At Stridewise, we’re committed to offering genuine, independent reviews for quality casual boots, apparel, and accessories designed to stand the test of time. We might earn a commission whenever you purchase through our links, which helps us keep our mission alive. Discover more about our approach and values below.
Stridewise is about inspiring confidence and helping people to buy the best. Buy it once and use it for life.Nick English
Stridewise is dedicated to guiding you toward the best in boots, apparel, and accessories for men and women.
Each year, we independently evaluate and scrutinize an extensive range of products to ensure you find exactly what you need, seamlessly blending durability with style and heritage.
We aim to simplify your shopping experience and remove any hassle, whether you’re searching for daily essentials or special gifts for loved ones.
We pride ourselves on being the most reliable source for menswear recommendations, operating with complete editorial freedom.
Our team only endorses items we believe are the top choice after thorough research and evaluation. This integrity forms the foundation of our trust in our readers.
Founded by journalist Nick English on a passion for quality, Stridewise generates revenue through affiliate marketing partnerships. This means we may receive commissions for products bought via our links.
However, our recommendations are always based on unbiased research, extensive analysis, interviews, and rigorous testing.
We’re not influenced by external pressures to favor certain products; if a purchase is returned due to dissatisfaction, we earn no commission, reinforcing our commitment to prioritizing our readers’ interests.
Our Review Process
Our reviews result from weeks to months of research, drawing on years of expertise in menswear, boots, fabrics, and manufacturing processes.
We consult with a broad range of professionals—from bootmakers and medical doctors to specialized experts in various fields—and delve into customer and community feedback to gauge what truly matters to those who use these products.
- How Boots Should Fit (Featuring Dr. Neal Blitz, a NewYork-based reconstructive foot and ankle surgeon)
- The Complete Guide to Deck Jackets | History, Variations, and Why It’s the Best Winter Jacket (Featuring Historian Charles Disipio of History Preservation)
- Sustainability, Slavery, and Jeans: Why This Artist Only Works With Blue Denim (Featuring Ian Berry, Denim Artist)
- And many more…
We aim to highlight high-quality items that justify their price without unnecessary extras.
Our review process is thorough and engaging, often leading us to explore unique testing scenarios to ensure we recommend only the best.
Stridewise covers many products, applying meticulous research techniques to offer clear, straightforward advice on what boots to buy—and what to skip.
We recommend products we would choose for ourselves and suggest to our friends and family, treating your investment with the utmost seriousness.
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Our top priority is maintaining your trust. Recommending a product due to bias or laziness would compromise the integrity of our work.
We invest countless hours into this process to ensure our advice is reliable and trustworthy.
We’re here to assist with any shopping dilemmas you might encounter. Our team, passionate about exploring and answering reader inquiries, is always ready to provide personalized advice.
Learn More About Us
Discover the principles behind our meticulous selection process and our commitment to editorial excellence.
From the in-depth strategies we employ to unearth the best deals to the rigorous vetting of our sources and the thoughtful consideration behind our product picks, our process is designed to prioritize quality and value for our readers.
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Stridewise Editorial and Custom Content Guidelines on Generative AI Use
At Stridewise, we prioritize the authenticity and integrity of our content, ensuring it aligns with our mission to deliver high-quality, reliable information on casual menswear.
As part of this commitment, Stridewise exercises caution in using generative AI tools, including but not limited to ChatGPT, for creating or editing our content. This applies across all formats, including articles, reviews, opinion pieces, multimedia content produced by our staff, and contributions from freelance writers and industry experts.
Any AI-generated or assisted content must be directly overseen, curated, and fact-checked by an assigned editor or content manager to ensure accuracy and adherence to our standards.
Drafting or editing entire pieces of proprietary content (including articles, reviews, and multimedia works) with AI requires prior approval from an editor or content manager. This ensures that our content remains original and valuable. AI tools can be utilized for preliminary research, generating headlines and story ideas, and aiding in grammar.
However, all AI-sourced information must undergo thorough verification. AI-generated images or videos may be created in consultation with our creative team, ensuring that such content does not infringe on others’ intellectual property rights or mimic specific creators’ styles.
This policy was instituted in December 2023 and will undergo periodic review.