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

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

Red Wing vs Timberland – Which Is the Better Boot?

These are two seriously iconic boots that are famous for completely different reasons.  They both fall into the category of the All American Work Boot that most guys, let’s be honest, are probably wearing because they look cool, they last forever, and they keep your feet dry. (As opposed to wearing them for patching potholes.) … Read more

Red Wing vs Thorogood: Which Moc Toe Is Best for You?

If you’ve searched for the best moc toe boot, you’ve probably come across these two iconic, American made boots: Red Wing and Thorogood. The two are locked in an eternal struggle for superiority, and they have a lot of similarities: golden oil tanned leather, white wedge soles, cork midsoles, triple stitching, and a whole lot … Read more

Oliver Cabell vs Common Projects – Who Makes the Best White Sneaker?

There is a new minimalist white sneaker in town. Well. new-ish. Oliver Cabell launched in 2018 with the goal of making shoes that are more “honest” than the bigger brands. Their whole schtick is that most brands don’t tell you how much their markups are, but they painstakingly list every item in their production process: … Read more

Oliver Cabell’s GAT vs The Original German Army Trainer

Tinder bio: Male 27 | NY | Into Cold-War-Era Footwear hbu? Of all the things to get “into”, I didn’t think 40-year-old shoes from West Germany would do it for me. But these shoes are a classic and definitely worth a look. The crisp white shoe trend has been with us for a few years … Read more

Red Wing Vs. Danner – Which Is America’s Favorite Boot?

Reader, you’re in for a treat. This is one of the most commonly asked questions in the world of boots: which is better, Red Wing or Danner? They’re the two most beloved and longstanding icons in the world of American heritage footwear, and it was only a matter of time until these two monsters crossed … Read more

Red Wing Vs Thursday – Who Makes the Best Boot?

This is it: the ultimate showdown between two flagship cap toe boots from two very different companies. In one corner, we have Red Wing, founded in 1905 and arguably the most popular heritage boot company in the US, with the Iron Ranger. The challenger is newcomer Thursday Boot Company, founded in 2014, and their critically … Read more

Timberlands Vs Doc Martens: The Most Iconic Boot Battle Ever

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

Thorogood Vs. Red Wing Vs. Chippewa – The Best American Work Boot?

There’s a ton of interest on Reddit, YouTube, and everywhere else in comparing these three stalwart American boot companies and it’s not hard to see why. They all make great work boots, they’re all American owned, and they’re all under $300 a pair. (OK, Red Wing is a little tough to find for less than … Read more