Red Wing 875 Boot Review | Is the Iconic Moc Toe Worth It?

Among solid leather boots, few are as lauded and iconic as the Red Wing 875 Classic Moc. While we have reviewed at least half a dozen moc toe boots on Stridewise over the years, including an overview of Nick’s own three-year old Red Wing Mocs, we have yet to do a thorough review of the … Read more

The 7 Best Moc Toe Boots On The Market 2022 | Best Value, Toughest, Best for Work, and More

Over the years I’ve made hundreds of boot reviews and during that time I’ve amassed a pretty sizable collection — and I always come back to moc toe boots as my go-to style for casual situations. While that moc stitching isn’t impossible to dress up (I’ve got the best dressy moc toe a little later on this … Read more

Are Red Wings Worth It? What You Should Know Before Pulling the Trigger

The short answer, of course, is “Yes.” Well, maybe. But mostly “Yes.” Red Wing is the most iconic boot brand in the heritage sphere. So how did they get there? Is the price worth it for the quality? Or are you simply paying for the name on the box. Read on and we will walk … Read more

Red Wing vs Thorogood: Which Moc Toe Is Best for You?

If you’ve searched for the best moc toe boot, you’ve probably come across these two iconic, American made boots: Red Wing and Thorogood. The two are locked in an eternal struggle for superiority, and they have a lot of similarities: golden oil tanned leather, white wedge soles, cork midsoles, triple stitching, and a whole lot … Read more

I Can Only Fit 10 Pairs of Boots in My Apartment; Here’s How I Chose Them

Unless you are exceedingly wealthy or ridiculously lucky, a person living in Manhattan — indeed in most of New York City — must confront the reality that there is never enough space. I ran out of places to put more books sometime in the late 1990s, and ran out of space to store clothes and … Read more

How Japan Made Red Wing Their Own

When Red Wing decided to take their brand global in the 1970s, they had a problem. The boot behemoth had built its name as the go-to workboot for middle America as footwear that’s pretty stylish but above all functional and durable, whether you toil in Minnesota iron mines or offshore oil rigs. Most businesses prosper … Read more