American Bootmaking: How Rancourt Makes the Realest Moc Toes

In the realm of quality footwear, few styles are as timeless and versatile as the classic moc toe boot. But there’s a big difference between the way most companies approach this style and what genuine hand sewn moccasin footwear is. Today, we delve into the craftsmanship of Rancourt & Co., a renowned American footwear company in Lewiston, … Read more

Red Wing Iron Ranger Boots Review: 6 Years In the Ultimate Casual Boot

If the Red Wing Iron Ranger boots have captivated your attention, you’re not alone. They’re a hot topic in any online boot forum, and for good reason. The Iron Ranger is just about the most iconic American boot of all time. If you want to learn more about these boots before buying them yourself, you’re … Read more

The 16 Best American Made Boots You Should Be Buying (Made in USA!)

More and more American brands are outsourcing their production overseas, and look, that doesn’t necessarily mean their products are becoming lower quality. Good and bad products are made in every country, and the producers’ nationality has a lot less to do with it than their business practices. But that doesn’t mean there’s no reason to … Read more

6 Reasons You Can (And Should) Wear Leather Boots All Year Long

Are you a boot aficionado who gets bummed when it feels seasonally inappropriate to break out your leather beauties? Well then, this article is for you, because I’m going to talk about why it’s totally okay — nay, necessary — to wear your boots all year long. And yes, I’m talking with shorts during summer, … Read more

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

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

Review: The Taft Dragon 2.0 Boot Nails the Balance of Weird and Stylish

There’s a new Dragon boot in town. American bootmaker Taft has kicked their Dragon 1.0 to the curb — see my original Dragon review here — and upgraded to the Dragon 2.0. Founded in 2013 by Kory and Mallory Stevens, Taft has become extraordinarily successful — they were worth $15 million in 2017 — by … Read more

Thorogood Moc Toe Review – The Work Boot You Can Wear Out

At over 125 years old, Thorogood is one of the oldest shoe companies in the United States and they’re one of the few that are employee-owned, two facts that give them a lot of appeal among folks who prefer American-made. What often gets left off of that is the fact that 35 percent of their … Read more

Review: White’s MP Service Boot Blends Toughness, Fashion and Comfort

White’s is a Spokane-based company with roots in West Virginia, where Otto White’s father and grandfather made calked boots for the logging industry before the Civil War. In 1902, Otto and his dad moved west to Spokane with the goal of making the best boots in the world. A modest goal, right? The company is … Read more

Truman Boot Company Review – Are They Worth Nearly $500?

Truman Boot Company is an Oregon-based brand founded in Pennsylvania by Vince Romano, who named the company after the border collie that adorns all their shoeboxes to this day. Founded in 2014, Truman don’t offer a huge amount of aesthetically different styles, they have a great reputation for innovative leathers. What’s on offer depends on … Read more