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NickandBoots

It’s a Boot Time

Hi, I’m Nick! I spent weeks researching my first pair of boots, scouring Reddit and message boards and seemingly-paid-for magazine articles. But what I wanted was an authority, a resource where I could read the most in-depth reviews and stories about boots, a place that explored not only the manufacturing and the welting but also the culture and philosophy behind the boot.

What makes one pair different to another? What’s the story behind them? I don’t just want to know what they’re made from, I want to know what made them. Many years and endless new pairs later, I still couldn’t find the kind of content I wanted to read.

That’s why I created Stridewise.

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Rare Red Wings

The 11 Best Red Wing Boots (You Can’t Buy)

While the name “Red Wing Heritage” evokes thoughts of longstanding tradition, the brand actually has a lot of limited edition and discontinued boots in their history. Seasonal offerings, one-off specials, and boots that simply didn’t fare well in the market are common and Red Wing collectors all over the world prize themselves on their abilities

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Sabah Shoe Summer outfit

My Favorite Summer Shoes: Sabah’s Surprising Leather Slippers

When I need something a little more dressed up than sandals, flip-flops, or even sneakers, my go-to summer shoe is these Turkish leather slippers from Sabah. The brand was founded by American Mickey Ashmore, who spent much of his 20s working in finance in Istanbul and found himself commuting to and from work in traditional

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best heritage shorts

The 5 Best “Heritage” Style Shorts for Rugged Guys

This is a really niche topic, but since this site is about the kind of apparel that I look for, we’re doing it: the best heritage shorts. What Does Heritage Mean? We’ve published an entire article about what heritage means, but generally speaking, it refers to vintage or vintage-inspired casual American clothing for men, and

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