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

Why Bring Your Red Wing Boots in Every 30 Days


One of the many advantages of buying your work boots from Red Wing Shoes in Richmond is the monthly service we offer on every pair of boots and shoes we sell. So what services do we offer, 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. That’s why every 30 days you can bring your boots into one of our three Richmond locations and have your boots professionally cleaned, oiled, and polished till they shine like new!

Lace Service

It’s true that every one of our shoelaces is tested for 50,000 repetitions of tying and untying, but Continue reading

An in-the-field Red Wing Boots 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

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

New Irish Setter Pull On Boots: 83926 and 83930

Pull On Boots

We’re excited to introduce 2 new pairs of Irish Setter pull on boots: boot 83926 and boot 83930! These purpose-built Irish Setters are all about fit, function, and flair. Though they sport an attractive and distinctive look, these beauties are built to perform in a number of tough working conditions. Read on!

Pull On Boots

Pull on boots from Red Wing Shoes are the best way to get a comfortable, durable and rugged boot without all the hassle of lacing them up every time. They are specially molded by master cobblers to allow for your feet to slide in and out easily without being loose whatsoever. What happens when you couple the inherent benefits of pull on boots with Red Wing work boot technology? You’ve got a fantastic work boot!

Irish Setter Pull On Boots- 83926 and 83930

Irish Setter 83926 and 83930 are 11 inch, pull on work boots. Called “Marshall” boots, they have Continue reading

Women’s Heritage Boots 3356 & 3386

Most people think of us as a work boot store for men. While not incorrect, it sells us short! We are proud to carry boots for every occasion, for both men and women. It’s almost daily that we’re asked if we carry women’s boots. Indeed, we do. Case in point… two of our newest arrivals: Women’s Heritage boots 3356 and 3386!

Boot 3356 – The Short Engineer Boot

Boot 3356 is a stylish, shortened engineer style boot constructed from Copper Rough & Tough leather, sourced from our very own SB Foot Tannery company. This oil-tanned leather is water proof and stain proof. It epitomizes the natural leather look, due to a lesser presence of finishing and coloring materials.

Accented with beautiful polished nickle buckles and fitted with a Vibram sole for traction, this boot is an absolute work of art. See below for pictures of Boot 3356 from our store!

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