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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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Well, do boots run big or small? It’s not a terrible question, especially if you mostly wear sneakers, because most boots run about a half to a whole size bigger than your average sneakers. Most companies recommend sizing down about a half size, but it can be more complicated than the “size down a half

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Can You Take the Steel Toe Out of Boots?

Steel toe boots are not only eye-catching but they also protect your toes from a variety of hazardous conditions. However, one of the most common challenges of owning and wearing steel toes boots is that they can be quite uncomfortable if fit incorrectly. And that’s a shame. Steel toe boots should actually be just as

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Filson Aberdeen Jacket Review: The Waxed Canvas Bomber

Today I’m taking a look at Filson’s Aberdeen jacket, the surprisingly lightweight jacket that they’ve re-released for their 125th anniversary. The Aberdeen was last seen on the shelves in 2018 and sold well as an all-weather jacket that’s well suited to, say, a Pacific Northwest summer night, or some other kind of imagery that this

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