After nearly 5 decades, Red Wing Shoes makes a move on Johnson Drive

The new Red Wing store on Johnson Drive includes new fixtures and furniture.
The new Red Wing store on Johnson Drive includes new fixtures and furniture.

For 48 years, northeast Johnson County shoppers knew to find Red Wing Shoes at 5622 Johnson Drive.

A few weeks ago, the store made its first move in decades — but it didn’t move far.

Red Wing now occupies the space at 5807 Johnson Drive, just a block or so west of its longtime home. The move, says manager Carrie Hopkins, came as a way to bring the Mission location up to the company’s current standards.

“We did a complete and total update,” she said. “It’s a lot nicer look. The furniture we had over there we’d had for 30 years. It was just time for a new look.”

The new shop is slightly larger than the old space and affords the company the ability to stock more inventory. The Minnesota-based company offers a number of lines. In addition to Red Wing, the store carries Irish Setter and Vasque brands.

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