The 10 Best Boots for Wide Feet

It is surprising how many boot companies don’t offer wide options for their boots. It makes more sense when you realize that these businesses need to make new lasts — foot shaped blocks of wood used to create the fit — when they want to offer wider sizes. Creating new lasts is incredibly laborious and … Read more

Grant Stone’s Chelseas: Alden Quality for Under $300?

If anyone ever tells you that something’s bad quality because it’s made in China, you should direct them to Grant Stone. This truly unique company was founded by an American motocross athlete in 2016, and while their boots come to your door from their distribution center in Michigan (where the CEO, Wyatt Gilmore, now lives) … Read more

Taylor Stitch’s Ranch Boot Review: Sleek But Solid

I actually quite like Taylor Stitch. I’m not sure if that’s a controversial opinion or not but while I haven’t written about them before, I can’t think of any other digital brand that does such a good job of making and marketing apparel that is both heritage and modern. Not a lot of brands pull … Read more

A Week In Carmina, the Ultimate Dress Chelsea Boot (Review)

Carmina is one of those boot companies with a cult-like following, but not among the average Goodyear welt, Red Wingy, casual-beater-boot crowd. Carmina is, for many people, the dress boot brand. Ever since I started this site, I’ve wanted to try their world famous Chelsea boots, even trying my luck at their New York store … Read more

Reviewing Thursday’s Chelsea Boots (Duke vs Cavalier)

This is everything you could possibly want to know about the Chelsea boots from Thursday boots: the Cavalier and the Duke. Why would a company have two Chelsea boots? If you’re an impatient man, the answer is that the Cavalier is dressier and suitable for business casual outfits, the Duke is more rugged and casual, … Read more

Helm’s Holt Boot Is the Chelsea From the Future (Review & Discount)

I always thought a Chelsea was a Chelsea was a Chelsea until I came across the Holt, the aesthetic of which I can only describe as a Chelsea from the future.  Founded in 2009 by Josh Binghaman and now a fixture of Austin’s shoe scene, Helm is a company that I’ve always liked for their … Read more

Review: Wolf & Shepherd’s Hybrid Dress Boot-Running Shoe

Wolf and Shepherd is an extremely unusual footwear company that was founded in 2014 Justin Schneider, a former track and field athlete at Notre Dame. After finishing his studies, he went on to design running shoes for Adidas and a few other companies and, long story short, he got sick of wearing uncomfortable dress shoes … Read more

R.M. Williams Review – The National Boot of Australia

If you’ve watched my reviews you may have noticed that despite having lived in New York City for many years — which has kind of mangled my accent — I speak with the dulcet tones of a man born in Australia. And every single time I upload a new review my Australian friends and family … Read more