Winter will be here before you know it, and it’s time to prepare! 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:
Wear thicker, warmer materials (wool socks, etc)
Wear insulated boots and jackets
Cover exposed skin
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.
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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
Great Fall Hikes near Richmond
We’re lucky to live in Richmond because we get to experience a genuinely beautiful fall season! In the coming weeks, the cool autumn wind will kick out the muggy remnants of summer. Fall will arrive, and with fall comes fall hikes!
Red Wing of Richmond has experienced many seasonal turns here, and we think fall is truly special. Some cities are locked in urban sprawl, all concrete, pavement, and steel, making it easy to lose track of changes in nature. Richmond, on the other hand, is dotted with natural beauty that just explodes in vibrant color this time of year.
Maybe your morning commute takes you over the James River, and you get to see broad swathes of trees changing colors in the distance. Or maybe a cool, damp breeze blows a handful of brightly-colored leaves onto your work site. You see these little fall reminders, and they’re Continue reading
When you hear the name Red Wing Shoes, what immediately comes to mind is 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, since we’ve got a few more months of heat – we have boots for any and all tasks this summer and fall!
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 Continue reading
Summer of 2020 is here, and it’s time to hit the trail! 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 hikers throughout the Richmond area!
Vasque hiking footwear is built specifically with the rigors of the trail in mind. They are designed to be light, yet incredibly sturdy. Each Continue reading
We’re back baby! Our legendary service has returned. We are thrilled to announce the reinstatement of the 30-day service program at all 3 Red Wing Richmond locations!
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, Continue reading
A few weeks ago, we outlined exactly how we planned to keep our industrial clients safe and healthy during their visits to the mobile shoe store. Now that we’ve opened up all 3 of our retail locations to walk in traffic, we want you to know that safety comes first there, too!
On top of following the CDC guidelines, we’ve taken it a step further! We’ve partnered with Chem Dry Of Richmond, and had their team apply their ViroDefenders treatment to our Red Wing Richmond and Charlottesville stores, and our mobile shoe trucks. We will continue these treatments every 90 days for at least the next year. This treatment has a proprietary molecular bond, that includes a “nano shield” that protects all surfaces from virus penetration for at least 90 days and kills 99.99% of any germs.
We are not by any means guaranteeing anything. Just know that we are investing heavily in the Continue reading
We hope everyone’s doing well! While it’s not quite business as usual yet, we are coming closer and closer to that point every day. In fact, after a few months hiatus, we’re now able to resume our mobile shoe truck operations. That means we’re now able to bring Red Wing to your job site for on the spot service!
However, because the safety of our customers and staff continues to be our number one priority, we’ve implemented a number of changes in our mobile shoe truck on-site procedures.
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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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.
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 to proper-fitting footwear, there is no such thing as one size fits all!
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Wondering how to clean your Red Wing Boots? We’ve got you covered! Now that the colder season is here, 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