The Mission to Clean Up Chrome Tanned Leather

Note: This article is sponsored by Koio, a luxury sneaker company that makes their shoes in Italy from start to finish. Get $25 off anything with the code STRIDEWISE25 at checkout. Chrome tanning is associated with both high quality leathers like Chromexcel and lower quality leathers like the glossy Dr. Martens. But there’s a darker … Read more

What’s a DTC Business and Why Are They Meant to Be Better?

You’ve probably seen them, the ads before your YouTube video promising to “cut out the middleman” and “offer premium products at an affordable price,” all while a witty narrator explains their company’s mission and values. Then you check your favorite news website or social media and the same company appears in banner ads and in … Read more

2-Month Koio Sneaker Review – Why Italian Made Matters

Business Insider says they’re “all over Instagram,” Forbes says millennials are “obsessed with them,” so why are you supposed to be so crazy about Koio’s sneakers? I’ve been wearing these Capri Triple Whites that they sent me for about two months, and this is the best review you’re going to get. Koio is one of … Read more