Hiking Season is Almost Here!

There’s no doubt – it’s been a long winter. It feels like it’s still here! We had to scrape ice off our cars this morning… and we’re tired of that! It just has to go away eventually (we hope!).

When it starts warming up again, 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 2019 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!

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Casual Footwear from Red Wing Charlottesville

Red Wing is known throughout the world as THE place to go for quality protective footwear. We’re proud of that reputation, and we think it’s well deserved. However, this blog is all about the shoes we think you should put on after you take our boots off: our casual shoes!

Casual Footwear from Red Wing Charlottesville

We know you love hard work – if you didn’t, you probably wouldn’t be wearing Red Wings! However, sometimes the best part of the work day is when you get to take your boots off. That’s where our casual shoes come in!

Our casual footwear styles are perfect for the best part of the day: when you’re relaxing! Extremely comfortable, great looking, and perfect for getting around town – or going out on the town! Wear them to the breweries around town or when you’re brewing beer at home. These aren’t your typical Red Wings… but one Continue reading




Red Wing’s Irish Setters

Red Wing’s Irish Setter line has a long, rich history. Join us as we take a look at this beautiful, rustic, and hard working brand

Red Wing’s Irish Setter Line – The beginning!

It all began in 1950, with boot style 854. 854 was crafted by our master cobblers out of the now-iconic Red Russet leather. The color of this leather, and the hard working nature of these boots, inspired the name “Irish Setters!”. This name would go on to be known throughout the world as the textbook definition of quality, durability, and comfort in workboots.

Modern Technology combined with Proven-for-Generations construction

Proven over generations by hunters and workers, Irish Setters are broadly categorized  as either Hunting Boots or Work Boots. While not all of them fit neatly into one category, and any of them are quite capable of tackling whatever task you have in mind,  you’ll find these categorizations to be a good Continue reading




Red Wing Boot Care Products

Red Wing Boot Care

During cold and rough winters like the one we’re already having, the complimentary shoe service we provide for free monthly might not be enough for the those of you with jobs that really beat up your boots. Red Wing Boot care products are a great way to extend the life of your boots… here’s some of them that you can get from your Red Wing Store in Charlottesville!

Boot Cream

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!

Boot Oil

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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 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 used 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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Boot Care in the Winter

Boot Care

As colder weather seems to be setting in fast here in Charlottesville, taking care of your feet and proper boot care becomes 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 reputation for delivering Continue reading




Red Wing Charlottesville’s Hassle Free Safety Footwear Program

Proudly Serving Charlottesville and Surrounding Areas!

Pro-Tip, from one business owner to another: guys like working for a company that takes care of them. They’ll work harder for a company that they think values their safety. And, obviously, the safer and more comfortable they are, the less they’ll miss work. If this all sounds good to you, Red Wing Shoes has the perfect solution: The Hassle Free Safety Footwear Program!

The Hassle Free Safety Footwear Program

Red Wing Charlottesville’s industrial sales department has one mission: to get a pair of the world’s best work boots on each one of your workers. We strive to make this process as quick and efficient as possible for you and your guys.  Of course, our product speaks for itself. However, our dedication to service after the sale is another factor that sets us apart from the rest. Not only will we bring our shoes to you, but your Continue reading




Red Wing Hunting Boots

Red Wing Hunting Boots

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




Breathable Footwear from Red Wing Charlottesville

Breathable Footwear

Unless you’ve been cryogenically frozen since March (and we wouldn’t blame you if you have been), you already know that it’s hot as heck out there. It’s the summer, and it’s been a scorcher! We’ve had days where the heat index exceeded 100, and that’s not just a hot day… that’s the type of day when your phone starts blowing up with warnings from the national weather service to stay inside if you can. Well, some of us have stuff to do whether it’s 100 degrees or 0. For folks like that, we recommend you pick up a pair of breathable footwear from Red Wing!

Breathable Footwear from Red Wing Charlottesville

We have breathable footwear in almost every one of our brands. Whether we make them breathable with how they’re designed or the type of materials we use to construct them, one thing remains constant: the lack of swamp foot at the Continue reading




Summer Time calls for Summer Boots!

summer hiking

We know that when you hear the name Red Wing, you think of the world’s greatest work boots – and you’re not wrong! Our work boots are our bread and butter – but that doesn’t mean that we’re only serving one dish! We’ve certainly got the boots that will get you through the work day, but what about afterwards? With summer in full swing, you’re hopefully pursuing some of your favorite hobbies and outdoor activities. After all… your feet need protection and comfort outside of work hours!

We’ve got your back! Red Wing’s huge variety of different boot lines and brands feature tons of different options that will get you through the warm seasons!

Summer Boots from Red Wing Charlottesville

Charlottesville is a beautiful town year-round, but especially in the summer… so get out there and explore it! There’s tons to do around town, and we’ve got a pair of boots for any Continue reading




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