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Red Wing Richmond: A Local Business

Richmond Original

If you’ve been to any of our 3 Richmond area locations, you know that we’re a bit different than most chain shoe stores… and that’s something we’re proud of! What you might not know, though, is that we are a LOCAL business! Of course, Red Wing shoes is global brand, and for good reason… our boots are the best in the world. However, our Richmond stores are owned and operated by local Richmonders, and have been for decades. 

What Makes Us Different

You can get excellent service from any Red Wing Shoes store you visit. However, we take it a step further. Our dedication to service after the sale is unmatched. For example:

We have a 30-day service program that helps you protect your investment
We have monthly specials that often correspond with what’s going on with Richmond at the time (IE Vasque Boot sales when the weather warms up and people start hitting Continue reading




The CATEC Sign-To-Work Event featuring Red Wing Charlottesville

Recently, the Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center (CATEC) graduated a class of hard workers, and our sister store in Charlottesville was on-site, handing out gift cards! You can read the whole story on the Red Wing Charlottesville blog… but suffice to say, we’re proud of our role in helping out the next generation of workers. See below for a quick overview!

News Coverage of the CATEC Graduation Event

Red Wing Shoes provided $150 gift certificates for work-certified shoes. Building and Electric trades students received toolbelts from Diamondback Toolbelts.

CATEC Director Stephanie Carter said it’s all part of the school’s mission to see students succeed when they leave the classroom. 

“It’s our goal really to strengthen our students individual pipelines and preparing them so they leave us ready to go out and meet all their career goals,” she said.

From CBS-19 News

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ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) – Students from the Charlottesville-Albemarle Continue reading




Back to Normal!

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It’s been a long and tough haul, but we are happy to finally be at the finish line. Effective immediately, Red Wing Richmond is thrilled to report that, in accordance with the guidance of the CDC and Virginia state guidelines, we are suspending the majority of our COVID mask and capacity-limiting protocols at all 3 of our Richmond area locations and our sister store in Charlottesville. Things are finally back to normal!

What this means for you

Long story short, we will no longer require mask-wearing or have capacity limits at any of our stores. You are certainly more than welcome to wear a mask if you’d like, and we will still encourage social distancing within the store. Additionally, we will still be observing  heightened cleaning protocols.

We will still offer to-your-door shipping from all stores. However, our virtual fitting program will no longer be offered. 

As always, we recommend customers come into the Continue reading




Boots for the Summer and Fall!

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 upcoming 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!

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 Continue reading




Hiking Shoes from Red Wing Richmond

If you went outside the last couple of weeks, you can tell… spring of 2021 is almost here! 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 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! 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




Red Wing Boot Care in the Winter

Winter Boot Care

Christmas and New Years are behind us… but that doesn’t mean the cold weather is. Richmonders with a few seasons under that the real cold comes in January and February.  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 Continue reading




Give the Gift of Red Wing Shoes!

Gift Card

As we’ve gotten older, we’ve realized: practical gifts are the best gifts. That trendy new gaming system might be fun for a while, and that electric shaver might be needed… but something that will make the life of your loved one better almost every single day is truly special.

That’s where we come in. At Red Wing Richmond, we offer one of the most practical gifts in the world – the gift of Red Wing Shoes. Our boots are durable, comfortable, reliable, and protect their wearer like nothing else on the market. Our reputation is legendary, and we’re proud to say we’ve earned every bit of it.

Our shoes are purpose-built for the task at hand, whatever that task may be. If your loved one is a hunter, we’ve got a huge selection of boots for that. If their job requires hard work in hard conditions, we’ve got boots for that. If Continue reading




Toys for Tots 2020 Drive!

THE MARINES COLLECT OUR TOYS DECEMBER 15th
DONATE BEFORE THEN!

Happy Holidays from all of us at Red Wing Richmond! It’s been quite a year, to say the least… but come hell or high water, you better believe we’re still doing our yearly Toys for Tots drive!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (and we wouldn’t blame you!) you know that the pandemic has caused massive layoffs to working families in Richmond and all over the country. There will be more kids than ever at risk of not having a toy under the tree this year. We need to help them!

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 Continue reading




Stay Warm While You’re Working!

Stay warm

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:

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 Continue reading