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

How Should Cowboy Boots Fit? Fitting Tips for Fashion and Comfort

Howdy! Planning to pull the trigger on that cowboy look? Are you currently searching for the next pair that will complete the outfit but are unsure how to fit cowboy boots? Whether it is your first time buying a pair of cowboy boots or you just want to know what’s wrong with the last five … Read more

10 Ways to Soften New Boots ASAP

Are you on the lookout for new leather boots? Heading out to your local shoe store to get a new pair of boots can be quite exciting. Retail therapy is therapeutic, after all. If this is your very first time getting leather boots, you may need to be a bit cautious. Leather shoes are quite … Read more

How to Dry Boots Fast: 7 Quick Steps to Getting It Done

Boots! Needless to say that I am very passionate about them. It took me weeks to buy my first pair of work boots, and that is for a reason: I don’t want to settle for anything but the best. You may check out Thursday Captain Boot review and the Red Wing Iron Ranger review to … Read more

5 Menswear YouTubers Reveal Their Favorite Boots and Shoes

I invited a ton of menswear YouTubers over for drinks and pizza so that I could take the opportunity to drunkenly ask them about their favorite footwear in a little series I’m calling “5 Drinks In.” (Fun fact: I did something similar with the crew at Grown & Sewn for my best Red Wing boots … Read more