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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

Built for work or play, our chukka boot is the ideal everyday shoe. Both Rugged in appearance Continue reading




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.

No worries, though – we’ve got you covered! Our footwear professionals are perfectly Continue reading




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

Buy a $150 Red Wing Charlottesville gift card (a GREAT Father’s day gift… take note!) and we’ll throw in a six-pack of Red Wing Continue reading




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




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




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