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Stay Warm While You’re Working!

Winter is here! Richmond’s not in the arctic, but it still gets cold enough to cause discomfort and potentially injury… especially with prolonged exposure to the elements. For many people, staying warm is easy… They just stay inside! For others, it’s not that simple. 

For those of you who work outside whether it’s spring, summer, fall, or winter, you need to learn how to stay warm in the cold weather. Here are the basics:

Layer up!
Wear thicker, warmer materials (wool socks, etc)
Wear insulated boots and jackets
Cover exposed skin
Stay dry
Use warmers when you get uncomfortable!

Red Wing Shoes has you covered on some of these – particularly the insulated boots and merino wool socks. However, to make sure you’re staying warm, you gotta pay attention to the rest of the basics too.

But don’t just take it from us… hear some advice from fellow Richmonders below!

Tips and Tricks for Staying Warm, From Richmonders!

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Get The Right Fit!

If you want maximum comfort from your boot, getting the right fit for your work boots (or any boots/shoes for that matter) is an absolutely essential first step. That’s why we offer the Ultimate Fit Experience at all 3 of our Richmond area stores.

If you’re like most folks, you were sized and fitted for shoes at some point in your life, but most likely that was many years prior to today. Just like your waistline, your feet can actually change over time. Our point? You should never assume you know exactly the right size in any footwear!

Get the Perfect Fit in the Perfect Boot

Everyone’s feet are different. Most brand’s sizing is different. Furthermore, some shoes within the same brand might have a different fit! With so much variation, it’s crucial that you get properly fitted by a professional for each and every pair of boots you buy. When it comes Continue reading




Toys for Tots 2022 Drive!

Toys for Tots

THE MARINES COLLECT OUR TOYS DEC. 17th
DONATE NEW, UNOPENED & UNWRAPPED TOYS BEFORE THEN!

Happy Holidays from all of us at Red Wing Richmond! Times are tough, and it’s been hard on many families throughout Richmond. Kids throughout RVA are at risk of not having a toy under the tree this year… and we need to help them! We’re doing our part to help them with our yearly Toys for Tots drive – and we hope you can lend us a hand before Dec. 17th!

When the Marines call, Red Wing Richmond answers. We’re continuing our dedication to giving back to the community that supports us by partnering with the United States Marine Corps in their annual Christmas Toys for Tots program!

The Marine Toys For Tots Program

Christmas is a special time of year, and it’s even more special for children. Each one deserves to have a toy under the tree, and the Continue reading




Red Wing Boot Care in the Winter

Winter Boot Care

Richmond – It’s getting cold out there… and only getting colder. That means just one thing as far as Red Wing Richmond is concerned: it’s time to go over our 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 the icy and slick surfaces you’ll experience throughout Richmond this winter.

While Richmond winters are usually pretty mild in comparison to some places, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be prepared! Your Red Wing boots work hard, day-in and day-out to protect your feet from 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 stock our athletic shoe line here in 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 Continue reading




Free Boot Cleaning!

Free Boot Cleaning

With everything going on in the world right now, it’s more important than ever to make your dollar stretch as far as it can. That means taking a little better care of your stuff so it lasts longer. Like always… Red Wing Richmond is here to help! We know the job treats your boots, and that abuse day in and day out can severely limit your boot’s lifespan. That’s why we’re excited to continually offer our legendary free boot cleaning service (known as our “30 Day Service Program”) for your Red Wings boots!

Bring them on in, and we will clean your Red Wings for free right now! 

Why We Offer Free Boot Cleaning

So why would we offer free boot cleaning to our customers? 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 Continue reading




2022’s CATEC Sign-To-Work Event

CATEC 2022

For the third year in a row, Red Wing Charlottesville made a trip out to the Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center (CATEC) to ring in the graduation of yet another a class of hard workers! We were happy to hand out $175 Red Wing Charlottesville gift cards, giving 22 of these grads a well-deserved reward for transitioning to the working world

We’re extremely proud of our role in helping out the next generation of technical workers. 

Coverage of the Event!

CATEC CELEBRATES EMPLOYED STUDENTS IN ITS SCHOOL-TO-WORK SIGNING DAY EVENT

Amanda Jay

MAY 20, 2022

Charlottesville-Albemarle Technical Education Center’s 2022 School-to-Work Signing Day Event was held on May 17 at 6:15 pm in CATEC’s Career and Counseling Corner, following its Center Board meeting.

School-to-Work Signing Day celebrates CATEC students’ outstanding performances and commitments to employment with local businesses. 22 students were recognized for rolling their Continue reading




3D Printed Custom Orthotics

3D Printed Custom Orthotics

Red Wing Shoes has always walked a fine line between the cutting edge and the tried and true. Each and every year, we try to find new ways we can provide our customers with footwear that is more comfortable, more durable, and will help them get the job done better than ever… and we think we’ve come up with another home run. We’re excited to introduce the newest footwear innovation: 3D Printed Custom Orthotics!

3D Printed Custom Orthotics from Red Wing Richmond

If you’re looking for more comfort in your footwear, have special feet that require unique footwear or inserts, or are just after more spring in your step – Red Wing’s 3D printed Custom Orthotics are a solution that’s perfectly catered to you and your feet. Are you ready to learn how we do it? Keep reading!

The 3D Fitting Procedure
Step 1: We’ll Find the Perfect Footwear For You

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Hiking Season 2022 is Here

Hiking Season

You’ve probably already had your first shorts and short sleeves day, so you already know – spring has sprung in RVA, and hiking season has arrived! 

Central VA has some of the nicest hiking trails and parks in the whole state. You’re no doubt ready to tackle any and all of them, but before you rush out and onto the trails, make sure you’ve inspected all of your equipment.  A nice afternoon hike can turn into a miserable day if you turn an ankle, bust your boot, have ill-fitted boots that rub your feet raw, or have the wrong type of material for the environment. Learn more below!

Hiking Season’s Most Common Footwear Issues
Your Footwear is Worn Out

Hardcore hikers beware – hiking boots are meant to be consumable, meaning they are not supposed to last forever. Even Red Wing’s Hiking Boots, which always last longer than everyone else’s, aren’t immortal. Long days Continue reading




30 Day Service Program

Tough Love

2022’s been a mixed bag so far – it looks like the pandemic’s winding down, but inflation is ramping up and hitting the wallets of hard workers throughout the country. With that sort of monetary pressure hitting our economy, it’s more important than ever to stretch your dollar as far as it will go. That’s why we recommend strict adherence to our 30 day service program to each and every one of our customers! 

When you buy a pair of boots from Red Wing Richmond, we offer our complimentary 30 day monthly service plan. So what services do we offer with this plan, and why should you bring in your boots every 30 days for us to look at them? Here’s why!

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 Continue reading