How Tricker’s Makes Britain’s Best Boots (Factory Visit)

What does it take to make a boot that got a seal of approval from the Prince of Wales, now King Charles III, in the form of a royal warrant over 35 years ago? A royal warrant is a mark of recognition that a product is sufficiently high quality to outfit members of the British … Read more

How to Keep Your Leather Boots From Cracking and Drying Out

Leather boots aren’t just footwear: they’re faithful companions, protectors of your feet, and… they’re expensive. You want them to last. When you’re buying a pair of boots you want to keep for years, you might already know it’s good to get them with resoleable construction like a Goodyear welt. But the uppers matter as well. … Read more

The Ultimate Guide: Are Duck Boots Good for Snow?

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 … Read more

Tannery Visit: How CF Stead Makes the World’s Best Suede

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 … Read more

How Is Shell Cordovan Made? Horween Leather Company Explains

Shell cordovan is perhaps the most highly prized — and priced — material you can make a pair of shoes from. World renowned for its durability, luxurious appearance, unstoppable shine, and  resistance to wrinkling, it’s hard to make. Extremely hard. There are many reasons for this. It can only be made from horse, and horsehides … Read more

How to Make a $739 Sneaker | A Trip to Crown Northampton

Have you ever wondered why a luxury dress sneaker could command a price tag of $739? To find out, I ventured from New York City to the world-renowned shoemaking capital of England: Northampton. There, I had the privilege of meeting Chris Woodford, the managing director of Crown Northampton, who has given Crown the reputation of … Read more

Are Frank Clegg’s Briefcases Worth $1,450?

At a price point of $1,450, you might wonder what makes a leather briefcase from Frank Clegg Leatherworks truly worth the investment. It is not just the fact that President Obama procured one when he wanted an exceptional American briefcase. Known for their lifetime warranty, timeless designs, and meticulously finished edges, the name Frank Clegg … Read more

Premium vs Basic Timberland Boots (CUT IN HALF)

Are the Premium Timberland Waterproof Boots worth the 80-or-so dollars more than the “Classic,” or usually called “Basic” Timberland Waterproof Boots? They’re both waterproof and they’re even both insulated, and given those are the features the average customer is buying them for, it might actually be a pretty hard sell to get you to shell … Read more

NYC’s Best Boot Stores: Allen Edmonds and Your First Dress Shoe

Today we`ve got another episode of our series on the best places to buy shoes and boots in New York City. We have come to the historic, world famous Madison Avenue in midtown Manhattan to visit the store that sells what is broadly considered a man’s first — and often last — dress shoe. We’re … Read more

Why Horween Leather Company is America’s Best Tannery

When it comes to leather, few tanneries can match the quality and craftsmanship of Horween Leather Company. Based in Chicago and founded in 1905, Horween has been producing some of the finest leather on Earth for over a century, making not only the most popular Shell Cordovan and boot leather (Chromexcel), but also dominating football … Read more