Charlottesville
Hunting season will be here soon… and now is the best time to take a thorough inventory of all of your gear! There’s nothing worse than being on the hunt with shoddy or broken equipment. After all… you wouldn’t take a rusty rifle out to the blind, would you? We hope not! You’d either restore that ol’ boom stick back to its former glory, or buy a new one. The same goes for your footwear! If what you’re strapping onto your feet before you go on the hunt is no longer quite up to snuff, it’s time to replace them with some Red Wing hunting boots!
Our Red Wing Hunting Boots
At Red Wing Charlottesville, we’ve got a huge selection of purpose-built hunting boots that keep your feet warm, dry, and secure as you stalk your prey. If you’re a fall hunter, we’ve got boots that are lighter Continue reading