The 14 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 Boot Review: Is the Bull Run Boot 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 $400+?

Truman Boot Company is a an American company that’s currently based in Boulder, Colorado, although it was founded in Pennsylvania by Vince Romano who named the company after his border collie. There’s a widespread rumor that Romano once worked at Viberg, and he has told me in no uncertain terms that this is patently untrue. … Read more

Red Wing Moc Toe Review, 3 Years Old – Do The Boots Hold Up?

Red Wing is one of the most popular and influential American boot brands of all time. Heck, it may well be one of the most influential of all time. Around these parts, I rarely stop talking about them; I review them, I compare them, I interview the CEO of their Japanese office, and I own … Read more

How Japan Made Red Wing Their Own

When Red Wing decided to take their brand global in the 1970s, they had a problem. The boot behemoth had built its name as the go-to workboot for middle America as footwear that’s pretty stylish but above all functional and durable, whether you toil in Minnesota iron mines or offshore oil rigs. Most businesses prosper … Read more