Red Wing Iron Ranger vs Blacksmith – 10 Differences You Should Know

It’s not just the toecap. While they’re made on the same last so they fit the same way, there are more differences than you might think between Red Wing’s flagship boots, the Iron Ranger and the Blacksmith. Red Wing is everyone’s first Goodyear welted boot. My own was their moc toe, and I swiftly followed … Read more

Red Wing vs Dr. Martens – Comparing Their Most Popular Boots

Even if you don’t know a ton about boots, you probably know two names: Dr. Martens, the classic punk boot of choice for young guys, and Red Wing, maker of pricier, Americana-style boots that are regularly worn by celebrities like Drake, Ryan Gosling, and Bradley Cooper.  Basically, Dr. Martens are among the most popular boots … Read more

Red Wing vs Timberland – Which Is the Better Boot?

These are two seriously iconic boots that are famous for completely different reasons.  They both fall into the category of the All American Work Boot that most guys, let’s be honest, are probably wearing because they look cool, they last forever, and they keep your feet dry. (As opposed to wearing them for patching potholes.) … 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

Red Wing Weekender Chelsea Review: Leisure Boots With Workwear Pedigree

If you’re thinking about getting any pair of boots, there’s a good chance Red Wing is one of the first names that came to mind. So, when I decided I needed more Chelsea boots, I had to pick up the most popular Chelsea from Red Wing. Red Wing is one of the most iconic brands … Read more

Review: The Merchant Might Be Red Wing’s Best All Rounder

If you want a casual boot that you can comfortably wear with jeans and a t-shirt or khakis and a button down, but if you think most of Red Wing’s offerings are a little too casual (and you’d be right), then you’ll be glad to learn about their Merchant boot. Today, we’re back on the … Read more

Op-Ed: 3 Reasons the Williston Chelsea Is the Most Versatile Red Wing Boot

When people think Red Wing Boots, they often associate the brand with its Americana aesthetic, sturdy, built to last construction, and its faithful relationship with the working class. Rarely will anyone think of these boots as their go to footwear for the office. After all, nobody wants to be a walking contradiction wearing bulky workboots … Read more

Red Wing Vs Thursday – Who Makes the Best Boot?

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 Blacksmith Boot Review – Rugged or Comfortable?

Red Wing is probably the most popular and influential American boot brand of all time. Around here, I rarely stop talking about them; I’ve reviewed them, compared them, even interviewed Michiya Suzuki, the manager of their Japanese office, to learn more about their massive popularity there — you have to read that article here. Red … Read more

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

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