5 Ways to Keep Leather Boots From Creasing

I don’t care for leather creases on my boots. I know they’re a sign of well-worn pair of boots, but with a nice pair of calfskin dress boots, I just want a perfectly smooth, uniform boot. How do you stop leather boots from creasing?  I went to Virginia to ask Steve‌ ‌Doudaklian‌, the award-winning cobbler … Read more

Here’s How to Get Salt Stains Out of Your Boots

A good friend and mentor of mine once told me that “if you take good care of your tools, then your tools will take good care of you”. This article is about how to get salt stains out of boots, but that happened when I was working as a camp guide, and I know this … Read more

Venetian Shoe Cream Review and How to Use

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

Red Wing Boot Oil Vs. Mink Oil – What’s Best for Waterproofing and Maintaining Color?

Don’t make the same mistake I did. Don’t lose your Red Wings to the wrong conditioner. Take a look at these Red Wing Iron Rangers, perhaps the most beloved American heritage boot on the market. This is what they looked like when they arrived on my doorstep versus how they looked after applying a conditioner … Read more

How the Heck Do I Take Care of Chromexcel Leather?

If you’re an American who likes boots there’s a very good chance you own some Chromexcel. These days, it seems like every other boot on the market is made from this leather. It’s on everything from $200 boots like Thursday to mid-range boots like the Wolverine 1000 Mile and the Allen Edmonds Higgins Mill to … Read more