Toys for Tots 2018 Drive!

OUR TOYS FOR TOTS DRIVE IS COMPLETE! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO DONATED!

Happy Holidays from all of us at Red Wing Richmond! It’s been a great year at all 3 of our Richmond area locations, and it’s all thanks to the wonderful folks throughout Central Virginia.  You guys are the reason why we got into this business, and the reason why we stay in business! Saying thanks just doesn’t quite cut its, and you should know by that Red Wing is about more than just talking the talk. 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 Marines have made Continue reading




Red Wing Boot Care in the Winter

Winter Boot Care

Winter is coming! There has already been some really cold days, and it looks like Fall isn’t gonna stick around too much longer. Wise Richmonders know that the REAL cold has yet to come. 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 Continue reading




Red Wing Boot Care Products

Red Wing Boot care full kit

As the weather begins to cool, it becomes even more important to clean and protect your boots from the elements 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

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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




Red Wing Richmond’s Hassle Free Safety Footwear Program

Red Wing Richmond’s Hassle Free Safety Footwear Program is all about bringing your business a win! Your workers will be better protected, since they’re wearing Red Wing’s legendary footwear. While one benefit of this is that they’ll miss less work from injuries, the biggest thing you’ll see from your guys? Appreciation. Workers want to work for a company that cares about their safety… and nothing quite says that your company is committed to protecting its workers more than buying them the world’s best protective footwear.

Protective footwear from Red Wing Shoes

Chances are, you know all about Red Wing Shoes by now…. but humor us! The goal of Red Wing Shoes is to provide the perfect footwear for the job… whatever that job may be. While you might associate us (correctly) with heavy-duty, steel-toed workboots for industrial jobs, our offerings are far from being that limited! We have industrial/corporate clients, ranging from businesses 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




An Interview with Bill Gardner of Red Wing Shoes

Bill Gardner

Author’s Note: It’s throw back time! Like most things Red Wing, this discussion with Bill Gardner, Owner of Red Wing Richmond, stands up to the test of time! Originally blogged in 2012, you’ll find that over the last 6 years, not much has changed about our approach to doing business here in Richmond. We still provide the world’s best work boots, and we still go above and beyond to provide service after the sale.

Originally Published Nov. 20, 2012

Meet Bill Gardner

During a recent interview, Bill Gardner, the owner of Red Wing Shoes in Richmond, Virginia, shared his thoughts on what separates Red Wing from the competition, what makes their boots special, and what about their approach to service has their customers coming back time and time again.

Red Wing Richmond, a Family Tradition

While the story of Red Wing Shoes itself may be well known, how it came to Continue reading




How to Clean your Red Wing Boots

Clean your Red Wing Boots

Wondering how to clean your Red Wing Boots? We’ve got you covered! As we head into the colder seasons, your boots will start to see a lot more use (unless you plan on wearing flip-flops in the snow!) While we proudly offer complimentary, once-a-month cleaning and polishing, you may find it’s a good idea to clean your Red Wing Boots more often than that.

There are a variety of different leathers and styles, but the basic instructions for how to clean your Red Wing Boots are the same: Clean, Condition, and Protect.

Clean your Red Wing boots

Obviously, to clean your Red Wing boots, you must first get all the dirt and grime off. Remove the laces and set them aside. Next, pour some warm water or a cleaning agent on a soft/hard bristle brush or cleaner bar and gently rub your boot down. For the more soiled areas, put some Red Wing 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 nearly here! After a brutal, and LONG, cold season… the 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 Continue reading