Red Wing Boot Care in the Winter

Winter Boot Care

Winter is coming! You’ve noticed the temperature is falling quite a bit already, but as the year goes on, Richmonders know that the real cold has yet to come. That means one thing as far as Red Wing is concerned: it’s time to learn some winter boot care tips!

Our customers love their Red Wing boots for countless reasons; they’re tough, they’re durable, quality-built and tested, and ruggedly handsome. Our customers know that a pair of Red Wings says something about the person wearing it. However, one thing sticks out more than the rest, at least this time of the year – almost every pair of Red Wings will keep your feet warm and dry during winter weather while providing excellent traction on ice and slick surfaces.

While Richmond winters are usually pretty mild, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be prepared! Your Red Wings work hard to protect your feet from the weather. It’s Continue reading




Free Boot Cleaning!

Free Boot Cleaning

Free Boot Cleaning Right Now!

Red Wing Richmond is excited to offer our legendary free boot cleaning service (known as our “30 Day Service Program”) on all boots, brands and makes right now! You heard right… we don’t mind what brand of boot you wear, where you bought those boots, how long you’ve owned them or what condition they are in!

We will clean your boots for free right now! 

Why We Offer Free Boot Cleaning

So why would we offer free boot cleaning to everyone? We know that once you experience our legendary service, you’ll think twice about shopping anywhere else in the future. We want to give you a taste of what doing business with us is all about, and most importantly how we treat each and every customer for which we have the honor of serving. 

This is what our “30 Day Service Program” entails:

Clean
Polish
Condition
Change the laces (as needed)
Rotate the eyelets (as Continue reading




Red Wing Hunting Boots

Red Wing Hunting Boots

Hunting season is right around the corner! Like any good hunter, you’ll soon be doing a thorough inventory of your gear. You’ll want to test your calls. Zero your firearm. Practice your aim. Don’t forget –  make sure your hunting boots are up to snuff! You wouldn’t take a rusted and worn rifle out to the field with you, right? Your boots follow the same principle. If you find that your boots aren’t going to work for you this hunting season, we’ve got the perfect solution: Red Wing Hunting Boots!

Our Red Wing Hunting Boots

We carry wide and varied selection of purpose built hunting boots at Red Wing Richmond. Whatever Red Wing Hunting Boots you choose, rest assured: they are all designed to keep your feet dry, warm, and protected as you go in for the kill!

If you’re more of a fall hunter, we have lightweight and breathable boots that are Continue reading




Boots for the Summer!

When you hear the name Red Wing, you think quality. Durability. Dependability. We agree with all of those! However, we’ve got another word we want you to think of this summer when you Red Wing comes to mind: Versatility!

At all three of our stores, we stock a huge variety of purpose-built Red Wing shoes. We have boots for work, boots for play, and boots for everything in between. Most importantly for this time of year – we have boots for summer!

Summer Boots from Red Wing Richmond

The River city has tons of trails, hikes, sights, and scenes to take in and take on! However – if you don’t have the right pair of boots to conquer the elements, you’ll either miss out… or your feet will make you pay! In summer, the requirements for a great boot are a little different. You don’t need heavy duty insulation to keep your feet Continue reading




Boot Resoling

Boot Resoling

#ThrowBackThursday! Boot Resoling at Red Wing Richmond (Originally published in 2015)

At Red Wing Shoes Richmond we don’t just sell the most popular work shoes and boots, we also help you to maintain them and, when needed, we repair them as well. With that in mind, we wanted to give you a quick behind the scenes look at what goes into the boot resoling process at Red Wing Richmond!

Your boots will need to be resoled every few years! It’s just part of wearing them! However, we employ skilled repair and service technicians that can fix just about anything on your Red Wings. If you need boot resoling service, bring your boots to Red Wing Richmond! See how it’s done in the video below!

First we remove the old damaged sole. Next, we use a high speed sander to smooth things out! We sand the bottom of the boot, as well as Continue reading




Composite Toe Boots or Steel Toe Boots?

Composite Toe

At Red Wing Richmond, we understand that customers want to know as much information as possible before investing in a high quality, long lasting pair of work boots. We’re here to help! We’d like to start by addresssing a common question we hear from potential customers almost daily. That questions is this: What are the major differences between composite toe boots and steel toe boots?

