John Doe Shoes is not a huge company, and they really don’t spend much on marketing. That’s kind of their schtick: they take what they would have spent on marketing to help you save money on boots, and they picked the name John Doe because you should be paying for quality and not a name. And
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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.
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Pull up leather gives Harrison Ford his roguishness. It protects Tom Cruise while piloting fighter jets. It’s used in the highest quality boots, attached to Rolexes, and a mainstay of vintage clothes shops. It has an almost alchemical ability to shift in time. So what is it? Santalum‘s chrome tanned pull up leather from Indonesia
The GOAT. The apex. The pinnacle of white sneakerdom. The greatest white sneaker of all time, that’s what people say about the legendary and phenomenally expensive Achilles low sneaker from Common Projects and if you’re reading this, your question is probably this: are they worth the eye watering price of $400+? Well, friend, you’ve come
Everyone knows that a great boot starts with great leather. But where does that leather come from? It starts with the expertise of the tannery, where raw hides are transformed into the highest quality leather through the alchemy of the tanning process. There are countless of tanneries out there — really, we’ve reviewed everything from