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

3 Reasons You Need Cedar Shoe Trees

So, you’ve bought yourself a few pairs of high-quality leather boots. Congratulations! Your wardrobe and I thank you. Not only have you upped your fashion game, you’ve made a long term investment in your appearance. (Those babies will only get better looking with age.) But now that you’ve spent the money, how do you ensure … Read more

The Right Way to Waterproof Nice Boots

If you own a quality pair of shoes and you know what you’re doing, then you make sure you condition the leather every few months. Leather, after all, is skin. Keeping it moist is a critical component of ensuring your boots last a long time, develop a patina, and maintain their lustre and depth of … 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