Red Wing Vs Thursday – Who Makes the Best Boot?

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This is it: the ultimate showdown between two flagship cap toe boots from two very different companies. In one corner, we have Red Wing, founded in 1905 and arguably the most popular heritage boot company in the US, with the Iron Ranger. The challenger is newcomer Thursday Boot Company, founded in 2014, and their critically … Read more

Red Wing Boot Oil Vs. Mink Oil – What’s Best for Waterproofing and Maintaining Color?

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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

Thorogood Vs. Red Wing Vs. Chippewa – The Best American Work Boot?

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There’s a ton of interest on Reddit, YouTube, and everywhere else in comparing these three stalwart American boot companies and it’s not hard to see why. They all make great work boots, they’re all American owned, and they’re all under $300 a pair. (OK, Red Wing is a little tough to find for less than … Read more

Red Wing Iron Ranger Vs. Wolverine 1000 Mile – Which Is the Best Men’s Boot?

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It’s here: the ultimate boot showdown. The question of Red Wing versus Wolverine has been the most hotly debated since time immemorial (or at least since online message boards were invented) and with good cause. The two companies’ flagship boots — the Iron Ranger and the 1000 Mile — are true icons of American footwear. … Read more

Red Wing Iron Ranger – Is It Really the Ultimate Boot?

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Iron Rangers have a reputation as the best first boot a man can buy — the ultimate entry-level boot for guys who want to level up from sneakers and cheap chukkas. They’re probably the least controversial pick for an solid all rounder, beloved by Reddit and a favorite of celebrities like Bradley Cooper and Dave … Read more