Stay Warm, Charlottesville Workers!

Stay Warm in Winter

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:

Wear layers
Dress with thicker and warmer materials (wool socks, etc)
Wear insulated boots and jackets
Have as little exposed skin as possible
Stay dry
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!

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Boot Care in the Winter

Boot Care

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 Ultimate Fit Experience: Get the Right Fit For Christmas!


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 enjoy the Ultimate Fit Experience!

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 professionals are perfectly suited to measure Continue reading

Toys for Tots 2022

Toys for Tots


Happy Holidays from all of us at Red Wing Charlottesville! Times are tough, and it’s been hard on many families throughout Central Virginia. Kids throughout Charlottesville are at risk of not having a toy under the tree this year… and we need to help them! We’re doing our part to help them with our yearly Toys for Tots drive – and we hope you can lend us a hand before Dec. 17th!

When the Marines call, Red Wing answers. We’re continuing our dedication to giving back to the community that supports us by partnering with the United States Marine Corps in their annual Christmas Toys for Tots program. 

The Marine Toys For Tots Program

Christmas is a special time of year, and it’s even more special for children. Each one deserves to have a toy under the tree, and the Continue reading

Great Hikes on the Appalachian Trail

Now that it’s officially fall, it’s time to hit the trails. We’re lucky here in Charlottesville, as we’re extremely close to the unparalleled Appalachian Trail! This world renown trail stretches for close to 2,200 miles and runs through 13 states. At Red Wing Charlottesville, we’ve heard tons of stories of dedicated backpackers who attempt (some successfully, some not as much) to walk the entire stretch in one season, starting at Springer Mountain in Georgia and ending at Mount Katahdin in Maine.

Should You Attempt To Take On the Appalachian Trail All At Once?

Make no mistake about it: hiking the full Appalachian trail in one long stint is extremely challenging, even for the most experienced and seasoned hikers. Not only will you commit from a physical and mental standpoint, but also you have to commit months of non-stop hiking time (difficult for most people with full time jobs)! On average, this full hike takes about 3 Continue reading

Boot Repairs from Red Wing Charlottesville

Red Wing Charlottesville is about more than just our fantastic work boots. We are proud to be able to offer boot repairs and all other types of shoe services! We pride ourselves on the ability to restore your old or beat up (most often, both!) Red Wings whenever possible It’s a key feature of our business that sets us apart! When you buy Red Wings from Red Wing Charlottesville, not only are you getting great boots… you’re also getting life long service and support from us. 

Red Wing Boot Repairs and Shoe Services

At Red Wing Charlottesville, we’re not just bragging when we say that our boots are incredibly durable. The lifespan of our boots is in decades, not months – so long as you take proper care of them! It’s why we have so many lifelong customers. Red Wingers are well aware of how long their Red Wing boots last!

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Vasque Hiking Shoes

Vasque Hiking Shoes

With the weather cooling down, hiking season is back 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 Continue reading

Summer Time calls for Summer Boots!

summer hiking

Summer of 2022 has been a hot one… but just like always – we have your back. 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? 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 pursuit!

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Red Wing Charlottesville Supporting CATEC’s 2022 Class

Catec 2022

Red Wing Charlottesville was proud to join the Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center (CATEC) in ringing in the graduation of another class of hard working technical students. We were there to support the next generation of workers with a $175 Red Wing Charlottesville gift card, and handed out 22 of them to these well-deserved graduated.

We’re extremely proud of our role in rewarding CATEC’s graduates with a leg-up as they transition into the working world. 

About the Sing-To-Work Event


Amanda Jay

MAY 20, 2022

Charlottesville-Albemarle Technical Education Center’s 2022 School-to-Work Signing Day Event was held on May 17 at 6:15 pm in CATEC’s Career and Counseling Corner, following its Center Board meeting.

School-to-Work Signing Day celebrates CATEC students’ outstanding performances and commitments to employment with local businesses. 22 students were recognized for rolling their apprenticeships, Continue reading

Introducing: 3D Printed Custom Orthotics from Red Wing Shoes!

3D Printed Custom Orthotics

At Red Wing Shoes, we’ve always walked a fine line between being on the cutting edge of boot technology to sticking with what works and what we do best. We work hard to innovate our shoe and footwear technology without losing sight of why people love our products: quality materials and quality craftsmanship. With all that said, we’re excited to introduce our newest innovation: 3D Printed Custom Orthotics!

3D Printed Custom Orthotics

Whether you’re looking for a way to get a little more comfort in your work boots on the job site, have unique or different feet that require special inserts, or just want a little more spring in your step – Red Wing’s 3D printed Custom Orthotics are literally a perfectly-fit solution.

Fitting Procedure
Step 1: Get The Perfect Footwear

If you’re looking to get a pair of 3D Printed Custom Orthotics for your footwear, here’s the procedure:

Visit your closest Red Wing Shoe Store
We’ll Continue reading