In the world of footwear, quality isn’t always determined by price alone. While the retail price can serve as a useful reference point, exclusively relying on it might cause you to overlook some really solid brands. Among the boot brands for under $250 that are generating significant buzz: Thursday Boot Company and Beckett Simonon. They
It’s a Boot Time
Hey, I’m Nick. When I moved to New York and needed rugged footwear for the first time in my life, I spent weeks researching my first pair of boots.
I scoured Reddit, forums, 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 the well worn, a place that explored not only the manufacturing and the welting but also the culture and ideas behind the boot.
I don’t just want to know what they’re made from, I want to know what made them. Many years and countless 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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When winter arrives with its ice and snow, the right footwear becomes paramount for comfort and safety. Duck boots are a classic and popular option for battling springtime rain and mud, but can they hold up to cold, wet, and slippery conditions? We’ll slip on our duck boots and look into features, benefits, and limitations
If you’ve ever spent any time on a job site or working in a warehouse or shop setting you’ve undoubtedly seen, used or heard of CAT (Caterpillar Inc) heavy equipment. It might have been a forklift, backhoe, excavator, asphalt paver, and the list could go on, because they make pretty much anything you could need
From the highest-end luxury shoes made in the UK and North America to the most widespread suede footwear on the market, like Clarks and their desert boot, there is zero question that Charles F. Stead makes some of the most highly regarded suede on the planet. There’s a lot you don’t know about suede. The