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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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Boot Care in the Winter

Boot Care

After this beautiful Indian summer we had, colder weather arrived last month in Charlottesville. Now that we’ve seen our first snowfall and regular sub-30 temperatures, 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.

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Give the Gift of Red Wing Shoes!

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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 one 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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Stay Warm, Charlottesville Workers!

Stay Warm in Winter

It’s getting cold out there, Charlottesville! We’re blessed with milder seasons here in Central Virginia, but there’s no question – it still gets frosty here! 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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Red Wing Boot Care Products

During the colder seasons, our free monthly cleaning 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. 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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Boot Service is Back

It’s been a strange few months, and we’re thrilled to see that things are starting to return to normal. Lockdowns are being lifted, stores are opening back up…. and, we’re proud to announce that boot service from Red Wing Charlottesville is back!

One of the many advantages of buying your work boots from Red Wing Charlottesville is the monthly services we offer on every pair of boots and shoes we sell. So now that we are offering this service again, and why should you bring in your boots every 30 days for us to look at them?

Oil, Clean, & Polish Service

The best way to keep your Red Wing work boots and shoes in good repair is to keep them clean. Not only does the use of genuine Red Wing shoe oil help protect your boots, it also keeps them looking like new for even longer, which is why every 30 days Continue reading




In-Store Safety at Red Wing Charlottesville

Now that our stores are back open, things are getting closer and closer to back to normal. As always, our focus is your safety! However, just like everything Red Wing, we’re doing things above and beyond the call of duty. Keep reading to learn how we’re keeping our store clean and sanitized!

Safety Comes First At Our Stores and On The Shoe Truck

We are adhering to all of the CDC’s recommendations, and going even further, to keep you safe during this time. 

We will be wearing masks
Footwear that is tried on but not bought will be quarantined for 48 hours.
We will be wiping down and sanitizing common surfaces on a routine schedule during the day
Our associates will be practicing social distancing
All of our employees are monitoring themselves for symptoms and taking their temperature daily before coming to work 
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Mobile Shoe Truck 10 Point Safety Protocol

We hope you’re hanging in there, Charlottesville! Things are slowly but surely returning to normal across the country, and while we wouldn’t call it “business as usual”, we’re getting there. On that note – we’re resuming our mobile shoe truck operations in the Charlottesville/Lynchburg area!  Red Wing Charlottesville’s mobile shoe truck is now able to come to your job site for on the spot service!

However, we’ve made a number of changes to our procedures and have adopted a new safety protocol to keep our customers and staff safe.

Safety Comes First on our Mobile Shoe Truck

We are adhering to all of the CDC’s recommendations for safety during this crazy time. More specifically:

We are limiting the amount of customers on the truck to 1 at a time.
Our drivers will be wearing masks and gloves.
An outside seating area will be provided, with seats 6 feet apart in accordance with social distancing guidelines 
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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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