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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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

Another CATEC Event… Another Great Time!

After a great sign-to-work event a few months ago, we were happy to be invited back out to CATEC to supply the next generation of Albemarle County and Central Virginia’s hard workers with the boots they need to succeed. We’re honored to give back to our community and the people that rely on our footwear. Learn more about our newest trip out to CATEC below!


CATEC is short for Charlottesville-Albemarle Technical Education Center, and they offer  a different path for hard working individuals to gain the skills and experience they need to land a great job in the trades. Available to both high school students and adults, many of CATEC’s graduates go on to service the Charlottesville-Albemarle area in a variety of fields. CATEC has a legacy to be proud of, and we’re proud to support them.

The Sign-To-Work Event

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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

Man… 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 end of the day!

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Recapping the CATEC Sign-To-Work Event!


Last month, the Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center (CATEC) celebrated the graduation of its most recent class… and Red Wing Charlottesville was excited to be a part of that event!


CATEC is a regional technical education center that offers an alternative path to gain skills and experience, as well as a great job, to high school students and adults. Many of Charlottesville’s hardest working folks came from CATEC, and that’s a legacy to be proud of.

The Sign-To-Work Event

As a reward for signing their job offers to work at local businesses throughout Albemarle County and Charlottesville, Ten graduates from CATEC were given a little help from other local businesses. Red Wing Shoes provided $150 gift cards to the graduates. After all…when they’re working hard at the new gig, they’re gonna need boots that work hard for them. More on the CATEC event below:

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Back to Normal!

It’s been a long and tough haul, but we are happy to finally be at the finish line. Effective immediately, Red Wing Charlottesville, in accordance with the advice and guidance of the CDC and the State of VA, is no longer observing the majority of the COVID mask and capacity-limiting protocols we put in place last year. That means one thing… things are finally back to normal!

What this means for you

When the pandemic hit last year, we did everything in our power to protect our customers while staying open to provide them with the footwear they needed to get the job done. We’re happy to announce that we will no  longer require mask wearing at our store in Pantops, nor will we observe reduced capacity limits.

Of course, you are more than welcome to do whatever makes you comfortable – if you’d like to wear a mask, feel free! Additionally, we Continue reading

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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