What’s Cork Nitrile and Why Is It a Great Shoe Sole?

Far from the sexiest boot topics covered on this site (fire-treated leather comes to mind), boots soles are overlooked by many. There isn’t much point in having 500 Horsepower if the tires on your car don’t transfer the power to the road. Slippin’ and slidin’ all over the place doesn’t make for a safe ride, … Read more

How to Wear Chukka Boots | 8 Styles For Every Guy

Chukka boots are strange beasts. With their unstructured toes, low-cut uppers, and thin soles, at first glance they are more like a high-top sneaker than a burly boot. Many brands describe them as half boot, half shoe. And to many customers, that makes them the ultimate piece of footwear. When it comes to styling chukkas, … Read more

The 5 Best Chelsea Boots for Work | Yes, You Can Work In Chelseas

Depending on your background, Chelsea boots might be stylish urban boots, rugged riding boots, or footwear for manual labor.  Variants of the Chelsea boot have gone from the feet of royalty — they were originally designed as Queen Victoria’s walking boots —  to the feet of Australian stockmen to the Beatles themselves, who popularized the … Read more

How I Learned Bootmaking In 5 Days (In Guatemala)

After months of preparation, filming, and editing, it’s finally ready: How I Learned Bootmaking. In five days. In Guatemala. It all started when I visited the world famous Lefarc Tannery in León, Mexico, to learn how to make leather at a workshop. That’s where I met Mike Pelzer, the COO of Adelante Shoes, who had … Read more

Do Boots Run Big or Small? Your Guide to the Perfect Fit

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

How Tight Should Steel Toe Boots Fit?

Looking to buy the best-fitting steel-toe boots? When it comes to assessing the fit of your new steel toe boots, there are a good number of factors to keep in mind. We’ll check out some techniques you can use to find your fit and ensure you don’t waste your hard-earned money. Generally, your steel toe … Read more

How Thursday Boot Company Designs Boots

I’ve been hugely fortunate to visit factories around the world, from London’s last jeans factory to Guatemalan shoe factories, and as much as I love meeting the artisans and experts who pour their hearts and souls into their product, I realized there’s one part of the process I’m still pretty ignorant about: the design phase. … Read more

The 7 Best Moc Toe Boots On The Market 2022 | Best Value, Toughest, Best for Work, and More

Over the years I’ve made hundreds of boot reviews and during that time I’ve amassed a pretty sizable collection — and I always come back to moc toe boots as my go-to style for casual situations. While that moc stitching isn’t impossible to dress up (I’ve got the best dressy moc toe a little later on this … Read more

How Carmina Makes Their Luxury Chelsea Boots

On a recent trip to Europe, I was fortunate enough to swing by the Spanish island of Mallorca to visit Carmina Shoemaker, makers of what many consider to be the perfect luxury Chelsea boot.  The brand has tremendous stature in the industry of Goodyear welted shoes, and they deserve the hype. Their presence on Mallorca … Read more