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:

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Hiking Season is Here!

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

Red Wing Boot Care Products

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

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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Hiking Season is Almost Here!

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!

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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

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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Getting 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 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.

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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

Red Wing Charlottesville’s Tough Love Event!

Tough love

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