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

Can Leather Ever Be Ethical?

Is leather the by-product of a slaughter, or the cause of it? Examining the impact of the heritage boot industry on cowhide demand. Whether you are vegetarian, vegan, or carnivore, you may have at one point asked yourself, “is wearing a cow’s skin ethical?” For the average meat-eater, it’s probably an easy “yes,” and we … Read more