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How to Clean Your Red Wing Boots!

Now that winter’s just about over, it’s time to clean off your trusty work boots. If you’re wondering about the best way(s) to clean Red Wing boots… you’re in the right place!

While you can always bring your boots up to Red Wing Charlottesville for a complimentary cleaning and polishing every 30 days, we know not all our customers can make it to our store that often. Truth is, we know some of you just like to take care of things on your own! Whether you’d like us to clean your boots or you prefer to clean them at home, you should approach the maintenance of your boots like you would your car. How often do you change your oil or give your car a bath? In our experience, most of our customers don’t clean their boots nearly as often as they should, which limits the longevity of the boot over time.

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Red Wing Heritage Guide

The Red Wing Heritage collection speaks to the industrious legacy of Red Wing Shoes. Every Red Wing Heritage boot built today mirrors a style from Red Wing’s early years.

Our brand has earned it’s reputation through perspiration, hard work, and walking, instead of just talking. Our brand was originally created to fulfill the void that was created by the tough, bring-your-lunchpail jobs created by the industrial revolution.

The focus of the Red Wing Heritage collection is combining the finest materials with the work of master craftsmen to create the perfect dress boot. To this end, we source the leather for our Red Wing Heritage boots from our very own S.B. Foot Tannery in Red Wing, MN.

There are a variety of different styles encompassed in the Red Wing Heritage collection. Let’s take a look at some of them!

The Chukka

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Getting the Right Fit For Christmas

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Straight up: you, or your loved one, need to get the right fit in work boots, and it’s not as simple as just buying a certain size. If maximum comfort is the goal, a professional fitting for each work boot is the 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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Sales Tax

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On July 1st, 2019, a law that requires most internet vendors to charge sales tax on your purchases went live. The bottom line? You’ll be paying VA sales tax on the stuff you buy online – so you’ll be shopping local more. While online shopping is admittedly convenient, there are actually some advantages to buying local you may not have considered before… and now that the cost is the same? It just makes cents!

The Advantages to Shopping Local
We Know Charlottesville and Virginia

Our store in Charlottesville and our stores in Richmond are owned by a local family, the Gardners. We’ve lived here all our lives. We know Virginia! We know the state laws, safety requirements, compliance certification requirements, big state businesses, and we know all about the crazy VA weather. That means we know what boots are right for your job!

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Father’s Day 2019

Sunday, June 16th is Father’s Day, and it has us thinking about our old man. He always had the best advice!

One thing that our dad (who was a shoe guy… it runs in the family!) told us that has always stuck with us was this – that you should always invest extra in the stuff that keeps you off the ground. Things like your bed, your tires, your furniture, your socks, and your boots.

It’s great advice, and we’ve taken it to heart. If you’re reading this blog, you likely have too. After all, that’s why you’re a fan of Red Wing shoes! We want to help you honor dad’s great advice from now until Father’s day, with a great deal on our socks!

From Today to May 31st

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Our Favorite Waterfall Hikes in Virginia!

Spring is here! It’s time to hit the trails! With the Blue Ridge Mountains cutting across our state, and the Atlantic on our shores, Virginia has a plethora of amazing waterfall hikes for you to enjoy this summer. Regular hiking is fun, but there’s something special about being rewarded for grinding it out on the trail with a beautiful view of the natural splendor of  waterfall. Here’s a list of some of our favorite waterfall hikes in Virginia, but before you embark, be sure that your hiking footwear is up to the task! If not, well, Red Wing Charlottesville is here to take care of you.

Crabtree Falls

You can find the idyllic Crabtree Falls in Nelson County, VA, six miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Featuring the highest vertical-drop cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi, the Crabtree Falls hike also features a series of five major cascades and smaller ones. A Continue reading




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 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




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