The 10 Best Desert Boots for Men in 2021

Let’s face it: summer is not boot weather. As much as those Vibergs will go well with your chinos, we’d rather not have a swamp forming in our boots. In comes the desert boot, a charmingly crude, very light, and casual staple in any man’s wardrobe.  What is a desert boot? Desert Boot Vs Chukka … Read more

The 14 Best American Made Boots You Should Be Buying (Made in USA!)

More and more American brands are outsourcing their production overseas, and look, that doesn’t necessarily mean their products are becoming lower quality. Good and bad products are made in every country, and the producers’ nationality has a lot less to do with it than their business practices. But that doesn’t mean there’s no reason to … Read more

The 10 Best Boots for Wide Feet

It is surprising how many boot companies don’t offer wide options for their boots. It makes more sense when you realize that these businesses need to make new lasts — foot shaped blocks of wood used to create the fit — when they want to offer wider sizes. Creating new lasts is incredibly laborious and … Read more

Are Vibergs Worth It? The Ultimate Guide to the $700 Service Boot

  The name “Viberg” has become synonymous with expensive footwear, and the most commonly asked question is, are Vibergs worth it?  There are several factors to consider against price when determining the value-for-money: heritage/history, quality of materials, construction and finishing methods, quality control, etc. While the average Viberg buyer is likely adding to a pre-existing … Read more

Danner’s Winter Boots vs Military Winter Boots – Does Danner Hold Up?

I love heritage boots made with rich, full-grain leather as much as anyone else. But when that huge snowstorm hits you have to admit: Iron Rangers won’t cut it today.  Most heritage boots have flat (or slightly grooved) soles and a single layer of leather for the upper. These will not work while you dig … Read more

Dr. Martens vs Solovair – The Great British Boot Off

Ever since I published my first review on Dr. Martens 1460 boots, I’ve been asked to compare it to the shoe’s twin, Solovair. Why? For starters, the boots are practically  identical, but the two brands also share a very storied history. Solovair — whose name just comes from “Sole Of Air” — were the manufacturers … Read more

The 14 Best Men’s Boots for Under $300

You can get good boots for under three hundred bucks. It’s a real sweet spot, price wise, and I know because I’ve reviewed dozens of boots and gone through the trouble of making a list of the best boots for under two hundred bucks. I can tell you, it was way easier coming up with … Read more

Red Wing Iron Ranger vs Blacksmith – 10 Differences You Should Know

It’s not just the toecap. While they’re made on the same last so they fit the same way, there are more differences than you might think between Red Wing’s flagship boots, the Iron Ranger and the Blacksmith. Red Wing is everyone’s first Goodyear welted boot. My own was their moc toe, and I swiftly followed … Read more

The 8 Best Indonesian Boot Brands You Should Know About

North America, Europe, and Japan offer some of the best boots money can buy, but the most revered brands from these countries can easily cost over $500 for a pair of boots and often, particularly in the case of Japanese boots, over $1,000.  But if you haven’t heard yet, Indonesian boots are making a splash … Read more

Red Wing vs Dr. Martens – Comparing Their Most Popular Boots

Even if you don’t know a ton about boots, you probably know two names: Dr. Martens, the classic punk boot of choice for young guys, and Red Wing, maker of pricier, Americana-style boots that are regularly worn by celebrities like Drake, Ryan Gosling, and Bradley Cooper.  Basically, Dr. Martens are among the most popular boots … Read more