The 5 Best Hoodies of 2020: Best Value, Most Durable, Best for Working Out, and More

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I don’t want to alarm you, but a lot of hoodies are crap. It’s the same as t-shirts or jeans: when an item of clothing becomes so overwhelmingly popular, every company wants to make their own version of it and you wind up with countless shoddy imitators. Thin material. Way too much polyester. Stress points … Read more

Review: Is Nisolo’s Andres the Most Ethical Boot?

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If you’ve heard of Nisolo, you might associate the more closely with women’s shoes; the women’s Instagram account has over ten times more followers than the men’s. But despite one curious review from a woman who bought these Andres All Weather Boots, this is indeed a men’s boot. And Nisolo calls it their most anticipated … Read more

The 5 Best Leather Conditioners for Men’s Boots

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I’ve been boring the internet with my highly detailed, lovingly crafted reviews of leather conditioners for months and months — and had a pretty steep decline in YouTube views as a result — but if you’re reading this, then you’re in luck. You don’t have to read the other reviews because this, my friend, this … Read more

Review: John Doe Shoes’ 420 Boot, the Cheapest MTO Boot?

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John Doe Shoes is not a huge company, and they really don’t spend much on marketing. That’s kind of their schtick: they take what they would have spent on marketing to help you save money on boots, and they picked the name John Doe because you should be paying for quality and not a name. And … Read more

Review & Discount: Urban Shepherd’s Old Timey Portuguese Boots

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Urban Shepherd is a company that specializes in traditional Portuguese boots, and it’s a business that really leans heavily into storytelling, so much so that they have this funny tendency to make super artsy films about their bootmaking. (I’ve embedded one a little further down in this review.) A lot of companies use Portugal as … Read more

Review: When You Should and Shouldn’t Use Huberd’s Shoe Grease

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Huberd’s is a small American company based in Bennett, Colorado, and they’ve been in the shoe grease business since 1921. The company produces a variety of products like Shoe Oil, which is for more delicate leather, and Leather Dressing, which is for rugged leather items like saddles and harnesses. Their flagship product is Huberd’s Shoe … Read more

The 5 Best Men’s Boots for Flat Feet

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Flat feet is a surprisingly common issue, with some sources suggesting that 3 million people suffer each year, while others estimate that up to 30 percent of people have at least one flat foot. Flat feet or low arches can often lead to other problems, putting folks at a greater risk of experiencing foot pain, … Read more

Review: Sutro’s Alder Is the Impatient Man’s Boot

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Sutro is a San Francisco based footwear company, and the city is very much in Sutro’s DNA. The boots are all named after places in the city and even the company itself is named after Adolph Sutro, the 24th mayor of San Francisco. They’re pretty well known for their low prices, Italian lasts, and the … Read more

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

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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

Danner Boot Review: Is the Bull Run Boot America’s Favorite Moc Toe?

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Danner is an enormously popular boot company. Based in Oregon, they were founded by Charles Danner in 1932 in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin — the same place that Chippewa boots was launched — but they moved to Oregon a few years later and eventually became best known for their hiking shoes. But as far as more … Read more