Helm Zind Review – My Favorite Black Boot! (Discount Code)

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Helm is an Austin-based shoe company that has become a fixture of the city’s boot scene. Well known for their trademark white stripe in the midsole, their shoes pull off a rare feat of being distinctive but traditional, with silhouettes that work in a ton of different outfits and environments. I’ve reviewed their flagship Muller … Read more

Bickmore Bick 4 Leather Conditioner Review: Doesn’t Darken Leather?

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Bickmore has been in the leather care game since 1882, when they started out by making products to soothe sores on horses that were caused by their harnesses. In the early twentieth century they started branching out into shaving cream and toothpaste and eventually their journey through the oozy creams of the world led them … Read more

Review & Discount Code: Parkhurst’s Sleek But Roomy Delaware Boot

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Parkhurst is an brand new boot company that was established 2018, so while they don’t have a ton of history they do have some interesting aspects. Based in Buffalo, New York, the company makes everything in the United States with materials from the United States — except for the rubber outsoles, but even those are imported through a … Read more

Allen Edmonds Sullivan Street Review – Dressy With a Twist

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Currently headquartered in Port Washington, Wisconsin, Allen Edmonds have been making boots in the United States since 1922 and when compared to other popular brands like Red Wing and Chippewa, they err more on the dressy side. The versatile but you-could-probably-wear-them-with-slacks Higgins Mill boot is an iconic entry in the world of Goodyear welted footwear, … Read more

Thursday Boot Company Vanguard Review: Is American Made Better?

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Founded in 2014, Thursday Boot Company is one of the newest boot companies on the scene and they’ve been disruptive, to say the least. It was founded by Connor Wilson and Nolan Walsh who had a dream of making the perfect hybrid boot at a low mark-up. As the years passed the company exploded in … Read more

Boot Review: Is Santalum the Red Wing of Indonesia?

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Santalum is an Indonesian boot company based in the West Javan capital of Bandung, which is basically Asia’s unofficial boot headquarters. A lot of people find it surprising that Indonesia is mentioned so often as a boot hub, but there are a ton of brands there like Junkard, Winson, Jalan Sriwijaya, Txture, and Sagara which … Read more

Red Wing Blacksmith Boot Review – Rugged or Comfortable?

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Red Wing is probably the most popular and influential American boot brand of all time. Around here, I rarely stop talking about them; I’ve reviewed them, compared them, even interviewed Michiya Suzuki, the manager of their Japanese office, to learn more about their massive popularity there — you have to read that article here. Red … Read more

Saphir Renovateur Review – Is It the World’s Best Boot Conditioner?

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Saphir’s Renovateur is the crème de la shoe crème. It is the fanciest, schmanciest, priciest leather conditioning product you’re likely to find and it has developed a serious cult following among boot aficionados. Of course, we’re talking about the Medaille d’Or Saphir Renovateur not the regular Renovateur you get in a blue lid. (It also comes … Read more

Timberland Premium Waterproof Boot Review – Is the Hype Real?

This is it: the original yellow boot that made the Timberland Company so famous. The company was founded in Boston in 1928 when it was called the Abington Boot Company, then bought by Nathan Schwartz in 1952 and renamed Timberland in 1973, the same year this boot was launched. Intended for wear by New England’s … Read more

Venetian Shoe Cream Review and How to Use

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It’s fair to say that Venetian Shoe Cream is the go-to product for conditioning boots. Whether you’re talking about boots that are outdoorsy or dressy,  practically every company from so-so Thorogood to top-tier Viberg recommend you pair your purchase with a bottle of VSC. For this piece I interviewed Philip Collias, the CEO of the company that … Read more