Red Wing Moc Toe Review, 3 Years Old – Do The Boots Hold Up?

Red Wing is one of the most popular and influential American boot brands of all time. Heck, it may well be one of the most influential of all time. Around these parts, I rarely stop talking about them; I review them, I compare them, I interview the CEO of their Japanese office, and I own … Read more

Review: Why Clarks’ Desert Boot Is the World’s Most Popular Chukka

Clarks is a monumentally successful shoe company that was founded in England in 1825 and slowly became one of the most influential brands in Britain and even many of its colonies — I actually used to wear little leather Clarks shoes to school every day when I was growing up in Australia. It’s hard to … Read more

Grant Stone Diesel Boot Review – Does “Made in China” Matter?

In an industry where a lot of companies are over a hundred years old, Grant Stone is quite a newcomer. It was co-founded in 2016 by Wyatt Gilmore, a guy whose family has a rich tradition in Goodyear welted shoes. His grandfather Floyd worked at Alden for sixty years but Wyatt spent over ten years racing motocross around … Read more

R.M. Williams Review – The National Boot of Australia

Despite having lived in New York City for many years, I speak with the dulcet tones of a man born in Australia. And every single time I upload a new review to the YouTube channel, my family and friends ask the same question: When am I going to review R.M. Williams? Today is that day. … Read more

Viberg Service Boot Review – Is It Seriously Worth $700?

Viberg is a Canadian company that was founded in 1931 by Edwin Viberg, and it remains family owned to this day. Like many older boot companies, they started out primarily making footwear for grimy labor and swashbuckling, primarily serving firefighters, lumberjacks, and farmers. In the 21st century they’ve expanded into some more fashion focused designs … Read more

Review: To Boot New York’s Astoria Boot Is Great In the Office, Not Outside It

Note that these boots aren’t available anymore. To Boot New York is a  footwear company that’s been in the business for about thirty years and while they’re based in New York City, all their production takes place in Italy. Adam Derrick runs the show and his name is on a lot of the products, claiming … Read more

Chippewa Service Boot Review – Is It Cheap Enough?

Note: This boot and all of Chippewa’s heritage line have been discontinued. Chippewa was founded by two German immigrants in 1901 out in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.  At the time, Chippewa Falls was a burgeoning logging town so demand saw the company grow pretty quickly and eventually they became the large company they are today. Most … Read more

Thursday Captain Boot Review (2022) | Why It’s the Best Boot On the Market

In an industry of hundred-year-old brands, Thursday Boot Company is one of the newest and most talked about boot companies out there. When they were students, founders Connor Wilson and Nolan Walsh encountered a problem many of you have probably experienced: good boots are really expensive. And cheap boots fall apart too easily. And work … Read more

Alden Indy Review — Is It Worthy of Indiana Jones?

Founded in 1884 by Charles H. Alden, the Alden Shoe Company is the oldest shoe company in New England and they’ve been making their signature shoe, the Indy, the same way for over 100 years. This is a brand that reminds you how important boots used to be. Alden was founded at a time when … Read more