Chisos Boot Review | One Month In the Most Comfortable Cowboy Boots

If you love your work boots and all things Americana, then it’s more than likely you’ve looked on in simmering admiration of those who can pull off a great pair of cowboy boots. Cowboy boots evoke images of working in a vast unspoiled wilderness, of self-reliance, of the smell of campfire, and tangible deeds in … Read more

Nicks Urban Logger Review: My Heaviest Boots Ever

Is Nicks Urban Logger Boot the ultimate combination of work boot and city boot? The ideal footwear for, say, an urban environment and something you’d wear, say, logging? That’s the goal of this striking piece of art by the hallowed American institution of bootery, Nicks Handmade Boots. After more than four years of running a … Read more

Irish Setter Vs. Red Wing Boots: 6 Reasons to Pick One Over the Other

Irish Setter and Red Wing often get mentioned in the same sentence and there’s good reason: they’re the same company. Red Wing owns Irish Setter, both are boot companies, and fun fact: the Red Wing 875 — widely considered their most iconic boot and the one we’re comparing today — was created in the 1950s … 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

Thursday President Boot Review in Tobacco | Rugged and Resilient for $199

Not only did I wear these boots while hosting the World’s Strongest Man, I even wore them to the tannery in Mexico, where the leather is made. After a ton of wear, it’s time to review Thursday Boot Company’s President boot. One of the first three boots the company offered when they were launched via … Read more

Whites 350 Cruiser Review | The Best Work-Casual Boot?

I’m finally reviewing one of my absolute favorite boots: the 350 Cruisers from White’s Boots. I’ve taken these boots up a volcano in Guatemala and, a little less awesomely all over Minnesota and New York as well. But to get as much information as possible on these boots, I’ve interviewed the CEO of White’s for … Read more

Red Wing 875 Boot Review | Is the Iconic Moc Toe Worth It?

Among solid leather boots, few are as lauded and iconic as the Red Wing 875 Classic Moc. While we have reviewed at least half a dozen moc toe boots on Stridewise over the years, including an overview of Nick’s own three-year old Red Wing Mocs, we have yet to do a thorough review of the … Read more

Astorflex Bitflex Boot Review: A Great Value Chelsea Made Right In Italy

This boot is handmade in Italy, made with your choice of suede or full grain leather, it’s able to be resoled, and it costs just $215. All of this is hard to believe at this price point, so I did a lot of digging to try and find as many answers as I could. The … Read more

Grant Stone Ottawa Boot Review | The Best Value Split Toe

As an Australian living in New York City, my home country has never been more relevant than it is for this review: kangaroo leather boots.  But the Grant Stone Ottawa boots I’m reviewing come in a variety of leathers, so I’ll try to make this review useful for you if you love the style and … Read more

Unboxing Huckberry’s 6 Best Sellers | Boots, Jackets, Hoodies, and More

Huckberry is an online store dedicated to all things outdoor and tough — apparel and footwear that look cool and are made with durable materials like waxed canvas, leather, and wool. They sell the kind of classic products that are built to last and look great while they’re at it, so there’s a lot that … Read more