The 5 Best Leather Conditioners for Men’s Boots

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I’ve been boring the internet with my highly detailed, lovingly crafted reviews of leather conditioners for months and months — and had a pretty steep decline in YouTube views as a result — but if you’re reading this, then you’re in luck. You don’t have to read the other reviews because this, my friend, this … Read more

Review: John Doe Shoes’ 420 Boot, the Cheapest MTO Boot?

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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 … Read more

Review: Is Common Projects the GOAT White Sneaker?

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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 … Read more

Review & Discount: Urban Shepherd’s Old Timey Portuguese Boots

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Urban Shepherd is a company that specializes in traditional Portuguese boots, and it’s a business that really leans heavily into storytelling, so much so that they have this funny tendency to make super artsy films about their bootmaking. (I’ve embedded one a little further down in this review.) A lot of companies use Portugal as … Read more

Review: When You Should and Shouldn’t Use Huberd’s Shoe Grease

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Huberd’s is a small American company based in Bennett, Colorado, and they’ve been in the shoe grease business since 1921. The company produces a variety of products like Shoe Oil, which is for more delicate leather, and Leather Dressing, which is for rugged leather items like saddles and harnesses. Their flagship product is Huberd’s Shoe … Read more

Pure Blue Japan Review: The Slubbiest Jeans on Earth?!

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Pure Blue Japan, or PBJ, or is a beloved Japanese denim company that was founded in 1997 and is based in the Japanese denim capital of Okayama,  right between Hiroshima and Kyoto. Note that it is not the same company as Japan Blue, or Blue Blue Japan, this is Pure Blue Japan and perhaps more … Read more

The 5 Best Men’s Boots for Flat Feet

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Flat feet is a surprisingly common issue, with some sources suggesting that 3 million people suffer each year, while others estimate that up to 30 percent of people have at least one flat foot. Flat feet or low arches can often lead to other problems, putting folks at a greater risk of experiencing foot pain, … Read more

The Ultimate Chuck Taylor Sneaker Review: How to Clean, Style, and Work Out

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God damn, I love Chuck Taylor All Stars. By the end of this review, you will too. They’re timeless, they’re stupid versatile, they look better with age, they come in every color imaginable, you can buy them anywhere on Earth, and they’re actually surprisingly good for working out in. (Well, for some types of working out … Read more

Review: Cobbler’s Choice Leather Conditioner on Viberg Boots

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Cobbler’s Choice is a very new shoe care company based in New York City, and they’re very proud of the fact that all of their products are made with all natural ingredients. There’s no silicone, no alcohol, no solvents, no petroleum, none of the stuff that some consumers take issue with in their leather care … Read more

Review: Sutro’s Alder Is the Impatient Man’s Boot

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Sutro is a San Francisco based footwear company, and the city is very much in Sutro’s DNA. The boots are all named after places in the city and even the company itself is named after Adolph Sutro, the 24th mayor of San Francisco. They’re pretty well known for their low prices, Italian lasts, and the … Read more