Review & Discount Code: Parkhurst’s Sleek But Roomy Delaware Boot

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Parkhurst is an brand new boot company that was established 2018, so while they don’t have a ton of history they do have some interesting aspects. Based in Buffalo, New York, the company makes everything in the United States with materials from the United States — except for the rubber outsoles, but even those are imported through a … Read more

5 Things to Look for When Buying a Pair of Boots

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When a man decides to buy a pair of boots that can look good with any outfit, survive a downpour, and age beautifully, they’re often in for a rude awakening: high quality boots cost hundreds of dollars and there are so many aspects of a boot to take into account before pulling the trigger. I … Read more

Allen Edmonds Sullivan Street Review – Dressy With a Twist

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Currently headquartered in Port Washington, Wisconsin, Allen Edmonds have been making boots in the United States since 1922 and when compared to other popular brands like Red Wing and Chippewa, they err more on the dressy side. The versatile but you-could-probably-wear-them-with-slacks Higgins Mill boot is an iconic entry in the world of Goodyear welted footwear, … Read more

Studio d’Artisan G-003 Denim Review: The Hairiest Jeans on Earth?

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We’re branching out at Stridewise with our new series on raw denim — because if you know anything about rugged boots, it’s that nothing goes better with them than some tough, raw denim. So today I’m looking at a pair of Studio d’Artisan G-003 jeans. They’re not fresh off the rack; I picked them up … Read more

Timberlands Vs Doc Martens: The Most Iconic Boot Battle Ever

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This is it: the boot comparison. I’ve compared boots before, it’s true —  Wolverine Vs. Thursday, Viberg Vs. Alden, Alden Vs. Allen Edmonds Vs. Grant Stone — but this is different. Timberlands and Doc Martens aren’t just big in the world of boots, these two brands are probably the most popular boots outside this world. You know, in the … Read more

Thursday Boot Company Vanguard Review: Is American Made Better?

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Founded in 2014, Thursday Boot Company is one of the newest boot companies on the scene and they’ve been disruptive, to say the least. It was founded by Connor Wilson and Nolan Walsh who had a dream of making the perfect hybrid boot at a low mark-up. As the years passed the company exploded in … Read more

Boot Review: Is Santalum the Red Wing of Indonesia?

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Santalum is an Indonesian boot company based in the West Javan capital of Bandung, which is basically Asia’s unofficial boot headquarters. A lot of people find it surprising that Indonesia is mentioned so often as a boot hub, but there are a ton of brands there like Junkard, Winson, Jalan Sriwijaya, Txture, and Sagara which … Read more

Red Wing Blacksmith Boot Review – Rugged or Comfortable?

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Red Wing is probably the most popular and influential American boot brand of all time. Around here, I rarely stop talking about them; I’ve reviewed them, compared them, even interviewed Michiya Suzuki, the manager of their Japanese office, to learn more about their massive popularity there — you have to read that article here. Red … Read more

Saphir Renovateur Review – Is It the World’s Best Boot Conditioner?

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Saphir’s Renovateur is the crème de la shoe crème. It is the fanciest, schmanciest, priciest leather conditioning product you’re likely to find and it has developed a serious cult following among boot aficionados. Of course, we’re talking about the Medaille d’Or Saphir Renovateur not the regular Renovateur you get in a blue lid. (It also comes … Read more