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.