I’m continually surprised by how many bad boots are on the market. Think about it: this footwear needs to go from concept to capital to production with hundreds of steps along the way. Companies need to be…
What do you get when you want a boot and you want to pay so little that you don’t care if it’s resoleable? You get Portland Leather Goods — or their sub brand Patina — and the…
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.
I’ve owned a good dozen pairs of Thursday boots over the years, all at different stages of the company’s growth. Why does that last part matter? Because Thursday has been regularly updating their lasts, the foot shaped…
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