Introducing Red Wing’s New Hybrid Boot: The Iron Ranger Traction Tred

Last summer I had the greatest day of my life: I visited Red Wing, Minnesota, home of the most iconic American boot brand there is, Red Wing Heritage. I had the tremendous fortune of being invited there by the brand’s Design and Development Manager, Mike Larson, to preview their latest creation, a groundbreaking hybrid boot … Read more

The 5 Best Truman Boots Of All Time

Truman Boot Company are well-known for crafting rugged, American-made, ultra manly boots with some of the most unusual and daring leathers you’re likely to find. Don’t get us wrong; they’ve got spectacular offerings in all the classic black and brown tones you’ve come to love. But no one else will also offer these styles in bright blue, … Read more

The World’s Heaviest Jeans: Meet Naked & Famous’ 40-Ounce Denim

There are more than a few brands that claim they’ve made the thickest, heaviest denim on Earth, but none of them have come close to Naked & Famous’s genre-defining, barrier-smashing, thigh-butchering offering of forty ounces. For context, the weight (and therefore thickness) of most fabrics is measured in ounces per square yard. The average pair of … Read more

How Thursday Boot Company Makes “Weatherproof” Suede (10 Steps)

Thursday Boot Company stands out in the industry for a lot of reasons: phenomenal value, shock absorbing insoles, the super versatile dress boot/work boot hybrid. But something that really drew my attention when reviewing Thursday’s Chelsea boots is the astounding Weatherproof Suede. Suede, as you may know, tends to be fairly thin and stain easily … Read more

Why Does This Guy Own 75 Pairs of Boots?

Collectors are a special bunch of people. Their passion is infectious and they’re always pumped to share their knowledge and experience with anyone who’ll listen. Dale, a military intelligence analyst and boot aficionado, fits this description to a T. With a collection tallying over 75 pairs of Goodyear welted leather boots. His knowledge and enthusiasm … Read more

Moc Toe Boots vs Plain Toe Boots: Which Is Right for You?

The perennial work boot question: Moc Toe Versus Plain Toe Boots. And what, if any, are the differences? There is a multitude of opinions on this question as there are work boots. For every cap toe boot in the world, someone is willing to expound on the subject of round toe vs cap toe vs … Read more

Are Red Wings Worth It? What You Should Know Before Pulling the Trigger

The short answer, of course, is “Yes.” Well, maybe. But mostly “Yes.” Red Wing is the most iconic boot brand in the heritage sphere. So how did they get there? Is the price worth it for the quality? Or are you simply paying for the name on the box. Read on and we will walk … Read more

Were Jeans Really Illegal in the Soviet Union? The Surprising History of Denim Smuggling and the Iron Curtain

The unique history of the Soviet Union has been told before, but many people don’t realize the ways the Cold War impacted the fashion world — and how the fashion world impacted the Cold War. Usually when we look at images of life behind the Iron Curtain, we see a fashion sense that emphasizes uniformity. … Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Buying Factory Seconds Boots

Everyone loves a good deal. And what is better than getting that long-sought-after something at a great value… or at least, perceived great value. When it comes to Goodyear-welted boots, where price tags usually exceed the $350-mark, factory seconds allow many folks to get great footwear articles at anywhere from 30 to 70% off the … Read more

Buying Boots Online Is Hard — This App Wants to Make It Easier

I like wearing boots. I like researching boot brands and styles. I like learning about the craft. I love the online community around boots. But I don’t really like buying boots online. After you’ve spent an inordinate amount of time researching the leather, the construction, the sole, the style… you finally figure out which model … Read more