Red Wing Richmond: A Richmond Original!

Richmond Original

Our stores are Richmond originals!

By now, you no doubt know that Red Wing Shoes is globally renown for its quality craftsmanship in work boots. What you might not know is that your local Red Wing stores are actually that – local!

National Brand. Local Store.

Our Red Wing Shoe store is independently owned, and the folks work in all three of our awesome Red Wing stores in the area have called Richmond home for generations. Since 1986, they’ve poured their blood, sweat, and tears into our stores (and Gardner’s Shoes,) and we wouldn’t have it any other way! 

The hard-earned dollars you spend on work boots at Red Wing Richmond, mostly stay in Richmond. They go to the many Richmonders that make up our excellent staff, and those folks spend it locally. That means tour money stays right here in the River city… and goes on to support other local businesses in RVA, Continue reading

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.

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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Winter Boots from Red Wing Richmond

Winter Boots

With the recent snowstorm, winter boots have been flying off the shelves! After a very mild start to winter, with a string of warm days, including a 70+ degree day on Christmas, the script has flipped and it’s nothing but cold! If you’ve noticed in the last couple of weeks that your old boots just aren’t cutting it, it’s probably time to pick up a nice pair of winter boots from Red Wing to tackle the cold.

A Massive Selection of Winter Boots

At Red Wing, we don’t carry boots built only for winter weather. We don’t think that’s a good approach. After all, you’re not just wearing cold-weather boots because it’s cold outside, you’re wearing them because it’s cold outside… and you have a job to do.

Instead, what we offer are simply great boots, that are built to be capable of getting any job done, all while withstanding extreme cold and adverse weather. Continue reading

Free Boot Cleaning!

Free Boot Cleaning

Free Boot Cleaning Right Now!

Red Wing Richmond is excited to offer our legendary free boot cleaning service (known as our “30 Day Service Program”) on all boots, brands and makes right now! You heard right… we don’t mind what brand of boot you wear, where you bought those boots, how long you’ve owned them or what condition they are in!

We will clean your boots for free right now! 

Why We Offer Free Boot Cleaning

So why would we offer free boot cleaning to everyone? 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 doing business with us is all about, and most importantly how we treat each and every customer for which we have the honor of serving. 

This is what our “30 Day Service Program” entails:

Change the laces (as needed)
Rotate the eyelets (as Continue reading

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

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

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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Injex Boots from Red Wing

Rubber boots have been worn by wet-environment workers since, well, rubber was invented. They’ve done a great job for many years as the standard wet-environment and rain boot. However, things have changed. Red Wing has married our master boot making expertise with next-generation polymer composite to create the ultimate rubberized boot. Move aside, rubber boots… the age of Injex boots has begun!

The Best Rubber Boots are No Longer Made From Rubber

Our Injex boots are a marvel of modern manufacturing combined with artisanal craftsmanship. Check out a great youtube video that details the process, or keep reading!

The proprietary polymer we use in construction of our Injex boots is fully waterproof and lighter than rubber… but stronger and more durable. If you’re on your feet in sopping wet environments all day, you know how important it is to save a little bit of weight.

These boots are injection molded on a million dollar, Continue reading