American Boots + European Boots = Rider’s Dundalk (Review & Discount)

Rider Boot Company! Not a company that makes horse riding boots, a company that makes svelte and snappy boots that’s run by Ron Rider and his family. It’s a pretty small outfit based in Richomnd, Virginia, but the boots are actually made in the Italian region of Giussano, between Milan and Como. The Dundalk is … Read more

Review: Rhodes Dean Boots Combine Work and Dress Boot

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The Rhodes line of boots is a product of Huckberry, an online men’s store that the founders envisioned as “equal parts store, magazine, and inspiration.” It’s very mensy and very heritage, with a lot of old fashioned outdoorsy stuff like waxed jackets, leather jackets, selvedge jeans, and, of course, boots.  While most of their inventory … Read more

Wool Boot Review: Is YRX the New (Cheaper) Taft?

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YRX. A weird name for a millennial-owned company that makes some delightfully weird boots. On the FAQ section on their site where the frequently asked question is “what does YRX mean?” they snarkily reply with “What does Nike, Google, IKEA or Sony mean?” So, I guess it means nothing, but they call themselves a minimalist … Read more

Review: Is Allbirds Really The World’s Most Comfy Sneaker?

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Are Allbirds really the world’s most comfortable sneaker? I wore them in for a few weeks to find out. Well, “wear in” isn’t quite the right term for a not-leather, all-wool shoe. You don’t wear in Allbirds any more than you wear in a pair of slippers — but I’ll get to that later. Allbirds … Read more

Review: When You Should and Shouldn’t Use Huberd’s Shoe Grease

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Huberd’s is a small American company based in Bennett, Colorado, and they’ve been in the shoe grease business since 1921. The company produces a variety of products like Shoe Oil, which is for more delicate leather, and Leather Dressing, which is for rugged leather items like saddles and harnesses. Their flagship product is Huberd’s Shoe … Read more

Review: Cobbler’s Choice Leather Conditioner on Viberg Boots

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Cobbler’s Choice is a very new shoe care company based in New York City, and they’re very proud of the fact that all of their products are made with all natural ingredients. There’s no silicone, no alcohol, no solvents, no petroleum, none of the stuff that some consumers take issue with in their leather care … Read more

Danner Boot Review: Is the Bull Run Boot America’s Favorite Moc Toe?

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Danner is an enormously popular boot company. Based in Oregon, they were founded by Charles Danner in 1932 in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin — the same place that Chippewa boots was launched — but they moved to Oregon a few years later and eventually became best known for their hiking shoes. But as far as more … Read more

Leather Honey Review: Does It Cover Up Scuffs?

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Leather Honey is the number one selling leather conditioner on Amazon right now. If you are searching for leather conditioner or even, yes, boot conditioner, Leather Honey comes at the top of the list. That may be surprising to some of my fellow fans of Goodyear welted boots, because the conditioners that most of us … Read more

Review: The Taft Dragon 2.0 Boot Nails the Balance of Weird and Stylish

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There’s a new Dragon boot in town. American bootmaker Taft has kicked their Dragon 1.0 to the curb — see my original Dragon review here — and upgraded to the Dragon 2.0. Founded in 2013 by Kory and Mallory Stevens, Taft has become extraordinarily successful — they were worth $15 million in 2017 — by … Read more

Helm Zind Review – My Favorite Black Boot! (Discount Code)

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Helm is an Austin-based shoe company that has become a fixture of the city’s boot scene. Well known for their trademark white stripe in the midsole, their shoes pull off a rare feat of being distinctive but traditional, with silhouettes that work in a ton of different outfits and environments. I’ve reviewed their flagship Muller … Read more