Combine a fall leaf watching trip to Red Wing, Minn. with the Fall Festival of the Arts and the 5th annual Red Wing Shoes warehouse sale. (The drive from Minneapolis takes about an hour.)

The sale includes 15,000 pairs of men's and women's boots and shoes in about 50 styles, including Red Wing Heritage boots (men's only), Irish Setter hunting boots and Vasque footwear. Discounts are 30 to 70 percent.

Most but not all Red Wing shoes are made in the U.S. Heritage is its popular made-in-the-USA collection.

Sample savings: Men's safety toe 2239 workboot for $79, reg. $190, men's Heritage Iron Ranger boot # 8111 for $130, reg. $320, men's Irish Setter insulated hunting boot #840 for $90, regularly $240. 

A good size range in each style exists, said Red Wing retail program manager Mike Rudquist, but getting to the sale early is best.

The sale is located at 229 Potter St., Plant 1 in Red Wing. Call 651-388-6233 for details. Sale hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thurs. Oct. 6 and Fri., Oct. 7. On Saturday, Oct. 8, hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

No sales will be allowed by phone or online.

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