Both steel toe and composite toe boots have their advantages. What is most important to us when recommending a work boot varies greatly.  Certain lifestyles, jobs, and feet require certain boots. Let’s continue our investigation of steel toe and composite toe benefits below!

Advantages of Steel Toe Boots

Steel toed work boots have been the standard protection in safety boots for decades now, and for good reason.

As most hard working men and women know, steel is an incredibly strong and durable metal. A well made steel toe cap can protect your Continue reading




Red Wing Boot Care Products

Red Wing Boot care full kit

Red Wing Boot care products, combined with our free monthly boot service, will significantly extend the life of your Red Wing boots! If you have a job that beats up on your boots more than most, our monthly service might not be enough. You’ve made the investment of buying the best work boots in the world… now help us protect them! Take a look at some of the products below that will help you clean and care for your Red Wing boots.

Horsehair Brush

Red Wing’s 100% horsehair brush is used to gently remove particulates, such as dirt, dust, salt, and other compounds without scratching up your boot’s beautiful leather. These are also the best option to buff your leather boots after you’ve added a conditioner or boot cream.

Boot Oil

Our boot oil is specially mixed from a proprietary a blend of pine pitch and mink oils. This oil is not for every Continue reading




Athletic Shoes from Red Wing Richmond

Athletic shoes come in all shapes and sizes, for all types of athletes! Playing a sport? Just need some more athleticism in your shoes for your day to day tasks? Red Wing Richmond has a great solution!

Plenty of our customers fall into the “industrial athlete” category. This means they need something flexible, yet supportive, and durable, yet comfortable.

We are proud of our long standing reputation as Richmond’s finest provider in durable work boots. However, we’re also expanding our product selection to meet the changing needs of so many of our current and future customers. We’re excited to bring our new athletic shoe line to Richmond!

Athletic Shoes for Industrial Athletes

Like all of our footwear, Red Wing’s athletic shoes are built to perform under the most stressful of conditions. These shoes are specifically designed for both warehouse workers and light industrial workers.

They are light, comfortable and flexible for fast, quick, and precise movement throughout the Continue reading




Hiking Shoes from Red Wing Richmond

Spring in Richmond is possibly our favorite time of year! Flowers are beginning to bloom, everything’s looking a little bit greener, and temperatures are warming up statewide. Here’s the best part: with warmer weather comes hiking season throughout Central Virginia! If your hiking shoes aren’t up for this year’s challenges, it might be high time to replace those worn our hiking shoes with a fresh, durable pair!

Red Wing Richmond has you covered! We feature a full line of hiking shoes under our Vasque Hiking Shoes brand. The Vasque brand has long been known for its dedication comfort, durability and protection!

Vasque Hiking Shoes

Boots from our Vasque hiking footwear line are purpose-built for Richmond’s outdoor enthusiasts. These quality shoes focus on an unmatched durability while maintaining the lightest weight profile possible. Vasque’s name is universally known and highly regarded throughout the hiking and backpacking community. We’re proud to offer these incredibly high quality hiking shoes and boots to Continue reading




An in-the-field Red Wing Boots Review!

review

Throwback time! Take a look at this great, in the field review of our boots Vaprtrek 2863’s from December of 2014!

You’ve heard all the claims and you know our reputation, but what about an independent, non-biased, in-the-field Red Wing Boots review? See below! Our guy is a not paid endorser nor has any affiliation with Red Wing Richmond (besides being a customer.) He takes his new Vaprtrek 2863’s on a hunt in Sussex County, and has quite a bit to say about their performance in his review!

General Information: 

Boot Nomenclature:

Model of Boot: Vaprtrek 2863
Size: 11.5 EE
Weight: 2 lbs. 6oz.
Height: 8 Inches
Insulation: 800 Grams, Thinsulate
Construction: Leather full grain and waterproof, Full Rubber-Clad Top, Stretch-Fit Cement Construction, Armatec Performance Fit System, Mud Claw Self Cleaning Sole, Ankle collar is memory foam with comfort tongue and speed lacing system.

Topography and Climate Conditions of evaluation area. 
Location/Time Frame:

The field trial for the Vaprtrek 2863 review Continue reading